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How to feel more awake in the mornings. - April 2nd 2012, 04:50 PM

Whenever I wake up before 11am I feel so tired I'm on the verge of being sick. I've been to the doctor's who can't find anything physically wrong with me :|

What could help? I have insomnia so I find it really hard to sleep before 2am.

I've tried opening the window as soon as I wake up, having a cold shower (which makes me feel worse) and drinking shit loads of coffee.

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Re: How to feel more awake in the mornings. - April 2nd 2012, 07:03 PM

You say cold showers make you feel worse? How about just putting some cool water on your face? I usually feel more awake in the morning after washing my face with cold water (maybe even warm water depending on my mood).
   
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Re: How to feel more awake in the mornings. - April 2nd 2012, 09:03 PM

All I can recommend is having your curtains open all night and let your body wake up naturally to sunlight and birds. If you get up via an alarm etc you don't give your body time to 'warm up' as it were. It's like just jumping in a car and going, as apposed to wearming it up, tweaking the mirrors etc.

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Re: How to feel more awake in the mornings. - April 2nd 2012, 09:11 PM

1) If you have an iPod or iPhone, purchase the Sleep Cycle app and give it a crack. It is far more effective than a standard alarm clock at waking you up at the right time.

2) Make sure you are hydrating properly during the day. Coffee is not going to make you feel any better.

3) If you are on the computer late at night, download the F.lux program to adjust the lighting in your computer, which can help you get a better sleep at night

4) Are you getting enough exercise during the day?

5) I suggest you sleep with an open window - it helps keep a flow of fresh air in the room, and can stop you from getting too hot at night (Which can severely mess up your sleep)

Just a few pointers. I'm not sure exactly what the cause of the problem is, but there are a number of things which are worth doing just to make your sleep better.

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Re: How to feel more awake in the mornings. - April 3rd 2012, 09:13 AM

I tried opening my curtains before and I still seem to feel like shit when I wake up

I actually have that Sleep Cycle alarm clock It makes me feel better than normal but I still feel really tired.

I normally go for walks in the Summer, I'll start in a few weeks when the weather is nicer


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Re: How to feel more awake in the mornings. - April 3rd 2012, 10:40 AM

I find that having a warm shower in the morning can wake me up or you could just wash your face with cold water as suggested. You could also try eating breakfast as well, seeing if that helps. If I have an alarm as well, I tend to set it about 15 minutes before I do need to get up so I can give myself chance to wake up before I get out of bed rather than getting up straight away but I imagine the sleep cycle app might be something like that?
   
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Re: How to feel more awake in the mornings. - April 3rd 2012, 11:08 AM

Well, I woke up at 9:30am today doing what you told me to do I am tired but not to the extent to what I am normally.

The first day is normally fine but waking up earlier for more than 3 days makes me feel worse.


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Re: How to feel more awake in the mornings. - April 4th 2012, 01:53 PM

Keep in mind, with every cup of coffee, you should have two cups of water. Coffee/Caffeine causes dehydration which in turn, can make us grouchy and fatigued. So instead try drinking water in the morning. ONE cup of coffee, and more water.

Especially after sleeping, our bodies tend to get dehydrated. So refreshing it with some water should help improve your mornings.

Also, any habits you change can take up to 2 weeks before you start noticing a big difference. That's how long it takes our bodies to change sleep schedules as well. So be patient.
   
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