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How to Wake Up Feeling Refreshed

3 Ways to Wake Up Refreshed

Is that morning cup of coffee just not cutting it? If you're waking up feeling anything but refreshed, then here are three ways to feel less groggy in the morning.

  1. Revamp your nightly routine: The first key to feeling refreshed in the morning is to fix your bedtime routine in the night. Many things can effect the quality of your sleep, like that glass of wine before bed or that TV show you got sucked into before falling asleep. Make your prebedtime routine relaxing by shutting down electronics at least 20 minutes before you'd like to go to sleep and having one of these drinks to help you wind down.
  2. Beware the snooze button: Yes, it can be hard to get out of bed, but hitting the snooze button over and over won't help you feel more rested. In fact, pressing the snooze button too many times will leave you feeling even more tired, since you won't be getting quality sleep in the 10 minutes it takes for your alarm to snooze. Try not to use the snooze button; if you're still having trouble rolling out of bed, then try leaving your curtains cracked so you wake up to natural light, which can help you get up during the optimal time in your sleep cycle.
  3. Do some stretches: Everyone can benefit from a few simple stretches to get your blood circulating and your body energized for the day. Try these morning stretches you can do in bed to wake up your body and your mind before the day begins.
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