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Why Waking up in the Morning is so Hard and What to do About it


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Do you have the Monday blues, pretty much every day of the week? Getting out of bed is so hard! While it may seem like everyone feels this way, that actually isn’t true. You shouldn’t be dragging yourself from your bed each and every morning. If you are constantly hitting the snooze button and going through your morning routine like a zombie, it doesn’t need to be this way any longer. The first step is figuring out why you can’t wake up in the morning and then what to do about it.

Get the sleep you need on a great mattress!

More often than not, the reason you are so tired in the morning is because your body isn’t getting enough sleep at night. It is as simple as that! You may just need to tweak your daily routine, but if you’re sleeping on an old, uncomfortable, or poor-quality mattress, fixing this issue is going to take a little more effort than just going to sleep earlier. A comfortable yet supportive mattress, which can be found at City Mattress, is the way to give your body the rest it needs. This good-quality mattress will reduce the pressure points on your body and deliver a better night's sleep, because you’ll fall asleep quicker and stay asleep throughout the night.

Tips for Getting Better Sleep

Beyond having a great mattress that feels just right and supports your spinal alignment as you slumber, there’s a few other things you can do to make sure you wake up happy and healthy each morning. These include:

Tip #1 - Maintain a consistent wake-up time

Yes, this includes the weekends! Going to bed and waking up at the same time each and every day is non negotiable if you want to get into a sleep schedule and train yourself to wake up in a good mood. Aim to get to bed early enough so you wake up feeling refreshed, even if you don’t have a reason to wake up at 7 am the next morning. After seven to nine hours of sleep, your body will eventually begin waking up naturally- without an alarm clock! 

Tip #2 - Exercise regularly

Exercise has been proven to improve sleep and the conditions that can cause insomnia and excessive sleepiness, such as anxiety and depression. It also increases energy levels. If you find an exercise you love, like riding your bike or walking, you may just find yourself getting out of bed willingly to go enjoy the daylight!

Tip #3 - Move your alarm or phone away from your bed

It’s a lot more difficult to hit the snooze button if you have to get up out of bed to do so! In fact, hitting the snooze button doesn’t even help you feel more well-rested. Falling back asleep after waking is sleep fragmentation, which according to research, increases morning sleepiness and grogginess, decreases performance, and makes you feel run-down all day long

Remember to put a lot of thought into your bed. You can do everything right, from maintaining a consistent sleep schedule to moving your alarm from your reach, and still suffer each morning if you try to sleep on an uncomfortable, lumpy bed. This means putting a focus on getting a high-quality comfortable mattress, as well as supportive pillows, breathable sheets, and possibly even an adjustable bed base.

Visit City Mattress and find the right mattress for you. When you walk in, you’ll meet a friendly and knowledgeable Sleep Expert and you can discuss what you want in a mattress. Selecting a mattress is very personal; some people prefer a firmer mattress because they sleep on their stomach, while others favor a softer, more plush feeling. Once you have your ideal mattress delivered, which could be the very next day, you can ensure you’re doing the other items on this list. Your mornings will be better before you know it! You’ll look back and wonder why it took you so long to get out of your morning funk and greet the day with a sunny disposition.