Some of us are Early risers, meanwhile others need a reason to wake up early in the morning. Are there any "Benefits " for our health on waking up early? Studies have shown "morning people" are often more positive, more optimistic and more likely to experience satisfaction in their lives.
Here are some Advantages of Waking up early:
Improves the Quality of Sleep
Sleep experts say that if you go to bed earlier and wake up earlier, your body will be more in tune with the earth's circadian rhythms, which offers more restorative sleep.
Early risers often have very well established sleep routines. This means they are going to bed early, and most likely at the same time every day. This makes it easier to establish a habit of waking up earlier, and at the same time every morning. To wake up earlier, you must of course go to bed earlier.
Helps Sustain a Healthier Diet
Often late risers tend to skip breakfast . Skipping breakfast is a bad idea because your body needs those nutrients in the morning for energy and focus.
Your body has been on a "fast" all night (6 to 8 hours) and you need to "break the fast" with some healthy food. By missing the morning meal , the body goes into starvation mode so the next time you actually eat something, you are more likely to overeat and crave unhealthy foods.
Eating breakfast is also a foundation for building healthy eating habits and makes you less likely to eat junk the rest of the day.
Some of the most successful people in the world are early risers. Waking up early allows you to get more done.
How does waking up early help productivity?
• There are less distractions in the early hours of the day so you can achieve more with minimal interruptions.
• After a good night's sleep, your brain is charged and ready to work hard. You are at your efficient best and will get things done quicker and better.
• Early risers are also better at making decisions, planning and setting goals.
• Can contribute to better Mental Health. One of the benefits of waking up early is the impact it can have on your mental health. The first hour of your day and how you spend it often sets the tone for the rest of your day.
By waking up earlier, you start to reduce the stress in your life by eliminating the need to rush in the mornings.
Gives You More Time to Exercise
Waking up early has been known to reduce the chances of missed workouts. While there is nothing wrong with exercising after work. However, by exercising first thing in the morning, you are not going to let a tiring work day or social plans after work get in the way of your workout.
Also, if you're really struggling to wake up and snap out of the sleepiness in the morning, exercise is a good way to fix it. By exercising, you are energizing your body and getting it ready to take on the day.
Exercise and waking up early are a great way to combat lethargy.
Helps you enjoy Commute Time
If you commute to work. By waking up early you can commute early. The traffic is much lighter, you get to work faster, and thus save yourself more time. , early starts will see you avoiding the peak hour congestion and enjoying a quieter, more peaceful commute to work.
It will also help you relish the first couple of hours of the work day as it's distraction-free. Those who arrive at the office before their colleagues say they enjoy that first hour or two that provide quiet, uninterrupted time to focus.
Many of us would like to be more physically fit and healthy. Yet making and implementing changes in behavior is never easy. A wellness coach can help you to set goals and work towards them, while providing the motivation and encouragement you need.