Having trouble waking bright-eyed and bushy-tailed? An irregular schedule, holidays, vacations and more can make it tough to get up with the alarm.
The National Sleep Foundation suggests:
- Go to bed earlier. Adjust bedtime by 15-minute increments each night until you’re at the time you want.
- As bedtime nears, turn off bright overhead lights and avoid TVs, computers and smart phones.
- As soon as you wake up, open the curtains to let in sunlight. If it’s still dark, turn on lights to help your body wake.
- Don’t let yourself sleep in too late on weekends. If you want to indulge a bit, make wake time an hour later than usual.