Health Benefits of Being an Early Riser

Health Benefits of Being an Early Riser

Did your parents always tell you, “early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy and wise,” or have you always had great sleeping habits? It turns out that the old sayings about getting a full night of rest and waking up early might be more than just great rhymes. At HiDow, we’ve looked deeper into the saying and discovered all the incredible health benefits of being an early riser! Here are a few reasons that you may want to take into consideration the next time you think about hitting the ‘snooze’ button.

Better Cognitive Function

The chances are that if you’re waking up early regularly, you are also probably going to bed earlier. This can be a great way to ensure you get the recommended daily amount of sleep— about 7 to 9 hours each night. Better sleep means that you will have a better cognitive function and, as a result, will have a better time dealing with situations and problems. You will generally be in a better mood and have better days!

More Energy

Have you ever been in the habit of waking up 10 minutes before you need to run out the door not to be late for school or work? If you have, you are probably aware that you’re more tired, and you probably don’t completely wake up until you’ve been there for a while.

Alternatively, if you’re waking up early, you give yourself plenty of time to wake up, shower, have your breakfast, and unwind with some downtime before you have to go anywhere. By the time to get to work or school, you will already be awake and have that much more energy to tackle the day’s challenges!

Healthier Eating

Do you struggle with poor eating habits? What are the excuses that you make? You woke up late, so you couldn’t brew your coffee, make a healthy breakfast, or pack a lunch. As a result, you eat more fast food and overpay for coffee. If you woke up just 15 minutes earlier, you could solve two problems simultaneously— improve your eating habits and save money.

More Time and Energy to be Productive

If you wake up late, you will likely go straight to work in the morning without breakfast, where you will likely burn out. This leaves you without enough time or energy to do the things that you want to do, like your hobby or exercise. It’s usually dinner time, then sleep because you’re burnt out from waking up late, not eating right, and so on.

Alternatively, other benefits of being an early riser are that you have more time in the day to do things that you want to do!

Wake up early, get that workout in, work on that passion project, and feel more productive!