Did your parents always tell you, “early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy and wise,” or have you always had incredible sleeping habits! It turns out that 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 found out for ourselves all of 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.
They chances are that if you’re waking up early on a regular basis, that you are also probably going to bed earlier as well. This can be a great way to make sure that 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 easier. In general, you will be in a better mood and have better days!
Have you ever been in the habit of waking up 10 minutes before you need to run out the door in order to not be late for school or work? If you have then you are probably aware of the fact 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!
Do you struggle with poor eating habits? What are the excuses that you make? You woke up late so you couldn’t brew your own 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 at once— improve your eating habits and save money.
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 actually 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 actually want to do!
Wake up early, get that workout in, work on that passion project, and feel more productive!