Have you ever had a day when you’ve woken up, alarm clock screeching like a seagull and thought not again? Still half asleep, you stumble out of bed, get dressed and hastily grab breakfast while hurrying out the door, regretting how late you stayed up last night? I’m pretty sure we’ve all had days like this…
Scientific research suggests that the best way to wake up feeling refreshed is to plan ahead. Don’t leave that essay ‘til the last minute so that you end up drinking five cups of coffee, still ploughing through it at 3 am. Start now. Make lists, organise your time and make yourself go to bed by a set time. Setting a routine time that you go to bed will make it easier for your body to relax and drift off to sleep.
Then, to make sure you do sleep well and are not distracted, avoid using any electronic devices and looking at any screen lights for an hour before you go to bed and instead have a relaxing bath, read a book or have a cup of chamomile tea. Aim for at least seven hours of sleep a night so that your body can function optimally during the day.
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