Surprising Benefits of Waking Up Before Sunrise

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Early mornings for some can be a drag, and let’s be honest here, there will always be morning’s especially when it’s dark outside that all you will want to do is pull the covers over your head for an extra 5 minutes. Getting up early in the morning may seem like the most difficult task to do but there’s a reason why early risers are said to be healthy, wealthy and wise. Getting up early gives you a kick start for the day ahead.

So let’s talk about some of these benefits,

1.Better Sleep Quality

Early risers often go to bed early. Getting up early is not something that should be followed irregularly but it needs to be established as a routine in your life. This translates into better sleep quality as your body’s internal clock adapts to your new sleep routine.

2.Better Concentration

Starting your day early improves your concentration. In addition to being able to focus on goals and task lists without being interrupted by family members or coworkers, getting up early means that by the time you get to work or school, you’ve had hours to properly acclimate yourself to the day. You’ll be more alert during peak hours as a result.

3.More Energy

More rest equals more energy, plain and simple . If you get into the routine of rising early and retiring to bed early you are more likely to have a better sleeping pattern which leads to being more energetic throughout the day, helping you accomplish your goals and tasks in a faster and more productive manner.

4.More Productivity

Getting up early gives you a kick start for the day ahead. Besides allowing you more hours for your work, it also boosts your speed. Studies have suggested that when a person gets up early, he is more energetic and takes lesser time to do a task that would take more time otherwise. He is also more adept in taking better decisions, planning and achieving goals.

5.Healthy Skin

After a night of restful sleep, our skin is at its best first thing in the morning. And if you’re an early riser, you can take advantage of the morning hours to give your skin some extra TLC.

Similar to the breakfast example above, people who get up later in the day tend to focus less on healthy morning habits like hydrating and exercise, which oxygenates your blood and promotes healthy skin. Early morning risers can also use the extra time to exfoliate, moisturize and cleanse.

People who wake up early also tend to have regular sleeping habits (unlike the night owls who keep erratic sleeping schedules). Having a predictable sleep routine ensures that your skin gets proper time to rejuvenate.

6.Lowers the Risk of Depression

By getting up late, you’ll never be able to catch up with the time that you have lost. This will make you feel that your life is getting out of control. People who get up late are always under-confident because they don’t time to plan things better. Finally, you’ll never get a feeling of satisfaction when go to bed. This can cause depression.

7.You Become More Organized

Go to sleep with an idea of what we want to be accomplished the next day, once we wake up, you will certainly have an answer on how to achieve it. Simple things like a forgotten lunch or a slow commute can be seen to through off the entire day, and before you know it you are ready to throw in the towel before lunch. Rising earlier and laying out your day in advance creates a series of approachable goals that you can dive right into.

8.You’ll Feel Happier

While the energetic feeling after an early morning workout itself is enough to keep you happy throughout the day, there’s increasing evidence that early risers feel positive and more confident in their work, which results in long-term happiness.

9.Better Problem-Solving Ability

Because you will be more organized and energized, you are also more prepared to take on what life throws at you. Not only will you mood be better equipped to handle any issues that arise, but long term problems are more likely to be solved with more ease due to your brain’s ability to problem solve through the night if you are getting a good night’s rest.

10.Helps You to Sustain a Healthier Diet

People who wake up early tend to eat breakfast, while later risers are often rushing out the door and have to grab something convenient (i.e. unhealthy), or they skip the meal altogether.

The problem with skipping breakfast is that it leads to poorer eating habits later in the day. If you’re hungry because you missed a meal, the doughnut in the break room may be too tempting to resist.

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