5 Ways to wake up refreshed

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How to give yourself a good night's sleep and avoid morning tiredness

Increase morning light exposure

Natural light regulates your body clock, signalling when to wake up and when to feel sleepy. Maximising morning light exposure helps set your body’s rhythm and can promote a restful sleep at night.

Limit evening screen time

Many of us love watching a TV series in the evening but try to stick to one episode per night. Limiting your screen time minimises mental stimulation before bed, allowing for a longer sleep duration.

Avoid late night snacking

Eating a heavy meal within a few hours of bed releases energy during the night when your body doesn’t need it, causing sleep disruption and increased snoring. Have a light evening meal at least three hours before bed to prime yourself for a good rest.

Reflect and unwind

Journaling or spending time with your thoughts is a helpful way to close off the day before sleep. Writing down what’s on your mind helps let go of any worries that could otherwise disturb your sleep.

Put the hours in

The amount of sleep we need varies from person to person. However, if you’re consistently struggling with morning tiredness that may indicate you’re not getting enough sleep. Tracking your sleep with Sleepwave can help you discover more about your patterns and encourage you to go to bed earlier.

• Tips from Jules Goldberg, Sleep Expert and Founder of Sleepwave and SnoreLab.

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