For all my nocturnal creatures, I have some bad news for you - scientific studies have shown a correlation between early rises to a range of benefits such as better health, happiness, and productivity. Interestingly enough, most of your sleep habits (night owl vs. early bird) are genetically ingrained. If you think about this, it makes sense that our cavemen and women ancestors would benefit from this so that there are constantly eyes open to pick up on enemies or dangers. However, your genetics are not everything and if you want to start off your day earlier to be more productive with your time, we have some tips that can help you.
1. Gradual Change
Breaking a habit you have been following for years will not take a single day or a week or even a month to change. It will take time and adjustment. If you usually sleep at 1am, don't try to scale back to 10pm immediately. Go hour by hour or even in 30 minute intervals so your body can adjust properly.
2. Tire Yourself Out
Try to do something before your new bedtime that will tire you out so that falling asleep is easier. For some people this is going to the gym before bed (although for some people this makes them more awake), some will perform a boring activity such as chores, and some read a book to help wind down.
3. Enhance Your Sleep Environment
Creating an atmosphere that helps induce sleep will help you cultivate your new habits. Luckily, Fox Mattress can help you with our premium selection of comfortable mattresses! Find your perfect match that will bring you night after night of restful z's and productive and wakeful mornings.
Visit our website or call us to speak to one of our professional and friendly staff members to learn about how you can get better sleep!