17 Proven Ways To Get Out of Bed, According to Morning People 

Everyone feels groggy when they first wake up in the morning, but staying in bed will not make it any easier. The following are seventeen morning-person-approved ways to help you get out of bed. 

1. No Screens Before Bed

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If you want to have a good morning, you must also have a good night. One bad habit many people struggle with is using screens before bed. It can be tempting to scroll through social media or watch the latest episode of a series before you go to sleep, but it’s so easy to get sucked in. Plus, studies have found that more prolonged exposure to the blue light emitted from screens at night is linked to sleep inertia the following day. 

2. Get an Appropriate Amount of Sleep

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Waking up will be much more challenging if you aren’t getting enough sleep the night before. Sleep debt or sleep deficit is when you aren’t getting the amount of sleep your body needs. Exhaustion, low mood, and a lack of motivation in the mornings are signs of a sleep deficit. Always ensure you’re getting enough sleep. 

3. Have a Set Bedtime

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Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day is necessary to keep your circadian rhythm, the body’s internal clock, running smoothly. Over time, people with a set sleeping routine will find that their bodies naturally wake up at the same time every day without an alarm. Maintaining this pattern on your days off will help maintain your circadian rhythm. 

4. Make Your Bedroom Comfortable

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Your bedroom has a significant impact on the quality of your sleep. If you struggle to wake up in the mornings, look at your room and consider what changes you can make. Your bedroom should be dark or dimly lit and quiet, with a comfortable bed to ensure a good night’s rest. 

5. Create a Morning Routine

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Many people struggle to get out of bed because their mind immediately goes to the laundry list of things on their to-do list. But if you create a morning routine you enjoy, you’ll be more motivated to get out of bed. 

6. Choose a Gentle Alarm Sound

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Your phone’s default alarm sound probably isn’t the best one to wake up to. Many alarms can be loud, blaring sounds that jolt you out of sleep. Choosing a melodic, lower-frequency alarm sound will ease you awake and help you wake in a better mood.

7. Never Hit Snooze 

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Hitting the snooze button is incredibly tempting but does more harm than good. Sleep happens in phases, and the few minutes between alarms aren’t enough to help you feel well-rested. When you snooze your alarm and go back to sleep, you’ll likely wake up feeling even groggier.

8. Set Your Alarm Out of Reach

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Setting your alarm out of reach is a simple yet effective way to get you out of bed. Many people’s immediate reaction to their alarm is to hit snooze. If you’re a chronic snoozer, having to get up and out of bed to turn off your alarm reduces the likelihood that you’ll go back to sleep. 

9. Stretch

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If you’re struggling to get out of bed, the worst thing you can do is stay wrapped up under your blankets. Kick off the blankets and start moving your body. Stretching as soon as you wake up will help shake off sleep inertia, increase blood flow and oxygen to your muscles, and tell your body it’s time to get up. 

10. Drink Water

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Everyone’s a little dehydrated first thing in the morning. This makes you feel fatigued and makes it harder to get out of bed. But drinking water is an excellent way to give you a boost of energy. If getting out of bed and heading to the kitchen sounds like a struggle, keep a bottle of water by your bed that you can drink as soon as you wake up.

11. Let The Sunlight In

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Sunlight does an excellent job at reducing the sleep hormone and telling the body it’s time to wake up. When you wake up in the morning, open the curtains or blinds right away and let the sunlight in. If it’s still dark when you wake up, you could turn on a bright light in the room.

12. Play Music

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Research has proven that mood-boosting music can get you out of bed in the morning. You could set your favorite song as your morning alarm or turn on a playlist of your favorite music as soon as you wake up. Music will help you wake up faster and start your day with positivity. 

13. Plan Something You’ll Enjoy

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If work isn’t enough to motivate you to get out of bed, you need to create something that you want to get out of bed for. Schedule time to do something enjoyable, like listening to a podcast, playing a video game, or reading for a few minutes. A few minutes of fun could make a massive difference in your mood and outlook on the day.

14. Plan a Tasty Breakfast

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If you’re a foodie, knowing that you have a tasty breakfast planned for the day might be all it takes to get you out of bed. Start meal-prepping the night before to prepare breakfast quicker and save you enough time to sit and have a relaxing meal. 

15. Bribe Yourself With Coffee

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Many people start their day with a cup of coffee. It gives the body a boost of caffeine that motivates you to get moving and start your day. If you’re a coffee lover, remind yourself that the sooner you get out of bed, the sooner you can have a cup of coffee. If you have an automatic coffee maker, set it to brew when you want to wake up so you’ll wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee. 

16. Have Something to Look Forward To

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Lack of motivation is a significant factor that keeps people lying in bed long after the alarm has gone off. If you have something to look forward to, whether a work-related project, hobby, or work for someone else, you’ll have something to motivate you to get up every day. 

17. Avoid Checking Your Phone

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Many people check their phones when they open their eyes in the morning. But it’s easy to get lost scrolling through social media or responding to messages for several minutes, and your entire morning is wasted looking at a screen. Checking your phone should be the last item in your morning routine.


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