Tuesday, September 6, 2016

5 Tips for Waking Up Earlier

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Complaining about not having enough hours in the day is something that the majority of us do, but sometimes that's because of what time the morning starts. Most especially if the weather isn't great or if I just had a busy/long day before, struggling to wake up is something I know all too well! Ever since I started sleeping with a Tempur-Pedic tempur-breeze pillow, my quality of sleep has shot up. I definitely attribute more productive mornings to this pillow! And although it can be hard, being most productive in the early morning really does make for a better day.

1. Find the right pillow

Having the right pillow for you is beyond important! There's so many different brands and types to choose from and everyone has different pillow-needs. For me, having a supportive pillow that stays cool is most important. I've tried a couple different kinds, all of which I had high hopes for in helping my headaches. I've now been using the Tempur-Cloud Breeze pillow for a month and I can happily say that it's the best pillow I've ever rested my head on! It's the perfect amount of soft yet firm and it stays SO nice and cool all night long.

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No matter what position I sleep in, it conforms to my neck and head and the gel forms so that it's as comfortable as can be. If I get even a little bit warm throughout the night, I wake up and have to re-position myself. I'm a high maintenance sleeper, clearly! But I wake up in a sweat a lot less now that I've been sleeping with this pillow. When I saw the Tempur-Breeze collection advertised on TV, I knew I wanted to try it. Pillows are so important and until you find the right one, you don't know what you're missing.

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The best part is, I really do wake up feeling so well rested! It's a great feeling to not wake up with back or neck pain; I wake up a lot easier than I have in the past.

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2. Set a consistent time to wake up

Waking up later than normal on the weekends or a day off is nice, but it makes it so much harder to get back into a routine. I try sticking to a time - give or take. The more nights that you get the same amount of sleep in a row, the better! Every time I try to change my routine I take it slowly instead of a drastic hour or two change at once. For example, waking up 10 minutes earlier each day for 3 days to get to my goal time.

3. Get out of and make your bed

Is it just me or does making your bed make you feel so good?! My sister's coach always tells them, even if you have a bad day - having made your bed will make you feel good about yourself - and it's so true. Accomplishing something early in the morning (even something small like this) definitely makes you feel productive and gets you going for the day. It also gives you something to look forward to at the end of the day - getting into a crisp and clean bed!

4. Don't snooze

We're undoubtedly ALL guilty of hitting the snooze one too many times when the dreaded alarm(s) go off. If you're an iPhone user, you know those 8 minutes go way too fast! But it's no secret that snoozing only makes it harder to get up and really makes you more drowsy and dreary about leaving your comfy bed. While I don't necessarily like it, something I've found that helps prevent hitting the snooze button is putting my phone or alarm clock somewhere where I have to get up to reach it. It seems sort of mean to do to yourself, but it works!

5. Have a set to-do list for the day

By nature, I'm a planner - I'm a Virgo. I always have to-do lists in the Notes of my iPhone and on paper on my desk. Before I go to bed and as soon as I wake up, I look over/think about what's on the list to start getting motivated. Nothing is better than checking something off on your list, so if you're motivated and have goals you'll likely find it easier to get started each morning.

I hope you find at least one of these tips helpful! Waking up earlier gives me so much more time and as much as I love sleep, sometimes it's just necessary to be up and cracking early enough to see the sun rise.

XOXO

I received product from Tempur-pedic to facilitate a review for this post. As always, all opinions are 100% my own!

44 comments :

  1. All of these are spot on! And I totally agree with the pillow. I always travel with my pillow now, because I know the place I'm staying will never have one as comfortable as mine!

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  2. That pillow looks so comfy! I think waking up at a consistent time is such a great tip, and will help so much for getting up earlier.

    Love all these tips!

    xx, Jamie
    theblonderlife.com

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  3. That looks like sleeping on a cloud! Great tips!

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  4. Great tips! Making my bed is my BEST defense against getting back in! Lol!

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  5. All of these are so true! and I used to have one of the tempuredic pillows but now I have a really cool conforming water pillow which sounds weird but works wonders!

    Rachel | www.theconfusedmillennial.com

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  6. I have always been an early riser but great tips for those of us who struggle in the am!

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  7. I'm horrible at always hitting the snooze button. Or I accidentally turn off my alarm. I'm trying to get into the swing of things though.

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  8. I love waking up early, I love having the extra time to enjoy myself. I need to try a tempruedic pillow!!

    http://xoxobella.com

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  9. I've got a memory foam pillow and I love the support that it gives me.

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  10. Oh the don't snooze is my hardest one!! Great tips, I also love this pillow I've had one for years!!

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  11. I am seriously on the hunt for new pillows AS WE SPEAK!! Ours are at that limp, lifeless stage of their existence hahaha... but also, the to-do list. Especially working from home, without that, my day can easily feel like one long session of Facebook or emailing.

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  12. These are such great tips! I need a new pillow. My neck always is hurting, so I need something more supportive. Thanks for the great review.

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  13. I need a new pillow this one looks so good!

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  14. I need that pillow, it looks amazing!! And I'm totally guilty of snoozing. Eek!

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  15. These are great tips. I have gone through so many pillows, and still really haven't found the right one. I have tried a ton of them too. I'll have to try this one next, and hopefully it works out for me.

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  16. Great tips, I've been dying to try those pillows!!

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  17. These are great tips. I think having a great pillow and a great mattress is so important. I also try to go to bed at a reasonable time and wake up with intention.

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison

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  18. My family swears by Tempur-perdic! Love their pillows and these are such great tips!
    xoxo
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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  19. I LOVE temperpedic pillows they are seriously awesome!! http://sincerelykenz.com

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  20. A good pillow is so important! I'm definitely going to have to try this!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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  21. Planning my day out in advance is the only way I can get out of bed in the morning with any kind of sanity! Great tips!

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  22. These tips are great! I have definitely found that training myself to not hit snooze has been so helpful! I feel more motivated and have a sense to just jump out of bed haha :)

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  23. I really need to stop hitting snooze. I love preparing a to-do list the day before, though. I'm always more productive when everything is ready to go and I don't need to think about what to do in the morning. Great tips!

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  24. I definitely love having my pillow with me at all times! ;-)

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  25. I am so loyal to my beloved pillow but it is years old- I am probably very due for an upgrade hahaha!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  26. That pillow and mattress looks so comfy! I think waking up at a consistent time is a great tip! We try to do that!

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  27. I make my bed every morning! And I try to wake up at the same time every day too. Both of those things really help me!

    Tori

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  28. I am so guilty of snoozing. I usually snooze three times before I finally drag my butt out of bed. I need this pillow. I struggle with getting enough quality sleep thanks to Fibromyalgia. I usually don't wake up feeling refreshed and if I do an hour or two later, I feel like I have run a marathon when I haven't. I am also guilty of not making my bed.

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  29. Hitting snooze is my biggest issue, like Christy I have Fibromyalgia, makes it harder. I've been trying to get up right after my alarm goes off but man I hate mornings ha.

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  30. I'm so guilty of going back to sleep after my alarm goes off. I know things will be better for me if I just get up and start my day, but when you only get a few hours of sleep it's hard to do.

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  31. This pillow sounds AMAZING! I go through pillows like crazy, so I am definitely going to try this one.

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  32. I have to get my husband this pillow. He is having trouble falling asleep and I think it's one of the factors that ontributes to it.

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  33. I was just talking to the hubs about getting each of us a new pillow. That looks like a nice pillow. Will check it out. Thanks for the tips!

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  34. I was just talking to the hubs about getting each of us a new pillow. That looks like a nice pillow. Will check it out. Thanks for the tips!

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  35. I was just talking to the hubs about getting each of us a new pillow. That looks like a nice pillow. Will check it out. Thanks for the tips!

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  36. I am such a terrible sleeper. I will have to try some of these tips!

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  37. I love your tips! Sometimes I really can't wake up earlier due to sleepless nights.

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  38. Such great tips. I'm the queeeeeeen of the snooze button. I can't even in the mornings!
    XO Amanda | www.glitterandspice.com

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  39. Great tips! I know how hard it can be waking up in the morning!

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  40. I love pillows, but I always seem to throw them on the floor while I sleep, lol! Great post!

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  41. I have set myself a goal of getting up earlier than the kids to get some work done but haven't managed it yet, I'll try your tips and see if it helps stop me snoozing!

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  42. Pillows are so important. The hardest part for me is hotels because they are never the right side and firmness haha. I am not a morning person but I have been working on it.

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  43. I love a great pillow. This one sounds perfect for improving sleep quality.

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  44. It's time for me to get a new pillow, so this post came at the perfect time! Going to check this exact pillow out :)

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

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