How you feel when you wake up and start your day can have a huge impact on how you feel the rest of the day. You probably know how it feels when you wake up feeling tired, sore, and groggy compared to when you get out of bed feeling calm, relaxed, refreshed, and revitalized. And if you tend to be starting your day on the wrong foot more often than not lately, you might be wondering if there’s anything you can do to improve both your sleep quality and your morning routine, so that every morning can be a good morning. Here are some ideas that you might like to try.
Update Your Bedroom
It’s never nice waking up to a bedroom that’s messy and filled with clutter, and if this sounds like your life right now, this could easily be the culprit that’s putting you in a bad mood every morning and having a knock-on effect on the rest of your day. Spend some time updating your bedroom and turning it into a relaxing sanctuary for resting and sleeping, that will be a pleasure to wake up to. Adding under bed storage, if you can, will make a huge difference when it comes to the amount of clutter in your bedroom as you can put things you don’t need often out of sight and out of mind. Add a feature wall and some plush cushions and throws to your bed, and finish the look with some gentle mood lighting from a dimmable lamp or scented candles.
You might think that snoring only affects your sleep when it’s your partner snoring in bed next to you, but the truth is that even if you sleep alone or have a partner who doesn’t snore, snoring yourself can affect the quality of your sleep and how you start your morning. If you always wake up with a dry mouth, this could be because you are a mouth breather when you are sleeping, and your mouth falling open not only means that you snore at night, but also that your mouth is unable to stay moist overnight as it should. Thankfully, there’s an easy fix – if you always wake up with a dry throat, try anti-snoring strips that will comfortably keep your mouth closed while you sleep.
Get the Right Mattress
If you always wake up in the morning with aches and pains, or tend to spend most nights tossing and turning or waking up in the middle of the night and struggling to get comfortable again, it could be that your mattress that is to blame. This may be because you are sleeping on an old mattress that’s gotten worn over the years, or you could have the wrong mattress for the way that you sleep. Back sleepers, for example, tend to be more comfortable on a firm mattress, while sleeping on your side usually means that a softer mattress is the best choice for you.
Improve Your Morning Routine
Once you’ve put some changes in place to improve your sleep quality, you should find it easier to wake up a little earlier and get out of bed feeling great in the morning. And, having a relaxing morning routine to look forward to will help you start your day on the right foot. Make yourself a healthy breakfast, take a shower with some energizing shower gel, and try to do a little bit of exercise to get yourself pumped and filled with energy for the day ahead.
Waking up and feeling tired, moody, and sore can seriously impact your mood for the rest of the day ahead. Implement some small changes to your sleep-wake routine to wake up happier and ready to face anything the day brings.