For most people, waking up early is a mandatory thing to do every day in order to prep themselves to face daily routine. Do you know that waking up early every morning have some known benefits for your health, aside from giving you extra time to prepare yourself? On this week's journal, we will be mentioning a few health benefits you can get by implementing this habit daily. Read on!
1. Provides more energy to start the day
First of all, waking up early in the morning goes hand in hand with sleeping early the previous night. When you want to feel refreshed and recharged after a good night's sleep, then this is the strategy you want to do. If you wake up early but also sleep late, then you may have lower levels of energy as you get less hours of sleep, not to mention mood swings and temper tantrums, as well as an eating binge in order to aid the tiredness you may experience. Therefore, sleep for ideally 7-8 hours per night, and make sure to sleep early and wake up early to help the body function well. This includes increased supply in blood muscles, bone and tissue repair, lowered blood pressure, as well as relaxation of the body. By waking up early, you'll also get some spare time to do things that can physically and mentally recharge yourself, giving you more energy to face the day .
2. Improves brain function
Sleeping early as well as waking up early may boost brain function, as studies have shown that critical thinking and problem-solving skills are more prominent in people who are early risers rather than their counterpart. Early risers also tend to have better concentration and memory power to function well throughout the day, whether at work or school.
3. Increased productivity
When you are an early riser, the major perk you'll get is some extra time to get things done. This results in an increased productivity. Not to mention that there is minimal distraction as your surroundings tend to be quieter than any other time of the day, so you can really concentrate on your work and get it done faster. Other than that, you will also have enough time to go through your agenda and spend a few minutes to strategize and plan about your day, in order to have a clear goal on what you want to achieve on that particular day.
4. Lessen stress levels
Waking up early may also give you a peace of mind, as you wake up to a rather calm and quiet surrounding. According to studies, calm and silent moments are actually highly beneficial for the brain and body as they help in increasing the oxygen levels in the brain, reduce blood pressure, lessen migraines, and boost mental health.
Other than that, you can also avoid traffic jams and have some room during your morning commute by waking up early and leaving to work early. This habit will certainly take the stress off your shoulders and gives you the opportunity to concentrate about work instead.
5. Provides time for breakfast
An essential part to your productivity is to start your day with a healthy, balanced breakfast. Therefore, waking up early in the morning can give you enough time to prepare a healthy, nutritious meal that’s going to give you enough fuel to last on the first half of your day. Not skipping on breakfast is important, as it offers a huge health benefit. For example, it improves metabolism, lowers bad cholesterol, reduces the risk of diabetes and heart diseases, limits the chance of becoming overweight and boosts overall mood.
6. Provides more time to exercise
As morning is considered to be the best time to do workouts and exercises, waking up early gives you enough time to follow your fitness regime. This can also boost your energy levels and make you feel more energized throughout the day, as long as you don't overdo the exercise and worn yourself out.
7. Keeps diseases at bay
Many diseases are caused by the unwise decisions we take daily, including sleeping and waking up late. When you take full responsibility of your sleeping cycle, it can certainly benefit you in many ways, from proper relaxation to normal production of hormones. Therefore, sleeping and waking up early can benefit your health in many ways, including maintaining your normal bodily functions to ensure better health in the long run.