'Cause waking up is hard to do
September 27, 2010 6:48 PM Subscribe
How do I become more of a morning person? I'm sick of spending the first 1-2 hours of my day feeling miserable!
posted by mlle valentine to Health & Fitness (37 answers total) 62 users marked this as a favorite
For as long as I can remember, I've had trouble waking up. With the exception of maybe a couple of days a month, it takes me an hour or two to feel fully functional. I do get up when my alarm goes off (no pressing snooze or anything) but I'm consistently miserable about it, regardless of how much I have slept, my mood the previous night, my plans for the day, whether there is someone else in the bed or not. I do drink coffee (on average a cup a day) though I generally wait until I
get to work to have it, because my stomach does not feel like encountering anything first thing in the morning.
Does anyone have any suggestions for turning waking up into a more pleasant occasion? For instance, is there a recommended amount of sleep that one is supposed to get per night? Are there doctors or other professionals who are sleep experts? Again, it's not that I can't drag myself out of bed, just that I would like to incorporate mornings into the rest of my day, rather than feel like they're an alien and unpleasant transitional period. Thank you in advance for your responses.