The benefits of being an early riser

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They say the early bird gets the worm, and it’s true. 

Early risers are often more successful in every aspect of their lives. No one hates getting up early more than I do, but it does have its perks! 

Here is why it might be worth it to start setting that alarm earlier.

Productivity

Did you know that the early morning hours tend to be the most productive part of our day? 

Typically this is due to this time being mostly uninterrupted. You’ll face fewer distractions in the mornings, so getting things done will be a lot easier. 

You can also use this time to plan out your day. Having the ability to plan out your day grants you better organization skills and promotes productivity. 

This planning, in turn, can alleviate stress. Your day will become more organized and a lot less stressful.

Concentration and energy

Being an early riser helps with concentration and tends to make you more alert and energized throughout the day. 

On the other hand, sleeping poorly can be related to worsened cognitive performance and poor memory. 

Have you ever struggled with thinking or concentrating? Do you struggle with mood swings? It might be time to focus on getting better sleep! 

Keeping to a stricter sleeping schedule by going to bed early and getting up early will help not only to alleviate these symptoms but also greatly improve your overall health.

Health and well-being

Being consistent with your sleep actually improves blood pressure, strengthens the immune system, and boosts basic brain functions. 

And, when you keep to a consistent sleep schedule, you’re less likely to be tired during the day. 

Did you know that those who stay up late and then sleep in are more likely to develop sleep disorders?

Humans thrive on routine, and creating a strict sleeping schedule is very important for your health and overall well-being. 

Action points

What time do you go to bed and night and how early do you typically wake up? Are you getting enough sleep? 

Try tracking your sleep patterns and journaling how they affect your mood, concentration, and health. 

Then, set a healthy sleep schedule and see what happens! You’ll be surprised by what a difference it makes.