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The Benefits of Waking Up Early

Waking up early is something of an acquired taste.  It is certainly not for everyone but if you’re able to get yourself up the benefits are astounding.  The reasons below will help convince you to set your alarm for 6 a.m. tomorrow.

Believe it or not but early risers  often have better sleep quality than those who sleep in.  Early risers tend to go to bed earlier helping regular their “internal clock” to the sun.  That being said, getting up early is not something that can be followed irregularly.

With that better sleep quality comes more productivity.  The early mornings almost give you a head start or the kickstart you need for your day.  Not only does this mean you will have more hours for your work, but also gives you a boost of speed.  Recent studies have shown that those who are up earlier are often more energetic and accomplish tasks quicker than those who do not.  This can lead to a better state of mental well-being.  Getting up early helps decrease the panic or rush in the morning lead to a decreased level of stress.  Starting the day on a more positive note can lead to more positivity throughout the day.  With less stress comes multiple benefits like better grades.  A study done by Texas University found that those students ho woke up early consistently everyday, had a positive correlation to better test scores.

A benefit often overlooked is that waking up earlier can help you sustain a healthier diet.  Often times those who tend to sleep in tend to skip breakfast.  Skipping breakfast is a bad idea for the reason that your body needs those nutrients in the morning for energy and focus.  Eating breakfast is also a foundation for building those healthy eating habits and makes you less likely to eat non-healthy foods the rest of the day.

Getting up early in summary is a great idea.  The more energized and the more time you have in the day means more time to get up and do something!

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