Have you ever wondered what makes someone a morning person or a night-owl?
This is usually due to what is called a ‘chronotype’. People often think of only these two options, but there are actually six different chronotypes:
The first is ‘the morning type’, who has lots of energy in the morning that gradually decreases throughout the day, with low energy at night. These individuals are affectionately called ‘morning larks’.
The second is ‘the evening type’, who has low energy in the morning but gradually gains energy as the day progresses, with the most energy late at night. These are the typical ‘night owls’.
The third is ‘the highly active type’, who has lots of energy from morning until night.
The fourth is ‘the daytime sleepy type’, who has lots of energy in the morning, low energy during the day, and then high energy at night.
The fifth is ‘the daytime active type’, who has low energy in the morning, high energy during the day, and low energy at night.
The sixth and final chronotype is ‘the moderately active type’, who has low energy levels from morning until night.
Given the way in which our schedules are organized, your chances of finding yourself struggling with morning fatigue, exhaustion and lack of energy are high with half of these chronotypes—even if you do not suffer from insomnia or other sleep disorders, or are seriously sleep-deprived. By targeting your specific chronotype and addressing your unique needs, our product can help you start your day feeling energized and refreshed.
Your individual chronotype, or natural sleep-wake cycle, can be determined by your genes. However, it can also be influenced by environmental factors such as light exposure and daily routine. These factors can change throughout your life, especially with age. For example, as we get older, our natural sleep patterns tend to shift towards earlier bedtimes and wake times.
While it is very difficult to intentionally and permanently change your chronotype, there are things that can help you deal with low energy levels in the morning. If you struggle with morning fatigue, exhaustion and lack of energy, there are several strategies you can try. These include adjusting your sleep schedule to better align with your natural sleep-wake cycle, practicing good sleep hygiene, and engaging in regular physical activity.
In addition to these lifestyle changes, there are also products available that can help reduce morning fatigue and improve your energy levels. These products work by targeting the underlying causes of low energy in the morning and providing natural support for your body’s energy production processes.
By understanding your individual chronotype and taking steps to address morning fatigue, exhaustion and lack of energy, you can improve your overall well-being and start your day feeling energized and refreshed.
What can you do to wake up with more energy?1. Set yourself up for success
No one needs to tell you that you will struggle to wake up in the morning if you went to bed very late, drank alcohol and ate (especially fatty food or a lot of carbs) right before going to sleep. These behaviors can disrupt your sleep and leave you feeling groggy and tired in the morning.
So, what can you do to improve your chances of waking up with energy? The first step is to do the opposite of the behaviors mentioned above. Prepare yourself to go to sleep earlier by winding down sooner than usual. This could mean engaging in relaxing activities such as reading or taking a warm bath before bed. You should also avoid caffeinated and alcoholic drinks in the evening, as these can interfere with your sleep.
In addition, try not to eat high energy food 3 hours before you plan to sleep. Eating a heavy meal close to bedtime can make it harder for your body to wind down and fall asleep. Instead, opt for a light snack if you’re hungry, and try to eat your main meals earlier in the day.
By following these tips, you can improve your sleep quality and wake up feeling energized and ready to tackle the day.2. Don’t disturb your sleep at the end
In order to wake up energized, you need quality rest. One of the best ways to get a good night’s sleep is to make it as continuous as it is meant to be for you, with few interruptions as possible. The best way to do this is with a sachet of Nutch before going to bed, which helps you stay sleeping deeper and longer, with fewer awakenings. Then, you should avoid a common butcher of sleep: the snooze button, which is used by one of every six people, and particularly by young highly-responsible women who are night owls.
Recent research has shown that hitting snooze 20 minutes before actually getting up can lead to interruption of non-REM (non-rapid eye movement) sleep. This is the worst part of your sleep cycle to wake up. So when you fall into the temptation to stay under the covers and fall back asleep, when the alarm comes back on, you will likely feel groggy in the morning, and could have difficulty focusing or remembering information. So, we recommend trying to set the alarm at the time you really need to be up, and avoid using the snooze button. That way you can get quality sleep and stay fresh throughout the day.
By following these tips and taking steps to improve your sleep hygiene, you can set yourself up for success and wake up feeling energized and refreshed.3. Fake it till you make it
This phrase can actually be applied to becoming a morning person. We have a powerful ability to create our identity through a feedback loop between what we do and who we think we are. Essentially our behaviors and our thoughts shape who we believe we are. So if we behave like a morning person, we start to believe that we are morning people.
If you consistently wake up early, engage in morning routines and activities, and approach the start of your day with a positive attitude, you could start to internalize these behaviors and turn them into habits. Eventually, being a morning person could become a key part of your identity. By “faking it” and behaving like a morning person, even if you don’t initially feel like one, you can gradually shift your mindset and become the early bird you want to be.
It may take some time and effort to make this transition, but by consistently practicing morning habits and routines, you can train your body and mind to beat morning fatigue, exhaustion and lack of energy, while embracing the start of the day with energy and enthusiasm.