Who does not want to sleep in till late in the afternoon?

There are a lot of people who hates waking up early.

Are you one of them?

Consistently waking up early requires a lot of self-discipline, but once you acquire the habit of waking early, you accomplish a lot more of your tasks or goals compared to others. In fact, a lot of successful people have developed a good morning routine.

Here are why you should consistently wake up early:

  1. Enhanced Productivity

Since there are lesser distractions in the early hours of the day, waking up early help you concentrate and finish your work faster. You will also have time to plan your day and set goals.

  1. Better Mental Health

By waking up early, you’ll reduce your stress level and have an increase in positive mental attitude. You’ll have peace of mind since you’ll have ample time to do your daily routine and not rush, thereby creating a positive and relaxed environment for you.

  1. More Time to Exercise

Exercising in the morning helps energize your body in the morning, boost mood and get you ready for the day. Also, the chances of canceling your morning workout are less than evening workout.

  1. Improves the Quality of Your Sleep

National Sleep Foundation expert panel recommends younger adults (aged 18 to 25) and adults (aged 26 to 64) to have 7 to 8 hours of sleep in a day. This does not mean, however, that you can sleep late and wake up late.

In Yahoo Beauty‘s interview with Shawn Stevenson, a wellness expert, he said: “The closer we can get to the sun’s patterns, the better our energy is. He recommends a 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. sleep schedule (noting that it’s OK to be a little flexible with those times).”

Further, Dr. Matt Walker, head of the Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab at the University of California, Berkeley told Time magazine: “When it comes to bedtime, there’s a window of a several hours—roughly between 8 PM and 12 AM—during which your brain and body have the opportunity to get all the non-REM and REM shuteye they need to function optimally.”

  1. More Time to Yourself

Being an early riser means you are one-step ahead of the crowd. By waking up early, you have more time to yourself and accomplish more things quickly. Also, you can avoid the morning peak hour traffic.

Do you want to be an early riser? Share us your thoughts in the comment section below!

(Note: Another benefit of waking up early is, you can avoid the morning peak hour traffic.)