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5 Ways to Shake Off Morning Fatigue

By Stephen R. Farris

It's 4:30 a.m. as your alarm begins to sound that glorious tune, signaling it's time to get up and ready yourself for work. You're lying there to the endless beeping, but you just don't feel the urge to jump right out of bed. By now, you're pretty much in snooze alarm mode. 

Even when you do get up, you still feel sluggish and pretty much unmotivated. There could be a number of things that causes you to feel this way, such as a sleeping disorder, not sleeping long enough, going to bed late, eating right before bedtime, or exercising right before you go to bed.

If you suspect a sleeping disorder, then you should definitely get it checked out by a doctor or chiropractor. But if you rule that out, then you might try a few ideas to help jump-start your day.

Do Not Touch the Snooze Button

Refrain from the urge to hit that snooze button in the morning. Instead, try setting two alarms 90 minutes a part. 

Drink a Glass of Water

When you first get up, drink a glass of water to help you wake up. Research shows that by drinking water in the morning upon rising, you refresh your entire body. The fatigue you feel may be caused from dehydration, so water can actually help in this case. 

Yawn and Stretch

When you first wake up, sit up, yawn, stretch, then stretch some more -- maybe in the form of yoga or other stretching exercises -- to help wake up your body and get you flexible.

Did Someone Say a Cold Shower?

Studies indicate that taking a cold shower in the morning has been related to a reduction of sick day absences from work. However, you might not be a fan of the cold shower theory, so instead, splash some cold water on your face to help wake you up. 

Drink Less Coffee

Bet you didn't see that coming! On the flip side, you don't have to cut coffee out of your morning routine completely. Just drink less of it. Overloading on coffee early in the morning could make you feel fatigued by the time afternoon rolls around.

Taking advantage of these tips will help you 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Melbourne, Fla.

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