arm extended holding alarm clockHuman Resources offers suggestions to overcome the struggle sometimes posed by waking up.

Human Resources shares tips for an energizing awakening

If sometimes you find it difficult to wake up in the morning, you’re not alone, Human Resources advises.

A message sent Monday to UWindsor faculty and staff shares tips to help you stop dreading mornings and wake up eager to start the day:

  • Don’t press snooze. Allowing yourself to fall back to sleep after waking up is known as sleep fragmentation, which can leave you feeling even more tired and worn out during the day.
  • Get some music going. Put together a wake-up playlist and have it ready to go as soon as you get up. It can help you wake up and feel more energized about the day.
  • Stretch. Stretching is a great physical activity that helps you get the blood flowing to your muscles. It’s a simple way to wake your body and get you ready to face the day.
  • Keep a consistent routine. Stick with the same waking-sleeping schedule, even on weekends. Over time, you’ll find that you start to wake up at the same time naturally.
  • Get dressed. The act of getting out of your pajamas and dressed right away signals to your brain that you’re ready to start your day.

Read the entire Wellness Tip of the Week.