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How to Wake Up Feeling Refreshed

There is nothing better than waking up after a good night’s sleep. You feel refreshed, energized, and ready for the day ahead.

Conversely, if you wake up feeling groggy, it’s hard to get your day started on the right foot. As a result, you may struggle throughout the rest of your day.

Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can take to ensure that you wake up feeling your best:

•    Go to bed on time: Generally speaking, adults should get an average of seven to eight hours of sleep per night. So, if you know that you have to wake up at 7 AM, do your best to ensure that you’re sleeping by 11 PM. 

•    Don’t take sleep aids: Many people struggle to fall asleep, so they turn to medication to aid the process. However, this can take a toll on your mind and body, thus leaving you feeling drowsy for the first few hours of your day. Rather than do this, opt for natural ways to make yourself tired, such as a warm bath.

•    Find the optimal temperature: For example, if you sleep best when your bedroom is a bit on the cool side, take steps to make this happen before hitting the sack. This will ensure that you’re comfortable all night.

When you do these things, you’ll soon realize that it’s easier to wake up feeling refreshed.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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