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Importance of Early Rising

Importance of Early Rising

Are you an early riser? If not, it is high time that you realize the benefits of getting up early in the morning. It is very good for your mental and health fitness. It is not just for birds but for humans too. Let us look at some of the benefits of getting up early in the morning.

Here are some of the benefits.

  • More time for you – you might feel many a times that you don’t have time to complete many things on your daily life. By creating a habit of getting up early from bed can give you some more time that you can relax and do things rather than rushing for everything
  • Have more time for exercise – exercise is a must to keep you fit. You must adjust your lifestyle in such a way that you get at least 20 minutes of time for doing exercise at least five days a week
  • Avoid traffic on your journey – most people spend at least 30 minutes or more on a daily basis to commute between home and workplace. It is very common to reach late due to traffic situations. Imagine the stress, aggression and rage while you are stuck in the traffic. Leaving little early can avoid heavy traffic and drive peacefully. Getting up early gives you some extra time
  • Better Sleep – research shows that people go get up early tend to go to bed earlier and enjoy longer, better quality sleep. Better sleep means improved mood, better concentration, lower chances of obesity and other lifestyle diseases. You get more energy if you get good sleep
  • Healthier Skin – improper sleep can show up on your skin like fine lines, wrinkles, paleness, swollen or droopy eyelids and acne. During sleep your skin cells regenerate. Increased blood flow and collagen help environmental and UV damage to the skin cells. Sleeping early and getting up early, with a sound sleep in the night can do better for your skin
  • Helps you concentrate – your brain does not wake up as quickly as your body. This is why we feel groggy and disoriented when we first get up. This can be called as Sleep Intertia, which is a regular part of the waking process. It can last for an hour or more in some cases. This makes difficult to concentrate and get things done if you are up and out the door too quickly

There are some who get up early but not sleep properly in the night. This can be due to mental problems like anxiety or depression, insomnia, aging and hormone fluctuations from pregnancy and menopause. But if you have a lifestyle of eating and sleeping late in the night, and getting up late in the morning, you must start changing your habit. Otherwise in the long run, you will face challenges in maintaining your health.

Here are some tips for getting up early in the morning.

  • Gradually move up your alarm time
  • Motivate yourselves
  • Reward yourselves
  • Get out of your bedroom
  • Avoid Blue Light before bed
  • Allow yourself the occasional lie-in
  • Avoid heavy meals and spicy foods at late night – this is very important!

Disclaimer: Information provided is only for public awareness. For more details on the benefits of getting up early, please see the original article published in Healthline by Adrienne Santos-Longhurst

Picture Credit: Robert Hertel

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Born and brought up in Kerala, I did my schooling in Kerala and graduated (B.Sc Physics) from the Calicut University. I have worked with a Swedish Company from 1994 to 2015, as a Senior Project Manager in their Group IT Division in Dubai. This blog is the result of my strong desire to communicate with others, sharing what I know and what I could gather from various sources.


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