7 Surprising Benefits of Early to Bed and Early to Wake-up.
Do you remember Ben Franklin’s saying “Early to bed, and early to wake-up makes you healthy, wealthy and wise.” – It’s actually true.
Well. I’m not a morning person either, but I have found that by going to bed earlier, First thing I wake-up early in the Morning. That has made me more productive. But, that’s not just me.
1. Helps you better deal with negativity.
Sadly, a study in 2014 claimed that people who go to bed late are more likely to be overwhelmed with repetitive negative thoughts. I can vouch for that statement. Countless nights of sleep I’ve lost worrying about a team, problem-solving how to secure more funding or wondering if maybe it’s time to give up.
But while sleepless leads to more pessimistic thoughts, a good sleep helps you deal with odds and improves problem-solving and developing a pattern that allows you to sleep a full 6-9 hours effectively, that helps you to handle any negative situation in your life…
2. Enhances your Success rate.
According to Christopher Randler, a professor at the University of Education in Heidelberg, Germany, “When it comes to business success, morning people hold the top position. My earlier research proved that they tend to get better grades in school, which get them into better colleges, which then lead to better job opportunities.
Morning people also foresee problems and try to minimize them.” Randler added, “ They’re proactive. Many studies have linked this trait, proactivity, with better job performance, career success, and higher wages.”
My earlier research proved that they tend to get better grades in school, which get them into better colleges, which then lead to better job opportunities. Morning people also foresee problems and try to minimize them.” Randler added, “ They’re proactive. Many studies have linked this trait, proactivity, with better job performance, career success, and higher wages.”
“Though evening people also do have some advantages – other studies claimed they tend to be smarter and more creative than morning ones, have a better sense of humour, and are more outgoing – they’re out of sync with the typical corporate schedule.”
A good night’s sleep can make you more productive since it helps to improve your concentration, memory, and solving critical problems.
3. Benefits of Wake-Up in the early morning:
Morning people are more persistent, cooperative, agreeable, conscientious, and proactive.
Randler’s work listed above already determined that Morning people are more active than night types, but his research also discovered that early-risers tended to be more persistent, cooperative, agreeable, and conscientious. These are all positive traits that leaders and successful possess since they make them more likeable, disciplined, appreciative, and eager to learn.
4. Early Sleep keeps you healthy.
If you’re a freelancer or owner of the small business or a parent, like so many of us are, you can’t afford to get sick. Luckily, that’s something that getting enough sleep and waking up early can help you with.
Researchers proved that getting plenty of sleep strengthens your immune system — which is an excellent preventive against seasonal diseases.
Secondly, getting enough rest keeps you energetic so that you can exercise — besides waking up earlier gives you enough time to workouts before you get distracted. And, when you sleep in, you will skip breakfast, which means you are getting unhealthy.
5. Reduces stress and makes you happier.
You have to be out of the door by 8 a.m., and you sleep-in until 7:30 a.m. You’re rushing to take a shower, get ready and grab something to eat and make sure that you have everything you need for the rest of the day.
The first hour or so of your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day. A study conducted by Dr Joerg Huber of Roehampton University in London found that “Morning people tend to be healthier and happier as well as having lower body mass indexes.”
6. You procrastinate less.
A study found that early risers didn’t procrastinate as much as people who stayed up later. This statement shouldn’t come as a surprise since they’re proactive and have enough time in the morning to complete tasks. When you aren’t waiting until the last minute, you reduce your stress and can fall asleep worry-free.
7. Sleep makes you look better.
There was an interesting study from the University of Stockholm that found that those who sleep less are also more likely to appear tired and less attractive. That’s not necessarily the end of the world, but when you’re trying to make a solid first impression on the opposite sex, potential client, or prospective investor, you want to look as good as you possibly can.
- Also read: Top 5 benefits of giving up Smartphone.
You can also be a morning person.
If you’re not a morning person or you are having a difficult time trying or staying to fall asleep, here are a couple of things to help you sleep better at night:
Make it slowly. Start slowly by waking up earlier than you normally do, like 15 minutes for the first week, 20 minutes the following week, and so forth until you reach your goal time.
Create and stick to a sleep schedule. Even if you don’t fall asleep right away, at least make it a habit to start getting into bed at a set time every night, such as by 9 p.m.
Stay away from bright lights. Electronics, such as your TV and smartphone, produce light that stimulates your brain. Instead, read your favourite book for an hour.
Set the mood. The ideal sleeping condition is pitch black and a temperature between 60 and 67 degrees.
Avoid alcohol and eating before bed. Both of these prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep.
Exercise. This makes you tired enough so that you’ll sleep straight through the night.
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