Why You Should Start Waking Up 5 Minutes Before Your Alarm

There is a lot of research to show that our bodies do not like waking up to alarms. The sound is unpleasant and actually really stressful for our bodies, which is not a good way to start the day. So, by setting your alarm for 5 minutes before you normally get up, you will save your body the shock and have 5 extra minutes to do things before you go to work or school. Here are the best ways to spend those 5 minutes.


Drinking water as soon as you wake up will actually help you feel more awake because it will rehydrate your body, which has been dehydrated all night.


Exercise in the morning has been shown to improve mental abilities all day all long, which is exactly what you need to be happier and more productive. Exercise also released endorphins which makes your body feel better and more awake.


Read or Write

If you aren’t someone who reads a lot or who has a mostly empty diary, now is a great time to dedicate some energy towards it. Even though 5 minutes might seem like a short period of time, if you keep your book or journal on your bedside table, you can get right to work as soon as you wake up.