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How to wake up feeling....awake?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by jrthebassguy, Mar 12, 2005.


  1. Seriously. I always wake up feeling pretty groggy, tired, and sleepy.

    At first, obviously I thought I wasn't getting enough sleep at night. But I've been on spring break all week and have gotten 10-11 hours of sleep all week and I still wake up feeling the same.

    What gives?
     
  2. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    Joplin,Missouri
    Well my mother always has told me that i needed to drink coffee in the morning because i also do this! But i am kinda a health nut so i do things a little diff! And always wake up like i have a purpose!

    1. Stand up! (always the worst part of this!)
    2. Dont kill the alarm clock(or anything else on the way to the bathroom)
    3. Pee but since you r so tired try to not hit the bowl! (this can be hard to do as well!)
    4. Go to kitchen and get about 12 pieces of ice and fill a large metal bowl with water.
    5. Put youre face in and cuss under water about how much you dont want to go to work.
    6. Slam a red-bull
     
  3. How's your diet? Deficiencies in some vitamins/nutrients can lead to a decrease in energy. Try taking a multi-vitamin for a week or two and see what happens. Also, I find that I generally feel better in the morning when I'm exercising regularly. Not saying that you aren't active, just speaking from my own experience.

    There's also the possibility that you aren't getting restful sleep, despite how many hours you're in bed. This could have something to do with your mattress. At the very worst, you could have some type of sleep disorder, but from what I know most sleep problems are able to be treated very effectively.

    Try to pay attention to your diet and exercise patterns, and if you don't get results, see a specialist. The multi-vitamin tip has worked wonders for my morning efficiency, though. Good luck.
     
  4. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    Joplin,Missouri
    Yeah thats a good point! I always grab a good protien shake to drink as well! Dont eat a huge breakfest if you do breakfeast then make it small and healthy! And yeah make sure you are exercising some how.
     
  5. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    For me it comes down to a few things, go to sleep tired and wake up. When your alarm goes off, get your can outta bed. Laying there only makes it worse.

    Now, my personal secret is to make sure you climb a flight of stairs, so I leave all my clothes in the laundry room in the basement. I go downstairs, get dressed, come back up the stairs and already feel better.

    Then pee, brush your teeth, and get in the car. Leave the windows open and make sure you have at least a small breakfast.
     
  6. That's a good suggestion. A big breakfast weighs me down, makes me feel slow and therefore, tired.
     
  7. Just a small bowl of cereal or a packet of PopTarts normally will give you enough simple carbs to start waking you up. If not, there's always RockStar!
     
  8. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    Joplin,Missouri
    Cocaine works wonders for this problem! LOL Just wished it wasnt so bad on ya! lol
     
  9. Sonorous

    Sonorous

    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    Try exercising or taking a vitamin, both were mentioned above.

    Something that wasn't mentioned is trying to set a schedule for yourself. Try going to bed at the same time every night, and waking up at the same time every morning. After about a week, you'll feel much more rested throughout the day. Most people never find this out because they wake up at the same time every morning Monday through Friday, and then change it up for Saturday and Sunday. You have to continue to wake up early on the weekends.

    However, that last one is a pain in the ass. I don't actually do it, I'm just a hypocrite.
     
  10. The best part of wakin' up, is Folgers in your cuuuuuuuuup.
     
  11. Shower.

    Cold shower if your ballsy.
     
  12. Timbo

    Timbo

    Jun 14, 2004
    Set your alarm clock for 5:00 am, then again at 6:00 so you have an hour to start to wake up.
     
  13. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    10-11 hours could possibly be too much sleep. I find that if I sleep more than 8-9 hours per night, I feel more tired in the morning.
     
  14. Sonorous

    Sonorous

    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    I always find that a shower in the morning just makes me sleepier.
     
  15. Too much sleep is bad, not enough sleep is bad. Also are you sleeping "well?" Ask Lindsay Wagner, you need a good, recouperative sleep. :p Seriously, I have back problems and even if I manage to "sleep" the entire night on an unfamiliar mattress my body is fighting the mattress while I sleep, and I get up sore and tired.
     
  16. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
  17. hetsscaryguy

    hetsscaryguy

    May 22, 2004
    Ireland
    yeah i have to agree, its too much sleep is your problem. i do it all the time and i know its the cause of me being wrecked tired at night but i still really like sleeping that long.
     
  18. Roberto

    Roberto

    Dec 24, 2004
    A 15 minute hot shower.
     
  19. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Im usually @$$-tired in the morning because i have to get up at 5:45 every day, and i usually only get around 5 hours of sleep. I dont know how to wake up feeling awake :<
     
  20. Easy:

    1: Get Married

    2: Wait a year

    3: Wake up and look at hag sleeping next to you in bed and start thinking oh my god what the hell have I done!!!!

    That will get the ole heart pumping and you'll be up and out of bed long before she wants to snuggle with morning breath!!! :D :D :D