The Worst Thing to Do When You Get Up in the Morning | Dr. Mandell

 Metabolism varies from person to person, but not eating before leaving the house can lead to low energy levels. It also increases the chances you’ll grab a processed, sugary snack that leads to a late morning crash.
What you eat is essential. Skip sugary cereals and pastries that will just lead to an energy crash and aren’t good for you. You’re better off loading up on protein and healthy fats like eggs, whole wheat toast, and avocado.For starters, hitting the snooze button isn’t going to leave you less tired. It’s only a few extra minutes of sleep, so it won’t make much difference. It will leave you with less time to get ready for work or other duties, though, adding to your stress and killing your motivation. Try putting your alarm in another room so you have to get up to turn it off.Disrupting this cycle can cause your body to produce more cortisol and possibly lead to a dependence on caffeine to produce the same outcome. Also, having too much caffeine makes you jittery. It’s best to let your body’s cortisol give you natural energy first thing and save the coffee for a couple of hours later.Your physical and mental health will likely improve if you make time to do something for yourself before starting work. For some, going for a quick run is the answer, while others benefit from reading the paper or quietly listening to the radio. Getting up a little bit earlier and doing something that improves your mood will leave you feeling better all day long.Social media tends to have a lot of non-positive content, and if you’re checking it out the second you wake up, your first feelings of the day could dampen your mood and give you anxiety. Scrolling through your feed also wastes time, causing you to be stressed and rushed later on.Avoiding tiredness, laziness, and grumpiness in the morning most often comes down to getting a good night’s sleep the night before. Fortunately, these two innovative products can help you get the peaceful, restful nights you crave.
First, there’s Dodow, a metronome-light scientifically designed to block out overactive thought patterns and lull you into a deep sleep fast. Its mesmerizing light quiets your busy brain, slows your breathing with hypnotic, guided exercise, and restores your mind’s natural ability to fall asleep in minutes.
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