Waking Up Tired
“The best thing you can do is just hit the ground running,” says Neil Stanley, a member of the European Sleep Research Society. “You’re going to feel some sleep inertia [otherwise known as grogginess and disorientation] for a while, but don’t let that frame your day. Open the blinds and get some daylight so your body knows it’s time to be awake, or step out for some fresh air.” (Do you tend to get up on the wrong side of bed? Check out 6 Ways to Become a Morning Person, According to Science.)
Physical activity, such as a brisk walk, could also give you an energy boost. (Here are 13 More Easy Ways to Boost Your Energy.) If you’re engaging in more active exercise, however, do it at least three hours prior to bedtime so your body has a chance to cool down before your next attempt at getting some shut-eye.