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6 Reasons to Wake up Early in the Morning - Rivertea Blog

6 Reasons to Wake up Early in the Morning

| On 03, Jun 2013

Sleeping is great, don’t you agree? We think about it all day long and we can’t get enough of it. If only we could just lie in bed all day, under the covers. Now that would be a wonderful life! Well, today we want to give you some reasons why waking up early is even better.

If you are like most people, then you also hang around in bed until you reach the point when you know you’re going to be late. Those five or ten more minutes extra after hitting the snooze button are the best. So why give them up? That’s what we asked at first, but we have managed to find 6 advantages that early birds have and that might help you improve your life in all aspects of it.


Waking up ahead of time is not an easy thing to do, especially if you have been used to a certain hour for twenty, thirty or more years. That’s why you need a great motivator to push you away from your soft pillow. We believe the next 6 benefits will serve as such and give you the strength you need to rise with the sun.


1. You have more time

Aren’t there times when you wished you had just an extra hour in the day? It seems like there isn’t enough time to get everything done. Now you can have 60 minute more a day or even 90 or 120. How is that possible? You just wake up an hour earlier than you usually do. Can you imagine how many things you could do in that period. You could catch up on your reading or work on your hobbies. What’s wrong with doing something you love as soon as you’re out of bed? You’ll have time to plan your day, set goals and it will make you more productive and organized. You could finally get everything done without having to compromise something else. It’s like you have the gift of time!

2. You have peace and quiet

You can have time for yourself without the kids running around the house or anyone making noise. Everyone else is asleep in the morning, so you can have that time for yourself, your pampering or your guilty pleasures. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to concentrate on what you want to do without someone wanting something from you? Just imagine how much work done you can get by arriving at the office before everyone else. There’s no phone ringing and nobody’s sending you emails at this hour. It’s definitely better than staying in late at night.  Just make sure no one else reads this article.


3. You live longer

Although you may think you need to be well rested and let your body decide when it’s time to wake up, it’s not a very wise decision. Sleeping more than the amount required can make you feel even more tired and less productive. Studies have shown that people who sleep more than 8 hours a night or less then 6, live less than the ones who sleep between 7 to 8 hours. Also, if you go to bed early and get up early you get better shut-eye. Your body will be in tune with the earth’s circadian rhythms, which offers more restorative sleep. If you know how to get the best of the night hours, you won’t need any extra.

4. You get rid of stress

Imagine your day without having to hurry or having that sense of urgency. What would it be like if, instead of running around thinking you forgot something and on the verge of always being late, you got to move in slow motion. Relaxing while drinking your coffee and reading a whole article in the newspaper. Having time to do your hair and make-up and iron your clothes. No more feeling like time isn’t on your side. How you spend your first hour sets the tone for the rest of the day. When you’re calm and taking it easy, everything works out just the way you imagined it.

5. You have a healthy life

How many times have you skipped breakfast in the past month or just grabbed a bagel on the way to work? Waking up earlier gives you more time to live a healthier life. Isn’t this when the most important meal of the day takes place? You could go running or do yoga. Exercising in the morning will make you feel energized throughout the whole day and there won’t be anything unexpected to get in the way of you working out, like deadlines or overtime. Let’s not underestimate the power of a good mood. Including all the above reasons, being an early riser will make you happier and, as a result, your health will improve.


6. You get into the CEO club

There is no doubt about it: successful people wake up early. No later than 6 a.m., they rise and shine and start answering emails and planning their day. You know what they say: early bird catches the worm. If you want what they have you have to do what they do. The biggest advantage is that few people actually manage to keep this up, so you will belong to an exclusive club of over achievers. How about that?


To sum up the result of waking up early is a healthy, happy, successful life. You’re probably wondering why you’re not doing this already. It’s all right, it’s never too late to start! And to make it easier for you in the beginning just imagine how wonderful it will be that the first thing you see in the morning is a beautiful sunrise.


  1. What a great article! I have always struggled with this although in the past year or so I have managed to wake up a little earlier, I feel that I could still benefit from another extra hour in the A.M… there has always been a struggle in my head of the pros and coins, now I feel that I have good reasons to wake up earlier. Thank you!

    • It’s great this article was inspiring to you. Glad to help and best of luck with your morning ritual! 🙂

  2. Great article Monica the thing is I know that sleep is good for me but i often find myself sleeping very late because i spend so much time on social media and the internet in general. I have forgotten what it is to have a normal sleeping pattern. I also noticed what you said about sleeping earlier and waking up earleir, its feels great its just that I have never wanted to wake up early I have never been a morning person. Also I prefer exercising later in the day when I am feeling my best but then again maybe I would feel my best in the morning if I actually slept early and had 8 hours of sleep.

    • I often thought that I was more productive at night because I used to go to sleep late too, but that was only because that was the time I had to do the work. It’s just a matter of pattern and how you get used to it. You can always change it. 🙂