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6 Simple Steps to Feeling More Energized in the Morning

By Kaitlin Vogel
November 17, 2022

Reviewed by Susan Ko, Ph.D. and Jared Minkel, Ph.D.

In an ideal world, you'd wake up each morning with enough energy to power you through work, school, or whatever adventure awaits. But the reality is that some days, it can be hard not to hit the snooze button. And sometimes, it can be challenging to pull yourself out of bed on positivity and sheer will alone, especially if you’re among the 35% of Americans who report sleeping less than seven hours each night.

To make up for that low-energy start, you may find yourself reaching for (and refilling) your coffee mug more times than you can count. Rest assured, there are other simple steps you can take to fight off that morning sleep inertia—that grogginess you experience for the first 20 minutes or so after waking up—and stave off those morning cobwebs.