Boosting Your Energy in the Morning

From: Mary Dixon, Benefits Coordinator

Mar 16, 2021

Morning fatigue is normal for many people. While it is important to focus on underlying causes to ensure good quality sleep, there may be ways to energize the body and help someone feel more awake in the mornings. Here are a few tips:



Try drinking water first thing in the morning to help provide your body with the hydration it needs to start the day. It can also ward off any sleepiness from mild dehydration since a common symptom of dehydration includes fatigue. When you drink water, it stimulates other organs and systems in your body, and may encourage a more wakeful state.



Performing simple stretches helps warm up the muscles and promotes circulation in the body, which could aid waking up in the morning. Many people stretch instinctively, such as moving their arms over their head, or extending their legs in bed. Take 5 minutes to stretch or perform some simple yoga poses to help awaken your muscles and body.



When you wake up to an abrupt alarm, the temptation to snooze for a few extra minutes may feel good, but it could make you feel more tired when you wake up again. For many people, it may be better to immediately get out of bed and start their day when the alarm clock goes off. If this is difficult, try to keep the alarm out of reach from the bed.



The jury is still out on whether breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, research does say that skipping this first meal can negatively affect your energy and ability to pay attention throughout the day. Food is fuel. Give your body some calories to put it into action at the start of the day.



The best way to ensure you get energy in the morning is to ensure good sleeping habits. Those who wake in the morning and feel tired may wish to look at their nighttime routines, and make changes to help them get better rest. Some general sleep tips include:  

  • Sleeping between 7-9 hours every night
  • Avoiding sources of bright lights and loud noises, such as televisions, computers, and mobile screens
  • Turning off all bedroom lights
  • Listening to the body’s sleep signals
  • Going to bed and waking up around the same time every day
  • Trying a relaxing routine, such as a warm bath, or reading
  • Avoiding stimulants or exercises shortly before bedtime



Our benefits and incentives demonstrate to our assignment employees and officers that a long-term working relationship with Lofton can be fulfilling as well as financially satisfying. Contact Lofton Benefits Coordinator if you have any questions or concerns regarding benefits at: or 225.924.0200.


About Lofton: Founded in 1979, Lofton Services offers clients the best of all worlds. We provide the responsive, personal service and flexibility of a small local firm while having the technology, resources, and infrastructure to deliver the benefits of the biggest players in our industry. Lofton Staffing can deliver the right people, with the right skills, right when you need them. Contact us today


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