I do not know how Elvis Duran and the 107.5 KISS FM Morning Show wake up waaaay before dawn every single weekday. I've done morning radio in the past and it hasn't been pretty. I'm just a night owl, by nature. I've always envied those that wake up ready to happily take on the world as soon as they open their eyes. I've often envied those that get up at 4am to take a kickboxing class. It's such a foreign concept to me. Some of us just are not morning people. With that said, the experts do have a few tips on how you can attempt becoming a morning person, or at least, function better in the morning.
First, they say, NEVER wake up dehydrated. You should drink water before bed and leave water on your nightstand to drink in the middle of the night and upon waking. They say if you wake up thirsty, you'll, also, wake up groggy.
Another tip, and we've all heard this before, go to bed at the same time every night. It doesn't have to be early, but it should be consistent. It puts your body in a rhythm that helps you fall asleep flawlessly and get your sleep.
Watch TV. Upon waking, make yourself a little breakfast and ease into your day by watching some TV. It's a good way to start your day on a light note. Plus, if you're up before it's light out, the light from the TV will be another good way to help wake you up.
Buy a dog. Dogs need to be walked early in the morning.
That old trick about putting your alarm clock across the room for you so you have to get up to shut it off, well, they say try it, it works. The thought process behind the alarm trick is that once you are up, you'll be ready to start your day rather than snooze your way back to some extra bad sleep that will cause you to have to rush the rest of your morning.