Do you snooze your alarm clock 5 times before you get out of bed? Cause I definitely do. It looks like we're not alone either because more than half of us do it. If you're not a morning person, you're probably guilty of most of these bad morning habits.

According to Huffpost, a good morning routine is essential. It can help improve your productivity and has some health benefits. I used to try to get up about 2 hours before I had to get to work, but now that I wake up before the roosters do, I no longer do that.

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Hitting the snooze button

I'm guilty of doing it too. But hitting the snooze button can affect our REM sleep.  In fact, Niket Sonpal, a New York City-based internist and faculty member with the Touro College of Medicine, says those extra minutes of sleep aren't beneficial.

“If you want some extra time in the morning, a better idea would be to set your clock ahead 15 minutes and wake up the minute it goes off."

Checking your phone

Well, I definitely do this too. Maybe this is why mornings are always off to a rough start. Naomi Parrella, a primary care physician with Rush University Medical Group, says that being on your phone can influence your thoughts and feelings before your day is even started.

Loading up on sugar

How does someone get through their day without it? This is a question I've asked myself for years. Did you know a lot of breakfast foods contain high amounts of sugar? Some of our favorite cereals, breakfast bars and even yogurt have sugar in them. Parella says high amounts of sugar can cause a hormonal shift in your body which leads to mood swings and increased in hunger.

Are you guilty of doing all of these, because I am. This is probably why I have such a hard time waking my brain up in the morning. If you don't do any of these in the morning, do find your mornings are usually easy to get through? Download the app and send us a message!

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