Sometimes your legs just don't want to listen to what your brain says. Sometimes it's the result of a devastating injury or illness. Or maybe you're like me, you were born with it.
I'm sure you know as well as anyone that getting up in the morning sucks. That's something we can all relate to, after all.
I've learned a few tricks about making those cold mornings and warm nights just a little easier. I'm here to share them with you today.
The way you fold your blanket matters.
The best way to make it easier to get into bed at night, ensuring a good night's sleep for you, is to keep your blankets folded like a sandwich during the day. Keep the side of the bed you sleep open, so that when it's time for bed you're not fussing with pulling the covers up and then over you. This way you can slide right into bed and just tug the sheet and blanket over you easily.
Keep a step stool next to the bed.
Not only is it a good place for you to stick your iPad at night when you're done using it (we all know that your nightstand isn't big enough!) but it helps when you roll your legs out of bed in the morning, especially if you need to put on slippers or socks right away. More height, more use. If you keep your socks in a drawer next to you like I do, it's a lot easier to get that out of the way if your foot is propped up. Of course, you can also get a specialized adjustable-height medical bed for maximum ease getting in and out of bed. Cut down on your time bending over and straining yourself!
Have an organized schedule.
Focus down on what you need to do every night and every morning. Make it efficient. Eventually, you'll wheel yourself into a good rhythm and it'll become faster, and less of a hassle to you. Start with things like preparing water bottles for at night and juice for the morning. Find the easiest way to the bathroom for you and beeline for it every morning so that your body gets used to it.
You can do it. You can make your life easier, so much that you won't notice much of a difference anymore.
Image credit: Photo by Julie Kertesz on Flickr.