Why You Should Wake Up Early In The Morning: 10 Reasons

Getting up early is what everyone’s granny would recommend. For some it is quite difficult to practice, but if it is incorporated, it will have huge health benefits. Here are a few good reasons why every health seeker should wake up early in the morning.

1. Active Vata Advantage: According to Ayurveda, if we divide night into three parts, the last part of the night is dominated by Vata Dosha. So, if you wake up early in the morning, you will have the active Vata advantage.

What active Vata advantage means?
Vata Dosha is responsible for body movement, flexibility, functioning of sense organs, enthusiasm, mental activities such as understanding, recalling, etc, proper secretion and release of hormones, enzymes etc. A well-balanced Vata keeps the body and mind in optimal condition. Hence getting up early injects enthusiasm into the mind and stimulates all the body organs.

2. Best time for gym: According to Ayurveda, morning is the best time for gym and exercise . Hence the enthusiasm derived out of getting up early can be well-directed and utilized through gym, exercise, Pranayama and Prayer.

3. Brahmi Muhurta :Ayurveda explains “Brahmi Muhoorta” as the time to wake up. This is the early morning period (last 48 minutes of the night).  This time is very auspicious and Satwik in nature. Hence, if one wakes up early in the morning, the mind will be filled with all the positivity and energy during this period. Each Muhurtha is 48 minutes long. 12 hours of night has 15 Muhurthas. So, the 14th Muhurtha, – 50 – 100 minutes before the sunrise is the ideal time to wake up as per Ayurveda. This is called Brahmi Muhurta. This falls between 4 – 5:30 am.

4. Body clock: The natural body mechanism has a virtual clock inside. This is known as the biological clock. All the activities of the body such as secretion of hormones and enzymes are pre-scheduled. The body is naturally accustomed for sleeping during the night and being active during day time. Hence maintaining a fixed time schedule for sleep and getting up early in the morning is very essential for healthy maintenance of organs and systems of the body.

5. Cortisol hormone: Early morning is the time when cortisol hormone secretion is maximum. Hence waking up early in the morning helps proper stimulation of all body organs.

6. Plan the day: Getting up early in the morning gives you time to arrange your daily activities more elegantly. It also helps in lessening the stress.

7. For students, Brahmi Muhurtha is the best time to start studying, as it enables maximum concentration.

8. For Prayer, Yoga and Pranayama there is no other time as good as early morning.

9. Shastra Pramana – Ayurveda is considered as a Shastra – a wholesome treatise. Ayurveda recommends to get up early, hence it is best to wake up early.

10. Free silent time – If you wish to get some works done quickly in a silent atmosphere, especially when kids are at home, early morning is the best time, when rest of the family members are sleeping and you are concentrating hard on your tough work.

Hence waking up early in the morning  not only has health benefits, but also social benefits. So let’s wake up early, kick-start every day with huge energy & enthusiasm and  make everyday successful, healthy and happy. 🙂

20 comments on “Why You Should Wake Up Early In The Morning: 10 Reasons

  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    02/09/2012 - 11:09 pm

    Greetings and best wishes. 🙂

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  • sachin

    19/06/2013 - 7:05 pm

    What is the ideal time to wake up everyday? and how many hours should one sleep?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      20/06/2013 - 3:49 pm

      Ideal time to wake up, on a general note is 5 – 6 am. But it depends on your nature, your comfort, eating habits etc.
      One should sleep for 6 – 8 hours, based on his body needs. elderly and children, normal people during summer, should sleep more.
      Young people who do less physical activity, should sleep less.

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  • mahar vaali

    18/09/2013 - 4:52 pm

    @jv hebbar
    sir i heared and being a fan of ar rahaman i am sure in saying this that ar rahaman works in night and sleeps during day. yet he is very successful in life. how ?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      18/09/2013 - 5:08 pm

      Dear Mahar Vaali,
      Like you, I too am a fan of AR Rahman. See, general rules of health etc does not apply to creative people. They like silence, they like serenity. They let their minds open into the emptiness of the surroundings. It is like meditation, wherein you need no noise, no people around you. All you want is, you and your object of meditation. In Rahman’s case, the object of meditation is music.

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  • rajesh

    28/08/2014 - 12:19 am

    thank u sir i m very much impressed , i wish i follow this tomorrow onwards .

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  • T G narayan

    22/08/2015 - 9:48 am

    One of the best and very good message 7 reasons since I am getting up at brahmi muhurtha since for the last 17 years and doing yoga pranayama and finally cold water bath which keeps me active through out the day
    Let the younger generation follow the same.

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      22/08/2015 - 1:51 pm

      Thanks for your valuable feedback sir 🙂

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  • tiphaine

    23/08/2015 - 5:05 pm

    thanks for your great articles! but I have some doubts : in your other article https://www.easyayurveda.com/2013/10/09/effective-medicine-obesity-allergy-rheumatoid-arthritis-etc-wake-6/, you say that 6 to 11 is Kapha period. I live in swizertland. that means that in summer, the sun rises around 5:15 AM, while in winter at some times it rises up at 8:15!! so should we consider the time of the clock, or the time of the sun to determinate the tridosha dominance?? 🙂

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      27/09/2015 - 7:50 pm

      Hi, the Dosha dominant time in a day, differs from country to country.
      In Switzerland, as per the information given,
      During summer, the morning Kapha time around 5:00 – 5:30 am and lasts till 9 am.
      During winter, it starts around 8:00 – 8:30 am and lasts till 12 noon.
      Hope you get the idea.

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      • tiphaine

        27/09/2015 - 8:10 pm

        🙂 thanks a lot ! your articles are really exciting 🙂

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  • LG

    17/06/2016 - 10:17 am

    I have been going through your site and find a lot of the articles useful.
    I am forever sleepy…during times that I have anxiety attacks, I feel more sleepy than usual. I want to wake up before 6 every morning, but am unable to. If I force myself to, I feel sick for the rest of the day -nauseated, migraine etc. I cannot go to sleep before 10.30 pm at night (domestic duties etc.). I take manasamitra vatakam at night, which probably makes me unable to wake up early.

    I have a pitta predominant body.

    I really want to wake up by 5.30. Thanks for the article. It gives me an added incentive to try harder.

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  • Yashwant Kumar

    20/03/2017 - 4:37 pm

    Dear sir!!!!!

    I want to ask you that I’ve heared lot of about Yoga Nidra and the people who complete their sleep within 45 min-1 hour. Sir is it true? Don’t they need 6-7 hours of sleep. Then sir what about ayurveda and others that says we should sleep at leat for 6-7 hours ?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      20/03/2017 - 6:00 pm

      People who are totally Satvik, can overcome Tamas in entirety and can sleep for just a few hours and be energetic throughout the day.
      These great people can control their brain and all internal organs effectively.
      They give rest to each organ while they are awake. So that, they remain fresh throughout the day with very little sleep.

      It is similar to alcohol effect. Alcohol has all mental ill effects but those mental effects of alcohol cannot bother or trouble a Satvik person.

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  • K.Umamahesh

    18/11/2017 - 12:14 am

    How this article can be applied to people who work in different shifts like factory workers, police personal and armed forces

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  • K.Umamahesh

    18/11/2017 - 7:18 pm

    Thanks. But people who work in round the clock shift like one day Night, next day after 24hrs morning. After 24hrs evening. How they can take care and enjoy the benefits.

    How about oil pulling

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  • Arun Salian

    19/11/2017 - 5:16 pm

    I want to do Yoga, Pranayam, and meditation. Please advise for the sequence and if I want to split it into morning and evening.

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      28/11/2017 - 12:29 pm

      Yogasanas, Pranayama, and then meditation.
      Yogasanas can be in the evening. pranayama and meditation can be done in the morning.

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