In Ayurveda, timing is very important for everything like daily activities and taking food, in the same way for sleep also. It is not about whether you are sleeping 8 hours or not each night but it's about what time you're going to sleep and waking up is more important. The last phase of our 24-hour body clock is from 2- 6 am and this is the period of vata or movement if you are asleep during this time you tend to dream a lot.
To stay in sync with nature, Ayurveda recommends that it's best to wake up in Brahma mahurat (45 min before sunrise 4.30 to 5.30 or at least by 6 am). If you wake up between 6 am and 10 am in spite of completing 8 hours of sleep you tend to feel heavy, slow due to Kapha dominance at that time of day.
Benefits of Waking up Early
*Getting up early injects enthusiasm in mind and stimulates all body organs.
*Helpful in the treatment of obesity, allergies, arthritis and many other problems.
*Best time for yoga Pranaya, prayer or exercise.
*Brahm mahurat is a satvik time; so waking up in this time fills the mind with positivity and energy.
*Got lot more time for daily work so less stress.
* The Best time to study.
Tips for waking up early
*Switch of TV, mobile by 10 pm and try to sleep.
*Set up a target time in your mind.
*Have early and light dinner.
*Drink 1/2 glass of water before you sleep.
*Keep an alarm at a distance from your bed.
*Don't stay in bed after waking up.
*Wash face with cold water after waking up.