Home > Lifestyle > Woman > Your life Updated 02 September 2013 Not a morning person? If waking up is a problem for you, you could be suffering from sleep deprivation or low blood pressure. But maybe you're just not a morning person. 0 iStock Quiz Is my diet healthy? » 10 odours our noses can identify 6 body language mistakes to avoid If waking up is a problem for you, you could be suffering from sleep deprivation or low blood pressure. But maybe you're just not a morning person. What can you do to get you going in the mornings? Take action: Set your alarm clock, but put it at the far end of the room, where you can still hear it, but will have to get up to turn it off; wash your face with cold water as soon as your alarm has sounded; take a shower, and just before you get out, run only the cold water; have a good cup of strong coffee, unless you are caffeine-intolerant; eat a bowl of cereal to start off your day – it contains good roughage and will boost your energy levels; turn on the radio while dressing – some noise should wake you up; have a notebook and pen next to your bed and write down a list of your daily duties to get your mind going.Visit our Sleep Centre More in Lifestyle Women catching up fast with male alcohol use More: WomanYour life advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.