1. Wake up at sunrise
Waking up early at around 5 am means also going to bed at a reasonable time, way before midnight. Waking up early means you have ample time before school/college/university and it gives you the luxury to prepare without being in a rush.
Once you start sleeping at 11 pm, you will automatically within a few days push your bed time to about 9/10 pm. This is the ideal time to give you a perfect, well balanced sleep of about 8-9 hours.
Waking up at 5 will not be challenging, instead it will feel natural for your body.
2. Exercise before starting your day
After you wake up, the next step should be to warm up your body. If you're a gym fanatic, or a "Gym Freak" as they call it nowadays, then this is the ideal time for you to go. If you have a gym on campus then that is even better, much more convenient.
If you however, do not like to go to the gym, then basic stretching exercises on YouTube are the solution for you. You hardly need to put in 15-20 minutes and you'll be good to go.
Exercising before starting your day sucks the lethargy out of you and what else does a student want? It gets your blood pumping and helps you to avoid being groggy and annoyed.
3. Breakfast like a King!
Yes the saying is absolutely true. No one wants to go to class with a stomach that's growling or sitting through a class where you feel your stomach munching on itself.
Making your own breakfast early in the morning is also one of the most therapeutic things ever. Eat as much as you want, just make sure you have filled your stomach for the next 4 hours. My typical breakfast includes a glass of fresh juice, an omelette, bread or croissant, a bowl of cereal and lastly a cup of tea. This can vary from person to person, having more fruits in is also beneficial but that should depend on your mood. Eat what you love.
4. Keep yourself hydrated throughout the day
Ahh this one again. It is important to stress upon hydration for a student because of the environment one is exposed to. The exposure from the sun and the walks to and from classes can be quite draining and it is important to refuel. Enough said!
5. Go to bed feeling relaxed
Meditating before going to sleep ensures you have an unbothered, smooth sleep. However, reading a novel, watching a movie or a show are also one of the ways which help you have a good night's sleep.
These activities sometimes themselves make you fall asleep, so they are good for people who suffer from insomnia. They prove to be a good distraction from the constant worry of not being able to fall asleep.
Do not bring your homework or course readings to bed. Either finish them in the morning after your breakfast or finish them during the day.