Easy Ways to Make Sure You Wake Up in the Morning

All of us adhere to some sort of schedule, whether it be for work, school, or family responsibilities. One part of our lifestyle is the fact that the world won’t wait for us to get out of bed in the morning. It’s our responsibility to jump out of the sheets ready to face the day.

Some of us have more trouble at that than others, though. The warm, crispy allure of blankets and pillows can be hard for many to resist, and we can’t blame them. Unfortunately, how willing you are to get out of bed doesn’t change the fact that you’ll have to, or you’ll have some disappointed colleagues and friends. For that reason, it’s essential to devise a strategy to get yourself out of bed and into the real world with as little wasted time as possible.

It isn’t too big of a task. There are a few ways to rise, even for the heaviest of sleepers:

Make your alarm clock hard to reach.

It isn’t unheard of for people to press snooze on their alarm clocks while they’re still half-asleep, resulting in a pretty awkward chat about why you’re late since as far as you’re concerned, your alarm didn’t go off. It did. You just don’t remember. If you use your phone as an alarm, the same principle applies in this point that you should keep your clock hard to reach, so it takes conscious effort to turn it off. Best case scenario is that you put it somewhere that requires you to stand up and get out of bed to turn it off. Hopefully, the annoyance of your alarm is more compelling than the comfort of your bed.

Get the right alarm clock.

Alarm clocks aren’t one-size-fits-all unless you’re one of the lightest sleepers out there. Certain alarm clocks take advantage of other aspects other than sound to make sure you wake up in the morning. For instance, some alarm clocks gradually get brighter as the alarm gets closer to help simulate the sun rising and trick your body into waking up semi-naturally. The best alarm clock for heavy sleepers should be customizable, very annoying, and very persistent. Know what kind of behavior can keep you in bed, and purchase an alarm clock accordingly that helps to reduce how effective your strategies are when it comes to avoiding the alarm. 

Have a morning routine.

Human beings are creatures of habit. There’s something absolutely irresistible to us about having a routine we can follow every day. The body begins to treat a routine like a normal part of every day, and prepares itself adequately for what it reasonably expects to do at that period in time. If you have a consistent routine involving waking up, cleaning yourself, eating breakfast, having coffee, and then a light entertainment activity before leaving the house, you’ll start training your body to wake up on time in anticipation of your morning routine. It’s crucial that you put at least one enjoyable activity in your morning routine, or else, you’ll still dread waking up. 

Conclusion

Having to wake up in the morning doesn’t have to be a drag. In fact, many people who wake up early tend to be healthier than those who sleep at past noon frequently. Sleep hygiene is a genuine phenomenon. If you cultivate the right habits now, it will pay off in the years to come.

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