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10 Tips for Waking up Early

Posted by medliorator on January 11, 2008

1. Use two alarm clocks
-Set an alarm for before wake up time (quiet radio or music).
-Set a second, regular alarm to go off at the latest time you want to wake up.

2. Set an alarm for bedtime
-To wake up early, go to bed early
-Don’t use the same sound as morning alarms

3. Drink water immediately upon waking up
-Put a glass of water near alarm clock & make sure to place alarm clock far from bed.

4. Don’t oversleep on weekends
-Sleeping an excess of 9 or 10 hours may contribute to daytime drowsiness

5. Plan important events for the morning
-force yourself awake

6. Don’t go to bed if you aren’t sleepy
-If you don’t become tired as early as you’d like, exercise (longer) during the day

7. Ask an early riser to wake you

8. Avoid sleeping pills

9. Don’t eat or drink before bed
-Going to bed hungry/thirsty can be just as disruptive to sleep as heading to bed too full.
-At the latest, have a light snack two hours before sleep.

10. Go to bed & get up at the same time every day


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