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Tips to Wake up Early without Falling Back to Sleep

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by Serena (subscribe)
Just a girl spreading the word about all the fun (and probably nerdy) things to do!
Published April 16th 2013
What to do if your alarm isn't enough to get you out of bed
Many times in life you're going to have to wake up a lot earlier than you'd like. More often than not, you're going to bang your alarm on the head and roll back into bed.

How can you prevent this?

Answer number one, have multiple alarm clocks. Place them as far away from your bed as possible and force yourself to move in order to turn them off. Once you get moving, you'll keep moving. Probably still incredibly slowly and grumpily but moving none-the-less.

Answer number two, get a better alarm clock. Try getting a Tocky. It will literally roll away from you and find a place to hide so that you must physically search for it in order to stop the infernal beeping.

You can find a full range of their products here.

Clocky Alarm Clock

Answer number three, if you have to get up, it's always nice to awaken to a catchy song, or better still, the wonderous scent of breakfast. So if you must wake, make it something enjoyable to wake up to and you'll be more likely to get up and out of bed.

Answer number four, and in my opinion one of the more logical options is to simply go to bed earlier, although I know from experience this never goes as you plan.

Answer number five, right before bed, drink a lot of water and thus when you wake in the morning, just like Bart Simpson you'll rush straight off to the bathroom thanks to your body's internal alarm clock.

Last but not least, number six, the most dreaded of all wake-ups. Get an early rising perky friend to come into your room clashing cymbols together in order to shock you awake. You'll be so shaken up you can't possibly get back to sleep. Although your friendship may be short lived as a consequence.

So next time you must wake up when you really, really just want to snuggle back into your warm bed, try not to throw your alarm clock against the wall and don't just ignore it.
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