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Tips for How to Wake Up Early in the Morning

Updated on September 30, 2010

There are some people who naturally just wake up early in the morning and jump out of bed raring to go. Then there are the rest of us. The majority of people in America today have to wake up earlier than they would like to in order to get the kids to school and get themselves to work. This usually involves a battle with the alarm clock and a wish to stay in bed just a little bit longer. But it doesn't have to be that way.

Here are some basic tips that should make it easier for you to get up early in the morning:

  • Get up a half hour to an hour before you need to. This may sound ridiculous since the whole problem is that you don't want to wake up early but it's going to give you the time that you need to ease yourself into the day. Use this time to snooze the alarm once or twice and then get up and get going slowly.
  • Do breathing exercises in bed. Many people find that a good way to get the blood flowing in the morning is to do some basic breathing exercises in the bed.
  • Start stretching and get moving. In order to wake up, your body needs to get going. When you get out of bed, you should do some basic stretching. Try going out for a walk or doing some exercise indoors.
  • Cool off. Your body wakes up easier if it's cool. Open some windows in the morning or turn a fan on. If you stay in a heated house with the blankets on, you're not going to want to wake up.
  • Coffee. Some will say it's bad for you but it's a stimulant that will get you going in the morning and it's one that works for a lot of people. If you want to avoid coffee, try black tea or at least a big cold glass of water.
  • Develop a routine. You should get up at about the same time every day no matter what your schedule is. You should also develop a morning routine that you always follow. You'll get used to just getting up and doing this and you'll be able to wake up and get going more easily.
  • Make your bed. This should be a part of your daily routine. It gives a start to the day, makes you feel ready and makes it a lot harder to get back in there and sleep.
  • Give yourself a reason to get up. Many people find that it helps to create a To Do list for the morning, something that you need to get up and be ready to do. Of course, it has to be something that you're not dreading so you won't want to avoid it. Plan to call a best friend (or better yet, meet her for breakfast) or plan to work on a fun project in the morning.
  • Make sure you had enough sleep. Sure, there will be times when you have to wake up early after a long night but don't make it a habit. Make sure you go to bed early when you have to get up early so that you've gotten enough sleep and you can wake up.


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    harriet 5 years ago

    i have to wake up a 6 and be at my bus stop by 7 i tend to sleep til like 6:30 so i am usually rushing out the door its going to be especially hard to get up since its april vacation and i have school in two more days ugghhh but this hub helped alot!!

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    Hamlet 6 years ago

    Another post like this--

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    Ja 6 years ago

    There are morning people and night crawlers. As long as you function during the day who cares about waking up early and having nothing to do .

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    KRISHNA VS KRISHNA 6 years ago


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    kruthi 6 years ago

    i think the tips are useful...........

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    sasi 6 years ago

    thank god i have find a good way to wake up early in the morning thankzzzzzzzzzzzzzz//

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    Nav 6 years ago

    i going to try it 2nit but when my alarm goes of my favorite radio stations comes on but even then i hit the snooze button. The problem is that i have to be at school by 8:40 and at my seat which is annoying and i have cross county on friday last lesson :-(

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    mariazeyn 6 years ago from Ontario

    Lol the making the bed tip is definitely true. I also try to go as far away as I can from my bed. There have been days when I have had to make my bed twice! Thankfully, those days are not many :)

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    Temirah 6 years ago

    Oh man! I sooo need this hub! I'd get so much more done if I got up early and it's almost my life's ambition to bounce out of bed because I feel like I've woken properly and slept well! Thank you!

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    kelsey 7 years ago

    good tip but it wont work bbut al try:)

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    cj 7 years ago

    it help me good thanks !!!!

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    marvin  7 years ago

    how to wake up at 5 and go to school and eat and go to school ?????????????????

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    jordannn 7 years ago

    it really helped me thanks

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    chandrasekhar 7 years ago

    It's too useful for me.I become an early riser

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    ahmed 7 years ago

    it really works.....thnx

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    rebu 7 years ago from Coorg,India

    Great tips ..Thanks for sharing.:))))

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    Andy Johnston 8 years ago

    All these tips are great but what really makes waking up easier is having something you want to wake up to (i.e. your favorite music, etc). This way you don't end up hitting the snooz button a thousand times like me and sleeping through that important morning meeting. The smell of coffee makes waking up a little better so what if there were alarm clocks out there that emitted pleasant smells, like pancakes, coffee or bacon? I'm much more inclined to get out of bed if I think someone is cooking bacon- but that's just me.

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    celistina 8 years ago

    These are great tips to wake up early! I recently became an early riser and it's definitely a very beneficial habit. Voted up your hub - keep up your great work!