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Train Yourself To Wake Up In The Morning

Updated on April 14, 2013

Can't Wake Up In The Morning? We Can Help!



Do you have a hard time waking up in the morning? I believe it was Ben Franklin who said;

"Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."

I am pretty sure this works for women too! Anyway, I am not wealthy or wise, but I do feel better when I get up early in the morning, and I feel good when I have to be somewhere in the morning and get up in time to do the things I need to do and to get ready, without running around like the proverbial chicken (with his head cut off).

Now don't feel like you are alone with your issue of having problems getting up in the morning. Millions of people around the world struggle with this, and believe it or not, I was one of them until I started using some of the tips I'm going to share with you in this article. Hopefully, some of these tips will work for you, and you can start waking up on time and feeling your best. Imagine what you could do if you could wake up an hour earlier every day?





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Basic first steps to waking up in the morning

1. The first and most important tip is to get a good nights sleep. That doesn't necessarily mean a lot of sleep but quality sleep with no distractions, a comfortable bed, and comfortable clothing.

2. Do something active as soon as your alarm goes off whether it is standing up, drinking a glass of water or getting in the shower.

3. Set your alarm clock out of arms reach, It becomes much harder to hit snooze if you can't reach the alarm. Check out this funny article about an alarm clock that every time you hit snooze you donate money to your most hated charity

4. Have a reason for waking up early if not it will be hard to find motivation to wake up.

Have A Good Reason To Get Up In The Morning

What's your passion? What gets you excited? It may sound simplistic, but the answers to these questions are great motivators to wake up in the morning. You might not be excited about going to work or school, but if you're into a craft, or exercise, or even video games, why not wake up 30 minutes early and work on that activity before you start working on things you don't want to do?

I don't know about you, but I am certainly not motivated to rise and shine if I am facing a day filled with things I don't want to do. I happen to be into exercise and a little gaming here and there, so I try to get up earlier than I need to so I can do some FUN things before I tackle the unpleasant stuff. If you work a little at this, you can trick your mind into putting aside thinking about tasks you're dreading, and just thinking about getting up to have a little fun. Get really good at it, and every day is a weekend! Okay, sort of...

Alarm clock on wheels for the real heavy sleeper

Practice waking up

Don't laugh this really works

If you want to be good at anything in life you have to practice and waking up is not exception. What do I mean by practice waking up? This is what you need to do. Setup your room or wherever you sleep just like it would be in the morning, put on the clothes that you normally sleep in and set your alarm clock for a couple minutes from now. Then crawl in bed, close your eyes like you are going to sleep and wait for the alarm to go off. As soon as it goes off sit up and get out of bed. Do this several times to get your body used to getting up as soon as it hears the alarm. I know this sounds goofy but it works.

The Sonic Boom Alarm Clock - For Those That Need A Marching Band To Wake Them Up!

Do you know the difference between a heavy sleeper and a HEAVY sleeper? For those of you who think the only difference between the two in the last sentence is the all caps, well, you have never met MRS. Kimark421 (My better half). She's a little better than she used to be, but unfortunately the "used to be" her could sleep through the Ohio State marching band performing in our bedroom.

So, what do we do when she needs to wake up and I am not there to shove her out of bed? Well, we have the "Sonic Boom Alarm Clock". Not only is this alarm clock LOUD, it shakes the bed too. I am sure there are folks out there that are heavier sleepers than the missus, but I am convinced that you would have to be in a coma for the Sonic Boom Clock to not work on you.

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Does waking up early help to become more successful in life?

Do you believe that the successful people in life wake up early or do they sleep in and get more done at night

Do you have to wake up early in the morning to be successful?

Absolutly sleeping in is for slackers

Absolutly sleeping in is for slackers

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    • anonymous 3 years ago

      yes

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      yes

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      early is relevant; i.e if I have to roll out of bed and run out the door.. not successful, and time of day is of no consequence. I happen to work at a job that is a day job, so 'early' means I have taken care of myself and I am prepared. That is my struggle.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Either/or works, I suppose, as long as you expend your time on the activity you want accomplished at any hours, equally. My 'gut' feeling tells me: "Absolutely sleeping in is for slackers", yet I'm not fully sold on that estimate. All in all, it's hard telling.

      Incidentally, the word "Absolutely" in the sentence "Absolutely sleeping in is for slackers", is misspelled. You've inconvenienced me with your silly questions, so there. =P

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      i guess i have school

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I completely believe that waking up early is better. My problem is I am a terrible sleeper and by the time morning comes I am finally getting good rest so getting ut of bed is a STRUGGLE o matter what is ahead of me!

    • meganst 4 years ago

      Yes, I find that waking up early is essential for success. However, I am not a morning person myself, so I find it essential to train myself to wake up early in the morning :)

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Only because it is before the kids can get to me.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yep, you do.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      no matter how much it hurts to say this but the early bird does get the worm aka the dollas

    • ismeedee 4 years ago

      I certainly feel like I've done more in a day when I've got myself out of bed at a decent time!

    • fivestead 4 years ago

      Its the natural clock of society so it helps waking up early. Sleeping in tends to put you on a counter clock with everyone else and life in general, but don't get me wrong, sleeping is refreshing and once in a while sleeping in is great.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes i think to get up early is the best thing to give a start to the day.For which i am still trying i wish i could

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      MY POINT OF VIEW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! really to be known.

      yeah, absolutely because waking early in the morning makes us feel good as all of us know though it is difficult.Our brain takes a long time to restore all its powers which is utilized during the day .The sleep hours may differ for everyone.Some may have a heavy physical work and some may give work only to their brain a lot.But everyone should at least, lie on your bed compulsory for 8 hours.In this 8 hours ,it is the brain who decides your sleep.Don't worry if u don't get it.If u are not getting sleep it is because of your work.So after 8 hours of sleep when u wake up u feel brilliant .WAKE , GET SOME FRESH AIR , DO EXERCISE FEEL GOOD.Mostly,in the early morning u get more memory power which makes your day successful and as the day becomes successful your life becomes more sweeeeeeeeeeeet and successful.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I think it's important to get the most out of your day. It's not so much what time you get up in the morning but, being on time for the things you have scheduled in your life and accomplishing them. However, being up early in the am gives you and an advantage.Bing prepared the night before even more so.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I say yes, because if you wake up late (at least this is what happens to me) i am rushing to finish up and get ou the door, get all my stuff together, make it on time. Then I end uo forgetting something and either I needed it really bad or wanted it really bad and then either way I am mad or irritated. In order to be successful you need to be (at least I believe) you need to be organized, on time, planned, prepared, ready to take chances and risks in order to get where you want to go...

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Walking up before the kids do and being ready for the day will bless both my family and myself.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      It really helps! I dont have to be rushed in the morning. Having more time prevents forgetting important things!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I think that you do it is good to start your day slow and end it slow. When you wake up late in the day everything seem so be rushed.

    • jcalbon lm 4 years ago

      These days, I tend to get more done when I get up early, but I've had times when I was much more productive at night so for me I think it depends.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      i think it is more likely for someone to be more sucessful and get more done if they wake up early in the morning.

    • games_rush 4 years ago

      Yes. I like waking up early, because I can do many things in the morning. My mind is also fresh at that time. Like for example, I can write something within one hour in the morning, which will take me two to three hours, if I do it in the afternoon.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes, i think so

    • Genesis Davies 4 years ago from Guatemala

      I am a night owl, but yeah, getting up early means you get a head start on the day, so I'd have to say it's the way to be successful.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Early

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      blurb

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes,early to bed early to rise makes a man healthy,wealthy and wise

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I have read many of the posts and do believe alot has to do with the factors in one's life at the moment that can determine whether a person needs to sleep more in the morning after staying up late and doing something important or getting up early and doing something important. Everyone has a different situation going on and that can determine one's sleep routine. However I do believe there is some fact in the saying early to bed and early to rise can make you healthy, wealthy and wise!! I have noticed that there seems to be alot more time in the day when we get up earlier and it actually feels like the morning early hours pass by more slowly then after 9am, and so maybe the early bird does really get "more" time or the perception of "more" time because for some reason it does feel like the early hours from 5 am to about 8 am are passing by more slowly. I think psychologically there is a more positive feeling to getting up with the sun and daylight, rather than staying up in the dark night. Also, as many of us know from the news and the new crime shows, that there is more danger in the night and that is true in any part of the world. For some reason, the criminally deranged like to roam around in the night where they harm innocent people, take for example the recent brutal rape of the Indian girl riding the bus at night with her friend. There was a time when "curfew" existed, either created by government or parents at home who told there kids not to stay out past 9pm or so. In general, if a person has gotten adequate rest in the night, I believe the day and night cycle was created so that we arose at daybreak, got things done and then began to get ready to end the day when it approached night. Now with artificial light, a person can stay up at late as they want depending on their job and other issues, but how energetic do they feel. I wonder why many people who do manage to get up early consistently say they feel so good mid way thru their day. There is a sense of accomplishment in just getting up early and getting things started whatever it may be. I too have always found it hard to get up in the morning, as I feel I am naturally a night person rather than a day person, but on those rare occasions that I have gotten up early it has really felt like a big accomplishment. There used to be a military commercial that said "we get more things done by 9 am, then you get done by the whole day" or something like that, and for some reason, this seems to be true of many successful people. They get up, accomplish what there goals are for the day, and then rest. I guess alot has to do with goals also. If you have motivating goals to achieve for the next day, then this should be the motivation to get going. Thus time management and goal planning go hand in hand. Have acheivable goals and then aim for a plan and time to get those goals. Successful people have goals and aims and some sort of plan to get those goals, and thus are motivated to put their thoughts into action to achieve whatever "success" means for them, whether a new job, relationship, hobby, study, etc.

      Just my thoughts on this very interesting topic.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes... Unless your a nightclub owner.

    • Justin 4 years ago from Slovenija

      The early bird gets the best of the day.

    • AstroGremlin 4 years ago

      Yes, the early bird gets the worm.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes

    • MemoryMistress 4 years ago

      I think it does help to become more successful in life. Mainly because you have more hours in the day before it's dark again, which motivates to do more.

    • azamkhan760 4 years ago

      yes to get a good start on the day.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes

    • Sadheeskumar 4 years ago

      When i wake up early,I feel like, I find lot of time to carry out my day to day work.

    • LouisaDembul 4 years ago

      For me personally, I get the important brain work done in the morning. But there are many who function very well after 9pm....

    • Monica Lobenstein 4 years ago from Western Wisconsin

      I actually love to sleep in but I need to get up early-ish to get a good start on the day. The two don't go well together.

    • Torrs13 4 years ago

      I always try to get up earlier so I can get a good start on my day.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

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    • David Stone 4 years ago from New York City

      As a writer, it does because I'm at work well ahead of everyone else. The solitude and lack of interruptions makes the work much easier.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Waking up for anyone should really be gradual and not just out of bed and into work without even thinking.

    • RoadMonkey 4 years ago

      I believe that getting up early is one possible key to success. I don't have any choice any more, I am unable to sleep in like I did when I was young, BUT, when I was going to work, I found that getting into work early when no one else was around, allowed me to get lots done, without interruption.

    • Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      I all ways wake early in the morning.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes i want to be succesful

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yup, no doubt about it. In 'stick to schedule' routines and lot of stuff to take care of, I find it helpful to have early wake up and have enough time to set my mind up and prepare for the day.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes. If I sleep too much I get a migraine and cannot do anything. But I'm half asleep through out the day...

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yup school is the reason..

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      it depends but most likely no

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I do! Or I'll lose my job!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes when you wake up early it starts your day off wi th a nice and calm vibe

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Actually it depends on your working/studying habits and your schedule.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes I have school

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes,I would say it helps

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I think yes because if you wake up late you get in a hurry and then you will get stressed and worry but if you wake up that little bit early you can watch a bit of tv and get changed with calm and everything.But i do think that now and then we should sleep in. like on weekends everyone loves sleeping in

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Not necessarily but I think it's better

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes, you accomplish more in those extra hours youve gained by getting out of bed rather than sleeping in late.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Why sleep in when you could do an extra few hours of something useful in the morning. (e.g. violin practice in my case)...

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Absolutely! The earlier you wake up, the more you can accomplish.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I don't see why not

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes, because I have school the other day, which will help me get a job and become successful. PS: Can you put tips on waking up for heavy sleepers!?

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes it makes a person succesful

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Lol Yes

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      In life, you need to be punctual, motivated and determined so waking early up is important. In regards to 'the early bird catches the worm': does anyone ever spare a thought for the early worm that gets caught?

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      ....

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes it does, the early bird

      always catches the worm

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes! Because you get more done with your day :)

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      No. But success often requires waking early start and staying up late.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Oh absolutely! Your mind, just like your metabolism, works faster in the morning. When you wake up earlier, you're able to accomplish more throughout the day. Also, it become possible to snag an afternoon nap without feeling guilty about it ;)

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes cause i have to go to class then go to gym then the rest of my classes

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes i do.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes i do because if i go to school without enough sleep i get introuble for sleeping in class

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes... The atmosphere and the environment when you wake up early in the dawn, will be calm and quite..., which helps you in focusing in whatever work you are upto..... Staying up late at night doesnt have as much advantages as waking up early....

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes because i need more time to study, studying at the earlier mornings is way better than studying at night so if i do better in my studies i will have alot of job opportunities, education is the key to success

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yeah ya do. There's not enough hours in the day, so you definitely need to be getting up earlier to become successful!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yup

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes, no doubt about it. I get angry with myself if I sleep in too long.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes very much. I can do LOT if I get up ealry especially on personal front.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes in deed

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      obviously..........

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Sure

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      YUp

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes, every the bosses I've had who are successful business owners all say that they wake up early in the morning and always eat breakfast before coming to work.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Yes

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Yes

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      waking up early means you can get everything done before you family wakes up. its better to get everything done during the day then rushing it at night!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      i would say ya cause its good heath!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Well of course because before you could do anything in the day you need at least 6-8 hours of sleep to avoid tiredness to do any work

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      yes

    No way! Waking up is for old people I can get just as much done at night

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      • Tom Christen 4 years ago from Switzerland/Ecuador

        That depends very much. But of course when you wake up every day at 11.....

        I think a good time is 8. Not too early not too late.... just right I think :)

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        becoz my 10th board exams nearing so i wanna get up soon as possible

      • jimporsche86 4 years ago

        If I wake up anything before 7 am I end up feeling as if I am coming down with the flu, anything after 7:30 I am fine. Morning people being more successful, I cannot say.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Even though waking up early makes you feel good all day long

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Even though waking up early makes you feel good all day long

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        No.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Put it this way. If I was successful person,and knew that get up five o clock in the morning will boost my bank account I would be up and running quarter to every day inc. Sundays.

      • audrey07 4 years ago

        I thin it depends on whether you are a morning person or a night owl. Some people are more productive in the morning while others work better at night. So, I think there is no hard and fast rule on this one.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        No

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        depends on what you consider early? cause what's thepoint getting up so damn early just wait till 11 you got plenty of day left and won't be tired till late evening, not headed to bed with the sin

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Well, it's not for old people. But I feel like if I have a lot to do, I should wake up early.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I get more done at night and sleep in !

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        i feel like when i wake up early the day just drags on and on and on...

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        And sorry,,,, It does depend on people's life style too I am also a business women, mom, fiancé/wife nearly a wife so I look after my hubby to be, my daughter, and a business well and then Squidoo :) which I adore. I hate sleeping in until 11am sometimes 12 or very rare for me 1pm but you can't bare to understand if you not going through bad neighbours. I complained to them, to landlords/council and there aint a thing you can do event he police! It exausting.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I have had six years of awful neighbours, and bad landlords who wont have words with them. I and my daughter have no sleep for six years. When she was a baby its fine and I understand that because our neighbours not being quite late at night and I have had five several different neighbours. At one point I lived in my last flat and my landlord had also the flat bellow who some one occupied and they were a vile!!! They were really loud from around 6pm right through until the next morning. Kept me and my daughter up all night. They even had the oradasity to complain about my daughter's noise in the DAY! oh my days and considering I had been complaining to my landlord for MONTHS, from December 2011 - around May 2012! about their constant loud baby cries yes their baby cries, they were adults.. (doesn't bother me in day) but I do think they had slight disabilities though he worked she went to college and they seemed not to be that bad that they did not understand what they were doing wasn't fare on me and my family. He would slam doors and shout at his mrs 12am, 1am when ever. They have a laugh from late at night through to 5am underneath us and I got so angry because he complained about US, but they were vile and selfish so in the end I found out the womens name who had helped get them the flat and she got it because she had told my landlord to have words with me and col but he would not tell this women about the rubbish life we were having thanks to them. I used to be a great sleeper and wake up around 9am with out any alarm. I found it easy to get up. I have also found through lack of sleep I pick!!! So I've piled 2 stones on and now have to get this off. Its not my age Im still only young it is having bad neighbours for this amount of years. Six years is long time and its not always easy to get routines back. I fought for my routine and my childs. I also have lost mom in august, and have an ex from hell who is an abuser so really I did not need tha on top but I will survive with this wonderful Lens.!!

      • mecheshier 4 years ago

        Great lens. Ask I get older I find it harder to get up early... You have some wonderful suggestions that i will give a try.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        No

      • Seo-Thomas 4 years ago

        Nope.com I think most would choose to sleep in if not for their kids up bright and early

      • Carol Brooks 4 years ago from Florida

        Not necessarily. Some people are naturally more active at night.

      • WriterJanis2 4 years ago

        I'm a night owl and do most of my work then. I feel much better sleeping in when I can.

      • webmavern 4 years ago

        I struggle to wake up in the morning especially in the winter.

      • NostalgicTimes 4 years ago

        I'm a night owl.. and getting up early is tough for me. Though sometimes I do get up early on my own.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        nope

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        No.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I have to wake @ 5!!(high school :P)

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Wake up early

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        pfff no lol

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        yes

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        psh- no the early bird may catch the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese! (for those who don get it when a mouse gets cheese from a mouse trap they die or get hurt, the second mouse can just waltz up and take he cheese because the trap has already snapped.)

      • RuthieDenise 4 years ago

        I think it helps. It sure is hard to do though!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        No, sometimes it doesn't matter what time you go to sleep because you will still be tired in the morning. It may effect how quickly your brain gets into gear but, it will eventually throughout the day.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I have just found a job, I start next week and I will have to wake up at 6:00AM everyday. I feel depressed even thinking about it.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        no because just because you sleep late doesnt mean yor not succseful.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        NO.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I can function at my job awake or asleep. i just hate the grogginess I have in the morning, whether i sleep for 4 hours, 8 hours or 10 hours, it's always the same feeling.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        In a way, yes. I LIKE BEING IN THE GREY........

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        NO

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        NO

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        No i dont think you need a good night sleep to concerntrait in the morning

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I'm WAYYYYY more alert at night and i also have a better memory at night! be it studying or working i do it better at night BUT my schedual starts at 7 in the morning every day... it will not work together

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        yes therefore you will be productve

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        IT ISN'T NECESSARY, IN MOST CASES!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I would rather just be going to sleep in the mornings when everyone else is waking up. But unfortunately, because of school or work or other commitments, it's necessary to wake up early. (Or just stay up and take a nap later...)

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        no

      • SailingPassion LM 5 years ago

        I think it is best to wake up early - I always feel better, although my husbands body seems to work the other way round

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        your day feels much more longer when you wake up early

      • Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

        I don't think you have to get up early but I do think it can give you an edge. Too bad I'm not a morning person...

      • sunny saib 5 years ago

        It entirely depends from an individual to another. But having said that, what's more important is for the person to realize their most productive state and then how or when are they able to reach that state. Also, they say that success is relative. If a person improves sequentially in individual, social and financial terms, maybe that's what we should consider success.

      • cynthiannleighton 5 years ago

        Lots of people work on different schedules! Right now I'm getting up just after 7am to walk a mile to Mass and then back to start my day. That's working well for me.

      • Mark Falco 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

        That 'wake up early' thing probably had more to do with when our economy revolved around more agrarian activities where daylight was an absolutely invaluable commodity. These days I don't think it matters. I work better at night away from all the daily distractions of modern life. No phones, no TV because late night TV sucks, and the kind of quiet its virtually impossible to find during the daytime. Depends on the person of course, but since all my work is online, I can do it any time I choose.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        No, recent studies indicate that there is no correlation between early risers and success. Also, late-risers correlate with intelligent, creative individuals moreso than early-risers.

        BTW, the taking a side options were obtuse and dumb.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I just dont like being up early.

      • Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

        I am a night owl and waking up early goes against my nature.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        No as long as you get enough sleep

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        No

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        i cant sleep fro nothing i have been trying ti fall asleep and saty asleep but i cant

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        yes

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        sleep in

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I'm not sure cause at the minute I try to cram in everything at night and therefore I never have any motivation to get up in a morning :L. But yeah I genuinley believe if you wake up earlier in a morning you will become more succesful :') xx

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        It all depends on the person, because everyone is different. Sometimes I wake up super early to get things done, but I'm very tired halfway through the day. And sometimes I can sleep in and stay up late to get things done as well. It just depends. I love waking up before the sun is out, but it is difficult sometimes.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        All companies should realize that all people are different - some like to get to work early so they can leave early, others like to arrive late and stay late. Work hours should not favor one or the other. As long as you put in your time as a professional, arrival time shouldn't matter.

      • sponias lm 5 years ago

        I donât think so. I hate time limitations. When you are intelligent you donât accept working under pressure.

      • Cynthia Davis 5 years ago from Pittsburgh

        I'm a night owl and that means getting up late. I seem to get just as much done sleeping in. I feel more productive getting the sleep when I need it.

      • thesuccess2 5 years ago

        You cannot force yourself to be morning person, you are or you arent

      • AngelDey 6 years ago

        Everyone has different cycles. I used to work nights so waking up early wasn't an option. I still got 8 hours of sleep and still was awake the other 16. It just wasn't the same timeframe as others.

      • squid-pinkchic18 6 years ago

        I think the more sleep the better, but I'm forced to wake early.

      • sorana lm 6 years ago

        I don't think so.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        no

      • Heidi 6 years ago from Benson, IL

        Wake up early or stay up late, makes no difference to me as long as I get the same amount of quality sleep in a 24-hour period.

      • CambriaNutter 7 years ago

        I like to sleep in, I am more productive during the day if I do

      • Othercatt 7 years ago

        I'm one of those people that gets more done at night. Most nights I don't get to bed until 2 am. But I'm always up at 6am ready to do it all again.

      Get rid of coffee to help wake up in the morning
      Get rid of coffee to help wake up in the morning

      Coffee and how it affects your sleep

      Do you drink coffee first thing in the morning to wake up? Well you may be surprised to find out that your morning cup of joe may be the reason your not sleeping well at night. Caffeine can stay in your blood for over 12 hours and keep your body from getting the quality nights sleep it need. If you want to do a little experiment try not drinking coffee for one week and see if you wake feeling better by the end of the week. I know it sounds crazy a whole week without coffee but give it a try you'll be glad you did.

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          Tom Christen 4 years ago from Switzerland/Ecuador

          As said before motivation is very important to get up! Also I think a reason to get up:) I am always happy to get up because I know that soon I gonna drink my morning coffee....

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @athomemomblog: Very cute! =P

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          meganst 4 years ago

          Motivation... if don't have a strong reason for getting up early, I never do it and sleep in. So, to force myself out of the warm, comfy bed I need to have a strong motivation, something I can't wave off with the words "Nah, it can wait a couple more hours" ...

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          katiecolette 4 years ago

          Sorry, don't have any :( I have the toughest time getting out of bed in the morning. I do get up early because I have to, but I really would rather sleep in.

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          JeffGilbert 4 years ago

          A lot of good info here. Nice lens.

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          CoolFool83 4 years ago

          I definitely struggle to get up in the morning. Really nice lense.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I have an automatic coffee maker that entices me in the morning with lovely smells.

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          rasnasah 4 years ago

          Great informative lens.

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          Genesis Davies 4 years ago from Guatemala

          I recommend having a baby. That wakes you up like nothing else. And several times during the night, too! In fact, it is currently 3 am and I'm writing this because my 10 month old is wide awake. :P

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          Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

          That's great info - thank you!

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          Justin 4 years ago from Slovenija

          I have alarm clock so far i have to wake up and stand up to set it off. This works best for me.

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          NibsyNell 4 years ago

          Yeah I'd agree with AstroGremlin: put your alarm clock far away so you're forced to get out of bed!

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          AstroGremlin 4 years ago

          Have a reason to get up in the morning -- a project or a job -- and put your alarm clock out of reach.

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          MemoryMistress 4 years ago

          Set a number of alarms to go off and drink water as soon as your up.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Setting your alarm for a couple of different times helps. Such as, setting it for 6:00 and 6:05. That way if you hit snooze, there will be another alarm to wake you up.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Well aside from skipping the coffee, pretty much all of the suggestions above would work for me! =)

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          Little Linda Pinda 4 years ago from Florida

          Having something exciting to do.

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          Monica Lobenstein 4 years ago from Western Wisconsin

          I had a teacher in high school who said when the alarm went off he would leap out of bed and say "It's going to be a great day!" He said it worked but I usually can't drum up enough morning energy for that. Thanks for the suggestions!

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          johnsja 4 years ago

          My son could do with some of your advice.

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          Carol Brooks 4 years ago from Florida

          When I get into bed, I tell myself what time I want to wake up, and I usually wake up right around that time.

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          David Stone 4 years ago from New York City

          I have cats. I never use an alarm clock.

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          cmadden 4 years ago

          Even when I'm up late, I will awaken to an alarm clock; unfortunately, I also awaken to a variety of sounds in the night.

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          mariacarbonara 4 years ago

          get into a routine of sleeping for exactly the same amount of time every day. The body loves routine.

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          Doc_Holliday 4 years ago

          With regular sleep my internal body clock works well. But changing time zones throws me out for a few weeks.

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          kabbalah lm 4 years ago

          I need my coffee in the morning.

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          Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

          I have a problem sleeping so, I am all way up early. You don't want this.

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          Jo-Jackson 4 years ago

          The cat is my self-appointed alarm clock. He jumps on the pillow and pushes against my face until I get up. It works for me but I would rather he let the alarm clock do its job.

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          NostalgicTimes 4 years ago

          I set in multiple alarms on my cell phone (to ring every 10 or 15 minutes apart).

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          viscri8 4 years ago

          yes, I want to be trained to wake up in the mornings. As it is I am waking up mostlu during the night and then I can't sleep.

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          Jogalog 4 years ago

          My baby wakes me at the moment - I'd love to sleep instead!

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          my alarm seems to wake every body in the house but me and that's because i sleep late at night. So when i started sleeping at 8pm i wake up at 6am.

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          gottaloveit2 5 years ago

          I just leave the drapes open at night and let the morning light wake me naturally. I've never used an alarm clock. Blessed!

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          RadaFrancis LM 5 years ago

          I quit drinking coffee and any caffeinated drinks and I feel soooo much better now! I used to drink 3 cups per day and I felt like I was a slave to while while still being tired all the time. I am a brand new person and I love it.

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          Diva2Mom 5 years ago

          Oh yeah, I forgot, sometimes I ask my guardian angel to help me get up at a certain time, and wouldn't you know it, I get up right on time, to the second, any later and I would have been late! God bless.

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          Diva2Mom 5 years ago

          You have to set goals and really tell yourself you must get up and accomplish it. Routine and training that internal clock is also crucial. If you can't seem to manage it for whatever reason, seek help from friends or relatives to influence and pressure the situation enough to get back on track.

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          gamrslist 5 years ago

          i hate waking early when im in the UK its not cool well it is its always freezing but i wake early when im in Philippines morning are more inviting

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          Wedding Mom 5 years ago

          I usually have a hard time waking up in the morning but I do try to place my alarm clock far from me.

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          sunny saib 5 years ago

          I've always been against alarm dependency. Everyone should try to get rid of this, I bet it's much healthier without them.

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          sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

          having good reasons to wake up early and to do things is a half success on becoming an early riser. Find an interesting reason that can light a burning desire within you. automatically you will be an early riser.

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          cynthiannleighton 5 years ago

          When I've got something "important" that I might worry about whether I'd get up or not I generally set up back up alarms.

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          Ninche 5 years ago

          I have a dog who enters into my bedroom EVERY morning at 6:30, no matter what...and I put alarm on my cell phone :)

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          I set three alarms. one on my phone, one on my stove and one on my alarm clock. Getting up and going to the bathroom after drinking water through the night helps me also.

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          areamarketing 5 years ago

          Even though I hate waking up..I am always excited and feel blessed to have another day of life.

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          alicia65 5 years ago

          set my alarm early for better preparation.

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          reasonablerobby 5 years ago

          I'm up in 5 hours time, so I'll let you knw :)

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          sponias lm 5 years ago

          I hate waking up early in the morning. I always had trouble waking up early in my life. I used to have three alarm clocks. I also used to remember a cartoon with the pink panther destroying an alarm clock with a hammer whenever I heard the alarm clock and I had to get up. Fortunately, now I donât need to wake up early in the morning; I can follow my own program. Wish I had found your lens when I was young! Blessed.

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          Cynthia Davis 5 years ago from Pittsburgh

          Lots of coffee helps me start the day.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          I have discovered this recently and it works for me an absolute treat. I have an electric heater connected to a plug-in timer. I programme the heater to come on at maximum about 30 mins before I want to get up. By the time I need to get up my room is like sauna and I don't feel like staying in my bed at all. I put on my track-suit and go out for my run. I had to share this with some people because it's really helped me.

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          greenwich lm 5 years ago

          Even though I get up early I find the alarm hard to turn off if I've has a poor nights sleep.

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          AngelDey 6 years ago

          I tried putting the alarm clock across the room. That worked at first but then I started getting up, turning it off and going back to bed. The distractions in the night are the problem for me but if I try earplugs, then I can't hear the alarm. I'm doomed. :)

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          bames24 lm 6 years ago

          I used to use an alarm but my dogs do a better job of waking me up... :)

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Putting the alarm out of reach works wonders.

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          RascalO 6 years ago

          the worst tip I've ever had is go to be earlier. Whaaa? I'm still waiting ofr a good tip, I'll read on. Thanks.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          I'm truly horrible in the mornings. I've tried alarm clocks that run around the room on crazy wheels and alarm clocks that fly around the room like mini helicopters. I'm ashamed to admit nothing works for me...I simply like my bed too much :o)

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          MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

          My Dad used to always just say what time you are going to wake up. I never believed him, but now I do it and it works! Of, course, I usually wake up at 5 am, which is long before I ever have to do anything....

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Hey, I also use http://onlineclock.net

          Been using this site for YEARS and years now and it always wakes me up. I don't think I'll ever need to buy another alarm clock as long as I live!

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          felixthecat12b lm 6 years ago

          Commercial Alarm Clocks Don't work for me...VOLUME IS TOOO LOW. I use a free online alarm clock (www.onlineclock.net) THE SOUND IS SOOO ANNOY AND I still don't get up right away. Oye vay

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          hayleylou lm 7 years ago

          Having kids means no more lie ins :)

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          Othercatt 7 years ago

          We actually have two alarm clocks. One is in the bedroom, but it's placed across the room from the bed, so we have to get up to turn it off. And just in case we end up back in the bed, there's another alarm clock in the next room.

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            Tom Christen 4 years ago from Switzerland/Ecuador

            A great lens, nice ideas... I enjoyed reading! Thank you so much...

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            Gala98 4 years ago

            I have no problems getting out of bed - I just need to shift the 1hr of zombie mode after I do! A bear with a very sore head has nothing on me in the morning before I get going! lol

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            anonymous 4 years ago

            This is a really fun lens.

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            WordChipper 4 years ago

            Lots of good time here - thank you

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            anne mohanraj 4 years ago

            Useful tips! Nice lens!

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            WorkSmarter101 4 years ago

            Great lens I wish I had read that last night before I woke up late for work this morning.

            LOL it's a good thing I work from home.

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            vpalazis 4 years ago

            Thanks for the tips!

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            Justin 4 years ago from Slovenija

            Thank you for the tips. Alarm clocks look great too.

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            Eugene9184 4 years ago

            Nice tips I need this !

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            MemoryMistress 4 years ago

            Great lens! It's motivated me to get a good nights sleep and wake up early! Nice work.

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            azamkhan760 4 years ago

            nice lens thanks for sharing

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            Pat Moire 4 years ago from West Village, New York City

            Sunlight alarm clocks are the best way to wake up, or just waking to the rising sun. Some people wake up at 2AM to get some thinking done while the world is quiet, then back to sleep again.

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            aussiejon 4 years ago

            Great lens, waking up is something i struggle with everyday, takes me the best part of an hour to feel human

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            Seo-Thomas 4 years ago

            Great concept. This lens rocks. I learned to harness my body clock by working a graveyard shift job. Think it aged me a few years.

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            ElizabethJeanAl 4 years ago

            Great info. Love the Snoopy clock

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            JJNW 4 years ago from USA

            OH! It's the Snoopy alarm clock that's missing! Lol. Great tips. Thanks.

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            David Stone 4 years ago from New York City

            Smart, well-informed lens. Something to consider is first sleep and second sleep. Some of us get up after only a few hours, go about our business, then return for another sleep. It keeps you refreshed. And it's not just alertness that matters. Your body schedules biological activities for times when you are not active. You have to give it time for those those things or we get that odd feeling of being out of synch and dragging while our rhythms try to make up for rest lost.

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            RoadMonkey 4 years ago

            Some great info and ideas here. Love the one about practising getting up!

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            webmavern 4 years ago

            Thanks for sharing these tips, I'll give some of them a try. I love the Snoopy alarm clocks!

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            Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

            Now that I am retired no alarm needed. I like your tips.

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            Beverly Rodriguez 4 years ago from Albany New York

            When I had to get up at 4:30 A.M., that was a real problem. Now I have the luxury to get up when I want, no alarm.

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            anonymous 4 years ago

            I try to get up early TOMORROW.

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            Joy Neasley 4 years ago from Nashville, TN

            I was married to a military man. Getting up early comes with the job. However, I have never had to use an alarm clock. It's funny. I just seem to know when to get up, whether I am getting up at 5:00am or 10:00am. Don't ask me how, I seem to have some sort of internal clock that tells me when it is the time that I am planning to get up.

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            SailingPassion LM 5 years ago

            good advice - thanks

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            mueedahmad 5 years ago

            A good advice for the lazy persons. Awesome lens.

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            Diva2Mom 5 years ago

            Brings up a great topic and I bet you get a lot of traffic, as all of us have struggled with getting up in the morning. Thanks for making it, God bless.

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            cynthiannleighton 5 years ago

            Good job! Nice idea for a lens.

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            antoniow 5 years ago

            Great lens, well done. Squidlike

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            Winter52 LM 5 years ago

            I don't think that I have ever had that problem for some reason. If anything, I will wake up a good half hour before I need to be up. Sometimes I wish I could ignore it.

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            JoshK47 5 years ago

            Great lens - I've trained myself recently to wake up much earlier than I used to, now I wake up when I want to 9/10 of the time. Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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            greenmind 5 years ago

            Hey nice lens -- gonna try this!

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            sponias lm 5 years ago

            Your suggestions are quite helpful. I read your lens only because waking up early always was a problem in my life. I had many adventures trying to find smart excuses for delaying again, or trying to find ways to hide the fact that I was late again.

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            AngelDey 6 years ago

            I think I will try the drinking a glass of water first thing to see if that will help. I noticed when I actually leave my room and rub water on my face and eyes I feel more alert, but I'm not in the habit of leaving my room yet. Maybe a glass of water next to my bed will allow me to do this and get me up.

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            christopherlee lm 6 years ago

            Sleep is very important, unless we have proper sleep, otherwise it would be a struggle to wake up early in the morning, that will lead to poor health and memory lost.

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            Harshitha LM 6 years ago

            Good tips. I need to commit to waking up early

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            squid-pinkchic18 6 years ago

            Great lens, very helpful!!

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            anonymous 6 years ago

            THis is really weird having 2 guestbooks. Am I dreaming?

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            RascalO 6 years ago

            I like the practice idea, that sounds helpful, I'm going to give it a try. Thanks.

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            pixelposy 6 years ago

            I read about a study where night owls tend to be the ones with higher IQs... but I've also read those that wake early tend to be more productive.

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            sorana lm 6 years ago

            Nice and funny lens. I like the 'waking up exercise' ... lol ... Congrats on reaching level 32 ... I did it too. See you on level 33 :).

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            Cynthia Arre 6 years ago from Quezon City

            Waking up early earns me more daylight time so I highly recommend it too! These are excellent tips and I agree with you about coffee. I now drink green tea in the morning and I feel so much more refreshed throughout the day than I did when I drank coffee.

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            anonymous 6 years ago

            I just got the yawns, I must need to get more sleep.

            Personally know people who wake up at a certain time every morning on their own,

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            hayleylou lm 7 years ago

            Good subject. Thumbs up :)

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            Vicki Green 7 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

            Interesting topic for a lens and well done!

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            Othercatt 7 years ago

            Hi. Great lens! I'm going to take your advice and practice waking up (but let's just keep that to ourselves. lol). Keep up the good work.