Beep… Beep…. BEEEEEEP! It’s time to get up and start your day, yet you subconsciously hit the snooze button once again. How many times has this happened? Once? Twice? You probably don’t even remember how many times this has happened because it’s practically become a daily routine. Being late, and not waking up on time is a horrible way to start a day because plans are no longer going to go as planned. You’re going to be in a rush, miss your unit lesson, and that’s not how you want to start your day, right? Ever heard of the theory, “Waking up at noon is a day gone to waste”. This is implied to waking up late because you’ve wasted time that could’ve gone to more important things, because you chose to sleep in. So here are four tips to help you break that disgusting habit.

Sleep On Time. But don’t sleep excessively. 

Sleep.  It’s important to get the right amount of sleep because sleep heavily affects our daily functioning and our physical and mental health in a number of different ways. Teenagers between the ages of 14-17 should be sleeping for a minimum of eight hours and all ages past 17 should be getting at least seven! By the way, if you believe getting more sleep will help you get more energy, you’re wrong! It’s advised that you should be getting your regular hours of sleep. Getting an excessive amount of sleep actually messes up your internal clock, similar to the effects of jet lag. When you choose to oversleep, your body will feel much more exhausted and fatigue when you wake up.

Alarm.

Change how you typically set your alarm! A good way to stop pressing the snooze button in the morning is by moving your alarm to a more difficult spot for you to reach. For example, if you normally place it on your nightstand or on a table next to you, try putting it on the floor. Also, try a new alarm sound because your sleep cycle has already been messed up and your mind has probably gotten to the point where it just ignores the current alarm noise setting. Some alarms give you the option to change the noise setting to a song, and if yours gives you this option, I recommend trying this solution as well because you’ll be waking yourself to a song that you like. Also! Don’t set 150 different alarms in the morning because you’ll keep pushing off the time that you really do need to get up at.  Set 3 alarms, one for before you actually need to get up, one at the time you exactly need to, and one for after just in case you do get up late.

Minimize the number of alarms you have. Don’t do this.

Drink Water.

Drinking water before bed replenishes the body because our body is mainly made out of fluids. It is like a natural cleanser, one of the easiest ways to clear toxins out of body. It keeps the body healthy and at tip-top shape. It slowly relaxes the muscles throughout the night, leaving the body to sleep in a better a state. In the morning, you’ll wake up with a sufficient amount of energy and also a better mood.

Wake Up Light.

If your room doesn’t typically get sunlight at the time you need to wake up, try investing in a wake-up light. Waking up to light in the morning, helps set your internal clock, creating a more consistent wake up time. Also, don’t allow too much light, such as television lights or mobile device lights, while you’re sleeping because the light can interfere and wake you mid sleep since they can randomly shift to a bright light that directly hits the eyes.

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