8:18pm Feb 5th 13
I think its fair to say that no one enjoys waking up early, especially adolescents and those who are required to be at the job earlier than the sun rises.
In my twenty years, I've undergone several methods of trying to wake up promptly and early to take on whatever the day had set for me, these 'methods' consisted of:
- iPhone Apps
Shake and Wake is an iPhone App that alarms you on your requested time, to disarm the annoying alarm you must shake the iPhone violently to finally bring that noise to an end.
Sleep Cycle is another iPhone App that monitors your sleeping pattern using the inbuilt iPhone accelerometer, this apparently determines when its the best time to notify you in the morning by monitoring your movements closer to your awakening time.
- TV Timer
I've actually placed the TV to turn on full ball in the morning with the remote placed in in the shower... In the morning i was unfortunately smart enough to just go straight for the power point and head straight to sleep
Now this is the good part, this is the thing that has worked for me and i have suggested it to friends to try out and all have reported back to me saying it was successful for them, so hopefully my fellow gamers on CG will benefit from this.
The obvious secret is to get a decent amount of sleep, I know the expected sleep period is around 8 hours but i believe it depends on you as a person, I function perfectly on 6-7. I'd recommend trying 7 hours, if you get too much sleep you'll feel groggy.
Set an alarm to go off 30 minutes before your initial awakening.
Once your alarm goes off in the morning, DO NOT GET UP! Turn your alarm off and get your phone or your laptop out and read an article or check your FaceBook. I play DOTA & Age Of Empires alot so this is my reading material, read so that your mind can slowly switch on and hook to a personal interest not a work or school commitment.
Once you've been awake for half an hour or so, you'll find that you're indeed awake and no longer feel that you could drift off back to sleep, once you get up from your bed you'll feel rejuvenated and refreshed and ready to take on the day.
Now that you're out of bed, if you have the extra time, go game a little or exercise, start the day off in your own favour, don't be a prisoner to education or job, have a little fun. You only despise waking up in the morning because of your mental association with school and work.
Enjoy the day!
I hope you all enjoyed reading this and i sincerely hope that it helps you if you have trouble waking up or want to try getting up earlier.
PLEASE do let me know how you go with a reply below :)