How can I wake up as soon as my alarm goes off?
Last Updated: 12/24/2018 at 9:09am
Paola Giordani, Psychoanalyst
I have helped and am helping people cope with loss, divorce, anguish and parenting. Depression is also a major issue that comes up.
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Do a wake and shake (dancing or exercise, a small amount) and walk somewhere or even put you alarm so you have to get out of bed
To wake up when your alarm goes off, you have to make sure your rested. Go to bed early, sleep on a comfortable bed.
Try putting the alarm far away from where you sleep so that you have to get out of bed to turn it off. Change the sound of it often so you don't get too used to it. It also helps to take off your blanket right away as a step towards getting up.
Try setting multiple alarms for different time spans and set them a little earlier, so you're already knowing you have to wake up. I'd suggest putting your alarm away from where you sleep so you automatically have to get up to shut it off.
Last year I found it really difficult to get up in the mornings so I purchased a sleep alarm clock, which slows build's up the light with the idea that your naturally wake up. It has really helped me get up straightaway in the mornings :)
Put on a really loud and annoying ring tone, and place your alarm in the other side of the room. If your alarm is on your phone, get an extension cord and place it on a chair in the furthest corner. This will force you out of bed
If you wake up in time, then reinforcer yourself with something nice or something you enjoy. However if you aren't able to wake up in time that day, then you don't get the reinforcement.
Set multiple alarms and place one well out of arms reach so you have to get out of bed to turn it off. And sleep with your blinds open - the natural light transition from night/dawn-day should give your circadian rhythm a boost and help you wake up more easily.
What I like to do is set my alarm about 20min. early. Then, after I've hit snooze a couple of times, it's then the time I intend on waking up.
This takes practice. Start by never hitting snooze no matter how much you may want to. After a few weeks, it will happen automatically. After a few months, you will notice that you start to wake up even before your alarm goes off.
put your alarm clock all the way across the room. That way, you have to get out of bed to turn it off.
convince yourself through suggestion before you go to sleep that you will wake up in the morning right when your alarm goes off. you can give yourself certain advantages, like saying "ok i will wake up 5 mins after the alarm" or "ok i'm setting the alarm 15 minutes forward of the timewhen i'm supposed to wake up" etc. these help.
Try practicing every single day at getting up. Convince yourself to get up and tell yourself that it will be worth it.
Firstly, you need to sleep on time and wake up on time. Secondly, tell yourself the important things you need to do after waking up and how good the day can be.
Before you go to bed, turn off your phone or device at least 30 minutes before you try to sleep. Drink a large glass of water in the morning as soon as you open your eyes and try to keep your room warm, so you aren't tempted to stay in the bed because you are too cold to get out. Splash your face with water. Some people get a mason jar and poke holes in the top, they then put coffee beans in for you to smell as you wake up. Goodluck!
Sometimes people can struggle to get up on their alarms, as they can simply press the snooze button or turn them off on their phones. I used to have this problem for a long time, so there were multiple ways I tried to fix this issue of mine to just want to sleep in instead. Firstly, set goals you want to achieve before you go to bed each day, as having a goal to work towards can encourage you to get out of bed with a positive attitude. If this doesn't work for you and you want to start with smaller steps, get your alarm, be it your phone or device, and put it somewhere out of your reach when you're in bed. Set it as loud as possible, so when it goes off, the only way to turn it off will be to get out of bed and walk over to it, and by then you'll already be ready to go. Just remember to keep setting goals for yourself that are reasonable and achievable for yourself, it will make all the difference!
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