How to Get Out of the Snooze Button Habit
As the mornings are getting darker, it’s becoming more difficult to drag ourselves out from under the warm duvet in the morning. We know how tempting that snooze button can be this time of year, so we put together our top morning tips to help you wake up and get up!
Go to bed earlier
If you’re really struggling to wake up in the morning, you may not be getting enough sleep during the night. Aim to go to bed an hour earlier and ensure you are giving yourself enough time to get a full eight hours sleep.
Use a light alarm clock
Dark mornings make waking up early seem impossible. Light alarm clocks work by gradually lighting the room around you to simulate a sunrise. This helps to naturally bring your body out of REM sleep so you’re already starting to wake up when your alarm sound goes off. Much less jarring than a loud alarm going off in the dark!
Move the alarm away from your bed
Moving your alarm to the other side of the room forces you to get out of bed to turn it off. After all, once you’re out of bed so you might as well stay out. See if you can challenge yourself to do this for a week or so – the more you do it, the easier it will get.
Wake up at the same time every day
Waking up at the same time every day resets your body clock so you will begin to naturally wake up at that time. After a while, you may not even need an alarm. However, this does mean sacrificing those weekend lie-ins!
Getting up as soon as you alarm goes off is difficult at first, but the more you do it, the easier it will get. Remember, it only takes 21 days of consistently practicing something before it becomes a habit.
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