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How To Make Yourself Get Out Of Bed When Your Alarm Goes Off

August 25, 2016 by Justine Schwartz
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Do you hit the snooze button *a lot* of times before actually getting out of bed in the morning? This is such a bad idea, because as science points out, this just means you’re starting your sleep cycle again and then interrupting it minutes later. It’s not good for you.

We get why you do it though–most of us are not totally ready to wake up when our alarm goes off in the morning. I am not a morning person at all–I need to be able to ease in to my day and wake up slowly. I’m not the kind of person that can jump up immediately as soon as my phone starts ringing–or I wasn’t, at least, until I discovered this trick for waking up and getting up as soon as my first alarm goes off.

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What is it? The answer is to go to bed at the right time. No, seriously–hear me out. You thought I was going to say like, splash cold water on your face or something, right? No–the trick to waking up faster is to go to bed at the right time, according to your sleep cycle.

To do it, you’ll need to figure out your internal clock and coordinate your bedtime and wake-up to it. And it’s not as difficult as it sounds–here’s the calculation: The average sleep cycle is about 90 minutes long. The average person has 5 sleep cycles per night (this can vary), so 90 x 5 = 250 minutes or 7.5 hours of sleep.

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Figure out what time you want to wake up (set your alarm for exactly then) and then count backwards 7.5 hours to figure out when you need to go to bed.

Try that way for a week. How do you feel when you wake up? Is it still really difficult open your eyes and get yourself out of bed? K, try going to bed 15 minutes earlier. Try that for a week, and then move it up 15 more minutes.

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Test different bedtimes until you find the one that coordinates with your body’s natural sleep cycle–and we guarantee you’ll never hit the snooze button again.

 

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