Waking up early is an ordeal for every normal person except those who naturally have a very small requirement of sleep and cannot sleep for more than a few hours in one go. Most of us have to make an actually effort to wake up early in the morning and make it to our offices in time. Our brains play various games on us like telling us that we are too tired to wake up just yet or that may be hitting the snooze button just one more time on our alarm clocks will make us as fresh as anything. But the truth is that if we really want to get up early, we can. It is all about commitment and the will power to wake up. Realizing how strongly this is needed, we have come up with an article that will provide you with ten top tips that will help you get into a routine of waking up early. These tips are tested and have been tried by various Zen masters so these are guaranteed to help you out.
10. Chocolates and Coffee : Ways to Wake Up Early
If is a fairly common fact that caffeine and chocolates boost your energy levels and make you fresh then you were before you consumed them. It is also a widely known fact that some people do not get affected by coffee the way others are which allows them to sleep as soon as they have had coffee. We would suggest that you avoid coffee and chocolate and even energy drinks at least four hours before your targeted sleep time. Try to consume them only when you are very tired whilst you need to work. That will program your body to automatically assume that absence of caffeine means it is time to sleep.
9. Sleeping Pattern
Say for example that you have constantly been waking up at around 9 or 10 in the morning for the better part of your working life. Suddenly you wish that it would be awesome if you woke up at 7 instead. While the thought is absolutely amazing and inspiring, your body might not adapt to it just as quickly. What will most likely happen is that you will wake up at 7 for two days and then sleep till 12 the third day. So our advice it to make small changes to your sleeping pattern. Cut back on your wake up time by 20-30 minutes each week.
8. Sleeping Routine
It is also a myth that every single person needs around 8 hours of sleep even though it has been medically proven that not every one needs to sleep for eight hours. So if you have come to realize that no matter how hard you try, you only tend to sleep for 6 hours then do not push yourself. If you need to wake up at 6 in the morning, there is absolutely no need to get into bed at 10. Not if it only means that you will keep lying there waiting for sleep to come. It will only make you more tired.
7. Lower your Brain Activity
Another very important thing that you need to do to ensure that you get to sleep early and wake up fresh is to stop using or engaging your brain. If you keep watching TV or you keep surfing the internet, your brain will not be able to tell when your body is tired. So give it time. Stop watching the TV or surfing the internet around 10. That way your brain will get a signal that you have had it for one day.
6. Placement of the Alarm Clock
Most of us are in habit of putting the alarm clock next to our beds in fear that we might not hear the alarm. The resultant is that we keep hitting the snooze button and keep sleeping late. What you need to do is to place the alarm clock far away from your bed so that when it wakes you up, you have to get out of bed to turn it off. This technique really works.