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Tips for getting out of bed on schedule / quickly

For as long as I can remember, I've had a lot of issues waking up in the morning. I think that I'm finally at an age where I would like to get up earlier. My boss doesn't care when I show up as long as I get there by 10 and put in my 8 hours, but I want to start my day earlier due to daylight changes.

It doesn't matter if I get 4 hours of sleep or 9 hours of sleep; I have trouble regardless. Also exercise habits don't seem to have much bearing on the issue. If I set my alarm for an earlier time, I tend to continue sleeping through it (even if it's on full blast) or continually hit the snooze button.

I go to bed every night saying to myself "alright, I'm going to get up at x time tomorrow", and I usually can't do it unless I have something really important to do.

Obviously this is some sort of motivational issue, but I can't understand why my attitude is different about everything else I do all day with that one exception. I would love to "just do it" and ultimately I think I will, but I was wondering if anyone had any tips. I suppose different strokes for different folks does apply here to some degree, and if you have any ancedotal suggestions, that's cool too.

Thanks for any responses, I feel like such an idiot for asking
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i have the same problem. whats worked for me is:

*get more sleep than you think you need. 8 hours is a minimum. yeah you can live off 3-7 for your adult life, but it noticeably hampers creative brain function (and social function, for me)

*buy annoying alarms. anything non-repetitive will work well. im using a midi coo-coo clock and it almost always wakes me up from the first sound in the morning. use two or more different alarms and dont be afraid to crank up the volume. the whole point is to shock your brain out of sleep.

*no caffeine/energy boosters in the afternoon

*set an evening routine and stick to it. use the routine to signal your body that its time to sleep. dont do the "just gonna finish _____" thing. go to bed at the time that you set for yourself or before.
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i have the same problem. whats worked for me is:

*get more sleep than you think you need. 8 hours is a minimum. yeah you can live off 3-7 for your adult life, but it noticeably hampers creative brain function (and social function, for me)
Good point, I think 7 is plenty for me, but I'll try 8 for one week.

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*buy annoying alarms. anything non-repetitive will work well. im using a midi coo-coo clock and it almost always wakes me up from the first sound in the morning. use two or more different alarms and dont be afraid to crank up the volume. the whole point is to shock your brain out of sleep.
I have an extra large/extra loud alarm clock that I bought years ago at radioshack. I've become so accustomed to it that I can actually sleep through it yet wake somebody up on the other side of the house
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*no caffeine/energy boosters in the afternoon
This may be one of the primary sources of the issue. On an average day I usually have about 8 servings of caffiene. Cutting it out will be extremely difficult.
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*set an evening routine and stick to it. use the routine to signal your body that its time to sleep. dont do the "just gonna finish _____" thing. go to bed at the time that you set for yourself or before.
All good points, fairly obvious, but of course I'm not sticking to those. Thanks.
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In addition to what's already been said, make sure your room is bright during the day. I used to have a blackout shade on the window at one house, and now that I'm in a new one, I keep the blinds open so that sun shines through in the morning. Makes waking up much easier.
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Go to sleep earlier?
Like I said, bedtimes that give me 8+ hours does not really affect the issue but I suppose inconsistency (sometimes unavoidable) in my sleep pattern does. e.g. I could go to bed at 11 and have trouble getting up at 7.
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i put some web-capable device near me (iphone, laptop) that makes me start surfing the web instead of sleeping. then another problem: getting off the internets in time for work.
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Like I said, bedtimes that give me 8+ hours does not really affect the issue but I suppose inconsistency (sometimes unavoidable) in my sleep pattern does. e.g. I could go to bed at 11 and have trouble getting up at 7.

What I meant was more like a parents schedule

Going to bed around 10.
Also to do this, you need to start a schedule. Wake up at the same time every morning. Your body will adapt.

I no longer need an alarm to wake up just before 7am (regardless of when I go to bed)
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Set your cell phone alarm and leave your phone on the bed when you sleep. Set another alarm across the room to go off at the same time as well.

Or, download an alarm program for your computer and make it play something ridiculously loud and annoying.

Why do you need all that caffeine? Cut it down especially after dinner time.
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Why do you need all that caffeine? Cut it down especially after dinner time.
I don't. I wish I knew; I think I am addicted to it.. Probably the next thing on my list to change. Have to take it one step at a time or else I'll go nuts .
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I don't. I wish I knew; I think I am addicted to it.. Probably the next thing on my list to change. Have to take it one step at a time or else I'll go nuts .

Yeah, this is the major thing
I used to drink alot of iced tea all day long
even when I slept, it wasnt good
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Personally, I would recommend against the loud, blaring, klaxon style alarms. I have much more success waking up when my alarm starts quietly and builds up louder and louder. When I'm woken up with a loud noise, it typically makes me angry so I snooze or turn it off right away.

As others have said, put your alarms across the room so you need to physically get out of bed to turn them off. It also helps to have something by your alarm that you can do rather than getting back in bed (computer, coffee maker, etc). Getting back in bed is a one-way ticket to sleeping later than you intended.
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We can about setting routines and changing diet habits all day long, but in the end it doesn't mean a thing if you don't plant that seed in your subconscious that you need to get your ass up. It feels good to get that extra 5 to 10 minutes of sleep in the short term, but it doesn't do you any good in the end. In fact, it's better to just get up at that first alarm in the first place. I've done this countless times over the years and I find myself still doing it from time to time. I must tell you though, it feels tons better to get up just a little earlier and get more done in the day either at work or at home.

The caffeine thing varies since it depends on what your normal intake of caffeine is. I can down a cup of coffee, soda, or tea right before bed and it wont have any noticeable effect on me.
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We can about setting routines and changing diet habits all day long, but in the end it doesn't mean a thing if you don't plant that seed in your subconscious that you need to get your ass up. It feels good to get that extra 5 to 10 minutes of sleep in the short term, but it doesn't do you any good in the end. In fact, it's better to just get up at that first alarm in the first place. I've done this countless times over the years and I find myself still doing it from time to time. I must tell you though, it feels tons better to get up just a little earlier and get more done in the day either at work or at home.

The caffeine thing varies since it depends on what your normal intake of caffeine is. I can down a cup of coffee, soda, or tea right before bed and it wont have any noticeable effect on me.
Yeah, there's lots of things I need to change about it. One of which is a maturity issue I think. But as we've drilled down this thread, changing other things besides mentality would be good catalysts.

And your username is pepsiholic, I don't think I'll be taking any caffeine advice from you! haha

Thanks for all your responses.
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