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Getting up for 9am lectures

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    Seriously? I would KILL for 9 am lectures. On Tuesdays and Thursdays mine start at 7:15 am sharp. 9 am is a luxury.
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    Sleep early. I find sleeping at 10-11pm works best, you'll wake up 6-7am sharp. If you can't go to sleep early for whatever reason, you probably have sleeping problems.
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    (Original post by Station)
    ...unless I make it a life style choice to go to bed early all the time...
    That's the key. Set the alarm for 6.30, go to bed by 10, read a bit, turn off the lights at 10.30,
    and you'll sleep like a baby for 8 hours (which is the recommended number of hours).

    In the morning you'll have enough time for internet, a relaxed breakfast, a quick workout, maybe
    even revision and preparation of the days lectures.
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    Problem - can't get up in the morning for lectures.
    Solution - stay up all night doing nothing then make yourself coffee at 5am.
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    When I have my 9am lecture, its my day off the day before when I relax and get up around 10am. Depending on what I do, I usually go to bed around 1am, sometimes as late as 4. When the alarm goes off at 5am, I'm usually fine. Then its cup of tea, pick up my bags and make my way to the station for the first train of the day, at 6.

    One time I was having a midweek session with my mates, last train home, so got in around 12ish, then carried on the conversations on facebook. Got to 1am, so went downstairs, I sat in front of the oven all night with my phone making cups of tea, got to 5am, got dressed again and out the house. 7 hours after, lecture done I was on another session for 10 hours but with a hotel near my Uni.

    They were the days... of 3 weeks ago.
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    Yeah it's such a struggle for me! Naturally I don't wake up until about 10.30am so to force myself up at 8 just to get to a lecture that I won't take in anyway because I'm so tired is such a bitch!
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    I have 3 9am lectures and 2 10am lectures a week so although it's a pain getting up early I'm fairly used to it. What I don't understand though is my housemate who gets up at like 7 every day, even when she doesn't have lectures. Why??!
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    I have 5 9ams so I've got used to it now. It helps that as soon as I am vertical I usually wake up fairly snappy
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    I can sleep as little or as much as I like and I find it just as difficult. For some reason its when I have been partying the night before that I find it easiest to wake up for a 9am start, but then that comes with the problem of having a hangover.
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    Even when I plan and go to bed early enough, I forget to account for the horrid FACT that I won't all asleep until about 2 then my flatmates will probably wake me up at about 3. TIRED. TIMES!
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    used to be up to start work at 8am every day, now my sleeping pattern is so screwed a 9am lecture is a challenge - maybe because I only have one per week that is i cant sleep so early on sunday night, as usually i can go bed later, get up at half nine and still have plenty of time before classes.
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    I have a 45 minute walk from halls too so 9am for me... I'm more likely to stay in bed. Factor in alcohol and there is no chance I'm making it
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    (Original post by iSMark)
    It's just not the same though. When you're at uni your sleeping pattern is generally screwed up due to late night studying/drinking/whatever. Then when 9am comes around it's a shock.

    When you're at work you're in a routine.
    Late night drinking, fine.

    But late night studying? Thats a mugs game. Every hour you spend studying past 10pm, your probability of a good degree classification drops.
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    (Original post by ChapelTom)
    When I have my 9am lecture, its my day off the day before when I relax and get up around 10am. Depending on what I do, I usually go to bed around 1am, sometimes as late as 4. When the alarm goes off at 5am, I'm usually fine. Then its cup of tea, pick up my bags and make my way to the station for the first train of the day, at 6.
    What towns do you commute between? Are you sure it wouldn't be more effective (even cost effective) to get accomodation nearer uni?
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    Have your curtain slightly open - this is pretty useless advice in the winter, but the light has helped to wake me up this term.

    Also, don't have your alarm clock/phone right beside your bed. Put it somewhere where you actually have to stand up to turn it off!
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    (Original post by anonperson)
    Have your curtain slightly open - this is pretty useless advice in the winter, but the light has helped to wake me up this term.

    Also, don't have your alarm clock/phone right beside your bed. Put it somewhere where you actually have to stand up to turn it off!
    I don't have curtains haha

    And I do that but just walk back over to bed and get back in it without thinking.

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