I wake up at 6.00 go to the toilet, then go back to sleep. I then wake up at 6:10 and then back to sleep and wake up at 6:30 when I am fully 'woken up'.
I do this to make sure I am fully woken up as if you wake up the first time its horrible but do it the next few times and it is not that bad. Furthermore from what I have experienced going to bed earlier can improve the 'waking up half an hour'.
But I've been doing this for the bast 3 and so years for school so it is 'wired into my mental clack'.
Or if you have an iPhone download the app 'Sleep Cycle' it uses ambient sounds to gradually wake you up.
weekends and holidays I get up when the kids get up, which is around 8 or 8.30am, unless it's a rare occasion when my hubby kindly lets me have a lie in, in which case I either get up when the kids scream loudly enough that I can't sleep any more, or I get up at some point before lunchtime when he sends them up to bounce on me lol.
(Original post by Mr Dangermouse)
I need to be up at 5.30 tomorrow for a 7.30 start at work.
I'm not a good sleeper and I only found out today so I've not been able to coordinate my sleep pattern.
Its actually easier to get up early in summer. Plus if the weather is nice, its much more help.
In my last job, I used to start at 8 am on Fridays and would wak eup 5-5 30 am. You get used to it and whether I slept late or early it did not matter. But as I said, it helps a lot when it is summer an dthe weather is good. Also, if you sleep early.
Anyways, just train yourself to wake up early for a week adn you will be able to get up early in a jiff.
My natural waking up time is about 7:30-8am, unless I've had a few earlies at work then I'll sleep in till 9am the day after
When I have a 6:30am start at work, I'll get up about 5:15am. I'll set an alarm, although no matter what time I set it to, I always seem to wake up before it! I think my body just knows when I need to get up!
8.30 during term time (my brother wakes me up as he's leaving for school by slamming the door) and around 9.00 when it's the weekend or he's on holiday. I work from home, and prefer to work later into the evening and have a bit of a lie in.
When I was at uni I had to be up at 6.00 to make it in for a 9.00 lecture, which was fun, but it was fine once I'd got myself in the habit.
It'll be different when I'm at uni because I'll have to be up for lectures, but I'm just at home all the time now so I don't need to get up early most days. Usually I'm up at around 10.30am, sometimes 11am if I'm really tired. I've got in the habit of going to bed in the early hours of the morning so I get up late too.
I naturally wake up at around 7.30-8am to go to the loo, then I just go back to bed again.