Surefire methods of waking up in the morning? Watch
Problem is that if Ive not slept very long no matter how many alarms I set I end up getting up and walking over to them barely concious, turning them off then getting back into bed! Or they dont even wake me up at all!
A friend of mine actually made an autohotkey script that opens itunes on his laptop and plays music at increasing volume, but on my netbook Ive only got little 1.5watt speakers.
Please, I need to find a working method before I go uni and theres no one to wake me up so I just stay in bed for 3 years. Any suggestions?
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I'm the same - and no technique has worked. Multiple alarms, I can sleep through. Putting them on the other side of the room, I can ignore them or just climb back into bed straight after turning them off. I can turn them off in my sleep, it's a pain in the arse.
also light makes your brain more alert - try switching a light on with a timer before your first alarm triggers.
If it's dark outside (i.e. winter), do the same but also turn on the lights in your room.
Whatever you do, don't go back to bed once your alarm's gone off, and don't snooze your alarm either. I keep doing this and it really ends up making things worse, so I'd like to try and warn you folks off making the same mistake.
It's worrying how hard it is to multiply two numbers and add another number unless you're actually awake!
But if not, my housemates will all frog-splash me.
But seriously, if you have such a big problem, there's only one solution: drink LOTS of water before going to bed. You will have to get up to go to the loo. With time you can learn how much water you should drink and how much time it takes your bladder to be absolutely full. This works only for people who don't suffer from incontinence.
My problem is a bit different, I wake up 5-10 minutes before the alarm clock start, which I hate because I want the alarm clock to wake me up and I don't want to waste 5-10 minutes just laying down in bed waiting for the alarm to ring. Sometimes I fall back to sleep again and I won't hear the alarm clock anymore. So what I do now is right when I wake up, I jump into the shower right away even though it's kind of cold and just wait till it heats up.