Of course, with an even earlier bedtime – no need to become skylarks at the expense of sleep deprivation.
A New Yorker named Katie Riley has shared on social media a tip that gets her up at 5:30 a.m. every day without a problem, and her video has gone viral. To become like Katie, you need a light alarm clock and a glass of water, says the Daily Mail.
The girl, like most of us, used to set the regular audible alarm on her phone on repeat, and it didn’t work – she would mute it time after time, fall back on her pillow and sleep until the next beep. Such a snooze to the alarm could go on for two hours.
The first thing you need to do, Katie explains, is to stop setting the alarm on your phone and move it away from your bed altogether. “Now my phone is on charge on the table at night, far away from the bed, which only stimulates my desire to get up,” she says.
The second is to buy a light alarm clock that simulates the dawn by gradually increasing the light
And the third is to put a glass of water by the bed in the evening and force yourself to drink it early in the morning when the light wakes you up. According to Cathy, the combination of increasing light in the room and drinking water keeps her from falling back into bed and falling asleep. The important thing is not just to take a sip, but to drink the whole glass.
She says she has gradually made it a habit to get up at 5:30 in the morning and she is never late for anything.
For those who for some reason cannot or do not want to buy a light alarm clock, Katie advised to simply turn on the lamp next to the bed as soon as the first signal of a regular alarm clock sounds and start drinking water.
A luminous electronic alarm clock
Here’s an example of such an alarm clock as Kathy Riley talks about. The device not only shows the time, but also simulates dawn – particularly effective with blackout curtains.