How to Wake Up Without an Alarm Clock
Most people entrust their awakening to an alarm clock. However, an addiction to this can cause excess stress. Waking up without a reliable alarm may seem scary, but there are ways to help your body wake up naturally.
5-Minute Crafts is telling you what changes in your lifestyle can help you wake up without an alarm clock.
1. Stick to a sleep schedule, even on weekends.
Staying up late and sleeping longer on weekends can sound appealing, however, breaking your regular sleep regimen can negatively affect your ability to use your “natural” alarm clock. Try to maintain your regular sleep patterns, even on weekends. It may take a few weeks, but eventually, you will notice that you have a natural sleep and wake pattern.
2. Implement rules for going to sleep.
Sleep hygiene is a set of healthy habits that you can use to improve your ability to fall asleep, sleep well all night, and wake up by yourself. Here are some examples of good sleep hygiene:
- Wake up and go to sleep at about the same time every day, including weekends.
- Reduce the number of electronic appliances in the bedroom and keep your phone away from your bed so you’re not tempted to scroll through your social media feeds while lying in bed. Ideally, you should turn off all of your electronic gadgets at least 60 minutes before going to sleep.
- Complete the last meal of the day at least 3 hours before going to sleep and reduce the consumption of caffeine and other strong beverages throughout the day.
- Make sure your mattress and pillows provide you optimal comfort and support for your specific body type during sleep.
3. Wake up with natural light.
Use curtains that let in natural light in the morning to wake up naturally. If you want to give up the traditional alarm clock but aren’t ready to wake up on your own yet, get a sunrise alarm clock. It is especially useful in winter when you need to get up but it’s still dark outside.
4. Introduce a morning routine.
The best way to wake up on time is to make your morning routine something to look forward to. Try starting your day with activities that will help you feel motivated, such as sipping on a fragrant drink or taking a pleasant walk in the morning.
Ideally, shift your sports activities to the morning. Regular exercise shifts the inner clock and helps restart or restore the circadian rhythm, especially if you train early in the morning. By implementing exercise into your morning routine, you will be able to stop depending on an alarm clock over time.