Introduction: How to Get Up Early.

Getting up early always seems to be an impossible task for most of us, other can get up as early as the want to without any ill effects, I on the other hand needed to find tricks to get up.

Step 1: Getting to Sleep.

First of all, don't spend your whole night on the computer, you can make sure you don't by setting your alarm for when you want to go to sleep by... also if you feel you just can't get to sleep, drink a glass of warm milk, and I know that sounds stupid but it really helps!

Step 2: Alarms.

I find that the best thing to do is have my alarm clock right beside my bed with an alarm for when I want to go to sleep by, and then my phone across the room on my dresser with a terribly annoying alarm on it for when I want to get up, this forces me to immediately get out of bed.

Step 3: Waking Up.

When you wake up go take a quick shower, I usually brush my teeth in the shower to save time, when you get out go get dressed and if you still feel tired STOP Do not reach for that coffee !! go get an apple, science has proven that apples wake you up better then a cup of coffee.

Step 4: Staying Awake.

Throughout the day when you start to feel tired, make sure you do not drink any energy drinks or to much coffee, a cup or two is fine but don't go and drink to much and feel tired after words,,,


I find that doing this I can get up very early and still feel fine, but if you have some other tips then tell me and I'll add them here... also this is my first intractable so don't murder me!

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Digitaldreamer7 (author)2011-02-07

I'd lik elinks to your scientific studies about apple vs coffee in the morning.

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It's because of the simple sugars, they get your blood pumping faster, also the crunchiness of the apple stimulates the brain.

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yea see id like LINKS and/or credible studies. Not things you think but thanks for playing. next time read the comment and process it before you go on mate.

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trainboy (author)Digitaldreamer72012-05-10

You could just try it. I mean would it hurt to just try an apple one day and coffee the next? Besides you have the internet, Google it or use yahoo, AOL even.

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mikebook (author)Digitaldreamer72011-05-16

Speaking from a strict caffeine sense, you're right. A cup of coffee would be more beneficial in the morning. Once you add in the consideration of sugar, table sugar is absorbed far more quickly, with a glycemic index of 68, than the sugars of an apple at an index of 38. However, apples contain more sugar than the average cup of coffee (considering an average apple has 13g of sugar, and the average American uses 1 to 2 4g packets of sugar in their coffee). Also, in the biochemical process of caffeine, the sugar placed in the coffee is inhibited from being absorbed by the caffeine's effect on the body. It is also scientifically accepted that caffeine works by blocking the adenosine receptors in the brain, which then causes the body to release adrenaline. This is how caffeine 'wakes up' the coffee drinker. This not only shocks the body into action, but wears off quickly. This is the classic caffeine crash that most users experience. With a lower glycemic index, and no caffeine to block the absorption, apple sugars can be absorbed properly, and over a longer period. Also, with 12 percent of daily fiber, 10 percent of daily vitamin C, and traces of many other minerals and vitamins helpful to sustain energy throughout the day, there isn't a crash a few hours later. While there is little direct scientific study of this particular problem (I think our world is faced with larger problems) there is more than enough scientific evidence to support a logical conclusion that apples are not only a safer, healthier, lower Calorie option over coffee, but is just as, if not more, effective to wake up and sustain energy than caffeine.
Simple google searches will return information supporting this logical conclusion, however I will include two of my resources. The well researched and edited libraries of the Lance Armstrong Foundation: http://www.livestrong.com/article/276790-does-an-apple-have-more-caffeine-than-coffee/ and a research study from the Journal of Psychology on how caffeine works and how it inhibits sugar absorption: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1113/jphysiol.2005.097444/full

Next time spend the time to do some of your own research if your interested in a topic, not attack the author. But thanks for playing.

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ZokiS (author)mikebook2011-07-13

Very good reply!

By the way, congratulations for the kill! :)

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beehard44 (author)2011-11-23

yep, i don't use coffee for staying up anymore, only for pleasure (hey coffee tastes good). It just doesn't work, you get a crash afterwards. Besides, i do better without coffee.

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_Scratch_ (author)2011-07-10

Its Mtn Dew Voltage instead of coffee for me. Get tired, drink a good 16 ounces of mtn dew, then have an insane crash about 4 hours later =P

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DIY Dave (author)2011-02-08

one way to keep yourself from spending the whole night on the computer is

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