Step 7: Some Additional Tips for Follow Up.

Here are a few other tips to keep in mind to help you be successful in your quest to become a morning person…

  • First, don’t drink caffeine or other stimulants after 1500 (3pm) You need to wean yourself off of them anyway, you don’t need them anymore!
  • Try not to eat heavy meals after 2000 (8pm)
  • Do NOT use ANY sleeping aid.
  • Try not to exercise 2 hours before you plan to go to sleep
  • Don’t try to fight going to sleep because you are watching TV or reading.  That is what TIVO is for.
  • If you feel sleepy during the middle of the day, and you can, take a few minute nap.  Again, you want to wake up on your own, not with an alarm.

After a while, this will all be second nature.  Enjoy your new found time!

Thanks. There's hope for me to see 6:00 TWICE a day. LOL!
I LOVE you man.
my instructable can complement yours. Thank you!! <br>https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-sleep-less-but-not-feel-sleepless/ <br>
Thank you, I'll follow your advice :) Now that I think about it, I used to do this some years ago during the summer (before we had wireless internet....) and I felt great all the time, even if I rode my bike all day, run, whatever..
This sounds good, Thanks for the post. This might help me prepare for when I start my training in the army, and you can never have too much time, thanks again mate
thank's for this i'll start trying it coz my sleep pattern is seriously messed up currently
So I read this article yesterday and tried it last night, and IT WORKS!!! I set my alarm for six (which was the latest I could get up) and I hid all visible clocks so I wouldn't know what time it was when I woke up on my own. I ended up waking up at FIVE!!! <br> <br>I had time to pray, eat breakfast without rushing and run a mile before work! THANK YOU!!!!! I've always wanted to be a morning person!
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!! I'll go try it like right now!!! I've never considered myself to be a morning person, I'll update on my results!!
&quot;Before you go to bed, drink two glasses of water. You will need to get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. Congratulations, your day just started!&quot;<br><br>im going to try this tonight....got to get up at 8:00am (GMT), lets hope i dont feel really tired during the day when i actually really have to work.
This sounds really interesting, and logical. Very well thought out and explained, thanks! <br> <br>
This explains so much! Thank you!
You said no later than 2000 for the latest big meal. How long before sleeping would you say? Not everyone will have the same sleep schedule and it might be more helpful to be relative (Like the exercise comment.).
&nbsp;Hey this was a great instructable. I've been suffering through 4 wretched years of pissy &quot;feels like the end of the world&quot; mornings in the Army. I have noticed waking up feeling refreshed at odd times of the morning. I will&nbsp;definitely&nbsp;give this a try.&nbsp;Its refreshing to read an instructable from someone in the army.
I will have to try this out; first, however, a question begs asking.<br /> <br /> About how long will it take for a person to acclimate to this method? I have school four mornings a week and work the other three as it stands, and I was wondering if this would be best started now, or next semester.
It depends on your&nbsp;discipline&nbsp;to stick with it. &nbsp;If you stay with it, you can be acclimated to this within 12-14 days. &nbsp;If you don't follow it closely, it will take longer.<br /> <br /> Good luck and let us all know how it turns out.&nbsp;
Thanks for the swift response =)<br /> I'll definitely give it a go.
tried this last night. drank two cups of water at 12pm then went to bed. Had to go to the bathroom twice almost immediately and at three am. however by that time i hadn't gotten any sleep was just lying in bed with my eyes closed. slept all the way through to 11 am. I guess my system flushes out water very quickly. At least now i know. I can use this technique for naps. And usually throughout the night i will get up ocassionaly and go to the kitchen so i can get up then. I don't know why i didn't get up last night. Maybe it's because the night before i slept 11 hours. I don't know but i'm not giving up. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know.<br />
Some people are simply hard-wired to not be up in the morning. I am one of them. I am also a professional artist and get &quot;in the zone&quot; when I work. I have a home studio so my work life is necessarily intertwined with my family's comings, goings, fights, and feedings.<br /> <br /> My life finally got to a point where I can sleep from 6am to 2pm. I still get my 8 hours of sleep, which is of course the point of sleeping at any time. The kids are teens, they ride the bus to and from school. Mate gets himself to work. Nobody bothers me during the day and I've been getting the best rest of my whole life.<br /> <br /> My studio hours are 10pm to 5am and I will tell ya, I've been able to get more done since I&nbsp;started working while my family sleeps. I don't have to stop what I'm doing to make dinner. I have been able to spend more time with my family and not be under stress to get things done before bedtime, which was always a major sticking point in the past. Trying to work and be a parent and have time for my mate all stuffed into the 6am-10pm schedule meant a lot of clock-watching and interruption due to having other people's schedules getting in the way of my creative process.<br /> <br /> However, when I have to be up at a prescribed time (regardless of the hours on the clock, some of us are just hard sleepers), I find that drinking a LOT of water before I go to bed seriously helps get me up when I wake up. No matter the clock time, my body loves to be asleep. My cycles are maybe different from someone else's, who knows. Waking up is not an easy thing, although I&nbsp;no longer feel groggy when I wake up with my &quot;new&quot; schedule. But on the days when I've got a meeting or something, if I've got to pee, I'm not going to roll over and go back to sleep! <br /> <br />
Thanks, my mother usually wakes me up with bad words xD. I HAVE to try this!<br /> BTW Liked the funny images, that is how an instructable should be<br />
I guess I should listen to my body when I wake up to use the bathroom an hour before my alarm goes off. I shall try this method.<br />
I'm def going to try this..thank you for the post. The two glasses of water make so much sense now!
I've found that if you set an alarm for the same time every morning (and actually get up when it rings), then you will start automatically waking up at that time.
&nbsp;The picture in step five, I could feel that, that's gotta hurt!
&nbsp;This was actually very helpful, thank you.
Thanks for the comment.&nbsp; I'm glad it was helpful. &nbsp;I have a few more ideas that I'll be posting as soon as I&nbsp;get a chance to finish them up.
It would have been nicer if you used your own photos.<br />
Trust me, there is nothing &quot;nice&quot; about see me in the morning, or afternoon, or in the evening.&nbsp;&nbsp; 8&gt;)<br /> <br /> I&nbsp;wanted the 'ible to be readable.&nbsp; If I had pictures of me, no one would have been able to get to step 2!&nbsp;&nbsp; &lt;Big Grins&gt;
Yeah, I know( You actually had a reason to not to, some others others don't)<br /> P.S. Are you in action there or some type of reserve program. <br />
&nbsp;Yes, &nbsp;Thanks for share.<br />

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