If you’re a night owl and you’ve tried waking up early, you know it’s one of the most difficult habits.
You probably already read a few articles (or books) on sleep and early rising. In those, you see the usual advice:
:- Have consist schedule for morning.
:- Plan something exciting.
:- Put alarm far away from bed.
:- take coffee
All these points are important and they’ve been discussed to death everywhere on the internet. Actually "Nahi ho payega yar, 10 alarm laga lo tab bhi nahi"
I want to talk about some less known, “ninja” tips that will make you an early riser faster.
"You can't do anything with your sleep time because scrolling Facebook till 3AM or watching TV series or chatting with your crush/gf/bf(if any) whole night not going to help you"
Get Enough Sleep or Maintain Consistent Wake-Up Times
You already know that consistent wake-up and bedtimes are crucial to becoming an early riser. However, we don’t live in a perfect world. Sometimes our priorities change and we have to stay up late.
In those cases, we have two choices for the morning after: 1) keep the same alarm time even though we’ll get less sleep, or 2) turn off the alarm and get enough sleep.
The best choice depends on how late you go to bed.
1) If you go to bed late but still get at least 5–6 hours, then it’s better to maintain the same alarm time. You will feel a bit sleepy during the day, but you can always get a power nap in the afternoon to help the process. You can also go to bed a little earlier the following evening to catch up even more.
Maintaining the wake-up time will make it easier to stay on track for the next few days, even though you had one late night.
On the other hand, if you were to change your alarm every time just to make sure you’re getting enough sleep, you will have a much more inconsistent schedule. You might end up sleeping 2–3 hours longer. Then on the following evening, you’ll not feel sleepy enough at the usual time, and you’ll stay up late again. The whole thing turns into a negative spiral.
A good rule of thumb is, “Regulate the amount of sleep by adjusting the bedtime, not the wake-up time.” "Behatar hoga ki thoda chatting n surfing ka samay kam karo"
2) The second scenario is when you go to bed very late and keeping the typical alarm time means you’ll only get 1–2 hours of sleep.
In that case, you’ll be better off sleeping in.
Even if you woke up on time, with so little sleep you’ll end up spending the day like a zombie, struggling to stay awake. So instead, turn off the alarm and let your body wake you up naturally. Then make sure you put some extra effort to be in bed on time on the following evening.