I can't wake up early!!!Just today one of my favourite teachers has advised to practise waking up early in the morning, so that I can make my jobs get done faster & smoother, otherwise I'd have...

I can't wake up early!!!

Just today one of my favourite teachers has advised to practise waking up early in the morning, so that I can make my jobs get done faster & smoother, otherwise I'd have to face problems in the long run.

But I can't wake up early, especially in the winter. My studies are getting hampered because of my bad habit. I'm terribly worried.

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besure77 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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It is important to set a routine. Try to go to bed at the same time every night. Studies have shown that it can take up to 3 weeks to get into this habit, so be patient. If you are having a hard time getting up early then you may not be getting enough sleep so try taking a short cat nap in the afternoon. Fresh air also helps.

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dbello | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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Every post offers you advise from a variety of perspectives... all can benefit you...keyword...Can...And with all due respect to those who defend the different body rhythms, time clocks, and those seeking to find the best time to sleep in order to succeed...I hear you, however the bottomline is this...99% of employment interviews take place during the day. If you find that you cannot wake up in time to meet your college responsibilities it could damage your post college career opportunities therefore, you must re-evaluate your priorities. The deal is.....if you want success...you deal with it...and GET UP IN THE MORNING... Try infusing something you like to do with getting up in the morning.  I love music therefore I suggest try listening to what gets you going... For me it's Jerry Garcia...if you have never heard...listen...and who knows...you might get to class on time.......Wish you the best!!!!

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maadhav19 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

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Teach yourself to think of what you want to do today, or learn today, when you get up. It helps to find a reason to get out of bed, especially if you're trying to get up earlier. If you know what's worth getting out of bed for, it takes the bite out of getting up early. If you can't think of what you want to get out of bed for, then you have some thinking to do!

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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What time do you go to bed?  Most people need at least 5-6 hours of sleep to wake without alarm clocks, etc. and feel rested.  You may need more or less sleep depending on your own individual make-up.  Try going to bed earlier, and avoid stimulants like soda, coffee, caffeinated tea, etc. before bed.  Sleep without external distractions like excess noise, lights, TV, etc. in order to get a complete rest.

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giorgiana1976 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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You can use an alarm clock with an interesting music. Also it is important to go to sleep at a reasonable hour like 10 pm .

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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The old saying "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy,  and wise", is still a useful one for most of the people. But now scientists have discovered that it may not be the best for all. Different individuals have different body rhythms or time cycles. The time cycle of some individuals is such that they perform better when they work late hours at night and get up late at night. It may be worthwhile for Nusratfarah to experiment with working longer at nights and not bothering that much about getting up early in the morning. If it work, there is no point in forcing oneself to a routine that does not match one's body rhythm.

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nusratfarah | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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Do these tips mean if I go to bed early & have an uninterrupted sleep throughout the whole night, I'll be able to manage to wake up earlier than present?

But I can't study in a noisy atmosphere, I need a calm one and I think I can get such one only at night.

Then, what's the remedy? Should I reduce my study time at night? I can't concentrate when I'm home in the daytime, and my University Library doesn't allow me to go inside with the unconfined books and, as a result, I can't study there though my final exams are just ahead.

I am just messed up!

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flteacher | College Teacher | eNotes Newbie

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Everyone has their own individual body clock built into their genes; however, good habits can help you live with yours. Each person has to discover their best time of day and use that time to their best advantage.  It is a good idea to decide on this early in life as it should be a consideration in planning your career.  I, for one, do my best work in the afternoon so I plan to do important things during this time period.

Read more at http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0846/is_4_24/ai_n6357615/ and at http://www.newsweek.com/id/144396.  Good luck.

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kazau | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

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In order to wake up earlier, try some of these tips:

Try exercising more during the day.

Don't have too much caffeine or much sugar after lunchtime.

Have a warm bath or shower after dinner.

Start to wind down at around 9:30.

Drink herbal tea or even warm milk before you go to bed.

Try not to go on the computer, watch TV or play video games just before you go to bed.

Read before going to bed.

Sit upright on your bed as soon as you wake up.

Get exposed to some sunlight as soon as you wake up (and maybe even some fresh air).

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