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I want to maximize sleep and minimize wasted time in the morning.

Due to some changes in my life, I need to start getting up earlier in the morning. Problem is, I am a lazybones and I LOVE to sleep. In fact, I normally WAKE UP and start the day at 8 AM, and soon I will need to report to work at that time. I need to go to work looking very polished and feeling great. This means I need to start showering in the morning and eating breakfast before I go into work. This is going to mean a change in the way I deal with mornings. Please help me make this change as painless as possible. [more inside]
posted by SkylitDrawl on Mar 14, 2014 - 55 answers

How to Get More Light?

I recently moved into a new apartment on short notice. One thing I didn't realize when kicking the tires was that there is no natural light in my bedroom during the morning. This tends to make waking up an unpleasant and lengthy event—it's dark, and often I just fall asleep again. I don't want this to happen, and I've noticed that when I sleep in a room with good morning light exposure I wake up earlier and happier. So: how can I replicate a rising sun in my room? Full spectrum light (like for SAD) hooked up to a dimmer hooked up to a timer? Clever arrangements of mirrors?
posted by Maecenas on Jul 30, 2013 - 12 answers

How do healthy people feel in the morning?

I’m not sure what I should be expecting anymore. How I feel, energy-wise, especially in the morning, varies quite a bit depending on... well, so many factors I can't keep track of them all. I want to know what I should be aiming for as I work with my doctors (or, perhaps, hoping for at some indefinite point in the future if I can't influence it now). [more inside]
posted by mock muppet on Jun 28, 2013 - 32 answers

How to Properly Sleep Through the Night For Once

I have been waking up at the exact same time in the middle of the night for the past month or so, and it's majorly disrupting my ability to be a functional human being. [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Apr 14, 2013 - 19 answers

More jetlag, please?

Normally, waking up is a struggle for me, involving many uses of the snooze button. I was in Europe for almost two weeks in late May, and while I was there, I found that I was waking up rather early every morning, before my alarm clock, and felt incredibly refreshed and ready to go. [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Jun 14, 2012 - 28 answers

I'm not waking up when my alarm clock goes off. Help me get alarmed by my alarm again.

I've become immune to my alarm in the morning. Help me train myself to wake up when I have to. [more inside]
posted by nerdfish on Oct 23, 2011 - 27 answers

zzz

Mrmblmbembmmm. Sufferers of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, how the heck do you do it? [more inside]
posted by ghostbikes on Jun 24, 2011 - 23 answers

Disabled Sleeper Seeks Advice

Help a narcoleptic get up for work in the morning! May be impossible. [more inside]
posted by KogeLiz on Jan 8, 2011 - 16 answers

waking up stressed.

how can i wake up in the morning without all of life's worries immediately entering my brain? [more inside]
posted by sucre on Mar 7, 2010 - 24 answers

I've come to kill the rooster.

Recommend me good sounds for an alarm clock. [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Feb 24, 2010 - 7 answers

Damn you, snooze button.

Different wakeup routines: How do I keep from killing my fiance once we move in together? [more inside]
posted by mittenbex on Jan 26, 2010 - 53 answers

Who needs sleep? (well you're never gonna get it)

I can't sleep through the night anymore. Can I re-learn? And should I be worried about my sleep, given that I'm not tired? [more inside]
posted by decathecting on Oct 12, 2009 - 18 answers

Have years of poor sleep hygiene ruined me from using a sunrise alarm clock?

Will my sunrise alarm clock ever work for me? And other tips on regulating my sleeping schedule? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Dec 28, 2008 - 12 answers

DRRRINNGGGG! zzzzzzzz DRRRINNGGGG! zzzzzzzz DRRRINNGGGG! Okay, Okay.

Do those 5-minute snoozes your alarm clock gives you make you more tired once you're actually up? [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on Oct 21, 2008 - 18 answers

Early morning riser I am not.

Help me wake up with my alarm. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Jan 25, 2007 - 45 answers

Waking up: alarm clock advice for the undisciplined.

Two-part question about waking up: I'm looking for something that functions like the iPod alarm clock (but without having to own an iPod) or better yet, this "peaceful progression wake-up clock." The catch is I'm kind of a cheapskate, and have no idea whether an expensive alarm clock will really help me wake up earlier & more easily. (Secondly, any good advice on how to drag myself out of bed in the morning is more than welcome, too!) [more inside]
posted by soviet sleepover on Jan 25, 2006 - 12 answers

Wake-Up Call

Wake-up problems. I'm currently seeing a doctor to deal with my insomnia. Some progress is being made with getting to sleep, but my other major problem is getting up in the morning. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Mar 4, 2004 - 27 answers

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