3 Views64 Comments January 18, 2017, 3:24 pm in Life Hacks How To Wake Up Early Everyday How To Wake Up Early Everyday View Reddit by Optimist_reader – View Source Leave your vote 0 points Upvote Downvote Total votes: 0 Upvotes: 0 Upvotes percentage: 0.000000% Downvotes: 0 Downvotes percentage: 0.000000% Share EarlyEverydaywake See more Previous article I’ve got some money I’d like to invest in Vanguard ETFs? Should I wait for a dip or go ahead and invest? Next article How to wipe off dried bug guts 64 Comments Leave a Reply A hack I like to use is to go to bed earlier. Reply Very interesting, although I’m sure that the part on short term memory being transferred to long term memory is incorrect? Correct me if I’m wrong but I thought that the STM had a duration of 30 seconds before either decaying or being transferred into LTM, so there’s no way **all** the info gathered in the day can wait until night time to be transferred? Reply This isn’t really a hack to wake up early every day, but it is an interesting video… Reply Or, you could just have kids. Reply This aint CGP Grey Reply Nice! Reply I don’t really see what the tip here is… to sleep exactly 7.5 hours each night? Yet it mentioned it’s not about a specific duration. It explains why you wake up tired, but I struggle to understand what the actual solution is. Yes, you ideally wake up during light sleep phase, but *how*? Not every person goes through the same number of sleep cycles at the same speed. Reply How wake up early *my version* 1. Get a job. 2. Get up early for job. 3. Drink insane amounts of coffee to survive. Reply I have this condition called [Hypernychthemeral Syndrome](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-24-hour_sleep%E2%80%93wake_disorder), or what they call “non-24”. I’ve had to do a lot of personal research on sleeping habbits, to understand and learn how to cope with this disorder. This is a neat video, and it’s nicely illustrated and narrated, however a bunchof the information is wildly inaccurate, especially that bit about when REM sleep occurs, (unless of course I’m misunderstanding something). I do agree with all the tips at the end of the video on how to get quality sleep, and awake fully rested. The best things to do are simply go to bed tired, and don’t rise until you feel fully rested. For most people I know, this is impossible because of daily commitments. Reply This doesn’t take into account people that have a hard time falling asleep (30m+). Reply Just continue to age. Eventually you’ll be like me lying awake at 4:00 AM praying you can get more sleep before your alarm tells you to give up. Reply There are apps that track your sleep cycles and wake you up when you’re not in the middle of a cycle so you’re not groggy. Reply I’m surrounded by inconsiderate asshole neighbors with barking dogs. The dogs like to start barking between 5:38 AM and 6:30 AM. They really don’t care what stage of a sleep cycle I’m in. I do need to wake up by 9:20 AM, so it’s only a minor inconvenience to be woken up 3 or 4 hours early every forking day. Reply The idea of sleeping in multiples of ninety minutes in order to not feel like dying after waking up does work for me, I read about that some time ago and since try to apply it every night. Some additions: 1) while this shouldn’t be done too often, getting only 4.5h of sleep from time to time is enough as well, it still feels much better than waking up in the middle of a sleep cycle. 2) the time you need to fall asleep should be calculated, too, also not everyones sleepcycle is exactly 90 minutes long. A bit of testing is involved in this. The best for me personally is to add 20 min to the time of sleep, so I try to give myself 7h50m or at least 6h20m before my alarm goes off (but, like the guy in the video says, it doesn’t have to be perfectly down to the minute). But yeah, I can only recommend trying it for yourself. Reply There are a bunch of Android apps that purport to wake you up in when they detect you’re no longer in deep sleep. Essentially you sleep with your phone and when it detects body movement in the morning it knows you aren’t in a deep sleep and triggers the alarm. One random free example app: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=sleep%20cycle%20alarm%20clock&c=apps&hl=en Reply This would be very simple if one could a.) one knew exactly how long it would take to sleep every night and b.) exactly how long your sleep cycle is. Without this information, and even if you’re off by a few minutes in each case, you’re basically guessing. Also as far as I know, you don’t have the same number of sleep cycles every night guaranteed. Reply Maybe true for some people but I personally find the sleep cycle thing unreliable bullshit Reply That’s easy to say just get 7-8 hours of sleep. What if you get to bed at 2AM by necessity and get up at 8AM by necessity? You’re stuck in a trick box unless you can compress those cycles. I’m waiting for an Irfanview plug-in for sleep. Reply If you sleep for 8 hours and feel like shit, you may have a sleeping disorder. Go get a sleep study done. Reply Even easier, have a child. Those fuckers wake up at 5:15 every day, no exceptions. Reply I’ve never been able to wake up in the morning, but one thing I have been trying is having an alarm clock 40 minutes before I am supposed to wake up. At the first alarm clock I drink a very small cup of coffee that I left by my bedside table. Usually I can knock out again, but as I lay there my head starts to wake up and I actually feel pretty good about 30 minutes later and can wake up voluntarily without my second alarm. Not really a lifehack, but it helps me wake up. Reply Or here is a super quick one, use chloroform and a rag Reply So basically, he is saying to go to bed early enough to get 7-8 hours of sleep before you wake up. Wow, mind blown. (sarcasm) Reply http://sleepyti.me You’re welcome Reply all he said was, just go to bed and sleep 7 hours Reply Set 2 alarms: one when you want to get up, and one 90 minutes prior (or however long your sleep cycles is). No matter what time you go to bed, you’ll be getting up after 1 complete cycle. Reply I disagree with the “no lights, no noise, nothing part” I think it’s harder to get to sleep with nothing because then I feel like my brain searches for something to focus on. It’s better to put on a tv show that I know and don’t really have to pay much attention to. Reply One of the few useful (to me) functions that I’ve seen on wearables, is some can actually wake you up according to these cycles. It’ll monitor your heart rate and whatnot, and somehow tell if you are at light sleep vs deep sleep. If your alarm is set for 7:30, but the device sees that you’re in light sleep around 7:15, it’ll go ahead and wake you up before you start back into the cycle. Reply In case anyone hasn’t linked it, check out http://sleepyti.me/ to figure out some suggested times to sleep based on your schedule. I think that’s what this video is about, but I only watched the first bit. Reply “stage 1 is light sleep, stage 2 is real sleep, stage 3 is REAL sleep” ehhh ok im outta here Reply Or have a baby. Guaranteed to wake up early everyday for the next several years. Reply “Have kids” Reply Total silence is too loud for me. Also, I want this guys voice doing my GPS. Reply “Every day” in this context. Not “everyday”. Reply Nice Reply Lol ‘luck of sleep’ Reply helps me to be *slightly* sleep deprived so I fall asleep and stay asleep. not 3 hours sleep, but just a bit. Reply Yawn Reply I use sleepyti.me virtually every night. It automatically calculates the optimal times to wake up. It helps but I’m not a morning person so it’s still always hard to wake up. Reply That stuff about transferring information from short term to long term memory during REM sleep is complete horse shit. -Former Neuroscientist Reply TLDW: Sleep in multiple of 90 minutes. Reply I’m what referred to as a “morning person” but really it always just been about training myself. To fall asleep quickly and on time, on needs to build a routine or a trigger. Over a few years my trigger became Conan Obrian, not because he bores me but because of the time slot. Now, years later, all I need to do is put on an episode of Conan and I’m always out by the end of the first guest. I haven’t seen the musical act in years. Next step, I drink a ton of water in the evening. Waters good right, you gotta drink such and such litres per day right? Best trigger to wake up is a vigorous piss. Simple process, Conan and urine. Reply This is some pseudoscience YouTube clickbait. The sleep cycles *are* real, but they aren’t fixed amounts of time like this guy portrays them to be. This video also assumes that everyone sleeps all the way through the night without waking up for any reason, which again isn’t as common as he would like them to be. I have a cat that jumps on my chest at random times and a wife that both snores, tosses and turns, and occasionally farts. All things that wake me up. Setting your alarm for a multiple of 90 minutes may work in a perfect world but has very little bearing on the real world. Reply His description of the sleep stages is wrong and I can’t watch any further. Reply My hack follows a simple rule of nature: if i am tired, when i get up at 7, i can just as well get up at 6 and be tired the same way. Reply i can never just get into bed and go to sleep. I always have to browse reddit and catch up on youtube videos even though i know i should be sleeping 🙁 Reply I had trouble getting up with my alarm until I bought a Bluetooth light for my bedroom. I set it to a very warm white (yellow/almost red) and have it fade up to maximum brightness over the 30 minutes before my alarm goes off. Since I’ve started doing this, I find I wake up more alert and refreshed than I ever have, even waking up at 3:15 for work. Reply Sorry OP but using CGP Grey’s signature man at desk with slide screen rip off and “luck sleep” prevents me from upvoting this. Reply 7 hours of sleep!? I have a hard time functioning with less than 10. Reply Assuming every single person has identical cycles cycles… Reply Yeah. Not a problem. Anxiety has me covered. Reply I’ve found that the 8/2/1 method works pretty well for me. No caffeine 8 hours before bed, no food 2 hours before bed, and no technology 1 hour before bed. Helps to wind down. Also, if you’re on your phone/laptop/tv and then shutting the lights off and expecting to go right to sleep, that won’t usually happen. Blue light does actually make a difference. While it’s not foolproof following this strategy, it does work pretty well for me. Reply saved Reply Luck sleep Reply this has time and time again proven to be bullshit. i do not remember the last time I was actually looking forward to getting out of bed. Reply Step 1: be a student Done Reply Get a cat Reply “Early” is subjective Reply How do I get this to stop happening? Reply tl;dr? Reply I get so pissed off every time I see this. You are such a lucky fucking prick if you can control when you fall asleep this accurately. It doesn’t matter if I’ve been up for 10 or 40 hours, I will never, ever be able to know if I’m gonna fall asleep in 20 mins, or in 5 hours. How the fuck are you gonna set an alarm when you haven’t even got the slightest clue when you will fall asleep?? Mind you, I meditate and do everything I can to have a steady sleep cycle. But that doesn’t make me even slightly consistent in how long it takes me to fall asleep, and I know for a fact that this is normal. These theories, and the videos about them, are only made and pushed by people who don’t know shit about sleep issues! It’s bullshit, and it needs to stop. And just for the sake if making an actual point, people don’t even have sleep cycles similar enough in length, nor consistent enough for this kind of system to work. It’s impossible. Your only chance is to be ignorant of this fact, so that you can take advantage of the placebo effect. Reply Have kids. You’ll never sleep in again. Reply Use http://sleepyti.me Reply Get a dog. A cold wet nose up your ass at 430am every day will wake you up. Also, get an active breed. Nothing motivates a morning run like having a creature that will destroy everything you own if under exercised. 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