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Former Night Owls Offer Tips For Becoming A Morning Person
Former Night Owls Offer Tips For Becoming A Morning Person

A healthy sleep schedule can be paramount to success and is essential for maintaining overall well-being. Many people, however, find themselves trapped in erratic cycles, resulting in lost productivity and constant exhaustion. If you're a night owl looking for ways to improve your sleep, this thread is for you.

thissideup124 asked, Night owls of Reddit who became morning people, what tips and tricks would you recommend for making the adjustment?

Submissions have been edited for clarity, context, and profanity.

Great advice. Also, keep your alarm across the room.
Great advice. Also, keep your alarm across the room.

I've been both, and still can be both depending on what I need to accomplish.

Never hit the snooze button ever again. Never. As soon as that alarm goes off sit up and get moving. Drink a glass of water (or orange juice) and have a shower.

If you wake up 5 minutes before the alarm goes off, get up. This ties in with the snooze button but anything less than 30 minutes of sleep is useless and makes it harder to get up.

Dogs have owners, cats have staff. Either way, you can't sleep in.
Dogs have owners, cats have staff. Either way, you can't sleep in.

Have pets with strong opinions.

I wake up at 6:30 every day because the animals are ready for breakfast. They do not understand concepts like weekends or holidays, so even if I don't set an alarm, someone will be meowing or licking me awake.

Expend calories during the day. Lots of calories.
Expend calories during the day. Lots of calories.

Exercise twice as much as you use to. This will make you tired and want to sleep earlier. Then keep track of when you sleep and when you wake up. Keep sleeping ten to fifteen minutes earlier until the problem is solved.

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