Lose the snooze

I’m always up for a bit of ‘life hacking’, figuring out ways to get the most out of everday life and recently I’ve noticed I’ve been feeling extremely tired on a morning, almost fatigued and this feeling continues for most of the day.

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I get a decent amount of sleep, usually going to bed before 11pm and — on a weekday — the alarm goes off at 6:15am when my fiancée wakes up to get ready for work and I normally hit the snooze button a couple of times and get out of bed around 6:30 to 6:45.

I’ve always thought that by using the snooze button, my body would wake up gradually and I’d be more awake by the time I got out of bed. My increasing daily tiredness has caused me to question this, and earlier this week I started forcing myself to get out of bed as soon as the 6:15 alarm goes off to see if it makes me feel more awake throughout the day.

So far, so good! Admittedly the inital jump out of bed is quite difficult as I’m prone to walking into the door in my half-asleep state, but I’ve found that the simple act of losing the snooze seems to work! I’m less tired during the day, more alert, focused and productive. Maybe you should give it a try!

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