How to finally stop Snoozing

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How to finally stop Snoozing

Sorry to say , but the snooze button isn’t your friend. We know it feels right at the moment, but hitting the snooze button over and over again doesn’t help you start the day refreshed and fit . On the contrary.

How to stop hitting the snooze button over and over again:
1. Sit up
Sure, it takes some effort at first, but your body will be boosted as soon as you sit up and you’ll get going mentally and physically. Ideally, after the alarm goes off, you should lie down for a maximum of two minutes and then sit up. You’ll find that the need to hit snooze again will decrease that way.

2. Find the right time to get up
The ideal time to get up is related to bedtime. Ideally, you should go to bed and wake up at about the same time each day. Since it is often not so easy to stick to a fixed bedtime, make sure to wake up towards the end of a sleep cycle. We go through several sleep cycles each night, each lasting around 90 minutes. With the help of sleep apps, you can wake up at the right time, i.e. at the end of a cycle.

3. Start the day with a positive activity
Try to schedule some time in the morning for an activity that you enjoy. If you wake up and are directly unmotivated because you don’t feel like going to work or university, it will be difficult for you to get out of bed. Schedule a yoga session or make a commitment to practice a little guitar – this way, the prospect of the first activity of the day will be nicer and you’ll get up earlier.

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4. Set your alarm for the time you actually want to get up
It might sound a bit dangerous at first – in fact, setting your alarm for when you actually need to get up (rather than 45 minutes earlier so you can snooze more) will make you feel more refreshed.

5. Let in daylight
Daylight helps our body understand that it should be active. Therefore, sleeping with very thick, closed curtains that block out all daylight can prevent you from getting up.

6. Set a blue light filter on your phone
If you’re usually still on your phone and scrolling through Insta or TikTok before bed ( same here ), it can have a negative impact on your sleep. The blue light your smartphone emits prevents your body from producing melatonin, making it harder for you to fall asleep. A blue light filter can be set on most mobile phones, which is automatically activated at a certain time (e.g. 10 p.m.) – if you sleep well, you wake up lighter and more refreshed.

7. Don’t put your phone right next to you
Finally, you’re less likely to be tempted to hit the snooze button when it’s out of reach and you’d have to get up and lie down to get back to sleep. If putting your phone extra far away is completely out of the question for you, at least place it where you have to stretch to reach it. This will activate your body and organism at least a little.

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