It’s a well-known fact that people have trouble waking up sometimes. I’ve heard stories from friends how they sometimes set their alarms so they go off at 15-minute intervals to give them 45-minutes to slowly wake up. Others just turn their alarm off at 7:15 am and 5-minutes-more later, it’s 8:00 am. Well, I accidentally stumbled across a fool-proof plan to wake up on time in the mornings, so I decided to enlighten you.
Put your alarm, whether it is your phone, or actual alarm clock, far away from your bed so you have to physically get out of bed and walk to it, to turn it off. And it wouldn’t hurt if you turned the volume up a few notches to make sure it’s not something you, or anyone else, can sleep through.
I personally discovered this life-hack this one time when I didn’t have my phone in bed with me. Instead, it was on my desk under my bunk bed. And I live in a share house too, so when this alarm started ringing, you can bet I never scaled down that ladder faster. This unnatural exertion right after waking up made sure I was in the state to stay awake. The mission of climbing back up the ladder to fall asleep again was also more daunting than it was worth.
Now that I think about it, though, I don’t even know why the designated place to put your alarm clock is your bedside table. I mean, if you actually wanted to give yourself an honest shot to wake up on time the next morning, why would you position the alarm so it can easily be turned off and ignored?
I’m sure someone has already come up with this life-hack. After all, it is common sense. But, what we all know common sense isn’t, is common. Common sense should instead be called: something-that-seems-very-logical-when-we-find-out-it’s-a-thing.
HOWEVER, this tactic has failed once in my experience. This was when I was younger and my family and I were on a family vacation. We were all passed out with jetlag, then this alarm started ringing in the early hours of the morning, right next to my sister’s ear.
But did she wake up? NO.
My Mum had to get out of her bed and turn it off. My sister continued to sleep soundly, while I began plotting my revenge… You don’t mess with my sleep and get away with it!
Imagines pouring a cup of water on her head. Mwahahahaha.
Until next time,