So, I had to wake up at 5 am this morning to come and nanny/babysit early because the mom is going to London and her plane was really early in the morning.
I guess 5 am might not seem too bad for people, but I am usually not awake until 9 so all you 7am risers imagine waking up at 3am.
What are some tips on waking myself up? I don't like coffee, so that's a no go. It's still dark out and I can't turn the lights up high in the apartment because the kids still sleeping and I don't want to wake him up early. I'd nap, but he wakes in an hour and I'm afraid if I fall asleep I won't want to wake back up again and I'll be a mess.
I'm up @ 5:20am to get readi for school, sometimes earlier. The first thing I do is turn my radio on, then usually get a glass of some kind of caffiene (usually soda or tea) (mornings are the only time i drink caffiene drink, the rest of the day its water & juice), then I take a shower. By that time, I'm pretty awake.
caffiene usually does not wake me up, it just doesnt let me fall back asleep, so i take it when i have to get up early. I hate getting up earlier than i have to, so i dont shower or anything, i just deal with being half asleep. Lately, though, i have not even heard my alarm go off, but i reset it (somehow) in my sleep for a later time and miss my classes.
mominashoe, what i s the alarm clock that wakes you up gradually? ihave never heard of it....
Hmm, well I don't know how to describe it exactly, but it has a light on it that looks like a sun and it really gradually lights up so that it's like waking you up with the dawn to daylight if you were outside, no matter what time it is....and then when you are going to sleep the light has a dimmer on it, so it's like the sun going down.
I had to look up what its called: Digital SunRise Dawn/Dusk Simulator Clock. I think they have them on Amazon if you want to see what it looks like.