My alarms now go off at 6:20 and 6:35. I like having that extra time in the morning. 5 years ago
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I have always been one to stay up late and sleep in and that habit was only aggravated by working at a convenience store where I worked until 11:30 pm many nights. I now start work at 8 am and have a 25 min drive to get there. I can get up at 7 and make it to work, but it’s too stressful to rush like that every morning. With daylight savings time, I started setting my alarm for 6:30 with a backup at 7 in case I fall back asleep. Ideally, I would like to get up at 6 to give myself time to get something done before work whether it’s exercising or whatnot. I’m gradually going to push my alarms back 5 min. at a time. Right now I have my first alarm set at 6:30 and the second at 6:55. I’m going to narrow that gap too to train myself to get up with the first alarm instead of falling back asleep because I know the second one will wake me up in time. I think Jan. 1 I will move the 2nd alarm back another 5 min. I have such a hard time adjusting to changes in my sleep cycle that I think this 5 minutes at a time is the best way to make this a permanent change without making myself overtired. It will be easier in the spring too when it’s not pitch black at 7. 5 years ago