Why should you wake up at the same time daily?
Do you go for snooze the moment your alarm rings up? Or Do you keep messing up your sleep cycle for that unending work and social life? Our sleeping affects us in more than one way. A night of bad sleep can be the cause of lethargy and overall unproductive day if not the many health issues like hair fall, insomnia, depression to count some of many.
Well, you bet that’s a bummer.
Why bother waking up at the same time daily?
Waking up at the same time can be immensely beneficial. Especially if you are in a habit of having multiple alarms set up or hitting snooze daily. Every time you hit snooze you admit defeat to yourself and lose a little more of your will power.
Waking up at the same time can help you tackle insomnia and also improve your sleep quality. It saves you from falling asleep again, as you progress you will find it easier to stay awake than falling asleep again. I can vouch for that from my personal experience. This saves you some quality time to spend on yourself. You can get some work done, exercise or simply relax.
The best thing is being consistent allows you to make routines around waking up.
After some time you would wake up at the same time even if you don’t have your alarm(s) set up. Your body’s natural clock called circadian rhythm will adapt and help you wake up automatically.
Waking up with alarm vs without one
As per an article by ABC news:
Natural light is better to wake up to than an alarm clock. According to Research by the National Institute of Industrial Health in Japan, despite the popularity of using an alarm clock, waking up to a jolting noise can be bad for your heart. Waking up abruptly can cause higher blood pressure and heart rate.
How to wake up at the same time daily?
Waking up at the same time is simple all you have to do is rewire your circadian rhythm and you will be able to consistently beat your alarm clock. The way to start is really straight forward. Just use your will power and drag yourself out from the bed. It is hard for the first few days then it gets easier. Oh, and don’t forget to track your progress not only will this motivate you it will also act as a benchmark to achieve. Just don’t quit. Within 3-4 days you will notice yourself feeling sleepy at the same time.
After you spend 2 or 3 weeks you would notice that you even without the help of an alarm clock you will be able to wake up at the same time. You would not feel any more of that immense pull to return to bed that strongly anymore as progress.
Do not change the timing even on weekends or holidays. If you start doing that, building muscle memory and consistency will be hard. If you are going for this change in lifestyle then I will also urge you to change your waking up time to early morning. Waking up early
Habits are powerful once you make it. You will see that now it is easier for you to fall asleep and wake up easily.