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      Sleeping in too late.

      The problem for me is that I sleep in too late, even when I fall asleep at a reasonable time. Recently I've been waking up around 9:30 to 10:00, and will stay in bed till around 11:30. This is actually pretty early for me considering I use to sleep in till 12:00. Anyway, I've heard that over sleep can be unhealthy and make it harder to recall dreams. So, I need this to stop.
      The thing is, however, that even if i do wake up at a reasonable time I fall back to sleep in a matter of minutes. So, I need a way to get up and moving before that happens. Any Ideas?

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      I definitely feel your pain, and have gone through something similar. Really, the best way to get up on time, is to have something to get up for. If you have no plans, it's easy for your brain to make up excuses for why you should keep on sleeping.

      Personally, I found that having a 7 to 13 job really helped me get a better sleeping schedule, but if you're not in a position to do that, then you will have to explore some other options. Other things I considered was committing more to my photography hobby, by getting up early every day and using all nuances of the daylight to capture photos.
      Really though, it's just all about having to get up for, and then convincing yourself that it's really important that you commit to this.

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      You might research a bit about whether it is bad for you or not. I don't see a problem really, I do it all the time. I even think it is beneficial for lucid dreaming, because the longer you sleep, the longer and intenser your dreams get. What I do is, I wake up after about 8 hours of sleep. I could wake up and function normally, but I prefer to add another episode to my dream journal and go back to sleep. Almost every time I have a lot better recall, better, longer dreams and more awareness in the last 1.5-2 hours then the 8 hour sleep period. I don't know for how long you sleep, but I think two hours more than your 'required amount', the amount that enables you to function perfectly fine, is perfectly fine.

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      I have the same problem. The only thing that worked for me was to not even think about it and just get up. It takes about 10 minutes for my mind to follow suit and start functioning, but that is the only way to get myself up. Simply to turn off my alarm, and instantly roll out of bed even though pretty much every fiber of my being is telling me to do otherwise.

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      Quote Originally Posted by snoop View Post
      I have the same problem. The only thing that worked for me was to not even think about it and just get up. It takes about 10 minutes for my mind to follow suit and start functioning, but that is the only way to get myself up. Simply to turn off my alarm, and instantly roll out of bed even though pretty much every fiber of my being is telling me to do otherwise.
      I wish I could do that man. I don't get out of bed until 30 minutes after every atom in my body is screaming to get out of bed.

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      That definitely seems like the best option for me at the moment. I have an interest in languages, so maybe that could get me out of bed. I also really love the sun rise. A couple years back I would go out into my back yard to watch it. I would absolute love to do that again. Anyway, thank you for the advice. I'm certainly going to try.

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      I'm telling you, if you suffer from the same problem as me, where it feels like it means willing torturing yourself to get up out of bed, the only way to fix the problem is, when you first wake up, do not think about it, just get up, fall out of, or roll out of bed. Your mind and body will catch up with you in a bit, but start off with your morning routine and you'll be awake and good to go in no time. The only way I realized this works for me is because I used to be in the Army. During basic training, this is exactly what I did. If you lay around in bed and think about getting up, it will never happen and only make you sleepier or sleep longer. It sucks that this is the answer, but it really is. Set your alarm, when it goes off, turn it off rather than hit snooze, and instantly get out of bed and start with your morning routine. It's terrible, you hate every minute of it and you might regret doing it at first, but after about 25 or 30 minutes, you are fully awake and would not be able to go back to bed and fall asleep instantly (or at all) like you would if you only got up for a minute.

      This method works. It isn't the answer you want to hear, and let me tell you, it never gets any better. However, it's drug free, you don't have to buy anything, and it's guaranteed to work.

      If you wanted to try other things, set an alarm and as soon as it goes off, take a caffeine pill, ephedrine pill, or if you are prescribed it or take part in illicit drug use, take an adderall, ritalin, or hell even a line of coke. Then, go back to bed for another hour and the next time you wake up it should be a lot easier to get out of bed because you've got a stimulant in your system.

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