Did you ever wake up a few minutes before your alarm goes off?
We all have an internal alarm clock built-in. But we almost never use it and we are afraid of depending it.
More than a year ago, I gave up setting up the alarm on my mobile and experimented with my internal alarm clock. Now, I just think about the time to get up for a few seconds before I sleep and I almost always get-up at that time.
The first time this happened, I was pleasantly surprised. After a few days, it was becoming more clear that this was the best mode for a human being. I very rarely switch to an electronic alarm – maybe if I have to catch a flight.
For the sake of this blog post, I experimented with two different wake-up times.
|Expected Wake-up time||Actual wake-up time||Variation|
1) First just stop using an external or electronic alarm clock.
2) Understand your general waking up time. Most of us who have a regular job, tend to wake up at the same time on most of our weekdays.
3) Try this when you believe you can get a good night’s sleep – 6 to 8 hours. For example 11PM is a good time to sleep when you pan to wake up at 7AM.
4)Now this is the most important part – before you sleep,while lying on the bed, spend a few seconds thinking of the time to wake-up in the morning. Concentrate on your need and think about the wake-up time, you can say it out to reaffirm your intentions to your mind.
– This does not work very well, if your sleeping times have become very erratic, or if you can get only 4 or 5 hours sleep. The body gets confused and bone-tired. So your mental concentration could be weak.
– Just like an alarm clock, you also have a “snooze” button. Direct your will to ignore that.
– Give the new system a few days for you to wake up as expected. Just as any new habit, this needs a little practice.
– Allow yourself a variation of few minutes.
Why does it work?
1) Human beings lived without an external clock for thousands of years.
2) The subconscious mind is alert while you are sleeping and gives reminders to wake up.
3) This experiment works for me!
Try it and you can finally get ride of the loud shrill alarm the jolts you awake.