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11 Ridiculously Helpful Ways To Make Getting Up In The Morning Suck Less

Waking up is hard to do.

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Fake a sunrise in your bedroom for those especially dark mornings.

This light mimics a real sunrise to help fill your bedroom with "sunshine," which is especially perfect for wintertime when waking up in the dark is rough.

Wake up to the smell of coffee already being brewed for you like you've got a damn butler.

Don't have an "automatic" button on your coffee pot? No problem. All you have to do is plug your coffee maker into an electric timer (pictured above) and set it for the next morning. You're welcome.


Try SleepCycle, which calculates the best time to wake you up based on when you're sleeping the lightest.

It tracks how you sleep throughout the night, then wakes you up at the best time according to how well you slept. Pretty cool, right?


Get up at the same time on the weekends that you do during the week.

As much as you may desperately want to sleep in on a Saturday or Sunday morning, getting your body into a consistent wake-up schedule will make Monday morning (and every morning thereafter) so much better.

If you need to start getting up earlier than usual, do it gradually.

Plan several days ahead of your new wake-up schedule by setting your alarm 10 minutes earlier each night. Eventually, your body will be ready for your new wake-up time.

Keep an insulated bottle full of ice-cold water on your nightstand.

Drinking water on an empty stomach kickstarts your metabolism and helps you feel refreshed and awake.