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

    Waking up is hard to do.

    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.

    Go on a wild goose chase with this robotic alarm clock first thing in the morning.

    Once "Clocky" goes off, it starts motoring around your room, and you'll need to catch it in order to turn it off. How's that for a wakeup call?

    Wake up by practicing your target skills.

    This laser target alarm won't turn off until you get a perfect bullseye.

    Download this app that charges you $1 every time you hit "snooze".

    Sleep an extra 10 minutes or pay $10? You decide.

    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?

    Create a ~fire~ playlist to wake up to.

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    Use this handy app so Beyonce (or another artist if you must) can help you get out of bed in the morning.

    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.

    Leave yourself a reward for getting up early.

    Save an especially good Netflix show for the morning while you're getting ready or make yourself an awesome breakfast the night before.

    Rise and shine!