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    21 Things That’ll Help You Wake Up Earlier In 2020

    Who knows? 2020 might be the year that you finally become a morning person.

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    1. An alarm clock that simulates the sunrise to make getting up a slightly more pleasant experience.

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    Read our full review of the Philips wake-up light alarm clock!

    Here's an excerpt: "I've been using this alarm + bedside lamp combo since last October, and I can't understate how wonderful it is to wake up ~peacefully~ every morning...and fall asleep more easily every night. There are only two alarm sound options: a radio station of your choice and a set of 'gentle wake-up sounds' that seemed a little too peaceful to actually get me out of bed.

    I've never needed that backup alarm. Here's why: No matter what the sun is doing that day, I get a sunrise in my room, perfectly timed to my schedule. The sounds help a little, but the light does most of the work. It starts getting brighter, slowly, before the alarm goes off, which my body reads as the beginnings of the sunrise. By the time the birds start singing, I'm already most of the way awake, and the light's bright enough that (after a few minutes scrolling through my phone) I just...get out of bed." —Natalie Brown

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $119.96.

    2. Or a super-loud, vibrating alarm clock for people whose main concern is sleeping through their alarms. (Note: This won't wake you up gently, but it WILL wake you up).

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    You can also use the vibration feature alone and don't worry, the volume is adjustable.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $53.38+. Available in several other colours.

    3. A two-minute journal to get you thinking and in a positive mood as soon as you get up. It's also something to look forward to every morning.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $20.26.

    4. A programmable coffee maker for waking up to the smell of freshly made joe.

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    This 14-cup coffee maker automatically shuts off after two hours.

    Get it from Amazon for $51.98.

    5. Or a cold brew maker so you know delicious coffee is waiting for you in the fridge. You can prepare it the day before so there's zero effort required in the morning.

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    Read our review of the Tayeka cold brew maker!

    Get it from Amazon for $24.50.

    6. A pack of to-do sticky notes to fill in the night before and keep on your nightstand. When you see it in the morning, you'll realize that you really don't have time to be sleeping in.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.88.

    7. A pair of leggings to keep by your bedside — put them on first thing in the morning and start a yoga sesh, head out the door for a run, or walk the dog. You'll feel awake as soon as you get moving!

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    Get them from Amazon Canada for $34.24+. Available in sizes XS–XXL and 37 colours.

    This is our cheap pick for the best leggings on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    8. A small, but mighty space heater so you're not tempted to stay in bed all day because your apartment is freezing.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $39.99. Also available in black.

    9. A lemon-scented body wash — it smells so amazing, you'll literally leap out of the bed and into the shower.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $8.99.

    10. A pair of fuzzy slippers, because just the thought of your bare feet touching the cold floor is enough to make you recoil back under the covers. No more!

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    I recently treated myself to a pair of these and they are the SOFTEST slippers I've ever had the pleasure of wearing — I never want to take them off. They also look much more expensive than they are. If you don't want to splurge on Ugg slippers or just prefer a vegan slipper option, I highly recommend these as an alternative.

    Get them from Amazon Canada for $53.15+ (available in sizes 5-11 and 25 styles).

    11. A trio of facial sprays to spritz on your face as soon as you open your eyes. The scents will leave you feeling invigorated, and you won't want to hit snooze again.

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    The sprays include aloe, rosewater, cucumber, green tea, chamomile, lavender, and other scents.

    Get them from Amazon Canada for $27.53.

    12. A waterproof speaker that'll motivate you to jump into the shower and listen to your favorite podcast or morning playlist.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $26.99.

    13. A pretty garment rack for planning out the next day's outfit (or even outfits for the whole week) so you can look forward to getting dressed in the morning.

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    You'll also get ready faster because you won't have to dig through your entire closet.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $108.76.

    14. An annoying, but effective app that'll force you to get up and take a photo of a designated place in your home in order to turn off the alarm.

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    It also has a shake mode (shake the phone a number of times to turn off alarm) and a math mode (solve math problems to turn off alarm).

    Get it from the iTunes Store or the Google Play Store for free.

    15. A breakfast sandwich maker, because you're more likely to get up if you know you'll get a delicious treat as a reward.

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    This handy gadget makes a sandwich in five minutes!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $39.12.

    16. An insulated tumbler (with a lid) to fill with ice water before bed and keep on your nightstand. Take a sip when you first wake up and you'll immediately feel more alert.

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    Each tumbler comes with a straw lid and a flip lid for both cold and hot beverages.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $27.43+. Available in other sizes and styles.

    17. A light therapy lamp to help you feel more awake and energized on those dark winter mornings when you just can't seem to get out of bed.

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    This lamp mimics natural light without the harmful UV rays!

    Get it from Amazon for $59.95. Also available in a smaller size.

    18. A helpful book with actual tips on how to get up earlier and live your most productive life — it just might turn you into a morning person.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $26.12 (or read for free with Kindle Unlimited).

    19. A powerful Ninja blender for treating yourself to a delish smoothie after your morning workout session.

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    It comes with two travel cups, two lids, and a recipe book.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $78.88.

    20. A genius app that'll analyze your sleep cycle and wake you up in the lightest sleep phase — the natural way to wake up feeling rested and relaxed.

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    Get it from the iTunes Store or the Google Play Store for free (in-app purchases available).

    21. A Yes To Coconut scrub and cleanser stick made with coffee so you can look awake in the morning even before having your cup of joe. It'll provide just the right amount of exfoliation without being too harsh or drying, thanks to coconut oil in the formula. / Via

    It's also perfect for travelling!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    This is you in 2019...


    ...and this will be you in 2020!


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