Wake Up Easier By Lowering Your Comfort Level

Wake Up Easier By Lowering Your Comfort Level
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While certain people are morning risers, many of us constantly battle with our snooze alarm every morning over whether to stay in our cocoon of slumber. Blog Stepcase Lifehack suggests lowering the comfort level of your bed to get you up struggle-free.

Instead of making your bed as comfortable as possible (and thus tempting you to spend more time in its warm embrace), Stepcase Lifehack suggests thinking of it as a place solely to regain energy:

Get rid of the temptation to treat your bed like anything other than a recharging station. You won’t need books by your bed. You won’t need fancy pillows (unless your doctor says you must). Your bed is a place to help you get from wake to wake in as little time as possible with optimum rest. If you’re young like me the mattress won’t be such a big deal. If you’re over 40 you’ll want to make sure you’ve got a good mattress though.

If you’re really determined, you could even give up your bedding and just sleep in a sweatshirt (your home is probably heated, after all). It certainly could take some getting used to, and it’s definitely a balancing act to get it right. You want to stay comfortable enough to get a good night’s sleep, but uncomfortable enough that you have no desire to stay in bed once you wake up. Hit the link for more details and share your own early rising tips in the comments.

Sleep Hack: A Simple Strategy For Better Rest In Less Time [Stepcase Lifehack]


  • so many comments on the topic of waking up … people need to go back to their beds and sleep this topic off, because when they wake up they will realize that at the end of the day, if u are not fired even u are late, than it doesnt matter at all!

  • I am sorry but this a bad idea. if i am not very comfy i am not going to get a good nights sleep, if you do not have a good mattress you wake up with a sore back, same with a bad pillow and sore neck.

  • I agree, this is a bad idea. My bed is wonderful and comfortable. I fall asleep comfortably and wake up refreshed and without a sore back/neck. Why remove all our creature comforts? We’re not robots…we don’t need “recharging stations”..yeesh.

  • I think its a good idea, and it actually works, I use it occasional when I CANNOT be late for something. it doesn’t have to be in a form of hard bumpy mattresses and bricks as pillows.

    The way I do it is sleep on the bed not in it, by that I mean don’t pull the covers down and hop in, simply lay ontop of it, head down the other end where there is no pillows, you wont be able to snuggle into bed because it is still made and even though you can pull down the covers and hop in, that requires energy that usually wakes me up enough to think “Screw bed im just going to have a shower”

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