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]