Some people do their best work in the morning, but no-one likes waking up early. If one of your goals is to start your day earlier, give yourself a "wake up time" every day, earlier than you need to be up. Your body will get used to it faster, and you'll also get better sleep.
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Waking up every morning can be more important than trying to find a way to schedule eight straight hours of sleep every night. As you wake up more consistently, your body will gradually get used to it, and you'll rely less on an alarm clock to get you out of bed. Plus, you can start working your way to earlier wake-up times if you want to. If you're really not used to waking up early, start at 8AM and work your way into earlier hours - eventually getting to 5 or 6AM.
The Strangest Secret to Waking Up Early [Michael Gregory II's blog]