It’s called Sleep Cycle and it was the app that was meant to change my life. I expected an immediate transformation from someone who hits “snooze” way too many times than a grown up should into someone who needs only the mildest of prompting to get out of bed after simply a stretch and an absent smile at the prospect of a new day.
If I could just get up 30 minutes or even one hour earlier each day I know my entire morning would run more smoothly. I know that because occasionally I manage to do it. Like the morning that our crazy dog Sadie jumped on me at 5am, or the morning that I was busting to wee and got up to do it only to find toothpaste smeared all over the sink by unnamed children the night before.
By the time I had finished cleaning it up I was wide awake.
Funny fails of sleep-deprived mums. Article continues after this video.
Using multiple phone alarms;
Setting phone alarms and putting the phone across the room;
Asking my husband to set his alarm too and wake me up;
Asking my husband to call me from work at the time I need to get up;
Setting just one phone alarm with a note attached about why I really, really, really need to get up straight away;
Setting alarms on both my phone and my son’s phone as a back up, with my phone on my bedside table and his phone across the room;
Going to sleep in workout gear so I am more inclined to get up and do a set of mind-clearing push ups.