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Early risers: how do you it??

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coffeeisntworking Sun 06-Nov-16 08:19:17

Not sure if this is the right place to put this, but anyway...

If you have to get up very early for work/family/any reason, how do you do it??

I get up at 4.30am everyday for work and I'm always, always shattered. I've had the past week off and despite not getting up until 8am some days, I'm still falling asleep on the sofa at 9pm.

Please tell me your strategies and tips for getting up early. I am honestly on the verge of quitting my job because I'm so tired all the time.

Eolian Sun 06-Nov-16 08:24:06

I get up at 7, so nothing like as early as you. Are you going to bed early enough? Because if I had to get up at 4:30, I'd need to be going to sleep at 8:30! I don't think there is any strategy beyond getting the right amount of sleep tbh.

princessconsuelabannahammock Sun 06-Nov-16 08:28:27

I get up at 6am and am always in bed at 10pm and a sleep shortly after. If you are up early you need to get to bed early.

The other thing that helps is I rarely have lie in - 2dc so no chance but it means my body always gets up at the same time.

Also feel worse if I don't eat and drink properly.

Munstermonchgirl Sun 06-Nov-16 10:00:30

Routine is the only way. I'm up at 6 during the week for work, and I just make sure I'm in bed early

InTheDessert Sun 06-Nov-16 11:02:43

Go to bed early!!! Were up at 5.30 ( not in the UK, everything starts early here) and I try to head off to bed by 9 to read before turning out the light.
If most people get 8/7 hrs in bed going to bed at 11-12 and getting up at 7am, you need to be asleep around 9 - so not far off the time your crashing out anyway.

WeAllHaveWings Sun 06-Nov-16 11:15:28

I'm up at 5:30, I go to bed at 9 and lights out at 9:30. ds(12) goes to be later than me (dh sorts him out).

there aren't any magic tips, if you need the sleep you need to go to bed early.

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