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Tip #5. Let The Music Wake You Up

Do you know that interesting fact that NASA program has a long-standing tradition to greet the crew each day during the mission with an appropriate musical interlude? It's time for you to join the space crew

All you will need is a music player with a built-in alarm clock. Set the player to play your favorite song and set the time of alarm. I try to use fast-paced, energizing music. Alternative way is to use a radio with an alarm clock. This way you wake up with "new alarm" every day. You may try it if you feel you get used to the same alarm every day and start ignoring it.

What I usually do is I put my favorite CD into the player, select the track, set alarm clock to 6am, and - whoa! My favorite song wakes me up! For me it's simply the best way to get up in the morning! Not only it's easier to wake up when you hear your favorite tune (I just jump out of bad when I hear it!), but it helps building a habit. Your body gets used to this tune and whenever you hear it your body gets a signal to wake up! Few people said that they select a song with appropriate lyrics. Or how about Green Day's Wake Me Up When September End?

You can actually buy one those all-in-one devices like Homedics Sound Spa with 6 Natural Sounds, CD Player that combines alarm clock with time projected on the ceiling, CD Player and sound machine with natural sounds. You can choose to wake to sounds of nature, radio, CD or alarm. By the way, additional tip here is to change alarm sounds from time to time so you avoid getting used to them.

Note! People sleeping in the room with you may not like loud music early in the morning! So be careful, you are warned :)

Added: 6/8/2007 2:01:18 PM

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