When I was a teenager, waking up early was not in my vocabulary. But over the years I've grown to love my early morning routine, with the help of my cheat code to waking up at 5 AM, EarlyBird (more on that later).
Anyway, most teenagers I know also hate waking up early as I did, and there's actually a biological reason why teenagers have trouble in the morning.
But for the sake of this article, I'm going to share a few tips to help teenagers wake up early.
First of all, teenagers need to hydrate first thing in the morning. When your body isn't hydrated, you can experience a ton of terrible side effects. Kick-start your morning as a teenager by skipping coffee and drinking a glass of water instead.
Or, have a glass of EarlyBird, which mixes with water and has electrolytes to help you hydrate even faster.
2. Internal Clock
You need your internal clock to be on track with your desired sleep schedule. The light from your phone and the sun in the window both have a tremendous effect on your clock.
Set a time for bed every night based on your desired wake-up time, and stick to it. Turn off electronics at least an hour before bed, as to not interfere with your internal clock. The blue light from your phones messes with your sleep schedule, not to mention the fact that it's easy to stay up for hours on your phone, way past your bedtime.
And lastly, open your blinds first thing in the morning to let the natural light in your room, which will wake you up.
Repeat this process and before you know it you'll be on track to waking up early without feeling tired.
3. Alarm Clock
I liked to use an alarm clock that would shake my bed using a motor that would vibrate intensely. You just place it under your mattress and when it goes off, your entire bed is moving. Definitely wakes you up.
On top of that, I'd put the alarm itself across the room so I'd have to get out of bed to turn it off. Using your phone alarm and keeping it in your bed is a death sentence - you'll wake up, turn your alarm off without getting out of bed, and fall asleep again.
Forcing yourself to wake up and get out of bed is far more effective.
4. Don't derail your schedule
Especially if you're in college, it's easy to set up a routine for yourself throughout the week where you wake up early, only to ruin it by getting hammered Saturday night and sleeping until 2 PM on Sunday.
If you want to wake up early, you need to make it a lifestyle where you do it every morning. It takes a few days to get into the habit of waking up early, maybe even a few weeks.
So if you start waking up early for only a few days, and then sleep until 2 PM, you've just undone all of your hard work earlier in the week.
5. Drink EarlyBird
The tips above will help you wake up early as a teenager, but if you want to know the fastest, easiest way to start waking up early for school, drinking EarlyBird every morning is definitely your best bet.
Before I started drinking EarlyBird, my mornings were dreadful, but now that I drink EarlyBird every morning, I easily wake up before the sun every morning without feeling sleepy later in the day.
If you want to wake up early and get sh*t done before school, you can click here to try EarlyBird for free.