I'm always awake before daybreak. Then I see the sun rising and think, "crap! I'd better get some sleep.".
But seriously, this does work. If there was a period during the day when the rest of the human race just disappeared for a few hours then I'd probably start sleeping at night. It's my 'me-time' so to speak and I'm not giving it up for anyone.
It is in fact that going to bed early and avoiding a stressful situation can help you wake up early in the morning...
Interesting and useful!
It's good advice, but he's a little misguided if he thinks all insomnia can be cured this way.
it takes a month to learn a new habit, and I always put it off..its so relaxing to sleeeeeep! Want to try and get to be an early riser, so much can get accomplished
There is a corelation betwen age and optimal sleeping times. What the article described is a simple misinterpreted natural occurance, older people feel more rested waking up earlier.
Sleep earlier... That's a sure thing.
My dear husband, there is hope! *wink* What do I know....natural early bird here.
Just wake up. It works! :D
set alarm @ same time in morning, bedtime when tired.
Great list to be an early riser
Steve Pavlina is the man when it comes to experimentation in the areas of the mind and self improvement in general.
Steve Pavlina is an online marketing machine, but he's infamous for promoting unscientific things and providing false hope. In this case, he isn't doing that. He is merely saying "get up at the same time every morning and go to sleep when you're tired." That will let you wake up early. Everyone knows what - it's not interesting. And how about the people who do that and merely oversleep alarms? Yet 731k views as I type this review. Again, he is an online marketing machine.
Fascinating review on sleep. I couldn't stop reading all the research links!
The first of a series of articles about Steve Pavlina's sleep experiments including reprogramming his sleeping routine from sleeping late to starting early and a five month experiment in polyphasic sleep (sleeping in several regular short periods through the day instead of one long period overnight).
Steve Pavlina is cool, he has a lot of motivational stuff and his site turned me on to Paraliminals.