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1. How to wake up early (in reality)?
1. How to wake up early (in reality)?

1. How to wake up early (in reality)?

How many times have you told yourself that you will start waking up early? If you are anything like me …a zillionth times.

Hi, I am a Software Engineer facing modern life’s biggest challenge: How to wake up early?

Short answer: You CANNOT!

Instead I realized, I was fighting the wrong fight. Every morning, the fight between my will-power and my lazy-body. So I changed the game.

Now I just make sure to lie down on my bed at night “on-time”. Trust me it’s not that hard.

Here is what I did

  1. Calculated my number of hours of sleep that my body requires = 9 hours.
  2. Decided what time I want to start waking up in T + 10 days = 8 am
  3. Time to lie down on the bed = 11 pm ⏰

Obviously, the last step is not easy. No engineer has ever slept at 11 pm.

Here are my 3 biggest cheat-codes:

  1. I auto-lock my phone at 10:30 using the app YourHour (Screen Time in IOS). Password is with my wife. 🔐
  2. Before going to bed, I keep my phone in another room. This is super important. Don’t underestimate this.
  3. Lastly, I play Positive Manifestation Music @ 528Hz to help focussing my mind. 🎶

Certainly, you will not get sleep first couple of days, with a lot of tossing & turning in the bed. But no access to phone & above mentioned music will help. Objective is to change our body’s circadian rhythm. Just trust the process and keep yourself in bed.

My Results:

On bedSlept atWoke up at
Day 110:302:00 am11:00 am
Day 211:002:30 am11:00 am
Day 311:001:00 am11:15 am
Day 411:001:30 am10:00 am
Day 511:0012:00 am10:00 am
Day 611:0011:30 am10:00 am
Day 711:0011:30 am9:00 am

Hope you get a good sleep out of this. Would love to know any other methods that have worked for you.


  1. Apar

    Reading a book/newspaper in paper format, listening to podcasts worked for me. Other than this some meditation in the day, keeps your mind calm and definitely has a relationship with how well you sleep.

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