How to Stop Hitting Snooze | 5 Smart Tips for Breaking the Habit

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Are you a snooze-aholic? Want to how to stop hitting snooze every morning?

Hitting the snooze button every morning is a habit whether we like it or not. At some point in your life, this action became part of your morning routine.

Well now it’s time to change that.

In this article I will be giving you my best tips for how I avoid hitting the snooze button every morning and how you can too!

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5 Tips for Not Hitting the Snooze Button

Go to Bed Earlier

Yeah I know I know. You probably here this all the time, but it’s true.

Going to bed even just 15 minutes earlier could be exactly what you need to feel refreshed when that alarm goes off. And if you actually feel more rested when your alarm goes off, you’re less likely to hit the snooze button.

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Place Your Alarm Across the Room

The best tip I can give you is to make it physically difficult to hit the snooze button. When hitting snooze becomes a habit, some people eventually learn to do it in their sleep and we don’t want that.

The best way to afford hitting snooze subconsciously is to make yourself physically get out of bed to shut if off.

Wake up to the sunrise

Or rather the fake sunrise.

Bright lights send signals to the brain to stop the flow of meletonin. This helps you wake up and stay awake.

The best way I’ve found to combat this is my Sunrise Alarm Clock.

This alarm clock has been a game changer for me. It gives off a light that simulates the sun rising in your room which will help you gentle wake up. You can set the sunrise simulation light to start 10-30 minutes before your actual wake up time. During this time it will slowly get brighter and brighter, just like an actual sunrise.

This particular sunrise alarm clock has 7 nature sounds for your alarm so you don’t have that annoying blaring sound every morning.

Set Your Coffee on a Timer

If you are a coffee drinker, set your coffee maker to start brewing just before your alarm goes off. Not only can coffee be your reward for not hitting snooze but the smell of coffee can actually wake you up if your room is close to the kitchen.

Count Down from 10 and Then Get Up

This tip can help build the self-discipline you need to get up and stay up.

Particularly in the morning you can feel unmotivated to get up, so when you do, count down from ten and then force yourself up.

The quick countdown can help you shift into the right mindset to get you motivated to start moving.

Some times all we need is a little push to get us going and this tip can be just that.

Related: How to Build Self-Discipline

Final Thoughts

Stay determined my friend!

You have a goal to stop hitting snooze so start by trying just one of these tips tomorrow and see how you do.

Let me know in the comments which tip helped you most.


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8 thoughts on “How to Stop Hitting Snooze | 5 Smart Tips for Breaking the Habit

  1. Ugh! This is such a timely article for me! I pressed the snooze alarm for an hour this morning! Great ideas! Now I have to get motivated to try your ideas! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Susan, I’m so glad you found this article. Set a goal for avoiding the snooze button to motivate yourself. Good luck on breaking the habit.

  2. This list is helpful for people who need something quick to make changes in their life. Positive changes have to start with waking up! I love the sunshine clock. This would be a great item for my oldest child!

    1. Yes, I love my sunrise alarm clock. I’m sure your child will love it too.

  3. Such great tips, will definitely share this post with others!

    1. I love all these ideas. I laughed reading about placing the alarm across the room. I think that will definitely get anyone out of bed?

      1. Rachel, putting my alarm clock across the room was definitely a game-changer for me. I can’t recommend it enough.

    2. Thanks Krysten! Glad you enjoyed.

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