- Jul 17, 2020
Reason I asked is I can relate somewhat, being woken up 3 times every night for parental reasons.- my bro wakes me up at 9 to drive him to work (sometimes)
- alarm for any number of reasons (usually for a purpose like college exam or something - tried recurring ones but always go back to sleep after it rings)
- outside noise/light if I leave the windows open and blinds up; inside noise if my bro wakes up earlier
- naturally (pretty rare though)
So the going to bed routine is sporadic,, as well as the sleep itself, but the waking up one is constant.
the trick I used is to
1 get an alarmclock or sound on your phone that is annoying enough not to ignore. (and soft enough as to not wake the baby though tbh when he's vast asleep you can shoot a cannon next to his ear without any effect but that aside) In my case thats a combo of a phillips light alarm next to my bed, waking me up gradually and my phone in the kitchen.
2 place the (annoying) alarm like said far away from your bed, (preferably in your kitchen where you can immidiatly drink/eat) forcing you to get out, walk, and press the off/snooze switch. After that it becomes much more of a chore/choice to slumb back to bed, (as opposed to pressing snooze with you head on your pillow, which will doze you back of in seconds till the next snooze interval)
within 1 month esq your brain will get the memo, you'll wake up around that time constantly... and your early going to bed routine will shortly follow, since you'll be exhausted/headached and yawnstruck a couple of evenings after.