Ever since the holy month of Ramadan started, waking up for sehri has been one of the hardest tasks. No matter how hard you try, you can’t help but keep hitting snooze until only a couple of minutes are left before sehri ends.
Due to this, most people don’t even sleep till Fajr because they know that waking up again would hard. I combined a list of five things you can do to help you wake up on time.
1. Set your alarm clock away from your bed:
Put your alarm clock on a desk/chair that’s not accessible from your bed so you can’t hit snooze while sleeping. This will make you get up every time you have to shut your alarm off. Once you’re up, get out of the bedroom immediately. DO NOT try to rationalize going back to bed.
2. Turn your phone’s WiFi off:
Turning off your phone’s internet will stop all the unnecessary notifications from popping up every other minute. This will help you not feel tempted to check your phone and catch up on any missed update.
3. Avoid coffee/tea before bed:
Such drinks are an important part of one’s life but indulging in them right before bed can affect your ability to fall asleep. It’s not just caffeine but cigarettes are also disruptive to your sleep and can affect your body’s ability to have a good night’s sleep.
4. Go to bed on time:
If you have to wake up early, go to bed at a reasonable time. Get in bed even if you don’t feel sleepy. and perhaps read for a while. Give your body some rest so you could wake up fresh for sehri.
5. Drink a lot of water before bed:
Aaaaand the most important thing: drink lots and lots of water before bed. When you do that, your body doesn’t slip into a deep sleep that might be difficult to awake from. This is because you’ll constantly be waking up to pee in the middle of the night.