1. Select the most obnoxious ring on your phone. I prefer one with a slow, steady, repeating sound. Mine starts out at a low volume, and builds. It sounds like a space ship!
2. Place the phone on the bed, right next to your body. I suggest leaving it at about hip level.
3. Toss and turn all night.
When your alarm goes off, it will be muffled, so you might not hear it right away, but don’t worry, eventually your subconscious will pick up on it. When you finally do hear the alarm, start digging through the covers. You’ll probably do this lying down for a while, but eventually, you’ll have to sit up to expand your search. You’ll likely still be groggy at this point. You’ll fully intend to hit snooze when you do find the damn thing.
Notice how the sound gets louder, then muffled again as you sift through blankets and pillows. You’ll think you have it, but then you’ll realize you were just burying it deeper. You’ll think to yourself, “How is this possible?!” You may start swearing. The frustration you feel will help your mind to become fully awake, even faster than coffee. By the time you find your phone under the same blanket you’ve spent all this time searching through, you’ll be so damn awake, that there’s no way you’d even consider going back to sleep. You couldn’t if you tried.
So friends, try this method, and you’ll have no problem getting out of bed in the morning. However, if you do this daily, you may want to consider adding yoga, deep breathing, meditation, or some other de-stressing activity to your routine.
It is even more annoying when it is your husband’s phone and it goes off at 5:30. He gets right up though. I hide under the covers for a while pretending the coffee will make itself.