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Make Small, Gradual Changes
Set your alarm for 20-30 minutes earlier than you normally wake up. Marks suggests that making this small adjustment to your wakeup time helps your body to gradually adapt rather than shock it into waking up earlier than it wants in the morning. Continue setting your alarm 20-30 minutes earlier every day until you reach your ideal wake up time. Marks notes that in time your body will become adept to this sleep cycle and the need for an alarm will become a thing of the past. “You shouldn’t have to set an alarm clock,” she says.