How to Wake up at 4:30 AM and be Excited - 4 Simple Steps to Wake up Early

Published on Oct 8, 2017
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I’ll tell you how I went from harassing the snooze button and rolling out of bed with 5 minutes to dress for work, to waking up at 4.30 am without attempting to hit the snooze button and being excited to do so. The ultimate wake up early motivation.
First you need to know how much sleep you need to not feel like shit when you wake up, and know that you can actually get too much sleep and feel lazy for the rest of the day. The perfect amount of sleep is most often between 5-9 hours and I challenge you to set the alarm earlier than you normally would to sleep less than usual just to evaluate how you feel.
Optimize your environment
Eliminate sources of light and try to block it all out. Shove the tv out if you have one in your bedroom and instead pick up a book to read. Preferably fiction rather than business or self-help as that will trigger your brain and you’ll get all sorts of cool ideas that will hinder you from falling asleep.
There are a lot of techniques you can use to fall asleep faster and wake up fresh, and I’ve made a video about 6 uncommon tips that will definitely speed this process up.
But some more common things or tools you can use that will optimize your sleeping environment is white noise machines. It’s a tool that reduces the distracting effect of outsides noises for a more relaxing environment. It’s almost like a heavenly fan without the breeze, just the sound.
And this might sound awful to you but it’s highly effective for falling asleep because you won’t notice those weird random noises that you otherwise would be convinced is the ring girl coming for you.
Another tool to wake up fresh is to use wake up light alarm clocks. It will wake you up by first turning on the a light which will increase in brightness, and eventually go over to sounds. Some models have nature sounds and others just normal beeping sounds. It’s a pretty neat way to wake up and takes away that choking beep normal alarms give you.

Don’t snooze
Don’t snooze. Don’t ever hit that snooze button man, c'mon you know better than that. I don’t have to explain this much more but just knock fudge out of that alarm clock and let it know who’s the boss, then you want to count from 5 backwards to zero, like you’re taking of with a rocket. Once you reach 0 you’re up and away. It really is that simple and you’ll be up within 10 seconds of the alarm going off.
Me personally, I just go full savage and place my alarm clock on the other side of the room or in the kitchen with full volume.
Have a reason
The number one thing for making this habit stick is that you should want to get up, just like you wanted to get up for christmas as a kid. You can’t convince yourself to wake up early just because, there has to be a reason for you waking up.
One thing that get’s me to follow any habit is the checklist manifesto. It’s such a powerful way of getting things done and it’s so easy to implement. All you need to do is to simply create a list of things you want to do the night before you go to bed and put boxes beside every task.
For instance my first five tasks is to make my bed, do 40 push ups, drink a full glass of water, have a shot of ACV and then take a walk while listening to an audiobook. These five tasks only takes me about 20-25 minutes to accomplish and after that I’ll make some coffee and then I’m fully awake and I go onto some more productive work such as working on these videos.
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And there you go, make sure to implement this tonight already, or since you probably watching this at 2:42 am, try this tomorrow. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you in the next one.
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  • Man you are so fucking boring that i will put you on my “fall asleep sound collection”


  • Have horses and you have know choice but to get up early

  • If i wake up,what should i do at 4:30 am ? ☺️

  • Nothing in this world can ever stop me from sleeping best

  • Oh God! It really sucks to bet up at 4:30 during winter....

  • 4:30pm and we have a deal

  • I am not a morning person. Even if I sleep really early, waking up is really hard for me. I need serious help.

  • Well, to wake up at 4 am and be excited, just go to sleep at 4 pm the previous day

  • - find the loudest alarm you can get your hands on - place it as far away from your bed as possible - set it to go off at 4:30 - once your alarm goes off, wait 5 seconds Somehow, i think the neighbors really like you.

  • Thank you for this great content my swedish friend. I've mastered in swedish accent thanks to dota2 and csgo =) But I have a shitty life and a shitty job. I'd rather stay asleep and forget all those things in my life a couple hours more =)

  • Wow the ad tricked me

  • he said how to not feel like shit lol and admitted too much sleep is bad. I trust him

  • Looks like I found that youtube video that has great advice, but only does so to promote things people don't need. You can literally do free things to help yourself wake up smoothly. back in the day before technology took over our lives, we could use nature remedies to wake ourselves up. (if this comment is deleted, i know why) I will re-post this comment forever if I have to. no one SHOULD EVER waste their money on things they NEVER NEED. Good advice video though. Use tea to help with sleeping and waking up.

    • Hey thanks for taking your time to comment mate! And for the record I've never deleted a comment and will never do so. (although US-tv does a good job on that with spam and such) I actually agree with you that waking up naturally is the best but that just isn't a viable option for most poeple. Other than tea, can you recommend more nature remedies that would be helpful?

  • Not only you give great advices but your video is funny as hell!! Lets hit that red button!

  • “Fuck sleep im gonna build a business right now” is so friking relatable

  • Easy.. you get 8 hours of sleep by going to bed at 8:30. There are so many things you can do in the morning compared to the afternoon. I do it every day and half of the days I need to go to swimming at 5-7am anyway.

  • Have ADHD you can avoid all of these problems :D

  • I agree this 8 - 10 hours every night is ridiculous. If I do that once or twice a week its good enough. If I have a few nights of 6 - 8 hours not a big deal

  • Try not to laugh: 3:25 - 4:20

  • 1:52AM, but you were really close.

  • I used to run at 10pm bed then 530am awake and i would rather died, 635am now, much better.

  • Where did you get 5 to 9 from? Its 7 to 8, literally everyon from dr awasdrfggyh from snob land to slimy sam from the wild west knows this, if you get only 5 hours sleep i feel sorry for you.

  • I go to bed at 11 and wake up at 6:30-7:00 Reason : play videos games , read that book , study for history , walk the dog and then relax until 10:30 when i go to school

    • Gamerul De Foc I have to get to school by 7:00 😭 my high school tweakin

  • After seeing this video also for me *IMPOSSIBLE* BTW Great video.

  • FUCK your water and ACV!! Shit is NASTY for human consumption.

  • That ticking idea wrapped with gaming and quests, is exactly how I see it. Helps me a lot.

  • U asshole u slept from 3-8 its 5 hrs not 4 hrs Fuck ur bitch mom Ur dads a cobler

  • "Don't you fucking dare go back to bed" hahah man I love it and your videos. You have a new subscriber my man. Stay primed!

  • I always feel like shit😂😂😂

  • When i wake up i stare soulessly into nothing trying to tell myself WAkE uP

  • Ahhh i see somebody is using the 5 4 3 2 1 technique my mum bought that book and never shuts up about it really does work though

  • I have the best white noise machine. Just take off my cochlear implants and then I can't hear a thing.

  • It’s getting to the point where I’m to lazy to press the snooze button

  • I can wake up at 4:30 without getting tired it’s not that hard I’m an early bird and night owl go to be at midnight wake up at 4:15 to 5:30 EDIT: I don’t even have a reason

  • Yea it's working on people without "irritable bowel syndrome" after I wake up with power of milion suns all time this stupid syndrome destroying all plans and making me weak and any morrning are nightmare in toilet three or four times ...

  • Why the hell do these idiots have to be so rude? Get a life! Really enjoyed the video, thanks for sharing. Ignore the dickheads, not worth your time mate.

  • I should probably be sleeping instead of watching this at 2am huh..

  • Excessive swearing doesn't make it funny, that's just my opinion

  • next trend: how to wake up at 1:00 am! (extremely productive)

  • Lol it’s 2:50am and he said 2:42pm. I like lo key shit my self because it I clicked this video a few minutes before it would’ve been spot on

  • I watch this video at 10pm. Feel motivated to change my life. Set alarm clock for 5am. Wake up at 5am...hit snooze button for 3 hours. Repeat

  • "Fuck sleep I'm going to build a business right now" LMAO!! That is so me and I'm sure millions of others can relate lol!!

  • Great ideas and process but I would rather listen to something that does not have curse words in it.

  • I woke up that time

  • Sir how about make video why otaku can survive without sleeping,😂😂

  • What if I told you I’m watching this at 4pm

    • 抗 Tesi ツ 👏

    • Kalib Uribe in my time zone it was 00:36 when u commented

  • I wake up at 4 am every weekday morning. I go to bed at 8 pm though.................then on the weekends I sleep in until 9

  • Not excited

  • Dude I'm trying to stay awake, but your voice is making it so difficult...

  • Loved this video, subscribed

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  • He says sh.. word I'm gone.

  • My bed is my drug My pillows are my dealers My alarm is my police School is my jail

    • That's brilliant. What a guy.

  • Sounds good - Doesnt work for me

  • Now I’m primed

  • That "Fuck sleep, I'm going to build a business right now" is me most nights lmfao

  • How to use this kind of videos when u try to make videos?

  • 5,4,3,2,1 *Falls asleep again*

  • If I count from 5, I would be asleep again at 4… When it's morning the only thing that would entice me to get out of bed is the knowledge that I will be late if I do not If I got a checklist like that it would definitely put me off and makes me wanna sleep longer

  • i cant sleep at 10pm

  • Bruh, 4 hours of sleep isn’t enough. Your body needs sleep.

    • Dan McCourt - You know with 5hours of sleep im ready to go to work! (I keep watching series all the night on my tv in my room.)

  • r u a vvoman

  • I am 9

    • Don't underestimate me because lam 9

  • Is this good at young age ? (15 y.o.)

  • Me at waking up early 0:26

  • Get laid or fap boys no other solution

  • For me it was the opposite. I felt the need to wake up early in order to feel exited. I can't wake up late anymore

  • Counting backwards 5,4,3,2,1 and jumping out of the bed like a rocket is a reference from the book called The 5 Second Rule by Mel Gibson! lol

  • all this is fine my only problem is that I don't have a single reason to get up. the only reason I get up early is to go to school that I hate more than anything

  • He says read a book instead of looking at a screen or light, this man has obviously never been so enthralled in a book that you start it, expecting to read only one chapter, then stay up till 2 to finish it. Or is it just me who has these booknerd problems?

  • So i live in Iraq and if you may not know the internet here sucks so whats make me excited to sleep early and wake up early is gaming yes i wake up early to play R6 and other games when the ping is low #healthygaminglife

  • I don't press snooze I directly close the alarm

  • I wake up at 4:10 in the morning 😁 and I'm excited every morning (I'm a Muslim and I pray at that time)

  • man omg how he just didnt finish coloring in that smiley face at 5:40

  • "and I just tell myself, don't you dare fucking go back to bed" that's pretty much it

  • 6:30 Man it is 2:41am how the hell did u knew ???

  • The ring girl 😂😂😂😂

  • Yo I woke up at 2 am from a night terror, and had the most productive day in ets2, woo...

  • when do you go to sleep at 18:00? jaaja

  • Step 1: Don't

  • i sleep at 4h30

  • -How to Wake up at 4:30 AM and be Excited? -Don't wake up at 4:30 AM

  • Very improfessional.

    • Unprofessional*

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  • Sheesh did you kill that kid on the bike with a golfball to the head? Good video otherwise!

  • Very good idea, thanks

  • I tend to break my sleeping pattern (a lot) so I put my alarm across the room, and it is very annoying if you it isn't turned off in a short amount of time, so I have to jump out of bed and run to it to turn it off. That's how I wake myself up

  • I'm watching this at 5:42am and realizing just how far the rabbit hole I've fallen; heck.

  • I was paying a close attention and the video suddenly showed ring girl coming out of nowhere... It's night time and I was alone watching this vid.

  • What to eat that early ? Any suggestions?

    • yeah.. i can't eat in the morning.i figured it's the best to listen to my body. not hungry, not going to eat end of the story. I drink coffee though in the morning

  • I was dying when he said the stuff about the ring girl coming for you😂😂😂😂

  • My cat JUST woke me up and it's EXACTLY 4:30...thanks... I guess

  • Not very useful

  • 5 hours is NOT ENOUGH sleep! To stay healthy, you NEED between 7-9 hours. Go watch Joe Rogan's podcast with Matthew Walker and you'll know that getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night increases your chances of getting Alzheimer's by nearly 50%!

  • so spend 100 on stuff, no ty

  • Im 14 and i wake up at 3 am

  • Dude I don't even have the reason to live, and you expect me to have a reason to wake up?

  • Just tick that mother fucker 😂😂😂

  • I actually like waking up in the middle of the night because it’s so satisfying to see the time on my phone and know I get a few more hours.