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”

    • freedomofthinking oof

    • Primed lol

    • This is actually pinned 😂😂

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    • Hey man. Don't risten to those funking haters and don't care about their unhealthy comments, your channel is going very far because you are trying to change other people's minds ,I've liked this video and just continue doing some more. Big uup man

  • The only thing I learned from this vid is to sleep at 10 p.m and read fiction books before i sleep. the rest is not new and is a combination of app advertisements lol

  • Watching at 2:32am close lol thanks

  • Well i have not watched the video yet but whoever is trying to wake up at 4:30 i would say best of luck and it's totally worth it, Trust me you will know once you go to the walk at 5.

  • Tick that little motherfucker

  • How the fuck you get left behind.

  • Yeah but while these "successful" people are sleeping at 6 PM *we are working*

  • Why 4:30? That’s the time for blue whale

  • * watches at 03:00 AM*

  • Bob Ross videos are amazing for those who can't sleep early. Just try it ;)

  • 5:00 classic swedish accent

  • “Little mother fucker” 😂😂😂😘

  • Just wake up at 4:30 am and hope it is a Saturday and you will be happy

  • How to wake up at 4:20 and be exited 😁😎

  • I always wake up and tell myself I will close my eyes for just a second then get up. That second somehow turns into 3 more hours and I have no time to get ready.

  • Put the phone on the opposite side of the room but have a speaker turned up all the way next to you. That way you have to get up to turn it off. If your speaker has buttons to stop it, duct tape those buttons that way you wake up trying to take the duct tape off. Hope this helps because it helps me.

  • that s a no for me fam

  • Cool let’s see if I’m excited to wake up at 4:30 in the morning which is in an hour and 15 minutes

  • I’m sorry but 5 hours of sleep schools not be recommended, it says 5-9 hours and that’s bad. 7-10 is what I’d say. Your body needs rest, but some people are different, so listen to your body

  • Ok so my dad is a champion he needs to wake up at 3:30 to check a 5:00am train

  • I think I will start doing it, because there is nothing to do after 21:00

  • My alarm clock is my phone vibrating on a hard windowsill. I wake up immediatelly.


  • 4:30 wtf? I think my schedule of waking up at 5:30 is fae enough

  • Good luck Getting heingzeimer

  • So you want me to demand all these to my parents ?

  • 4:56 it’s so effective for you cause you have ocd and want to fill up all the boxes like me

  • how do you produce a video like this? i mean all the effects and the emojis etc.? can someone tell me it

    • +Primed Sorry, but i ve got one question more. Is there a program which allows me to make videos like this from the Adobe developers? Do they also have a program like this one?

    • +Primed thanks, dude. Keep your work up!

    • A program called videoscribe

  • Just wake uo at 4:20 and roll a joint

  • This dude is hilarious!

  • Set an alarm at 4:0 am if you want to excite

  • Whos watching this trying to sleep XD

  • Answer: sleeping early

  • Dont go to bed at 3 am if you have to get up so early. Problem solved.

  • im watching this before sleep

  • I May try this

  • Video rlly starts at 1:00 ur welcome

  • Slight problem, can't exactly wake up at 4:30 am when you're already awake.

  • The fox just sitting there at the beginning of the vid is me like every morning😂

  • This is a great video but remember that not everyone is a morning person. It's all about being self aware and knowing what works for you.

  • What's a book?

  • It’s such a nice video with good tips. However, I think you need to do your best and avoid using cursing words.

  • You must go to sleep 30 minutes after you watched your last screen. No TV, computer, phone, etc. Meditation is also a nice thing to do to fall asleep sooner

  • "dont you fucking dare go back to bed"

  • Hahaha fuck sleep im gonna build a business right now😂😂

  • Step 1: don't sleep at 4:30

  • Ah the snooze button

  • I sleep at 4:30 AM.

  • good shit I have to wake up 4.30 am every day lol

  • Wake up at 5 am is a good and normal for my body ?! Please tell me ,I'm confused😕❓

  • On my 12th birthday , I woke up at 4pm

  • I tried just reading books and it did the opposite

  • Tick that motherfucker

  • 2019?

  • I have heard to wake up at 5....

  • boi *i sleep at 4.30am*

  • Miracle Morning!

  • too bad i'm watching this at 5 am

  • Hehe, I was watching this at 2:15 am 😁

  • It’s currently 1 am. You’re talking about waking up at 4:30 and I’m just trying to be able to get out of bed by noon. I did better this morning though... I woke up at 11:30 instead👍

  • sorry I dont have a checklist manifesto.. *in Soviet army camouflage, bursting through the wall in a tank* but I do.. have a communist manifesto..

  • How to wake up at 04:30am feeling great: go to sleep at 6pm the night before. Saved you the six-something minutes watching this video.

  • 2:54 this is me. Evey night wen I wake up

  • My reason is that I need more time to get ready and I normally over sleep

  • No

  • Thanks for sharing your good story with us, at least I have learned something new today,

  • How is Trying To wake up early for Christmas

  • I've been waking up for school at 4 in the morning for the past year and its damn hell. I don't do it, because I want to, but because I have too.

  • or you could just accept your insomnia and do a bump at 4:30am

  • One tip is to put your favorite song as your alarm

  • Only came here to say that only a pussy wakes up at 4:30 A true man wakes up at 4:20

  • what do you mean ? doesnt every man wake up "excited" ??...................

  • My problem is even if there is 5 Alarm clock I will not hear it

  • Me: most videos in yt is clickbating *saw this video in "Recommended" oh wow here's something good Goes to comment Imma teach u guys how to wake up at early morning (up to you at what time u want to wake bitch) first dont be grumpy, imagine u are going to be with a girl that u like (or what ever shit u like to do) and u shower dress up then there Pretty easy I dont know why im doing this but i feel retarded and regret after typing this whole shit

  • watching this at 1:00 am wont help, trust me!

  • Usually I’ll get up only to fap. Oh wait-

  • 4:42 I wake up to the Communist manifesto too!

  • Yay tommorow i will go to school with my "not finished homework"! Im so excited!

  • Seeing this at 03:30 A.M

  • I wake up at 7:00

  • It is SUPER easy to wake up at 4:30 AM or earlier you just have to sleep 6, 7 or 8 hours before that, i sleep 7 hours a day by going to bed at 9 or 8 o'clock then waking up at 3 or 4 AM

  • Dude if you want to not fall back asleep when you wake up just blast the brightness on your phone and stair at it it always works for me 😂

  • Waking at 5makes ur day t most productive

  • Phone Number

  • 1- remember something exciting that could happen 2- think that you can finish school / work faster if u wake up early and get ready

  • Or you could know..set up an alarm clock..

  • 3:50 ha

  • I usually fall asleep at about 10:30. I then am woken by my mum at 7:15. Then I'm trapped in school. This may be 8 hours and 45 mins but somehow I'm still shattered

    • Have you tried sleeping less? Like 6 hours?

  • i am happy to wake up with my philips hue lights

  • 5 mins in and i fucking love this guy already!!!

    • Love you to buddy!

  • The bright side US-tv channel basically ripped off this video

    • Damn just watched their video and didn't know if it was mine or theirs

  • I always set one alarm at 4:30 and the second at 4:37. At 4:30 I mute the first alarm, turn on the light and start stretching my muscles (preparing for daily activity), while still lying on my bed with my eyes closed :D Seven minutes later, when I hear the second alarm, I get out of the bed. Sometimes when I feel to tired to get up even after the second alarm, I give myself some 5 minutes more. There is one thing you can do to not fall asleep again. Just move your toes on your feet constantly.. left, right, left, right. or do any other movement and focus on it. You can't fall asleep while doing that. Just don't stop moving :)) It always work, I've never overslept in the last five years doing that.

  • You really need a reason. I have my alam next to me and wake up at 4am. I immediately switch off the alarm and stand up so I am awake. Then I realize I have to go to the gym and from that point on I am motivated to do so.

  • I used to wake up at 4:30 AM so I could say bye to my online friend before they went to school since they lived in a different timezone

  • Happy music + good advice + "Don't you f**king hit that snooze button" LOL! Love it. Thanks @Primed

  • at 6:05 i need to make that my alarm sound...

  • "and i'm not sure why its so effective but it triggers something inside of you that just makes you to want to tick that little mother fucker" --Primed

  • I'm so excited that I'm already up and writing this at 03:23 AM! 😁😁😁

  • Thank you sir

  • I understand the point, but... FOUR FUCKING THIRTY?!