Why I Started Waking Up at 5:30 AM And How It Changed My Life

Published on Jul 9, 2018
How to Change Your Life through Your Sleep Cycle. We keep hearing how early birds are way more productive and successful. We decided to conduct an experiment to find out whether it's truly helpful or necessary to wake up super early every day. If you want to try to change your sleep cycle and transform your life you can follow some simple tips on how to become an early bird.
TIMESTAMPS
How it all started 0:48
The first week of the experiment 1:55
How I changed my morning routine 3:55
Why introverts will love early rises 5:33
The new attitude to breakfast 7:06
How the quality of sleep changed 7:59
How to become an early riser 8:17
Jerry Seinfeld approach 10:23
Music:
Good Starts . Jingle Punks
Happy Haunts . Aaron Kenny
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SUMMARY
-The first couple of days were the worst. I could barely keep my eyes open, and I dreamed about getting back to sleep.
-After the first week, however, I learned an eye-opening truth about myself: mornings are the most productive time of day for me. I started to wake up with a clear mind, a well-rested body, and the ability to immediately concentrate on important tasks and set goals for the following day.
-My new sleeping regime gave me 2 extra hours before I had to leave for work. All the spare time I had opened doors to new possibilities, habits, and hobbies.
-If you're an introvert and enjoy spending time alone in silence, you'll definitely have a new level of appreciation for early rises: no kids yelling, no babies crying, no cars honking, and no television noise.
-I had enough time not only to prepare breakfast but to sit down and enjoy it as well. And after that, I'll never go back to my old “I'll just grab a snack” ways.
-During this monthlong experiment, I realized that I don’t need to stay in bed for 10-12 hours to get enough sleep. Waking up at 5:30, I feel rested and full of energy to start a new day.
-To become an early riser, open your curtains before going to bed. Withdraw from your phone, tablet, and TV at least an hour before bed if you want to improve the quality of your sleep. If you have trouble falling asleep, try reading in bed or listening to an audiobook.
-Jerry Seinfeld has a big wall calendar, and for every day that he writes new material, he puts a big red “X” on it. He aims to create an unbroken chain of these “X” marks for as long as he can.
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  • TIMESTAMPS How it all started 0:48 The first week of the experiment 1:55 How I changed my morning routine 3:55 Why introverts will love early rises 5:33 The new attitude to breakfast 7:06 How the quality of sleep changed 7:59 How to become an early riser 8:17 Jerry Seinfeld approach 10:23

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    • getting up is one thing but when do you go to bed?

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    • Good advice ... i am an early riser

  • I definitely agree with the whole putting your alarm on the other side of the room thing. I do it myself. I also put all my electronic devises outside my room and wake up at 6:00am in the morning. Watching this video has inspired me to wake up a little earlier to get stuff done plus it has shown me that even waking up a little earlier means nothing if you are unproductive. I spend countless hours moping around even when i get 9 hours of full sleep. I'm planning to start a daily routine and get into the habit of following it. Thanks the bright side!

  • Wow I already wake up at 530 yay

  • I want to try this honestly 😂

  • I want to wake up at 03:00pm but up to now its hard for me to do it consistent. It's really hard for me but I realise the benefits because when I do wake up early everything falls well in mine agenda.

  • I’m usually up between 4:30 and 5:00 am. Best time of the day

  • Hmmz, how late you go to bed if you wake up at 5.30?

  • I like doing all these 🏈🏌🏻🤽🏻‍♂️🚴🚣🏄🏼🏊🏼🤼‍♂️🏟

  • In VietNam students have to wake up at 5h30-6h cause we're gonna study at 7h:)) i find it so normal:))

  • If you could call watching the sun rise a reward, your life must be boring.

  • Warm water?

  • So waking up at 5:30 you got skinnier? Lol

  • Trying same for many months but still can't make it ;)

  • Even at Weekends?...

  • What if they do have 5:30A.M. where I live?

  • Waking up this early is a really good way to up productivity. It can have great benefits including more time with your loved ones. Making time for the people that are important to you is what living full out is all about.

  • on the first five days (monday-saturday) i wake at 4.30 because i need to study...... #h8life

  • Night owl...

  • it's hard to make a pattern when u work Day shift and Night shifts on ramdom basis..😭I wish I can do this.... help! #nurselife

  • I actually sleep at 5:30am so I don’t even know how that’s gonna work 😅

  • And moslem person, must to wake in 4:20 am to pray, and we can start our day earlier,Allhamdulillah

  • I woke up at 4:58 am

  • I started waking up at 5:30am. This is how my life changed. It didn't. I have circadian rtyhym disorder so this video is worthless to me.

  • Rather. I use to sleep 11 hours a day I sleep at 8.30 and wake up 7.30

  • Early riser for my workout daily

  • I wake up at 5:00 and I have to for school

  • Thank God I became a Muslim then .

  • Early riser

  • How come i hit my juul and this video made me feel sick

  • Hardcore night owl sometimes I won't sleep at all like I last watched this at 4:30am so I'm going to struggle trying this

  • so I want more 2 hours sleep for the reward, is that okay?

  • I wake up everyday at four am and am at work full throttle at 5 am. I may be an exception to most people as I’ve always been an early bird.

  • Waking up at 5:30am is for people that work at 9am. My shift, sadly, is at 7am so I'd have to wake at 3:30am 😭😭

  • I get up @ 5am every morning. I work out for an hour, shower & head to work

  • I feel like this is fine if you work a 9-5. But I have to be at work but 6am. So I would have to be up at 2:30am? That will never happen.

  • This is common practice in religion Islam to get Up early in the morning for Morning prayers before Sun rise, it was advised by Prophet Mohammed to his followers (Muslims).

  • I have a hard time already as it is waking up at 1 PM. Dont tell me what to do ffs

  • Best channel ever for calmness!! Try it! us-tv.org/ch/UCvAxX35uA174B1Fovd0TScA

  • When did you dump

  • Night owl

  • What if you have to BE at work at 3am 5-6 days a week?

  • Everybody is different dude .. Everybody has own circadian rhythm Don't push ur agenda here ........ Also sleeping 7-8 hrs r not necessary. I Know many people who sleep only 4 hrs and still r very energetic .

  • Does waking up in the dark, make this more difficult?

  • What time did you go to bed? How much sleep do you recommend????

  • 5:15-5:30 am 7 days a week. Not a problem at all. I get up most mornings before my alarm clock goes off. Saturday & Sunday I don't set it, but still I'm up at 5:30 and get my day going.

  • Get a cat and you'll be up at 5AM everyday.

  • It is not working if you have hobbies with other people. My team sports starts at 9 PM and I'm not home before midnight.

  • I'm a night owl. Wake up at 3 a.m for my 7 a.m shift.

  • Too much sleep makes you even more tired. It comes down to finding a balance. Not to early or to late. In between. I'd say 10:00 or 10:30( at the latest)I to whenever you usually wake in the morning on weekdays.

  • Thank you. This was inspiring and helpful. I can’t sleep if I go to bed early but I think if I start getting up early then I will be tired earlier.

  • i really dislike the background music and the voice.. and the people in the video. It feels very unauthentic. but i like the content...

  • I don't sleep until 2 or 3 every day and I'm up at 6:30

  • If i wake up at 530am gotta be out by 545am

  • 2 minutes of content, then beats a dead horse for the remainder of the video. Most of your videos use this format. Waking up at 3am wouldn't be early enough to make up for all that lost time.

  • I don't get it. How can the author of this video and seemingly all top comments CHOOSE it? I and have thought most people in the world have a strict working time. I start most weeks 6.00, so I have to wake up 5.00.

  • I don't know about the caffeine addiction, tho...

  • Night owl 😞

  • I think you copied top think

  • i am an early riser

  • Naaaaaah. Cant do that I am on MID shift

  • At least when you copy TopThinks video, do it better. This one isn’t, unfortunately.

  • So I go to bed every morning around 5 to 6 AM....and Any awesome suggestions are welcomed. I get up everyday at 1:30pm. I have to work second shift from 3pm to 12:30am. I leave for work at 2:30 and I get home from work at 1:00am. So I have from 1 AM to 1:30 PM to DO WHAT??? Well 8 of those 12.5 hours is sleeping. That leaves me 4.5 hours.... I’d like some suggestions on how to have an actual personal and social life and still get 8 hours of sleep! Miraculous suggestions (that aren’t just saying to find a different job) welcomed!!!!!!

  • I like your voice.

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  • I'm a Night Owl

  • I always have to get up at 4:00 am for my school .😅 It's been more than 2 years but it has always been hard for me to wake up this early. 😩

  • No kids yelling, no babies crying, no TV noise, no honking? Guess what, it's the same if you stay up all night and work. I find night time by far the most distraction-free time of day.

  • sounds interesting but I work nights. 730 when you use to get up is when I get off my shift at work.

  • I'm definitely already an early riser! I'm usually asleep before 10pm and awake before 7am. This morning I actually woke up at 6:15, even though I was awake past midnight last night (which is very rare for me haha). I just got a new job and they said 5am is the earliest shift, so I may have to readjust! I usually take time in the morning to enjoy breakfast and watch a ton of informational US-tv videos. ;-)

  • Sorry, but the story in this video is very, let's say generalized or simplified. What I know from myself is that it drives me crazy when I have to get up when it's still dark outside. And here in central Europe during winter time it's dark on 5:30. During getting up and sunrise I'm like a zombie, this is definitely no productive time for me. The breakfast thing is what I cannot confirm. Independend of when I get up, I don't like breakfast. I'm not hungry in the morning, and I want to eat when I'm hungry, not because of a specific time of the day. Ever since one gets told everywhere that breakfast is the most valuable and important meal of the day. Sorry, I cannot confirm this. I tried it several times, and it always ended up with that I don't enjoy it and I eat more in total every day. I can recommend to everyone, don't take this getting-up-earlier-is-better for granted. Try out different things and find your sweetspot.

  • Thanks for this. I'm trying the 'experiment' next week. 😁

  • This video created by software or website?

  • God bless you all this is a warning in Love 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. REPENT OR PARISH

  • This is very true.

  • Truee

  • i am hardcore nightowl

  • Night owl!

  • The thumbnail is just as click baiting as the workout supplements ad lol. No waking up that early doest give u more time, nor will it give u a six pack unflexed. TIME MANAGEMENT does tho. Stop spreading bs.

  • I sleep at 2-3am and wake up at 8 am.

  • Cool vid and awesome tips man! But those cringy stock videos...uuurrghhh

  • If You didn't go to gym waking up at 7:45, You won't go to gym when You wake up at 5:30 as well. You're just lazy. Nothing to do with time of waking up.

  • How come? You said, that You got 2 extra hours, which You could use for meditating, reading etc. But, in the end of video You said, that to wake up 2 hours earlier You have to go to bed 2 hours earlier. How did You get 2 extra hours in the morning then?

  • Early riser

  • 40proofs.weebly.com Playing without targeting the goal ... What is the end GOAL that every one needs to look for? Man is but in a state of loss, unless HE SEARCHES HIS ROAD MAP, HIS PURPOSE OF LIFE...

  • Hardcore night owls baby! :) past 11p.m. almost every day

  • I reaaalllyyy love this video its so motivating and informing

  • *Watching 05:05am*

  • This might work for single ppl, but with 3 kids and a 11-12 hrs shift...

  • I work evenings, and often don't get home until after 10 p.m. So I normally don't get to sleep before midnight. Therefore getting up at 5:30 a.m. is a little unrealistic for me. But I do typically arise at 7 a.m. and have a good three hours before I usually need to leave the house. I like not having to wake up to an alarm. And I like being able to make appointments in the morning. For example, it's no problem making it to a 8 a.m. dentist or doctor appointment.

  • Aw heck but I just love sleeping in the morning. Best hobby.

  • Could be a video of mine. I have been practicing that for about 4 years now. It really changed my life. I am going to the gym in the mornings which gives me so much energy and on top of that, there are no excuses. It just has to be done. Period.

  • ‘Sounds good for the normal 9-5ers, but my job requires me to be there 4pm-12am. Can’t do this morning thing.

  • night owl 🙁. this video came at the right time for me

  • At this moment of time, 2.5 more million people make busses and trains crowded and now 5 to 6 am is now rush hour XD

  • Ok... did he mention what time he went to sleep at night? how many hours of sleep he has a night??

  • 4:54 The only interesting part.

  • I wake up 5:30 everyday and some times i wake up 5:00 , then i am 😆 ...........

  • Drinking warm water? That's disgusting!

  • I don't want to be productive at work.

  • I get up at 5.30 to go to work, and it hasn't changed my life.