Sleeping problems are common when you have ADHD and I have written articles about how to get to sleep and how to stay asleep, as well as conditions that can effect your sleep like Restless Leg Syndrome. However, a sleep problem I haven’t addressed yet is waking up! Waking up at a particular time can be very difficult when you have ADHD and cause huge problems, such as, being late for work, flights, interviews or lectures. If you have difficultly waking up don’t just see it as a morning problem, instead look your sleep habits as a whole. Everything is connected and if you can’t wake up it could be because you couldn’t get to sleep or the quality of your sleep was poor.
However, while you are addressing those issues, you still need to wake up in the morning…so check out these solutions. They will have you waking up, on time, every time and they are pretty fun too!
Is an alarm clock on wheels and makes snoozing a thing of the past. If you don’t get up when the alarm goes off, Clocky jumps off your nightstand and hides, all the while making a sound like, (and I quote) “deranged R2D2 hitting a bell”
The Sonic Bomb Clock is the answer for everyone who sleeps through their alarm clock. It has an adjustable alarm that you can set to go off so it’s louder than a jackhammer. However, if that wasn’t enough, it comes with a bed shaker! You pop a harmless looking device under your mattress and when it’s time to wake the alarm sounds and your whole bed shakes until you are wide awake and UP!
A Full Spectrum Light Alarm Clock
A Full Spectrum Light Alarm Clock has a light that gets brighter and brighter rather like the sun rising, so that you wake up gradually. This is particularly good for people who are grumpy when they are woken up abruptly.
There are many on the market, with all different features to meet your needs, a quick Google search will help you choose yours.