1. If you’re awake before your alarm, get the hell out of bed
Giving up those extra few minutes of rest when you realize you’ve awoken before your alarm may be the hardest thing you do all morning. But if you’re tempted to go back to sleep, don’t. You’ll fall into a deeper sleep cycle, and it’ll be all the more painful to get up nine minutes later.
2. Try an “inverted snooze”
The trouble with snoozing is that one is never enough. It may sound like a new age yoga proposition, but the theory suggests that pressing snooze can be good for you—if you get out of bed. After you hit the button, you have to stay out of bed for the next nine minutes, rather than in it. Use that window like a gift of free time to do something you'd skip otherwise. Make your bed, listen to music, meditate, whatever. After the time’s up, you’ll be moving and ready, rather than inclined to press that button a few more times.