I am not a morning person, nor are my kids! If left to our own devices, we would probably sleep until noon. I have been this way since I can remember as my mom had a tough time getting my sister and I out of bed. When I was working as a restaurant and bar manager, my schedule was flip flopped, so I worked at night and slept in the day. I pretty much felt like a vampire during those years! Now that I work from home and the kids are in school, we need to have a better system to help us get up in the morning. Here are some tips I wanted to share if you also have this issue in your home!
- Prepare Ahead: If you are able to, get anything ready the night before that you can. I get our clothes laid out, get our phones charged and ready to go and have lunches or snacks packed and ready to grab and go.
- Set A Bedtime: It is really hard to set a bedtime when the kids are not in school, but if I do not do this, it is extremely hard later. We still have a bedtime during the summer, although it is a bit later than it is during the school year.
- Get A Good Alarm: If I do not have a good alarm clock, I would never get up out of bed! I had a clock that was too easy to hit the snooze and I was late a lot! With the products from ClearSounds we do not have that issue any longer!
Tips To Help You Wake Up On Time
During the school year, it is ever important to get the kids to school on time. I do not know how it is where you live, but with Tennessee, if you are late 5 times in a semester, you get one day of detention. We did not have that when I was in school back in the olden days! Most of the time, I did not hear my alarm go off and I got up later than planned. With the ShakeUp WakeUp Dual Large Display Alarm Clock, I do not have that problem. Instead of a traditional alarm sound, the ShakeUp WakeUp has a unique alternative. You can choose from a pitch tone that you can control the volume on or a flashing light from your lamp! The display is nice and big so it is easy to see,, even for folks like me with impaired vision. How cool is that! This way, if you have a partner that wants to sleep in, they are not bothered by the sound of an alarm. My husband loves this!
I love the history on the ClearSounds company because it touched my heart. 30 years ago, the HITEC Group was the first company to distribute products for the vision and hearing impaired. When their son took over, he saw his parents were beginning to have hearing loss themselves. This led to a journey to create a quality product line that was as functional as it was good looking. Now they are one of the leaders in the industry and I can attest it is because they stand behind products that are top notch! You can purchase the ClearSounds products from their website, including the ShakeUp WakeUp alarm clock, which sells for $89.95.
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