In this article we will try to figure out some strategies that may help anyone who is struggling to wake up for Tahajjud or Fajr. For some waking up early is the most difficult task of the day and they do not wake up untill the crack of the dawn. This happens when a person feels deprived from the lack of sleep or enveloped in the fear of missing out on something from the night before.
Here are some strategies or tips that we hope can help you In sha Allah
1. Drink lot of water before bed. Why? Because drinking a lot of water will cause you to wake up for pee in the earliest time thus waking you up and making you get out of the bed. In such a case your body doesnt slip in the sleep from which it becomes difficult to wake up. Also, when you are up you move out of your bed and thus it will be much easier to get ready for the prayer.
2. Get rid of all distractions at least 1 hour before sleeping. Put your phone to sleep and prevent all calls or notification until the next morning. There is an app i use for that. Reading has a way of cleansing the mind, inspiring, and entertaining. But it also has a way of making you feel sleepy as long as it’s not done with a screen. Find a good physical book that you can read before bedtime. What other book is better than reading the Qur'an.
3. Avoid foods that are known to keep you awake like caffeine.
4. Use puzzle alarms. Yes, download and install the puzzle alarm that will only stop blaring when you have solved the puzzle. Having an alarm clock is a vital part of waking up early. In fact, most of us can’t seem to wake up without an alarm clock, especially those of us who simply aren’t morning persons. But, an alarm clock is only so useful when it can be quickly turned off.It’s easy to reach for that snooze button and drift right back off to sleep. But how do we avoid doing that?
Use your Puzzle alarm clock. Use the Rooster Alarm as the default sound .It wokes magic. After setting the time for tahajjud, place it a good distance away from the bed. This means when it keeps ringing you have to wake up , stand up, walk up to the alarm clock and solve a complex mathemactics puzzle.
There are numerous Puzzle apps that can help you wake up in the morning.
May Allaah make it easy for us to wake up for tahajjud and fajr.
And Allah is the source of strength.