If You Must, Try An "Old-School" Alarm Clock
If you MUST use an alarm in the morning, Dr. Dore-Stites suggests utilizing an alarm clock without the “bells and whistles” (outside of the alarm!). And it most definitely should not be connected to the Internet. “Use of our cell phones as alarm clocks make sense; however, it can also pose a temptation to check email or social media “just one more time,” which often leads to a trip down the rabbit hole — and a lengthier time to get to sleep,” Dr. Dore-Stites said. If you must have a phone as an alarm, make it a habit to turn it to “airplane” mode to avoid disturbances and make it a bit more difficult to hit the web instead of your pillow.