How do you start your day?

What wakes you up? 

As I was in the middle of my morning ritual getting ready for class, I was thinking to myself, “Is this normal?”

I wasn’t doing anything weird but was wondering, “Is this how everyone starts the day or is this strange?”

I asked a couple people around campus what they do as part of the morning ritual.

Erick Mori-Quimper, a double major in digital media studies and communication studies, said he sets his alarm half an hour before he wakes up and then either makes a free tea or goes to the TDR to get a coffee.

Austin Luokkala, a communication studies major, takes a shower and makes himself a Keurig coffee.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in an article titled “Short sleep duration among workers,” getting enough sleep is crucial.

Sleep will help you wake up refreshed in the morning, the story said. For example if you go to bed at 11 p.m. and wake up at 7 a.m. normally but need to wake up at 6 a.m., you should go to bed an hour earlier.

In this case, the best way to wake up on time is to be in bed on time.