I just got offered a new job today: 40hrs a week, Mon-Fri, 6am-2:30pm. The catch is that they want me to start on Monday, so I'm hoping you guys can suggest some tips on adjusting my sleep schedule in order to wake up at 5am and go to bed at 9pm in just 5 short days.
Stay up a whole night, fall asleep at 9pm the next day, set your alarm for 5am the next day. I have a friend who works a swing shift, and he adjusts by staying up for over 24 hours to reset his body for the new schedule. Probably not the best solution, though.
Or you could just not be a pussy, and set an alarm (or three) for 5am on the first day.
What's your sleep schedule like now? Radically different from 9pm-5am?
if you are sleeping from 10am to 2 am I'm guessing you are on a night shift, but dang, 16 hours a sleep a day? thats a lot. you are wasting your life lol. But the good news is, from my experience, your body never really gets used to sleeping at day, so its rather easy to snap back into a 'normal' schedule.
I work 10 hr shifts Mon-Thurs 10pm -8am but I dont like sleeping my weekends away so that is what I do for the most part. i stay up Fri, might take a 2 or 3 hr nap at 4pm get up at 6 or 7 and see whats up for the night. sometimes Im in bed my 9 sometimes Im not. But I keep a normal scedual on the weekends and go back to nights during the week. But im use to it and dont sleep alot any way and never really had a problem waking up on my own. So I would try getting less sleep overall
I think it's a good idea to start getting up at 5 now, and begin practicing good sleep habits (dark room, no stimulants or exercise for several hours before bed, use the bed only for sleep and sex, no naps, etc).
Google "sleep hygiene," you'll get tons of info on optimal sleep behaviors.