It's been proven time and time again that the most productive time in the day is early in the morning. If you've gotten tired of being a zombie with a cup of coffee, then it's time to hack yourself back to normal circadian rhythm.
1. Use a Programmable Alarm Clock For most people, this means using their cell phone. Most cell phones allow you to program a bunch of alarms throughout the week. They can be used to time naps and wake up in the morning. If you are using a Mac, then you can try the Alarm Express or Alarm Pro app that's available from the Mac App Store.
3. The Mind Hack We've found that going to bed late coupled with daily naps can become a vicious circle if you're not prudent, because if you nap for too long, you won't be tired by bedtime. If you want to get out of your rut, spend a night awake, preferably a Friday or Saturday, and go to bed the next day in the afternoon. Most likely you'll end up sleeping through the night until the next morning.
4. The Espresso/Coffee Machine Busy people need their java. We've made making our own cup of espresso or coffee in the morning a nice part of our morning routine. It's part of the morning ritual and starts the day fresh.
5. Working Out If going to bed early is still problematic for you, then you should try working out the right before going to bed. We've found that after our workout, we quickly go to bed after the shower. A GPS is a nice way of keeping track of your workouts and will keep you motivated.
Each morning, we get up two hours before work (7AM). This gives us about an hour to get stuff done. The other hour is spent getting ready for work and actually commuting to work. The first hour tends to be very productive. Emails and quick tasks can be taken care of during this time, with time to spare. This is good because it lets you start work that you'll eventually have to finish later on. We feel it's like jump-starting the day.