Bless dear old Dada Chandrananth for inadvertently teaching me how to wake up in the morning. According to some that particular Dada was supposedly one step away from ultimate enlightenment. The most lasting memory I took with me from a few days’ visit in Calcutta, was seeing him vigorously splash water into his open eyes every morning.
Allow water to flow in cupped hand, move up against eyes in deft, quick motion so that water splashes into eyes. Always works. Shorter the night’s sleep, or the earlier to wake: just repeat process indefinitely until you can keep your eyes open enough to get to the coffee machine.