11 Surprising Ways You Can Use Your Nintendo Switch to Wake Up

I have just the solution for you if you’re not really a morning person. Probably because you’re already exhausted from staying up late playing Nintendo Switch games!

But don’t worry, I’m not going to suggest that you get up at 5:00 a.m. but your console can be used to help set you up for a happy and rewarding day.

11 ways you can use your Nintendo Switch to wake up in the morning.

Nintendo Switch AAA clock

Use your Switch for your alarm!

What’s the last thing you look at before you go to sleep at night? If you just said your phone then you either lied to me, or you’re not a true gamer. Your Switch lives on your bedside table. So why aren’t you using it to its full potential?

Every Nintendo Switch player needs the AAA Clock by RedDeerGames. Fully customizable with any color for your ideal cozy aesthetic or match your Joy-Con™ controllers by enabling color-sensing mode.

Set an alarm for 6 a.m. and play your favorite game on it to start off your day with some energy!

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Yoga Master

Wake up to a relaxing workout with Yoga Master

Gaming as a wellness tool? Count me in!

Yoga Master helps you gently get moving in the morning with a wide range of programs, and more than 150 poses to stretch and strengthen your body and mind. Customize your backgrounds, choose your own routines and even calculate your BMI if you care to.

Personally, I just put it on to lay on my mat in the Child’s pose and listen to the soothing sounds. I’m not lazy, just centering… honest.

Nintendo Switch ring fit

Get a great workout with Ring Fit Adventure

Ring Fit Adventure is a unique fitness game that will get your body pumped for the day ahead.

Ring Fit Adventure is a physical fitness program that combines exercise and adventure. Founder and CEO, Aida Peralta, has created a unique program that helps participants live their best lives.

Offering circuit training with a twist, players climb the mountain, traverse ropes, hop over balance beams, and swing across the terrain of natural obstacles. Work on your strength, balance, agility, and cardiovascular endurance in a fun and supportive environment.

Watch your favorite YouTuber

YouTube is a free app available to download on Nintendo Switch. Catching up on your favorite shows has never been easier.

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Switching on your day with Animal Crossing New Horizons

Enjoy your island while your residents can’t stop you for a house visit!

What’s your Animal Crossing morning routine? I like to take a walk on the beach to collect shells, gyroid fragments, and DIYs – did you know you get 2 a day this way? Then it’s off to the shops to see what’s in stock before hitting my dailies to rack up my Nook Miles.

Besides, the music in the early morning is worth getting up for.

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Practice your TikTok dance moves with Zumba Burn It Up!

Zumba Burn It Up! will help you get fit in the morning and have fun too.

This game is seriously high-energy and perfect for anyone who wants to look great working out or have fun with friends and family. Choose your dance style with over 30 classes for all fitness levels, set personal goals, and share your achievements with friends.

The best part? You get to work up a sweat in the comfort of your own home without ever needing your gym pass.

Zen Chess Collection - Nintendo Switch games

Become a Chessmaster before breakfast!

Start your day right by challenging yourself to a minimalist-style chess puzzle game. Zen Chess Collection lets you test your skills and experience an original soundtrack composed to aid focus and concentration.

What better way is there than to get your brain working over coffee and muffins?

Letters - A Written Adventure on Nintendo Switch

Discover the power of words

Letters – a written adventure is a colorful coming-of-age story set in the 90s and 2000s. Follow Sarah as she navigates growing up through hand-drawn letters.

The letters themselves form the game world you navigate through. You’ll encounter numerous drawings blocking the way. To get past them, pick up and change words from the text by removing single letters and use these newly created words to interact with the game world.

Choosing the right words can be tricky. Talk to the drawings and read between the lines to find the correct solution. Your decisions will change the course of the story.

Solve riddles and hear relatable stories that will warm your heart to get a great start to your day!

Batch your Instagram photos for your daily content

Okay maybe just I do this but it’s worth mentioning.

I like to take in-game photos while playing so I can later upload them to Instagram. You can grab your game stills by accessing the images on your Nintendo Switch. Send them to your phone for editing, I use Canva and Lightroom or post directly to your socials from your Switch.

Use your Nintendo Switch to turn on your TV

This is handy when your TV remote has inexplicably vanished but you don’t want to get out of bed.

To turn on your TV with your Nintendo Switch go to your Home Screen – Settings – TV Output – Match TV Power State. Note, this feature isn’t compatible with all TVs.

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Using your Nintendo Switch while traveling to work (unless you’re driving)

The Nintendo Switch is the best gaming console for busy folks. It’s also a great travel companion, as it can be used as both a handheld device and a home console.

My bus journey is only a short 15-minute jaunt, traffic depending, but it’s still enough time for me to play a word puzzle like Ladders By POWGI – The goal is to turn one word into another using only a limited number of steps by changing one letter at a time.

If you’re looking for a fun way to wake up in the morning, the Nintendo Switch is a great option. With so many different games and activities to choose from, you’re sure to find something that will get you out of bed in no time.

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How do I get my console out of sleep mode?

To wake your Nintendo Switch up from sleep mode, press the POWER or HOME Button.

Can I use my Switch as an alarm?

From the main menu, go to your Settings Menu at the bottom of the screen. Then go to Calendar/Time (the blue icon). From there you’ll see the alarm. Tap on the arrows to change the alarm time.

How do I wake up my switch remotely?

While holding the Joycon, press the home button to wake up your Switch.

What to do if my Nintendo Switch won’t wake up?

If you’re Switch no longer turns on, first try charging it. If that doesn’t work perform a hard reset. Hold down the POWER Button for 20 seconds, then press the POWER Button again, only once, and it should turn on.


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