I've asked a couple of friends who are experienced in the art of getting up in the middle of the night to catch flights and I'm still undecided. I need to get up at 2.30 a.m. (3.00 a.m. at the very latest) next week, to catch a flight that is leaving at some ungodly hour of the morning. What's the best way to prepare for this? I'm planning on going to bed tonight at 9 p.m. and getting up at 5 a.m. (*scream!*) and keeping that going for the next few nights. On the night itself, I'm aiming to be in bed by 7 p.m., by which time I hope to have 'trained' myself to feel sleepy. Not sure if I'm going about it the right way though. All advice gratefully received. p.s. am confirmed night owl and rarely go to bed before midnight, so this is going to kill me.