5 Strategies for Waking Up on Time

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SNOOZE HE SNOOZE BUTTON DON'T ABUSE T If you get enough sleep, you should be “stirring” a few minutes before the alarm goes off. Avoid snoozing, which can re-start the sleep cycle and lead to increased grogginess and sluggishness. Hit the snooze button only ONCE After the alarm has gone off, immediately turn on a bedside lamp Do some light stretching for the lower back Get out of bed when the alarm goes off again

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LET THE LIGHT IN Bright light has been shown to boost alertness and improve mood. After waking up, expose yourself to as much light as possible: If the sun is up, open the shades If not, turn on bright lights

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S OFF ALL ELECTRONIC TURN Bright light from electronic devices reduces the amount of melatonin the body produces, which makes it more difficult to fall and stay asleep IT IS NOW SAFE TO TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER Use the bedroom for sleep and intimacy only Turn off all televisions, computers, tablets and smartphones 30 to 60 minutes before getting into bed Install "F.lux" to your computer to automatically adjust display brightness and color temperature WAKE UP TO A BETTER TEAM

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DEVELOP A NIGHTTIM E ROUTINE Getting enough sleep helps fight weight gain, improves decision-making and lowers the risk of heart disease. Setting uniform sleep and wake up times help the body's internal clock maintain its regular rhythm. Go to bed early enough so that you can get 7 to 8 hours of sleep Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day, even on weekends Develop a regular bedtime routine, such as: taking a hot bath or shower in a dimly lit room writing a to-do list for the next day praying or meditating WAKE UP TO A BETTER TEAM

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PAY ATTENTION TO TEMPERATURE We typically get sleepy when the body’s core temperature falls and wake up when it rises. The ideal temperature for sleep is 65 to 68 degrees. For waking up is 72 degrees. 65˚ 72˚ Set the thermostat so the room’s temperature rises 30 minutes prior to when the alarm is scheduled to go off. WAKE UP TO A BETTER TEAM

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