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9 Ways to Wake Up Earlier

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Some of us are night owls. Others, early birds.

Apparently, based on your chronotype, you will be more naturally alert earlier or later in the day. And your type may dictate when and for how long ...

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    Account Removed

    over 3 years ago

    Liked this article. I did not know about the Phillips light and would be very interested in getting one. I also did not know the 90-minute rule.

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    Norah11

    over 3 years ago

    2 comments

    I love this article. I will try easing into waking up earlier like it suggested. I was thinking that it would be nice to get up to go to a Yoga class. When I check the schedule at the local gym Yoga doesn't start until 9:30 am! *sigh* so much for early morning Yoga.

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    pamjarnagin

    over 3 years ago

    6 comments

    Oh! 4got to ask: what about napping? A definite no-no, or recommended?

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    pamjarnagin

    over 3 years ago

    6 comments

    Great article, just in time for my new job which starts Mon, 5/2/11!

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    pinkfluff

    over 3 years ago

    10 comments

    I've found this one, having a good reason to get up, to be very important. I got up at 0200 no problem once when I had an early flight to a job interview, but often find it hard to get up at 8 if I don't really have anything to do.

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    deborahv23

    over 3 years ago

    6 comments

    I love coffee

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    britt_arvinia

    over 3 years ago

    8 comments

    This goes really well with the "Ways to Wake Refreshed" article actually, thanks for this. :)

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    mandyjune

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    i have SUCH a hard time waking up! This should help! :)

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    cjvideopro

    about 4 years ago

    54 comments

    I have always been a night owl. Even when I was a kid I liked to stay up late and sleep late. I didn't care about the Saturday morning cartoons or waking up first thing on Christmas morning to see what Santa brought me. This is obviously who I am, and I don't think there is too much I can do to change it.

    I've also discovered that I need 8 hours of sleep to feel fully rested. During the work week, I generally get 7 hours a night, and I'll sleep about 10 hours a night on Friday and Saturday nights.

    One tip I did get from this article confirms something I recently discovered for myself: I should sleep when I'm tired. When I'm out of my exercise routine, I'll get home from work, and after I've eaten dinner and watched some TV, I"ll start to pass out. Most of the time, I'll force myself to wake up and then will have trouble falling asleep when it is bedtime. I'm trying to get better and just going straight to bed when this happens, although when I exercise immediately after returning home from work, I don't seem to have this problem.

    I am surprised that this article didn't mention anything about exercise and having a healthy diet. All of that affects sleep schedule as well.

    Finally, I've noticed more and more companies acknowledging that people function differently. At my husband's workplace, each employee sets their own hours, within reason. They understand that some people are more productive at 8am, while others might not be alert until 10 or 11am. At my office, since we are in a creative atmosphere, we work 10am until 7pm. While sometimes it is a pain to get off work so late, I do enjoy sleeping until at least 9am every day.

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    Desert_Splash

    about 4 years ago

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    Do you have any advice for shift workers who have to work 2nd shift three days a week and then transition to 1st shift?

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