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9 Ways to Wake Up Earlier for Your Morning Shift

Tania Khadder | NursingLink

July 24, 2009

3) Cut your sleep time incrementally.

You might be used to sleeping eight hours a night. But the truth is, you may be able to get by on less if you train your body to do so. And it’s not about getting used to surviving the day on less fuel. It’s about training your body to squeeze more quality sleep (REM) into the time allotted.

In order to make this process as painless as possible, cut down 30 minutes at a time. Plan to sleep for 7 ½ hours one week, then seven the next week, and so on and so forth until you’re down to your ideal sleep schedule.

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