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9 Ways to Wake Up Earlier for Your Morning Shift

Tania Khadder | NursingLink

July 24, 2009

5) Let the sun shine in.

Unless you have a stalker or a peeping tom, leave your curtains or blinds open so as to let in light in the morning.

When it’s dark, your body responds by producing sleep hormone melatonin. On the other hand, light discontinues this process and provides a natural cue to your brain that it’s time to wake up. Does your window face a brick wall in a dark alley? Worried about that peeping tom? Or maybe (hopefully) you just prefer to have more control over the time in which light floods your room? No problem! The people at Phillips have made an alarm clock with a large lamp that gradually increases the amount of light in your room to simulate the sunrise. Genius!

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