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Tips to Greet the Day Refreshed and Ready To Go!

1. Go to sleep the right way
Getting a good night sleep means:

• no caffeine any time after lunch
• just one glass of wine at dinner
• no hitting of the snooze button after the alarm sets off
• avoiding exercise near bedtime
• staying away from any lit screen

2. Always get up at the same time everyday even on weekends
Strictly follow a set wake-up time. The body will start to tell when to go to bed to achieve optimal amount of rest. Our circadian rhythm, the biological process that drives sleep-wake cycle, needs consistency to work correctly.

3. Drink water when you first get up
Drinking a glass of water before your cup of coffee or tea can help rehydrate your body and pump up your metabolism. This will prevent dehydration which can cause confusion, infrequent urination, fatigue, and dizziness.

4. Let in the light
As soon as you wake up, open the curtains or blinds. Light is the main cue influencing circadian rhythms, turning on or turning off genes that control your internal clock.

5. Exercise every morning
The exercise does not have to be rigorous. Twenty minutes is optimal, but an intense five can do the trick particularly in a bright, stimulating environment.

6. Fuel up
Power your body with a high-protein breakfast. Even a light bite can help you focus.

7. Enjoy a morning splurge
To refrain from staying under the covers, plan something to look forward to each morning. It can be browsing your favorite website over a tasty breakfast or going for a walk with your pet dog – anything that excites you and makes you less sleepy.

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The article written above is for informational and educational purposes only. For serious medical and health concerns, please consult a licensed health provider.