Falling behind no matter how early you wake up? Here's how to get focused faster.
By Corrie Pikul
As Soon as You Throw off the Covers
What to do: Pull on extra layers.
What it does: Turning up the heat makes it hard to stay sleepy. Body temperature naturally tends to drop when we're in the deepest part of our sleep cycle, which is two hours before we wake up, says Rafael Pelayo, MD, a sleep specialist at the Stanford University Sleep Medicine Center. That's why those hours of sleep right before the alarm goes off tend to be the most cozy.
How it makes you more productive: Your body will feel literally warmed-up and ready to go, and your mind will follow.
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If You Usually Stumble Around Like a Zombie (Even After a Full Night of Sleep)
What to do: Shift your sleep schedule to match your circadian rhythms. It sounds like your alarm is currently jerking you out of low-wave sleep, putting you in a state ofRead More »from 7 Ways to Have Your Most Productive Morning