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Does Your Morning Wake Up Routine Dictate Your Alertness?

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • Your transition from sleep to wakefulness influences how alert you are in the following hours
  • A melodic alarm has a positive impact on your early hours of wakefulness, but a common loud beeping alarm increases your grogginess
  • You may improve the quality of your sleep by taking advantage of light, melatonin production and your circadian rhythm
  • Those who work the night shift should take precautions to get quality sleep to reduce the impact of night shift work on their health
  • Lost sleep has a cumulative effect that may be offset by using natural remedies to improve the quality and quantity of your sleep

Sleep is a curious thing. For decades, many considered sleeping to be a poor use of their time. Yet, a growing body of evidence now points to the importance of sleep in relation to many facets of health and wellness. Sleep deprivation has been linked to heart disease, accidents and cognitive impairment.

A lack of sleep increases your risk for Alzheimer's disease as well as insulin resistance, which is the root cause of many chronic conditions. Sleep quality and quantity are important to your health, as demonstrated by one study that showed that interrupted sleep may be as dangerous as getting no sleep at all.

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