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A (Former) Night Owl's Guide to Becoming a Morning Person

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A (Former) Night Owl's Guide to Becoming a Morning Person
I love staying up late, but I hate struggling through the mornings. Here's how I adapted, and how you can, too. The world isn't made for night owls. You struggle into work in the dark hours before 10 a.m.

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The problem with staying up late

Long days can leave us tired and exhausted. But, our days would be less hard and exhausting if we weren't so tired through them.

Most night owls have to wake a similar time to other people...

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Learn to love a good night's sleep

When trying to change your sleep habits, don't give up too soon. Keep it up for a week. The days will get easier, and you'll learn to love sleep again.

To get to bed earlier, slow d...

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Have something to get up for

Schedule something fun or desirable to look forward to in the morning before work. 

It could include coffee, the news, gym or uninterrupted smartphone access.

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Track your mood to see the gains

Once you start your changed routine, track your mood, energy levels, and sleep habits for about two weeks.

How you feel in the afternoon is the true test of sleep quality. Adequate sle...

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It might be your chronotype

If nothing you do can change your sleep patterns, it might be your chronotype, where you are naturally more productive later in the day.

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The Science of Sleep

The average adult spends 36 % (or about one-third) of his or her life asleep.

Purpose of Sleep:

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Restoration

The first purpose of sleep is restoration.

Every day, your brain accumulates metabolic waste as it goes about its normal neural activities. Sleeping restores the brains healthy condition by removing these waste products. Accumulation of these waste products has been linked to many brain-related disorders.

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The second purpose of sleep is memory consolidation.

Sleep is crucial for memory consolidation, which is responsible for your long term memories. Insufficient or fragmented sleep can hamper your ability to remember facts and feelings/emotions.

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Being a morning (or evening) person is inborn, genetic, and very hard to change.

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