Step Into the Light
Investing in a box that gives off light may seem like an odd thing to do, but lightboxes can help you wake up without turning into Oscar the Grouch. Look for one that is very bright (around 10,000 lux), and that is either full-spectrum or blue light (because the blue light is the one that helps you wake up), says Winter. "Light tends to block melatonin secretion in the brain, and since melatonin promotes sleep, this would allow one to wake up, essentially," he explains. These can be especially helpful in the long winter months, when sunlight is scarce. The best part: You can eat breakfast while you watch.
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