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Feel More Energized to Increase Sleep Satisfaction

Learn ways to boost your energy in the morning—and all day long—and why these simple steps can bring you more sleep satisfaction at night. When it comes to sleep and energy, the relationship works both ways: If you’re satisfied with the sleep you got last night, you’re more likely to feel energized when you wake up. And feeling energized in the morning (and during the rest of your day) leads to greater sleep satisfaction. Sleep satisfaction is a self-assessment of how you feel about the sleep you are getting. Along with environmental factors (such as bed comfort, room temperature, noise, and light), the way you feel about their sleep upon waking, as well as later in…

Stop Hitting the Snooze Button Once and For All

Your clock or phone alarm might have a snooze option, but it’s worth it to pretend that it doesn’t exist. The extra sleep that you can get by hitting snooze comes in small chunks and isn’t good quality—and it can actually do you some harm. Since the snooze session doesn’t last long enough for you to finish a complete sleep cycle, you could end up feeling super groggy for the first hour and a half of your day. So how do you break the habit? These five tactics will get you there: Focus on the reason you want to wake up earlier. Whatever your motivation—maybe you want to become a morning exerciser, feel…