tips for a more productive morning

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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.