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2. Commit to 7 to 9 Hours of Sleep

You know how important it is to get enough rest, and for years, you've been saying you'll do it. There's one approach to making it happen that beats all others: adjust your bedtime, not your wakeup time. We fall into our deepest sleep two hours before our natural waking time, which means adjusting your a.m. alarm is much harder. (We meet again, snooze button!) Move up your bedtime by 15-minute increments until you reach the 7-to-9-hours goal.

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