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Rule #5: Prioritize Time with People

Grandner says that a common problem among his night-owl patients is a lack of social interaction, especially if they keep odd working hours, or work remotely, due to their sleep schedule. "They tend to be more isolated," he says. Research shows that loneliness can have serious effects on your health, even increasing your risk of death (from any cause) by 45 percent. Try making regular lunch dates with friends, finding a social group that meets in the evening when you know you're up (night-owl book club, anyone?), or, if you're the work-from-home type, taking your laptop to a coffee shop or a communal workspace nearby.