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The 10 Best Ways to Wake Up

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Updated February 24, 2014

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The 10 Best Ways to Wake Up
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As anyone can attest, it is easiest to get up after a good night's sleep. The desire to go back to sleep (which is called sleep inertia) will be greatly diminished if you get enough rest. Average adults need eight hours of sleep, but the amount you need may vary -- and your sleep needs can be easily determined. It is also helpful to follow general guidelines for better sleep.

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