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As winter approaches, here's how to wake up when it's dark outside

Rise and shine!
two dogs in bed with noses peeking out

When bed is so cozy, and the sky outside is so dark, nobody wants to rise and shine.

You’re enjoying a cozy dream until your alarm suddenly blares. But when you peek out the window, it’s still pitch black outside. Did your clock malfunction? Nope, it’s just winter, making the sun rise later so it will be twice as hard to crawl out of bed into the cold darkness.

“Bright light is the most powerful time cue for influencing the ,” says.

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