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Don't Set An Alarm
Dr. Smarr says, “When you wake up naturally, your body is coming out of a bout of REM sleep — sleep you need at the end of the night to finish hardening your memories and refresh your emotions for the new day. When you use an alarm clock, you break that REM sleep, and give yourself a jolt of stress instead of a peaceful awakening. So the stress from that compounds with the loss of emotionally refreshing REM sleep, which can make your whole day feel much more stressful and hard to handle.” Waking up naturally is more healthy because you let your body and brain finish doing maintenance before putting yourself back on the road.