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Be­ing star­tled out of that Sam Heughan dream by your alarm can make you even more tired. “Wak­ing from a deep sleep takes you longer to feel alert as you ex­pe­ri­ence ‘sleep in­er­tia,’” says Driver. “The brain has to switch from slow-wave ac­tiv­ity to faster [wave] ac­tiv­ity.” Try the Philips Wake-up Light ($99.99, at ama­zon.ca). It grad­u­ally light­ens the room and beeps with in­creas­ing fre­quency.

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