Why should I get up at the same time every day?

Carol Ash, DO
Pulmonary Disease
It's important to wake up at the same time every day because it helps set biorhythms and the sleep/wake cycle properly. In this video, I will discuss sleep hygiene, sleep debt and the benefits of napping. 
Make every effort to stick to a regular wake-up schedule, even on weekends -- or at least rise within one hour of the time you get up during the week. This will help set your body's circadian rhythm -- or internal clock -- and train you to stay on schedule even if your rhythms happen to wander, say, when you're traveling.

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