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What happens in my brain when my alarm clock goes off?

Carol Ash, DO
Pulmonary Disease
Our circadian rhythms are designed to wake us up at the same time every day; but busy lifestyles keep us from getting enough sleep. In this video, internist and sleep expert Carol Ash, DO, explains what happens when an alarm clock wakes us up.

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