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How To Wake Up Early, According To Science

11/28/2016 11:46 EST | Updated 11/28/2016 11:51 EST

Not all of us enjoy getting up at the crack of dawn but many of us don't have a choice, for various reasons. But just because we have to get up early, doesn't mean it's always easy to do so.

However, there are many health benefits to getting up early. For example, exercising early in the day, especially before eating breakfast, can burn 20 per cent more fat than a workout later in the day. Getting up earlier can also give you more time to eat a filling and healthy breakfast, which can help you make smart eating decisions throughout the day.

Fortunately, there are several ways to make your wake-up call less painful. Leaving your curtains open at night, for example, helps the sunrise reach you slowly, giving you a more natural way to wake up than, say, an alarm clock.

To see more techniques — backed up by science — to get you out of bed as well as the scientific benefits to getting up early, check out the infographic below.

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