The Best Bedtime for Your Health
Staying up late can have surprising consequences.
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But the dangers also stem from staying up alone, Knutson says, when nobody can hold you accountable for things like snacking or watching too much TV. These habits can exacerbate depression and lead to patterns of unhealthy behavior.
If you live with someone else, turn in when they do to avoid the risks of being up alone at night. Always aim to fall asleep seven to nine hours before your alarm is scheduled to go off, Knutson says. Train your body by going to bed a little earlier each night until it becomes habit.
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