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If you're feeling a little dusty in the Morning After The Night Before, then you've gone and got yourself a hangover, haven't you? There's no real way around it, you have to go through it - but here are a few tips that may help stave off the real punishing effects of getting a little overzealous on the party's punchbowl.

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Short power naps are a great way to refresh your mind in the middle of the day. They give you a mental boost without making you too groggy. But if you don't want to use an alarm for your super short snooze fests, you can use this classic nap timing trick instead.

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Daylight saving time starts this weekend in most states and territories (barring Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory), meaning we'll turn our clocks forward by one hour on Sunday morning. "Spring forward, fall back" is a good prompt to remember which way to wind. But what appears to be a simple procedure each spring and fall does not immediately change our body clock time.

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Everybody wants better sleep. Many of us invest considerable money, time and effort in search of that perfect night’s rest. We spend on pharmaceutical sleep aids, gadgets and devices, anything that promises to help us sleep easier.

Too often our issues stem from what we do immediately before bedtime. In the interests of promoting better sleep for all, let’s take a look at some nightly habits, and whether they lead to forty winks or tears at work the next morning.

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The work week is nearly over - which means you're probably feeling properly buggered right about now. If you're anticipating a late Friday night and don't want to resort to hard drugs or caffeine, this infographic contains bunch of clever ways to keep yourself more alert, ranging from sniffing peppermint oil to various acupressure techniques.

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Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s Mad Money and co-founder of TheStreet.com, claims to only need four hours of sleep each night to feel well-rested and alert. Cramer said he sleeps between 11:30 p.m. and 3:45 a.m. most weeknights, and rarely needs an alarm to rise. His father, he says, was the same way, only taking a couple of naps but never sleeping a full eight hours.

Cramer’s not the only one: Leaders such as Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and even ex-US President Barack Obama rarely — if ever — get what’s considered a full night of sleep.

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Sleep is a mysterious process, and that means it's the subject of many untruths and much ill-informed wishful thinking. If you're trying to improve your quality or quantity of sleep, don't fall for these myths and you'll be well on the way.

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The average person requires eight hours of sleep per night to stay happy, healthy and fully recharged for the day ahead. Unfortunately, our work commitments and social life often get in the way. This infogaphic from bed specialist SleepyPeople lists 11 "sleep hacks" you can employ to get by on less shuteye each day -- without affecting your health.

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A quick power nap can determine the difference between staying productive or coasting through the day like a brain-dead zombie. But how much rest do you actually need to boost your energy levels? What are the best times of the day to score some quick Zs? And how does your circadian rhythm fit into it all this? This information-packed infographic from Art Of Wellbeing explains all.

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Heavy sleepers might need a little something stronger than your standard alarm clock. Some ask you to throw them against a wall, while others roll around the floor wailing, but none of them take direct action to wake you up. Furniture maker and Instructables user 1UpLiving decided to make his alarm clock a little more functional, adding the delightful feature of literally pulling the sheets off of his sleeping body in the morning.

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The early birds will inherit the earth. At least that’s what a 2009 University of Leipzig study found. The researchers concluded that “morning people were more proactive than evening types.”

But being an effective early riser isn’t just about waking up before everyone else. It’s about putting yourself in a positive mindset and getting important things done before everyone else.

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It’s hard to get moving in the morning. Simple math says that bed = warm + comfortable. Outside of bed = freezing + miserable. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Here’s five tips that will help you get up and out of bed and functioning like a normal human being before the sun’s even risen.

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Cats are great. They're awesome cuddlers and are cute as heck. But sometimes they're also jerks. Like when they step all over your face in the middle of the night. So, you close your bedroom door and they meow and scratch until you let them back in. Here's how to get them to stop so you can get some sleep.