Habit and routine

June 1997
Jet;06/09/97, Vol. 92 Issue 3, p53
Suggests that people have the ability to wake up at a certain time without an alarm clock by certain habits and routines. Comments from Dr. James Henderson, medical director of the Wilford Medical Center Sleep Disorders Center; Henderson's suggestion that light is the most powerful stimulus that could help one awaken better.


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