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my mind is always so slow in the morning. how can i make myself alert and awake?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Depends on reason: Many find caffeine helps, but morning exercise is healthier. It is important to find a correctable reason for morning fatigue, such as not enough sleep or poor quality of sleep. If you wake up from a deep stage of sleep, the mind can be slow for hours. Avoiding caffeine after noon, avoiding evening alcohol, avoiding naps in the day, & sleeping in a quiet, dark room, are some ways to improve sleep.

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