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Waking up before sunrise may be hurting your health

MELBOURNE, Australia — Waking up before the sun might be slowly killing you! Rising before sunrise isn't just inconvenient, according to scientists in Melbourne, Australia, it also causes "Social Jet Lag." "Social Jet Lag" refers to the difference in how awake someone is during the day when they're forced to wake up - versus when the body wakes up naturally. When the sun rises, it naturally suppresses the body's melatonin - the hormone that helps people sleep.
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