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Experts reveal tips on staying awake at work after sleepless night

By Rebecca Lewis. CREATED Sep 3, 2014

If you didn't get eight hours of sleep last night, you're definitely not alone. 

Fewer Americans are getting a full night's sleep according to the Centers for Disease Control. 

Sadly, we can't all take a mid afternoon nap during the workday.

Experts are revealing some tips on getting through the workday on no sleep. 

First, stop hitting snooze. Those extra minutes don't help to restore sleep. The best option is to set your alarm for the latest possible moment you can get up.

Also, make time for breakfast. Eating within an hour of waking up will boost your mood and cognitive performance.

Finally, go outside. Sleep behavioral experts say exposure to natural light can help you feel more alert. 

Experts are careful to point out that while all this advice might help you get through the day, there is no replacing those seven to eight hours of sleep.

Rebecca Lewis

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Rebecca Lewis is currently an Interactive Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.