The importance of good sleep hygiene truly can’t be overstated, so this is as good a time as any to re-evaluate how we sleep, the New York Times reports.

To wit, here are a few things that can result from bad sleeping habits:

• Weight gain

• Increased rates of workplace accidents

• Driving abilities on par with those of drunken drivers

• Problems staying focused

• Higher likelihoods of catching a cold

So before you doze off for another 10 minutes before getting ready for work — I assume you’re reading this in bed as you put off jumping in the shower — here are few things that can help you wake up more refreshed and better prepared to tackle your day.

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