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Science Says You Don't Have to Wake Up at 5 A.M. to Get Ahead

The basic math behind why waking up early is overrated.
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You've probably read a dozen articles about entrepreneurs and famous business leaders who do yoga, go for a run and invent something, all before 6 a.m. You've read about how a morning routine can help you get the day started right and have decided that you need to start getting up before the sun.

But, simple math tells us that going to bed at midnight and waking up at 7 a.m. gives you as many hours of sleep as going to bed at 10 p.m. and waking up at 5 a.m. Either way, you're getting seven hours of sleep. That's why Entrepreneur Network partner Andrew Medal encourages people to forget about the 5 a.m. myth and find the hours that work best for them.

We're not all morning people, after all, and we shouldn't force ourselves to be something we're not.

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