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11 gadgets and apps to speed up your morning routine

Get out the door faster.

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Harness the right tech to propel yourself out of bed and out the door in record time.


We could all—early birds and night owls, single folks and families—use a little more time in the mornings. So harness the power of tech to carve out those minutes and get out the door on schedule. From gadgets that whip up breakfast in seconds to apps that wake you at precisely the right moment for your body clock, we've picked out 12 ways you can improve the early hours of your day.

1. Get up at the right time for you

Our alarms aren't always in line with our body's circadian rhythms. And when a blaring clock wakes you from a deep cycle of sleep rather than a light one, you feel groggier as a result. To avoid this problem, try a smarter alarm.

For example, the clever Sleepace Nox Smart Sleep System () monitors how deeply you're sleeping and nudges you awake at the optimal time. You still set a window

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