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Tired Of Being Tired? Try The Wake Up On Time Pill

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If you have a hard time waking up in the morning, this may be the news you need. A grumpy and groggy New Jersey mother has invented what's called the "wake up on time" pill.

Pushing the snooze button over and over, Morgan Kisler was tired of always being tired in the morning.

"Definitely not my favorite time of the day," she said.

So she started popping two Wake Up On Time ever night before going to bed.

"It's been working great, and I wake up fine and I'm energized and ready to go," she said.

Cathy Beggan is a single mom who says when three cups of coffee couldn't wake her up, she decided to invent a pill that could.

"There's a very high dosage of B vitamins and guarana seed extract, which is a natural caffeine," she explained.

Beggan says seven to eight hours after you swallow the pills, a time-released coating wears away and her special blend of vitamins and herbal supplements wake you up.

WCBS in New York sent their hard-to-wake producer Mary McGeaver to a one-night sleep study using the pills.

"It was the weirdest thing, I just woke up," she said.

Brain patterns showed McGeaver's mind started to wake up seven hours after taking the pill. Sleep specialist Dr. Vicki Solal tells us why.

"This medication has a substance in it by the name of guarana, which is about five times as strong as caffeine," she said.
Guarana is the same substance used in energy drinks, so the doctor says it's no substitute for a good night's sleep.

"There might be a crash effect a couple of hours later," Dr. Solal said.

Although Wake Up On Time hasn't been put to the test by a clinical trial with people, studies show it works on mice. For the past five months, it's been working for Morgan Kisler as well, getting her up and out the door with a smile on her face instead of a scowl.

"I guess I'm in a better mood, definitely start the day off on a better track because I'm on time, not rushed," she said.

The Food and Drug Administration does not regulate herbal supplements, and that includes the Wake Up On Time pill, so consumers are on their own.

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