How to overcome sleep inertia

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Sleep inertia: Insane grogginess upon attempting to wake, often accompanied by the knowledge that the act of waking up would prove far worse than the being late for work.

If you struggle to wake up, you are not alone. Many not-morning-people find their mornings do not go to plan, every morning. Read more about it, and how you can handle it better, here: How I finally trained myself to wake up early.

You may consider yourself not-a-morning person if…
• You take longer to wake up than the rest of your household
• You can sleep through the sound of an alarm
• You have no memory of pressing the snooze button- despite evidence to suggest otherwise
• You have gone back to sleep in the morning after drinking coffee/making your bed/getting dressed/speaking on the phone find they possess the ability to stay asleep despite
• You suspect that time may in fact speed up whenever you go to sleep as you are sure you didn’t get enough sleep despite your clock saying you slept 8 hours.

Chances are the problem lies in:
1. The time you go to bed
Get to bed earlier by using the Net Nanny App that cuts you off all devices at a set time.

2. Your sleep quality 
You may need to get a medical exam to rule out snoring, sleep apnea, teeth grinding and allergies that may be robbing you of restorative REM sleep. Another important factor in sleep quality is, of course, your mattress. If your bed is not comfortable, if you're tossing and turning all night, your mattress is robbing you of precious sleep. Visit the Sealy website to view our range of mattresses.

3. How much sleep you are getting
Too little sleep is not always to blame for sleep inertia. Sleeping too long can also ruin your chances of jumping out of bed and feeling well rested. Use an app that tracks your sleep cycles and wakes you up when you are in a light sleep phase to give yourself the best chance of feeling peppy.

Article written by Roxanne Atkinson

 

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