How to overcome sleep inertia

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

 

Are you a morning person? Take the quiz to find out

In our previous blog (Are you an Early Bird or a Night Owl?), we looked at how night owls fare in an early bird world, but it seems that many of you are still not quite sure which category you fall into. I would consider myself a morning person, but those close to me would laugh at that description and say “don’t talk to her until she has at least one cup of coffee in her”.

So with little chance of being in full conversation mode before 8am, I took the quiz… and ended up classified as a ‘moderate morning person’.

Find out exactly where you stand. Click here to take the quiz: Are you a morning or evening person? Once you know, you can schedule your most grueling endeavors in your most productive hours. Let’s hope for you that the rest of the world is awake to see you conquer!

Whether you’re a morning person or an evening person, your time sleeping in bed is vitally important. If you sleep well, you will perform well. Never underestimate the value of a good night’s sleep. If you think it’s time to get a new bed, visit the Sealy website today to view our range.