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Your Morning Alarm

Your Morning Alarm

We mostly use our smartphone’s alarm to wake up in the morning and rising up to a startling ‘beep beep’ sound can actually hinder our work performance and alertness.

Harsh alarms can disrupt our brain activity when awake, while the melodic alarm sounds like old pop songs can help the brain transition softly and effectively to a waking state.

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The sudden 'beep beep' morning alarm can lead to grogginess and disorientation of the brain, which can impact our work. This impact can be quite serious for workers with jobs that require constant alertness.
Morning alarms which are melodic and gently gain the attention of the brain work best to wake us up softly, without any jarring effect on the brain.

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Basic categories of nap
  • The Preparatory Nap: This is the planned nap. The responsible nap.
  • The Habitual Nap: You make time for it regularly. It's a habit and it's scheduled.
  • The Emergency Nap: taken out of bleary-eyed, foggy-headed necessity. They are a symptom of poor sleep hygiene, and they can strike at any time.

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Sleep Inertia
  1. It’s not unusual to wake up feeling a bit groggy. For many people, it’s nothing a cup of coffee or shower can’t fix.
  2. Chances are, your morning grogginess is just sleep inertia, which is a normal part of the waking process. Your brain typically doesn’t instantly wake up after sleeping. It transitions gradually to a wakeful state.
  3. During this transition period, you may feel groggy or disoriented. If you aren’t careful, you can easily fall back asleep.
  4. Sleep inertia slows down your motor and cognitive skills, which is why it sometimes feels impossible to do anything right after you wake up.

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