Have you every wondered why sometimes you feel sleepy when you wake up, and other times not? It turns out that the answer lies in something called sleep patterns.
Your sleep pattern is a cycle of different types of sleep that you experience while you get your 40 winks. Most adults start with something called NREM (non rapid eye movement) or light sleep. During this time, you are prone to waking and your brain waves are rhythmic. REM (rapid eye movement) or deep sleep is the other section. This is when you dream.Curiously though, some of your arm and leg muscles have been shown to lock up during REM. This is thought to prevent you from doing what you are dreaming about.
During the night, you will alternate between these two types of sleep. If you wake up during a period of REM, you’ll feel tired and will probably want to go right back to bed. However, if you wake during NREM, it won’t matter how long you were sleeping for, you’ll wake up feeling completely refreshed.
I recently came upon a interesting fact, did you know that sometimes, waking up earlier than normal can lead to you feeing more refreshed! I enjoy the absolute silence that you can get when you are awake earlier that everyone else in your family. I often read in the morning to pass the time.
Also, studies have shown that waking up earlier have positive impacts on your grades, productivity, mental health, and more. Your quality of sleep is also shown to improve as you wake earlier. Of course, you can’t just hop into bed at 1:oo AM and expect that in you wake up at 5, then you’ll feel magically refreshed. If you want to enjoy the full benefits of and early wake up call, then you will need to first plan for it. I have included some suggestions for improving your sleep.