Trouble Waking Up - Part 1: Adults

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Some of us wish that they had the entire day to relax and snooze, especially during public holidays (like Labour Day) and weekends! Sleeping in and lounging in bed can severely disrupt waking patterns, that in turn can affect their ability to stick to the sleep/wake cycle that they want.  Why is it so difficult for some adults to ‘rise and shine’?

  • Sleep disorders - The delayed sleep phase is when people fall asleep sometime in the early hours of the morning against their will. This is an inherited sleeping disorder that could be a result of one’s genes.
  • Personal choice – People often forget that they need an appropriate amount of sleep. People often stay up late, watch TV and find other ways to put off going to bed early.
  • Illness – Certain illnesses such as colds can cause snoring, and frequent waking, and have a direct effect on waking up by disrupting the sleep cycle.
  • Work – Frequent travellers who aren’t accustomed to jet lag or perhaps people who work night shifts and odd hours often struggle with waking up.

Why not take a look at some simple steps to help with getting out of bed?

  • Stay comfy - Sleep well in order to wake up at a desired time. Be sure to sleep in a comfortable bed, set your thermostat to sleep at appropriate room temperature and have fewer lights on during bedtime.
  • Challenge your wake cycle - Moving your bedtime back by 15 minutes every three to four days and waking up 15 minutes earlier on these days can slowly but surely bring you closer to your desired hour to wake up. Studies also suggest that sleeping for some multiple of 90 minutes can help with waking up and feeling more refreshed after sleep.

While we’re talking comfy, come into any Bedshed store and feel how the top-quality mattresses can help make sleeping relaxing — and waking up a pleasure.

Next week, we’ll take a look at why some teens struggle to wake up!

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