What You Should Do To Feel Less Tired If You Wake Up Before Your Alarm Goes Off

One of the worst feelings in the morning is waking up before your alarm clock rings, leaving you feeling cheated of a proper night’s rest.

This often begs the question—should you go back to sleep, or get out of bed and start the day?

Business Insider has consulted former president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Timothy Morgenthaler, MD to find out which option would leave you feeling less tired during the day.

Here are some of his highlights:

The key question is whether or not you have had seven to eight hours of sleep.

If you wake up after at least seven hours of sleep, your body is probably trying to tell you that it is satisfied with its amount of rest.

However, if you wake up on less than that amount of sleep, you should try to getting more shuteye. This is because you may be missing out on REM (rapid eye movement) sleep that occurs between 3am and 7am, which is responsible for providing energy to your brain and body, and for supporting daytime performance.

Try to clock seven hours of sleep a night, whether you wake up early or not.

Doing so will leave you feeling fresh, and less tired during the day.

Head here to read the full article.

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