It doesn’t matter what time I go to bed or how many hours of sleep I get, I wake up groggy. Apparently, I suffer from “sleep inertia”. Wikipedia defines it as a “physiological state of impaired cognitive and sensory-motor performance that is present immediately after awakening.” In other words, groggy, foggy, just not wanting to wake up yet. It can last for a few hours, but a majority of the time it lasts from 15 to 30 minutes. Research has proven that music can help you wake up more alert than an alarm.
Most of us try caffeine (lots of caffeine), light, and a hot (or cold) shower to help wake us up. Researchers at RMIT University in Australia found that“Melodic alarm sounds resulted in participants having faster and more accurate responses, compared with a control group who woke up using classic alarm sounds without melody,”
Set our radio station as your alarm to help you wake up. After all, it’s science!
-- Doug O’Brien