Cookies on fushi.co.uk
Sleep expert offers advice on waking up
If you often find yourself feeling so sleepy that you can’t respond to the morning alarm, your body may well be sending you the message that you need an earlier bedtime.
That’s the message from the sleep expert Kevin Morgan who works at Loughborough University’s Clinical Sleep Research Unit.
“Waking feeling refreshed and able to face your day is the hallmark of good quality sleep. If your alarm rings, it’s telling you to get up,” the expert has said.
”But if your body is frequently too sleepy to respond, it’s probably telling you to go to bed earlier.”
However, fans of the duvet will doubtless be pleased to hear that the expert also suggested that staying in bed for a spell once the alarm has gone off is okay, provided you are feeling alert, thinking about things and making preparations to leave the comfort of your bed.
Such a post-alarm lie-in is able to be helpful, he said, adding: “But if you’re too sleepy to get your mind and motivation into gear – you should really consider what’s going on with your life and your sleep.”
Mr Morgan was responding to Premier Inn research findings showing that on average Brits’ alarms go off at 6.22am, after which they take ten minutes to leave their beds.
A large 50 per cent admitted to having gone through the experience of sleeping through an alarm at some point.
A tenth of the sample had missed an interview because of this, with a quarter having missed the train or bus that they would have travelled to work on.
Six out of ten participants said they use the alarm on their phone and a twentieth of them claimed to set three alarms as a way of ensuring they would be woken up.
Several varieties of sleeper were pinpointed by the study, including ‘just one more minute-ers’. These guys go to sleep again after the the alarm sounds, but then do get out of their bed when the alarm sounds again.
Meanwhile, ‘eternal snoozers’ keep pressing snooze over and over.
If you’re using a phone as an alarm, why not check out the different alarm tones that it offers?
By picking one you like, you might feel a little better when it wakes you up than you would if the sound you’re using is not to your tastes.
- Wholefood CalmaidAs low as £13.00
- The Great Pomegranate Seed Oil Hi Kianouche, Thank you for your message. I would recommend to mix pomegranate oil with Marula oil for what you are looking to treat. A few drops of antioxidant-rich Marula oil mixed with Pomegranate oil can boost efficacy and help restore your skin’s functions in perfect equilibrium. Long term use may visibly minimise pores, brighten the skin, protect it from the oxidative damage caused by pollution, tones down pigmentation and assists with scar tissue healing. Hope this helps :)
- The Great Pomegranate Seed Oil Hi I’ve bought some of your pomegranate oil, together with rosehip and marula oils. Which of the other two oils would be better to mix with pomegranate oil for mature skin with hyperpigmentation due to sun damage and sometimes prone to spots and milia when using rich moisturisers. Also, can I use pomegranate oil by itself or combined with either of the other two oils around my eyes
- Flaxseed oil: the homeopathic healerHi Genevive, Thank you for your comment. Homeopathic medicine refers to an alternative approach to medicine that uses natural substances that can be prepared to create a remedy to restore our health and feeling of vitality. Flaxseeds are a natural product that we have pressed organically to produce Flaxseed oil that we celebrate for its powerful healing qualities. I hope that helps!
- Flaxseed oil: the homeopathic healerHow, exactly, is this product homeopathic?
- The amazing Ashwagandha benefits for womenHi Dolores, thank you for your message!Ashwagandha is an adaptogen so will adapt to your own bodies rhythm. It is a powerful way to regulate energy levels through the day so in some people may boost circulation and cell activity, which is why you may find yourself with insomnia. Everyone is unique and different, so will react to herbs and remedies differently. As you are using bio-identical hormones, I would advise you check with your GP, as there are often interferences with herbs. Perhaps you should try taking your Ashwagandha in the morning to regulate your bodies rhythm through the day.
- The amazing Ashwagandha benefits for womenCan it actually cause insomnia and night sweats in menopausal women if taken at night? I think it does for me. I also use compounded bio-identical hormones.