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The alarm goes off and you have to stop yourself from throwing it across the room. You're only able to open one eye because the other is still not ready to give up on sleep. You just slept for 8 hours, but your body demands more. At this point, you're probably wondering - why do I wake up tired?
Everyone has experienced waking up tired and groggy in the morning. Your mind and motor functions aren’t as sharp as usual, and you feel like there’s a fog clouding your brain. Although you’re awake, you’re tired and stuck in a sleep-like state.
This is called sleep inertia. Sleep inertia is a physiological state that occurs between sleep and wakefulness where feelings of drowsiness and disorientation persist. This can happen when you wake up during the REM sleep cycle, your deepest and most restorative phase of sleep.
While sleep inertia is the primary cause of waking up feeling tired, there are many factors that aid in poor sleep that can lead to feeling groggy in the morning. Here are a few:
If any of these issues resonate with you, there are a few simple steps you can take to improve the quality of your sleep and wake up feeling refreshed for the day ahead.
The most important piece of furniture in your room (and perhaps your entire house) is your mattress. You spend approximately a third of your life on it, so it’s never something you should settle on.
If you’re constantly waking up tired, it may be time for a new mattress — one that’s so comfortable, you can’t help but sleep like a baby.
That’s why we have bedMATCHⓇ, our diagnostic sleep system. bedMATCHⓇ takes the guesswork out of mattress shopping by using scientific measurements to make objective recommendations on the best mattress specifically for you.
Since we know not everyone will be able to take our quick three-minute test in-store, we’ve created an online bedMATCHⓇ quiz so you can discover the perfect bed for you without leaving your house.
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