We’ve all been there … that day you somehow forgot to set your alarm so you’re running around with your hair a mess and a toothbrush hanging out of your mouth while you try to gather your things for work.
Or was that just me the other morning?
I somehow completely forgot to set my alarm. And the ironic thing was that the night before, I was browsing the internet when I came across this site. It asks you what time you need to be awake and then tells you different times that you should fall asleep if you want to feel well-rested in the morning.
I checked it out. I knew I needed to be up at 6:30 a.m., and the results were that I should fall asleep at 9:30 p.m., 11 p.m., 12:30 a.m. or 2 a.m. Notice, it says “fall asleep” at this time, and the average person takes 14 minutes to fall asleep. I didn’t plan accordingly. I headed to bed around 10:30 p.m., finished reading my book and closed my eyes at 11 p.m.
With all of the thoughts about bedtimes and what time I needed to wake up, I forget to set my actual alarm. Thankfully, my internal clock woke me up in time. And I must have woken up in the proper part of my sleep cycle because I wasn’t groggy at all.
But when in doubt, check out that site and you’ll leave the grogginess behind.