A social media user named Addison has gone viral online after explaining the simple reason why many of us feel tired when we wake up, even after a full eight hours of sleep
Image: Addison Jarman/TikTok)
Have you ever gone to bed super early expecting to wake up bright-eyed and refreshed, only to find yourself feeling tired the next morning?
Well, it turns out there’s a very simple explanation for this.
In a video that was viewed over five million times Addison explains why waking up is often still tired, no matter how well you slept.
Post under the username @addison.jarman, She said: “Oh my god I’m always so tired when I have to wake up.
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“Why? You go to bed pretty early… I know it doesn’t make sense.
“Actually it does.
“Maybe you don’t go to bed at the right time when you have to get up.
“We sleep in 90-minute cycles, so if I wake up at the end of one of those 90-minute cycles, I wake up a lot less tired.”
Addison then shared how to work out the perfect time for you to go to bed at night.
She explained that you first calculate when to get up and then count backwards in 90-minute blocks.
Addison added in the comments, “Sleep cycles throughout the night are only about 90 minutes.
“This cycle consists of phases such as falling asleep, light sleep, deep sleep and REM phases.”
Thousands of people were impressed by the sleep tip, but many said they would struggle to figure it out for themselves as they were “bad at math”.
One replied: “Can you please post a timeline? I’m bad at math.”
Someone else said, “Is there an app for this? I’m not trying to do math right now…”
Another user added, “Definitely true, I just can’t figure out the timing.”
Others vowed to try it themselves to see how well it worked.
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