Everyone knows the feeling when the alarm clock’s shrill pulls you right out of a sweet dream. You feel disoriented and overwhelmed.

Fortunately, there is a way to always wake up easily.

As you know, during sleep we alternate between its two main phases, REM and slow phase. A good night's sleep consists of 5-6 such cycles. Scientists have calculated the time interval when the organism will be in the REM phase. That’s when it is easiest for us to wake up.

It takes us around 15 minutes to fall asleep, so if you need to wake up at 6 am, try to go to bed at 9:45pm or at 10:15pm.

This table will help you determine when you should wind up your activities and go to bed so that you wake up in a cheerful mood:

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A healthy person needs 7-8 hours of sleep per day, on the average. If one’s sleep and nutrition habits are healthy, then, with this amount of sleep, it is easier to wake up on one’s own.

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Midnight is the time when nature itself is at rest, since the sun is in the lowest possible position. The sun is the reason we have time laws, so day’s activity is closely tied to solar activity.

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What time is best for going to bed?

The best time to start preparing for bed is from 9pm to midnight. Until midnight, one hour of sleep counts for two, which has been confirmed by modern scientists. At this, our nervous system rests best.

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Try to go to bed by 9 pm and then wake up at 1 or 2am, and you’ll feel like you’ve had enough sleep. In the East, many people live according to this regime.

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Other times are not as good for resting. If you don’t manage to catch some Zs within this timeframe, then even 12 hours of sleep in a row won’t let your mind rest. As a result, you’ll feel lazy and drowsy.

What time is best for waking up?

From 2am to 6am, you’ll feel most enthusiastic and cheerful. In the East, this time is called the time of the Saints. This is the time for people keen on spiritual development and self-awareness. In the early morning, it’s easier to think about the sublime, become far-sighted and develop intuition.

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Japanese scientists studied the hours before sunrise and found out that at pre-dawn, the atmosphere is pierced by special sun rays that affect the body in certain ways. At this time, the body works in two modes: nocturnal and day, that is, passive and active modes. In other words, the sun rays help us switch between these modes.

But if a person is asleep at this time, then this switching does not happen.

Also, this time interval (from 2 to 6am) is excellent for cleansing the body that can be naturally be rid of toxins.

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The BetterMe Team wants you and those close to you to live a healthy, happy life! Your health is a valuable thing; look after your body and your mind so that you can live your life to the fullest – Remember you only get one!

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