One of the worst scenarios is for an abrupt alarm to go off when we’re in the middle of a REM cycle. This is when you feel extremely groggy and disoriented. There are some devices on the market that try to monitor your sleep and predict when you’re in a light sleep cycle to wake you up at the optimal time. However this requires wearing a device to sleep (which might interfere with creating a great sleep environment) and it’s not perfect. An easier way is to get a sunrise alarm clark. This turns on a slowly brightening light to mimic the sunrise, waking you up more naturally and leaving you feeling less groggy.
Contributors: Joey Daoud from New Territory Fitness