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Question regarding Sleeping

  1. Jan 27, 2006 #1
    I've noticed that I often wake about an hour or two before I should get up. When I awake, I often feel pretty energetic but I go back to sleep because of course, I have a couple more hours awaiting me. Then when I wake up the second time, I can feel "dead" or really tired. Does anyone know why this occurs? Does this happen to anyone else? And often when I wake up early, I haven't gotten enough sleep (for example, 5 hours) so I don't think it's an issue of oversleeping. Well thanks.
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  3. Jan 27, 2006 #2
    yeah, I know this effect very well :tongue2:
    it happens to everyone, the explanation is: sleeping cycles.
    when you wake-up naturally its in the end of a cycle, but when the alarm-clock is waking you up it could be in the stage of deep sleep, and then you get up really tired.
  4. Jan 28, 2006 #3


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    You could program a stun gun to wake you up the second time, then you wouldn't have to worry about being dead tired. :tongue2:
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