Fatigue – Why Your Alarm Clock Is To Blame!

If you suffer from fatigue then you’re certainly not alone. In fact fatigue is actually the Number 1 complaint Doctor’s receive from their patients.

Interestingly enough though, for most people it’s not the amount of sleep that is lacking, but rather it’s the lack of quality sleep.

You see it’s all got to do with your sleep cycles or Circadian Rhythm..

In order for you to overcome fatigue, it is absolutely essential that you wake up at the end of the sleep cycle. If you wake up in the middle of a cycle – thanks to your blaring alarm clock, you will feel tired not only in the morning, but throughout the entire day.

And despite what you may think, your brain is actually very active during the night because it goes through a number of different processes so that you can function properly the next day. .

So if you wake up somewhere in the middle of this cycle (aka shift workers), you’ve pretty much interrupted your brain so you’re going to end up feeling tired, irritated, and have trouble concentrating!

Sounding familiar?

Now in the perfect world you would not be disturbed by a blaring alarm clock. Hmmmm …. a world without an alarm clock? How serene!!

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And as a result, you would never wake up in the middle of a sleep cycle because your brain is programmed to finish each cycle before waking you up.
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So back in cave man times when there was no such thing as an alarm clock – tiredness and chronic fatigue was virtually non existent! It has only reached massive proportions since the invention of the alarm clock. Argh … who was that crazy person who invented it anyway??!!
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So throw away your alarm clock and let the sights and sounds of nature wake you up … chirping birds, sunlight falling on your face …
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Yeah right!

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9 thoughts on “Fatigue – Why Your Alarm Clock Is To Blame!

  1. Darling what a lovely place the world would be without alarm clocks…heaven, pure heaven. This is an interesting post, thanks for the info. Have a lovely week.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

  2. No alarm clock – bliss!! I'm woken by my little furry and excitable alarm Patsy at first light, which is around 0430 here at the moment – aaaaaaargh!

  3. I seem to have the internal alarm clock. If I need to wake up early, I don't sleep well all night worrying that I will miss the appointed time! How wonderful it WOULD be without alarm clocks or giving in to our deep sleep cycle!

  4. My alarm clock is set for 5:30 every morning. I've been on that schedule for so long that even if I don't set it my body is 'wired' to be up that early even on weekends.

    I think my circadian rhythm has shifted. Only when I travel to a different time zone my sleep cycle shifts back.

    Per usaual great information Audra.

  5. Don't I wish! I hate that damn alarm clock. Why can't we all start our jobs at 10 a.m.? Thanks for the sweet comments on my Pear Harbor post honey. Hope you had a great weekend. Kori xoxo

  6. I used to program our clock for 6:30 but was so irritated when it woke me up. I switched it to 7:00 and now I actually wake up before the alarm clock! I guess my rhythms go until 6:45… :o)

    My best, Lynn

  7. In a perfect world, or in retirement, yes. But in my rotating shift work world, poor sleeping habits and interrupted sleep cycles are the norm.