In "Normal Sleep Uncensored," we started out with
three questions, all of which deal with your perceptions of high or
low energy during the day. Your energy level is a reliable
indicator of how well or how poorly you sleep. These were the
How refreshed or unrefreshed do you feel from your sleep upon
awakening in the morning?
Is your morning routine filled with get up and go?
How much sleepiness, tiredness, and fatigue do you notice in
the afternoon or evening?
Now, let's look at these questions from a reverse perspective, that
is, what should you not feel like in the morning if you
are in fact a normal sleeper?
This is Not Normal
If sleep supposedly restores you each
night, you should feel great in the morning, right? Or,
consider the reverse, if sleep supposedly restores you, would it
make any sense to feel any or all of the following in the morning,
or soon thereafter?
A desire to
remain in bed longer
Needing to hit
the snooze button several times before getting up
A desire to
you didn't get enough sleep
sleepiness, tiredness, or fatigue
caffeine or other stimulants to start the day
are not a morning person
A cranky or
to think clearly or concentrate on something
uneasy, tense or otherwise unpleasant feeling about starting the