Sleep inertia: What is it and how does it affect you

The first 10 to 15 minutes after you wake up, do you feel sleepy and grumpy? Fret not, you are not the only one. 

Most of us, find it very difficult to be completely mentally awake as soon as we wake up. We take some time to be fully aware and ready to take up tasks (even if it is just talking!). This state of sleepiness, a state between sleep and being completely awake, is called sleep inertia. 

In sleep inertia, parts of our body are still in a sleep state. According to HuffPost, the brainstem arousal system, a part of the brain, dictates how we function physically. This gets activated as soon as we wake up, but the PFC or prefrontal cortex takes time to kick-in. The PFC is what supervises cognitive functions, such as decision-making and self-control. Because PFC takes time to be activated immediately, our reaction time, our alertness, our ability to carry out work that is analytical is slow when we just wake up from our sleep. 

Sleep inertia can last from 15 minutes to four hours, depending on how sleep deprived you are. It can last the entire day if you have been neglecting your sleep or if you are suffering from insomnia, and therefore, sleep deprivation. 

One of the ways to sleep better is by investing in a good mattress. Looking for the best mattress for sleep disorders? The Wakefit Orthopedic Memory Foam mattress has a lot to offer. The mattress is a medium-firm mattress that is both durable and comfortable. The mattress distributes your bodyweight uniformly so that no pressure points are created in your neck, shoulders, and hips. Your spine is also not bent unnaturally, thus ensuring your back pain does not worsen. It also prevents postural defects. The mattress prevents motion transfer. If you share your bed with a partner, then you have nothing to worry about. The mattress will absorb the movement of one partner and isolate it so that the other partner is not jostled out of sleep.

The mattress incorporates a CoolFit foam with an open cell structure that absorbs the body heat of the sleepers and circulates it instead of trapping it. Therefore, you will sleep cool on our Ortho mattress. 

Pair our Ortho mattress with our memory foam sleeping pillow. The pillow accommodates all sleeping positions by taking the shape of your head. Therefore, whether you sleep on your back, your sides, your stomach, or are a mixed sleeper, the pillow will take care of your neck regardless. 

It also ensures your neck is not bent and that you do not wake up with pain in your neck or shoulders. The pillow is hypoallergenic too. Therefore, if you are prone to allergies or have sensitive skin or eyes, you have nothing to worry about. The pillow will take care of you by keeping dust, mites, molds, and other microbes away. 

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