Let Your Alarm Clock Wake You Up Softly 你要继续让“闹”钟“闹”下去吗？
Let Your Alarm Clock Wake You Up Softly
By Mei Kei & Stephanie Lai
Alarm clock is an invention that
people love yet hate the most. Do you know that alarm clock has a great effect
on our sleep quality? Over-reliance on the alarm clock not only affect our
sleep but also cause harm to our health.
Sleep Cycle might be strange term to
most people. Therefore, many people tend to ignore the importance of the sleep
cycle which is directly related to sleep quality. It is normal to go through 3
to 5 sleep cycles every night, and each cycle includes stages of light sleep to
deep sleep and then back to light sleep again. If you get used to at least 6 to
8 hours sleep every night, you will not feel uncomfortable when you are being
called up during the stage of light sleep.
睡眠周期对大部分来说是一个陌生的名词，因此许多人都会忽略睡眠周期对睡眠质量的重要性。人的睡眠是有周期的，我们每个晚上大概会经历3到5个睡眠周期，每个睡眠周期都是由浅睡眠到深睡眠再到浅睡眠交替而成。如果每晚都养成至少睡6到8个小时的习惯，当被闹钟叫醒时，处于浅睡眠的我们将不容易觉得睡醒时会有不舒服的感觉。 Students and office workers who are
always busy for work tend to have the habit of sleeping late, causing stage of deep
sleep to be postponed as well. If you are disturbed by the alarm during the stage
of deep sleep, you might experience dizziness, rapid heartbeat and symptoms of
mental disorder. Sleeping late frequently may also lead to hypertension,
diabetes and others.
In addition, many people have the
habit of setting their alarm clock a little earlier than it should be, so that
they can return to sleep after wake up. Researches show that returning to sleep
will make you feel tired instead of making you feel more awake. This is because
it will interrupt the continuity of our sleep, distorting a normal sleep cycle.
You are not encouraged to return to sleep unless you woke up naturally and wish
to get back to sleep.
The best way to improve the sleep
quality is to readjust your circadian clock. Try to sleep earlier to get
adequate sleep, and rise naturally in the morning during the stage of light
sleep. If you really could not live without your alarm clock, you may try to set
your alarm sound to a more comfortable music as well as set it to crescendo
mode. Let your brain comfortably receive the message of getting up and minimize
the damage of the alarm clock to the health.