Melodic alarms may help reduce morning grogginess
A recent Australian study found that certain alarm noises can decrease morning grogginess.
Study participants who woke up to a melodic song had lower levels of morning grogginess than those who chose a beeping sound, according to the study findings.
Songs with melodies seem to have an energizing effect, "increasing arousal, cognition and attention," which helps you feel less groggy as you wake up, researchers from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology wrote.
Sleep inertia typically lasts for up to 30 minutes after waking and has been shown to extend for two to four hours, lead study author Stuart McFarlane said.
In the study, the authors flagged two songs that they believe would be good wake-up tunes: 'Good Vibrations' by The Beach Boys and 'Close to Me' by The Cure, CNBC reported.
For the study, researchers from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology surveyed 50 people, ages 18 to 60 about their sleep habits and the sounds that they like to wake up to.