Metallica In Concert - San Francisco, CA
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 06: Kirk Hammett (L) and James Hetfield of Metallica perform during the "S&M2" concerts at the opening night at Chase Center on September 06, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Waking up to music makes you less groggy

If you’re always groggy in the mornings, you might need to get more sleep.  OR, you might just need to make this simple change to your alarm.

A recent study in Australia found that waking up to MUSIC makes us more alert than waking up to a beeping sound.

The researchers expected the opposite.  They thought the sudden jolt of a loud beep would make people more alert.  But that wasn’t the case.

They think repetitive beeping sounds might mess with our brainwaves at the crucial moment when we’re transitioning from being asleep to being awake.

People in the study were much more alert when their alarm was a, quote, “combination of melody and rhythm” . . . a.k.a., music.  And highly melodic songs might work best.  One example they gave was “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys.

Most phones make it easy to set a song as your alarm now.  So it shouldn’t be too hard of a transition if you want to try it out.  Or you can set your alarm clock to wake you up with the radio.  

This is a good excuse to wake up to Joey during “Good Morning Metallica” every weekday at 6am. 🤘 


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