how does your body know when to wake up from sleep?

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how does your body know when to wake up from sleep?

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Basically your body goes through a sleep cycle about every hour and there is a slot during that time when you will naturally be able to wake up and not feel too groggy. https://youtu.be/ABKpJ8hQn8o

Hormones are found at different levels in your blood at different times of the day, when melatonin peaks it makes you wanna sleep, melatonin levels eventually go down and cortisol (also known as the stress hormone) goes up, making you wake up at the end of your sleep cycle. You can see how alarm clocks often disrupt the natural sleep rhythm by interupting the sleep cycle when it hasn’t ended yet, causing you to feel groggy/sleepy when you wake up.