Is it actually bad to wake up abruptly to an alarm clock?


Today I installed a new alarm app to help my snooze-addiction. It worked, because it used loud sounds that woke me up instantly and abruptly and I needed to get out of bed to turn them off. I noticed that the sudden loud alarm sound got my heartrate up like crazy. Is it bad for my health? Thanks.

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I would not recommend anything harsh like that. Caused me serious issues.

Get dimmable smart lights and google mini or amazon echo. Set up gentle wake to begin 30 min before your alarm clock. This will turn your lights on at 1% and increase them gradually over 30 minutes. Have your alarm be something gentle that increases in volume.

I used to have issues like you, and my old superloud alarm caused me to be very angry in the mornings. Now I’m usually up 5-10min before the alarm even starts due to the lights.

Not sleeping enough is very bad for your health (both physically and mentally).

Studies shown that all people need 7 to 8 hours of sleep. If you need more you may want to reconsider your sleep schedule or if that doesn’t work – see the doctor.

So when you are sleeping predictably just make sure you are asleep 7-8 hours before you should wake up. You won’t need the alarm clock at all.

We sleep in cycles (of around 90 minutes) it’s easy to wake up between the cycles but if your alarm clock wakes you up in the middle – you’ll be extra grumpy and sluggish after.

Anything that disrupts your sleep is bad. So, that includes an alarm clock. Most of the answers are going to say that you’ll need a good amount of sleep, like 7 to 8 hours. It is better to wake up “naturally,” but given that our reality, we must wake at certain times to prepare for work for the next day. I recommend that you plan out a good sleep schedule. Don’t use a loud beeping noise alarm. Just use a natural or smooth music tone. Remember, always sleep well. Very very important.

Waking up abruptly to an alarm clock can be jarring and unpleasant, but whether it is “bad” for you depends on a variety of factors, including your overall sleep habits and individual physiology.
When you sleep, your body goes through several stages, including light sleep, deep sleep, and REM sleep. Ideally, you want to wake up during a lighter stage of sleep, which can make you feel more refreshed and alert. However, if you wake up during a deeper stage of sleep, it can be more difficult to shake off the grogginess and feel fully awake.
Some studies have suggested that waking up abruptly to an alarm clock can disrupt your natural sleep cycle and lead to sleep inertia, which is a feeling of grogginess or disorientation that can last for several minutes or even hours after waking up. This can make it more difficult to concentrate, perform tasks, and be productive in the morning.
However, there are also factors that can mitigate the negative effects of abrupt wake-ups. For example, if you have a consistent sleep schedule and get enough sleep each night, you may be less affected by the jarring sound of an alarm clock. Additionally, some people may find that waking up abruptly actually helps them feel more alert and energized in the morning.
Overall, while waking up abruptly to an alarm clock may not be ideal, it is unlikely to cause any serious harm in most cases. If you are concerned about the impact of your alarm clock on your sleep and well-being, it may be helpful to experiment with different wake-up methods, such as a light alarm or natural wake-up alarm.

TL,DR: It is not ideal but it is unlikely to cause any harm.

If you get enough sleep you should usually not need an alarm clock to wake up.

If you need one every day your not getting enough sleep.


I wake up at 6am every day.

But usually i am awake before the alarm goes off.


But on the other hand i am really tired at 22:00 and am usually sleeping at 23:00 at the latest.