why do we do that thing where we wake up early roll over for 30 seconds recheck the time and its been hours

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i never really understood how this worked because even when you have a dreamless sleep you still know you were sleeping

what i am talking about specifically is when you will wake up at say 2am get annoyed you only slept 3-4 hours roll over to go back to sleep but “cant” then recheck your phone 1-5 minutes later and its suddenly 6-7am the entire process only feeling like it was minutes with no memory of sleeping at all

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Anonymous 0 Comments

during dreamless sleep, you don’t really “know” anything. the “you” in your brain has left the building temporarily. If that “you” didn’t have a chance to remember falling asleep, it can be pretty disorienting when “you” regain consciousness. Kind of like how a windows computer lets you know if it was shutdown improperly the next time you start it up.

Anonymous 0 Comments

during dreamless sleep, you don’t really “know” anything. the “you” in your brain has left the building temporarily. If that “you” didn’t have a chance to remember falling asleep, it can be pretty disorienting when “you” regain consciousness. Kind of like how a windows computer lets you know if it was shutdown improperly the next time you start it up.

Anonymous 0 Comments

It’s called “sleep misperception” and it acute in people with insomnia. But the phenomenon is not just experienced in people with insomnia. Good “sleep misperception” and you’ll have a great understanding of the concept.

Anonymous 0 Comments

It’s called “sleep misperception” and it acute in people with insomnia. But the phenomenon is not just experienced in people with insomnia. Good “sleep misperception” and you’ll have a great understanding of the concept.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Also if you hit “snooze” on the alarm (give a 10 minute snooze) but it *feels like* it had beeped again 10 *seconds* later!

Anonymous 0 Comments

Also if you hit “snooze” on the alarm (give a 10 minute snooze) but it *feels like* it had beeped again 10 *seconds* later!