Many studies, includingonein 2001 led by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Medical School, have found that caffeine helps with sleep inertia
, making us feel more alert more quickly than we would without it.
The study results showing that both hypnotic sleep medications and sleep inertia
cause significant impairment have important public health implications, said Wright.
is the reason only one pilot was able to sleep at a time, and both pilots had to be awake together for a minimum of 15 minutes before the other could start their napping.
Known as sleep inertia
, this period lasts an average of 15-20 minutes, but can last up to 2 hours in rare cases.
People woken while in slowwave sleep feel groggy, a phenomenon known as sleep inertia
, which can take up to half an hour to shake off.
The object is to minimize sleep inertia
, that temporary grogginess you feel when you wake up from a deep sleep.
However, after a person is awake for 24 hours, a 30-minute to 2-hour nap is followed by a period of sleep inertia
One can feel groggy for five to 15 minutes after waking, which is known as sleep inertia