Why is it Hard to Wake Up on a Rainy Cold Morning?

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It’s definitely the rainy season. The season made us feel too lazy to get up because of the cold weather. There’s nothing worse than waking up on a gloomy day. It’s dark, rainy, and hardly conducive to going to work.

It’s already given that it’s really hard to get in the morning. And in this rainy season, it adds up another reason for our morning struggle is, in fact, the weather. The reason behind this is because our bodies rely on sunlight to signal our internal clocks to wake up. And without bright morning sunlight to start the day, we’ll feel lethargic and down. Ironically, it’s not the rain making us want to stay in bed mattress and snuggle under the sheets, but the lack of light we’re reacting to.

Light prevents the secretion of melatonin, the hormone that makes us sleepy. When there are gloomy skies, our bodies will continue producing melatonin, even after our alarm clocks go off. Serotonin, which heightens mood, produces in the presence of sunlight. When there is less sunlight coming in, serotonin cuts production.

Aside from the fact that hormones produce so much work in our mood and activities, there are actually other non-hormonal reasons why it is tiring on rainy days. One example is the earthy smell of the rain is actually soothing to feel. When a substance like geosmin interacts with plant oils present in the soil, it produces musky scents. Another relaxing smell is that of ozone, which appears after a thunderstorm. The aroma bears a resemblance to that of freshly laundered sheets, which can encourage sleep.

Rain sounds are also quite comforting, especially lying on the bed around with your fluffy pillows. This rhythmic pitter-patter of rainfall make “pink noise”. This is a category of relaxing background noise. Pink noise has been shown to increase the quality of sleep by softening out outside noises and decreasing brain activity.

As we are already in the season of rain and cold weather, it definitely makes it even harder to wake up, but it doesn’t mean to be on your bed all day. Try eating a healthy breakfast to start and energize the day or do some activities like hitting the gym. Another activity that you can do is to change your bedsheets and pillowcases for a more comforting and soothing to feel when you sleep. Another way to combat the negative effects of rainy mornings is to open those curtains to give your home as much exposure as possible to natural light. Just open your curtains or blinds the night before you sleep to allow any bit of light to seep through. Who knows, it’s actually worth watching those rains pouring in your windows.

In this rainy season, we know it’s hard to get up on your bed because of the gloomy weather. Aside from that, one thing that makes us more stuck to our beds is that we are sleeping on a Comfort Living PH’s King Premium Memory mattress with CoolTech Gel. This mattress is made of Eco-Friendly Cool Memory Foam and Cooling Memory Foam, a perfect combination for breathability and better contouring. The CoolTech Gel gives amazingly cool comfort while maintaining softness and firmness all throughout the cold, rainy night. Get yours now and other twin bed mattress and single bed foams at

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