Sleeping is a natural phenomenon that occurs in both men and lower animals. It is a resting stage characterized by little or no voluntary activity by the body. Sleep occurs for a stretched period, usually lasting for several hours. During the sleep state, the nervous system is partially in a dormant state, it is not as active as when we are awake but it is not as inactive as periods of someone being in a coma or any other nervous system disrupting medical condition. It is characterized by the closure of lids, a temporary suspension of consciousness, and relaxation of muscles. Humans generally experience this biological phenomenon in the nighttime and averagely last for 8 hours.
However, some animals are described as nocturnal beings that are much more active during nighttime. They have adapted to staying awake at night and sleeping in the daytime. Therefore, we can’t categorically state that sleeping only occurs when it turns dark. The sleep cycle also includes the waking time, normally we do not control when we wake up, but it can be influenced by many factors. If people are all allowed to sleep to their heart’s content without the need to wake up at any particular time, the world’s waking will vary a But this is not the case, in reality, people always have a particular reason to wake up at a specific time.
Humans generally use means such as an alarm to trigger their waking at a specific time. The specificity of waking time of many is usually due to them trying to beat a deadline. These deadlines include; resumption to work, attending a program, going for a lecture, and other period-specific engagements. Due to this instead of having an average global waking time, three different peaks exist on which people specifically choose to wake up. A choice that is made possible mainly through the use of an alarm system. There are the 5 AM wakers, the 6 AM wakers, and the 7 AM wakers. Although there are outliers who wake up at different times to this, the majority of the human population’s waking time can be focused on these three periods.
Apart from an early appointment, there are still other factors that considerably cause a shift in the general waking time of the human world. The differing length of night and day as we advance through the months of a year can affect our sleep cycle. Early months like June have longer day times and shorter nighttimes, while later months like December have the opposite. People generally wake up earlier in months with longer days and later in months with longer nights. The waking time experienced a shift from 5 minutes after 7 AM to 7:19 AM. Other factors that could affect the global waking time includes; weather condition, war, job description, famine, etc.
A good night’s rest every day is important in maintaining the well-being of your body and mind. The time we choose to wake up yet again affects how we perform daily. Lazy people are accustomed to having a longer length of bedtime than the average, while successful people’s sleeping cycle is shorter.