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Why Six Out Of Ten Of Us Regularly Wake Up Feeling Grumpy

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Six Out of ten Brits say they regularly wake up feeling grumpy and this holds true for us Americans too, may even be more. Deb and I were talking about waking up on the wrong side of the bed earlier this week on the KTDY morning show.  This may shock you, but sometimes I too wake up on the wrong side of the bed myself (insert laugh track).  Now normally this works in favor of the show because Debbie Ray can then rise to the occasion and have fun at my expense.  Now sometimes the shoe is on the other foot and it’ll be Debbie Ray that’s awakened on the wrong side of the bed.  And again, that’s OK because it allows me to swoop in and have fun with it.  However, there are those days when we both wake up on the wrong side of the bed.  Those days are horrendous.  It is four hours in a small room with 2 people who would rather be back home in bed.  We don’t have many of these days but when we do, the show is usually so bad it wouldn’t stick to tape.

Research has found that we find ourselves in a bad mood at least 2 mornings a week on average.  So what makes us grumpy?  Lack of a good night’s sleep is the leading cause of moody mornings, followed closely by work stress, bad weather and commuting troubles.  Many people find themselves in an unpleasant mood when the alarm goes off for no reason at all!  Next time you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, pour yourself a hot cup of coffee, over half the people in this survey said a warm beverage boosted their mood.  In fact, nearly 50% of people said if they miss their morning shower or coffee it can ruin their whole day!

[Via:  Mail Online]

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