Mondays are rude, plain and simple. And according to a recent study, there might be a reason that we all feel that way.
The people behind the meditation app Calm conducted a study with UK-based research firm YouGov that surveyed 4,279 Americans and Britons, and they found that people are three times more likely not to get a good night's rest on Sundays. Maybe that is why you always seem to be waking up on the wrong side of the bed come Monday morning. (Of course, this weekend in the U.S. things are a little bit different because of the holiday tomorrow, but we're sure you haven't already forgotten the feeling we're talking about.)
The number one cause of this common phenomenon could be the erratic nature of weekends. Calm notes that people like to sleep in on Saturday and Sunday mornings after late nights out (or long nights in, because Netflix bingeing is oh-so-real). Snoozing through brunch will make you less tired come nightfall, causing you to assume part-time night owl status.
Last year, Calm launched Sleep Stories, a collection of bedtime stories designed to help you get to sleep. Now, they have a specific one geared towards the first day of the week called Sleepy Sunday. Just think nice sounds and comforting voices, which you can listen to on the Calm app, available on iOS and Android.
As great as the app is, there are still other things that could contribute to your Monday slump. Perhaps you're busy stressing about the week ahead, or you're already dreading the morning grind so much that you've pulled yourself into a pit of sadness. That's why we've come up with some tips to help you streamline your Sunday, so when night falls, you can sleep soundly and wake up feeling energized and ready to conquer the day.