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Study: Pittsburghers Wake Up Late & Grouchy

According to a new study by the makers of a bio-alarm clock app, people in Pittsburgh often wake up later than most and begin the day in a foul mood.

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How do you feel when you wake up? A new study suggests 'Burghers aren't at their best when their feet first hit the floor.

Sleep Cycle, which has a vested interest in such matters, studied data from more than 2-million people during the month of November and report that Pittsburgh led the nation with the latest wake-up time and in the worst wake-up mood. 

Latest wake-up time:

  1. Pittsburgh: 7:45 a.m.
  2. New York: 7:44 a.m.
  3. Raleigh: 7:42 a.m.
  4. Boston: 7:36 a.m.
  5. Philadelphia: 7:34 a.m.

Worst wake-up mood:

  1. Pittsburgh
  2. Saint Paul
  3. Seattle
  4. Raleigh
  5. Albuquerque

The Sleep Cycle app uses a 30-minute alarm window that wakes you in your lightest sleep phase when, presumably, we are the least grouchy.


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