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Snoozing Your Alarm May Seem Innocent, But It's Pretty Bad For Your Health

December 29, 2015 by Rachel Gulmi
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Most people probably consider the person who invented a snooze button to be a genius of sorts. I don’t think my morning would be successful if I wasn’t able to snooze my alarm. I’ve never been the type of person to just hop out of bed, so I snooze my alarm about three times before actually getting out of bed. However, I’m aware that is habit isn’t the healthiest for my body. Here’s why snoozing your alarm can mess up your day.

Getting right to the point, snoozing your alarm actually makes you more tired. When you let yourself go back to sleep after hitting the snooze button and your alarm goes off for a second time, your body and brain are taken by surprise. “You’re starting to put yourself through a new sleep cycle that you aren’t giving yourself enough time to finish. This can result in persistent grogginess throughout the day,” says Robert S. Rosenberg, medical director of the Sleep Disorders Centers of Prescott Valley and Flagstaff, Arizona.

The more you snooze your alarm, the more you’re confusing your body and that’s no good. This state of grogginess is called sleep inertia and it can really affect your performance throughout the day. What’s more, it can take up to an hour and a half to get rid of the groggy feeling caused by sleep inertia. Let’s just safe coffee cannot fix this problem.

Instead of hitting the snooze button multiple times before waking up, set the alarm for the time you actually need to be up…and wake up. Little by little your body will get used to waking up at this time and you’ll feel refreshed!

Is this where the term “you snooze you lose” comes from?!

Don’t miss why women need more sleep than men and the reason why you twitch before falling asleep!

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