Is the snooze button bad for you?
HOUSTON – Hitting the snooze button on your alarm is messing with your mind and body, more than you know.
Most of us don’t wake up naturally. We use an alarm clock. The alarm successfully wakes us but it also breaks our sleep cycle before our body is ready. The result is Sleep Inertia- that tired, groggy feeling that can last the morning or all day, depending on which sleep cycle you interrupted.
To make matters worse, when you hit snooze and successfully doze off, you restart your sleep cycle. This might sound good but it’s not. It’s called Fragmented Sleep and it can make you feel even more tired and cranky when you finally drag yourself out of bed.
If you want to avoid these sleep issues get more rest. Of course if it were that easy we’d already be doing it.