The benefits of snoozing are unclear, but it’s easy to see its appeal: snoozing feels good. Part of it is the luxurious experience of waking up and realizing you can sleep a little longer. Despite how it feels snoozing your alarm can seriously f**k up your day. Here are 5 reasons why you should stop ASAP!
The only benefit that you get from the snooze button is a temporary comfort. Although you may fall back asleep, your overall sleep quality does almost nothing for your mind or body.
When you first wake up in the morning, your body realizes that it’s time to get out of bed and start your day, but when you hit snooze and go back to sleep, your body then thinks that the initial wake-up was a false alarm, so it relaxes again. This will leave you more fatigued and disoriented than if you were to get out of bed the first time.
Hitting snooze can subconsciously tell you that you aren’t excited about your day. Even if nothing is wrong, doing it can still send these signals that can lead to higher stress and inflammation levels as if you weren’t excited for the day.
You’re throwing off your internal clock by getting up at 7:00 one day and 7:30 the next. And if you’re not waking up at the same time every day, your body doesn’t know when to start feeling sleepy, either, making you more likely to push your bedtime later and further deprive yourself of rest.
Snoozing can have lasting effects on your day because of inertia-grogginess which leaves you weak and struggling to perform even basic tasks. Studies have found sleep inertia can take two to four hours to shake, even when you feel fully alert.
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