Web Toolbar by Wibiya

Bridget M.

is modding

 
 
 

GL PROFILES

More Friends = More Fun

 
 

GL
Tweets !

30 MINUTES AGO .@PeytonList slaaaaayed in those blue leggings. Here's how to snag her look: http://t.co/VsXylOSGQ2

AN HOUR AGO Jamming out to the new @FifthHarmony album like 💃#Reflectionn#harmonizerss#5HHhttp://t.co/QBX3EQmb4bb

1 HOURS AGO Meet the winner of our @barbizonmodels model search—oh, and find out how you can be picked next: http://t.co/Suu3q6IWEy

 

sponsored links

How the snooze button is ruining your Monday morning


As if Mondays weren’t bad enough, there’s one thing making it infinitely worse: your snooze button. Research shows that while it might feel good to delay the inevitable start-the-day alarm, an extra 5 minutes isn’t helping you catch extra zzz’s.

 

What happens when you hit snooze is that your body tries to reset your sleep cycle. Except, it’s not meant to squeeze a full cycle into just 5 or 10 minutes. In fact, the typical sleep cycle is about 90 minutes long—and we’re betting you don’t have time for that kind of lie-in. So, when your alarm goes off again—and again and again—you keep waking your brain up in the very early stages of a sleep cycle, leaving your far more groggy than you were before.

 

Instead of building in snooze time, plan to wake up a little later (or maybe a little earlier, to accommodate your sleep cycle). Switch on a lamp or raise the shades as soon as your alarm rings, and then go through your routine. Smelling something tasty, like cinnamon bread in the toaster, might alert your senses that it’s time to wake up, already. And hopping in the shower to rinse off quickly might shock your body into wakefulness. Yawn.

 

 

LOVE THIS POST? YOU’LL HEART THESE TOO…

+ Stay trim and get yummy recipes with Get Fit Fast, our weekly health newsletter

+ Love your bod! 6 moves to boost your body confidence 

+ 20 anti-Valentine workout anthems

 

WIN BIG! Stay pretty in pink all month with our February giveaway.

MAJOR PLUS Get the latest from GL on Google+ and Instagram.

BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 2/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

POSTED IN , , ,

< PREVIOUS   NEXT >   
comments powered by Disqus
Protect your face from sun damage! Even in the middle of the winter, the sun’s powerful rays can damage your skin. Try a moisturizer with SPF.
 
What do you hate the most about your period?


 
 

Lavender helps you sleep on school nights.

X

Score some swoon-worthy reads!

 

Win a cute new collection in our 

Books We're Crushing On giveaway!

CLICK HERE to enter...

 
Posts From Our Friends

sponsored links