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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.

 

 

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