How When You Snooze, You Loose

snoozeYou’ve heard if before but we will…uh…whisper it to you again:

Don’t hit that snooze button.

Although we convince ourselves into thinking that those few extra wink of eyelid movies is giving us just what we need, think again.

No matter how skilled at it we become when thinking we’ve got it mastered by setting the timer for the half hour away from when we know we have to get up—none of that actually works, serves us or puts us ahead of the game and day.

Researchers and scientists say it actually does the opposite by breaking our sleep patterns and making us groggier than we feel when we wake up and feel so groggy that we hit the snooze because of it. So if you’re going to give yourself 30 minutes of subconscious snooze time (where you know you’re actually getting up at 6:30 a.m. but will try a few minutes earlier by setting the alarm for 6 a.m. but every 10 or 15 minutes, hit the snooze button until 6:30 a.m.), you’re better off sleeping for that full 30 minutes because fragmented, poor-quality sleep is bad for your memory and your health (stuff we need to NOT “snooze” on us for the greater later in life).

The other benefit to setting your alarm up for waking up at a certain