Is the snooze button bad for you?

It is believed that the snooze button is added to alarm clocks to save the alarm clock industry. A lot of people hate the sound of alarms in the morning. The solution: snooze buttons.


There is, however, another rumor: Hitting the snooze button makes you feel even more sleepy.


Recent studies have concluded that the snooze button is the culprit behind tiredness in the afternoons. Along with the giving in to snooze buttons, you give in to being less alert and even less productive the whole day.


Negative effects related to snoozing have been discovered according to the medical director of Sleep Disorders Centers of Prescott Valley and Flagstaff in Arizona.


One is the ill-effects of fragmented sleep. When sleep is constantly interrupted, the body is affected. Not being able to go through the sleep cycle will result to grogginess during the day.


When the sleep cycle is disturbed, the decision making process of a person is affected. The memory is affected, too. Most of all, it affects the way you function all throughout the day. When grogginess is the result of sleep inertia, disorientation that comes from being awakened from deep sleep, no cup of coffee or cold shower can get rid of it.


The snooze button messes up all the brain hormones in the brain. The circadian cycle is interrupted. As a result, it affects the body by being sleepy during the day and being active at night.


However, the snooze button is just the tip of the iceberg. Having the need to use the snooze button is the result of not getting enough sleep. Sleep deprivation leads to an increase in the body’s mass and an increase in the risk of developing diabetes.


It is recommended by health experts to hit the sack early. Always be ready to sleep half an hour before your regular bedtime. If you still feel sleepy after this, adjust it to an hour before bedtime.

Remove all access to gadgets and the internet. As much as possible, keep your room as simple as it can be.

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