Is Hitting the Snooze Button Ruining Your Sleep?


Find yourself tired throughout the day? Hitting that snooze button may be the culprit.

Getting enough sleep is harder than it looks, especially in bedrooms with televisions, the constant blue-light temptation of cellphones, and ever-growing to-do lists. Hitting the snooze button is a daily practice for many Americans, but is it really a bad habit that could be destroying your sleep?

The Snooze Button and Your Brain

Hitting the snooze button forces your brain back to either a stage 1 or stage 2 sleep cycle, so your mind will start to drift again. Stage 1 and 2 of sleep don’t contain any REM sleep, the type of sleep that makes you the most rested. If you don’t spend enough time in REM sleep, you will experience immediate and long-term effects on your health, relationships, mood, and mental clarity. Many people who hit the snooze button end up more tired after sleeping than they were before. Most sleep experts advise anyone who has trouble sleeping to go to bed earlier instead of hitting the snooze button.

Get Headed to Bed Sooner

The easiest way to avoid hitting the snooze button is going to bed earlier. Start heading to bed an hour earlier and powering down. Don’t use your cellphone up until the moment you go to bed, otherwise, you will have even more difficulty sleeping. Blue light, the kind that your phone emits, is linked to staying awake, so using it until the moment you try to sleep can counteract trying to hit the sack earlier. If you have trouble lying in bed without doing anything, read a book or listen to music before bed instead.

Wake Up Faster

If you associate the wonderful smell of coffee with getting up in the morning, purchase a programmable coffee maker. You can set it up the night before so that the first thing you smell in the morning is fresh coffee.

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