How Many Times Can You Choose Snooze?
I don’t use an alarm clock most days anymore. This morning I did and I timed things when I went to bed so that I could hit the alternating music and alarm ringing 5 times before I absolutely had to get out of bed.
Some of you are like me and some are thinking, that’s pretty dumb and a few are both.
So I wanted to find out what my choice does to me.
If you’re curious read on:
Morning Haze: Why It’s Time to…
It’s 6.30am and after a long holiday break, your alarm clock is insistently telling you it’s time to get out of bed. For many people – me included – the automatic reaction is to hit the snooze button, often more than once.
But while it might feel like those extra minutes leave you more rested, morning snoozes can leave you feeling groggier and less alert. And late.
Sleep is regulated by two mechanisms: a homeostatic process based on prior sleep and wake, and a circadian process commonly referred to as our 24-hour body clock. These processes work together to influence when we go to sleep and get up, and sleep structure during the night.
Throughout the night, sleep cycles between deep sleep and light sleep, with each cycle lasting approximately 90 to 100 minutes. Deep sleep – which is difficult to wake from – dominates in the early parts of sleep, while light sleep – which is easier to be woken from – is more common closer to natural waking.
Each time we fall asleep, sleep starts at the beginning of the cycle.
You Snooze, You…