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Jenny Q: Why the Snooze Button is Bad For You

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I just hit it this morning – I think it’s the last time after reading this article.

In general, the more you snooze, the more confused your body and brain get. Your brain doesn’t know if it’s supposed to prepare your body for action or not. So, when you actually do put your feet on the floor, you’re not operating at peak levels.

And, by getting up at different times each morning – depending on how many times you’re hitting the snooze button – your internal clock gets thrown off, which results in less sleep over the long run.

The best thing to do is set the alarm for the time you actually have to get up, then … get up.

What? They make it sound so simple!

My boyfriend has told me this concept many times, but he didn’t accompany it with the biological explanation.

If we do this, eventually we won’t even need an alarm because our bodies will know exactly when it’s supposed to be awake each and every morning.

Happy Monday morning! Hope yours is not sleepy

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