You Snooze, you Lose!

Your body has a natural sleep rhythm that prepares you to wake up in the morning at the same time by having a regular daily schedule. In the early hours before you wake up your body is actually in a sleep cycle called, “drockling” or cycling in and out of sleep. When the alarm goes off, if you wake up and hit the snooze button and then fall back to sleep, you will actually disrupt the natural preparedness your body goes through to get you up in the morning By randomly hitting the snooze button, you will also eventually throw off your “internal clock” by waking up at 6:00 am on one day and the next day, 6:20 from maybe hitting the snooze button twice.” Hitting the snooze button may not give you the five extra minutes of rest you need in the morning to get a jump on your day — in fact, it may be scrambling your internal clock and impacting the overall quality of your rest. But there’s a way to fix it.

My tip? Put the alarm clock where you have to physically get out of bed to shut it off, but remember to turn on a light so you don’t trip over the cat!


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