Health March 23, 2013
The Snooze Button: Why Hitting It Might Actually Make You More Tired

Okay, on a typical day, when your alarm clock goes off, how many times do you hit the snooze button?

If you're the type that jumps right out of bed, good for you.

But if you hit snooze 4 or 5 or 6 times, because you just need a few more minutes - well apparently, you could be doing yourself more harm than good.

And it could in fact end up making you more tired.

A couple of Canadian lads, Gregory Brown and Mitchell Moffit of ASAP Science, put together this video breaking down what happens to our brains and our bodies, when we hit snooze.

As they explain, alarm clocks mess with our natural sleep cycle and hitting snooze just messes us up more.

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