Did you know that the snooze button actually harms your energy for the rest of the day? Some sleepers believe that the extra five minutes is just the right way to start the day, but those sleepers are proved wrong by sleep experts. Essentially, hitting the snooze button results in decreased productivity and a cloud of grogginess for the rest of the day. Energy, sleep and health are all interrelated. It’s best to consider these sleep statistics about how skipping snooze leads to a more successful day if you’re an avid snoozer striving for more productivity.
We turn to Robert S. Rosenberg, medical director of the Sleep Disorders Centers of Prescott Valley and Flagstaff, Arizona, (with the help of this great CNN story) to share insight on the matter. According to Rosenberg, people who hit snooze are decreasing productivity by tricking the body into getting more sleep but not actually getting more sleep.
A study found that the group of people who hit snooze all felt the consequences of the grogginess. Everyone that hit snooze responded slower, had reduced cognitive memory, and more inaccurate responses for up to one and a half hours of waking.
People that skip snooze will not have any greater productivity than those that snooze unless they are getting a healthy amount of sleep as a foundation.
Rosenberg also shares that blasting blue-light devices (smartphones, laptops, tablets, etc.) from the bedroom will improve falling asleep and waking up because the melatonin or circadian cycle are not disrupted. Folks who immediately switch on the cellphone in the morning are also causing a disruption to daily productivity.
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