Snooze confuses the brain more than just waking up according to a new study. Indeed, a study by Brigham and Women’s Hospital concluded that snoozing the alarm would be very bad for health.
“Waking up feeling fresh after a good night’s sleep is something we all dream about,” sleep expert Neil Robinson told The Independent. “Yet, we make common mistakes that prevent us from having a higher quality rest, which makes us more likely to wake up feeling unrepentant.”
Using the snooze button would cause confusion between the signals sent by the body to the brain. This would cause an inertia of sleep, a feeling that makes us feel a little dizzy on waking.
“As we sleep for a few extra minutes, we prepare our body for a new sleep cycle that is then quickly interrupted, causing a feeling of fatigue that will last all day. “
Sleep inertia can last for two to four hours if you wake up soon after falling asleep or during a deep sleep phase. Sleeping a few minutes to get in shape would be worse than waking up.
Asked by the Independent Digital Journal, Matthew Walker, a professor at the University of California’s Center for Human Sleep Science, adds that this habit is bad for another vital organ. “As if alarming your heart, literally alarming, was not enough, the snooze function repeatedly attacks it over a very short period of time,” he warns.
In an ideal world, one should wake up naturally, after a night’s sleep neither too short nor too long. But since we have time constraints, the Sleep Clinic Services experts give some tips to avoid pressing the alarm reminder.
To avoid feeling tired in the morning, they recommend avoiding caffeine, heavy meals and excessive exercise before going to bed. Placing the alarm clock at the other end of the room will force you to get up. You can also put your alarm clock 10 minutes before getting up to stay in bed, taking care not to go back to sleep.