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Does 10 extra minutes of sleep help?
“The extra 10 minutes you get by snoozing can actually help to gently awaken the mind, rather than jolt it back to wakefulness.” Dinges says that if you aren’t letting yourself fall totally back asleep but instead are using that snooze time to gently awaken, that’s not so bad.
Why is snooze 10 minutes?
According to Mental Floss, before digital clocks, engineers were restricted to nine minute snooze periods by the gears in a standard clock. And because the consensus was that 10 minutes was too long, and could allow people to fall back into a “deep” sleep, clock makers decided on the nine-minute gear.
Why does hitting snooze make you more tired?
This is because the time between buzzes is so narrow that your body doesn’t have enough time to fall back into a deep sleep. What’s more, the lack of routine causes your brain to become confused about what the alarm actually means and messes with your body clock.
Unfortunately for avid fans of the snooze button, science is not on their side. As it turns out, sleep science suggests that hitting the snooze button can not only disrupt healthy sleep patterns, but may leave you feeling drowsy for the rest of the day.
What does hitting snooze mean?
And so, if you’re hitting the snooze button, then you’re disrupting that REM sleep or dream sleep.” Mehra said if a person feels the need hit snooze again and again, it could be an indicator that they’re either not getting enough sleep or they might have an underlying sleep disorder.
Why is iPhone alarm snooze 9 minutes?
As Apple Explained says, “This was a problem, since they [alarm clock makers] couldn’t adjust the clock’s gear teeth to line up perfectly for a ten-minute snooze.” This left them with a decision to have the snooze feature silence clocks for 10 minutes and 43 seconds or 9 minutes and 3 seconds.
That grogginess and disorientation that we experience upon the first few moments of waking is called sleep inertia. Hitting the snooze button repeatedly disorients your body, raising the chances of this sleep inertia extending two to four hours into your morning.
We’ve established that hitting the snooze button will probably make you feel foggy and more tired. And regularly relying on it to sneak in more Zzz’s will mess with your body’s internal clock, which can actually deprive you of sleep and set you up for some major health problems.