Is the Snooze Button Bad for Your Health?


For most, the snooze button is part of the morning routine. One, two, and sometimes three presses is the norm for a lot of people out there. But is hitting the snooze button each morning actually bad for your health?

According to Reena Mehra, M.D., M.S., Director of Sleep Disorders Research at Cleveland Clinic, snoozing isn’t helping our bodies get the restorative sleep we need. Much of the latter part of our sleep cycle consists of REM sleep, which is a restorative sleep state.

If we’re hitting the snooze button consistently, we’re actually disrupting that part of the sleep cycle.


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