You need to stop doing this one thing while sleeping

Publish Date
Thursday, 1 December 2016, 3:37PM
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This is the one thing that you probably won't stop doing, even though you know it's bad for you. Pushing snooze. 

Most people will snooze at least once before finally getting out of bed in the morning, but those extra five minutes after you hit "snooze" will interfere with your body's process for waking up, according to ASAP Science.

They explain that alarms in general interrupt our natural sleep cycle, and don't allow us to wake properly, leaving you with that horrible groggy feeling, also known as sleep inertia.

Throughout the day our sleep inertia will begin to lift and we function properly. However, if you fall back to sleep after snoozing, your body is likely to sleep more deeply than before, leaving your body even more confused when your alarm goes off again. Each time you hit the button, you're bringing on more sleep inertia that slows your wake-up process each morning.

So the solution? You need to get up as soon as your alarm goes off. Sounds so simple, but is so so hard. 

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