Hitting the snooze button does more harm than good

WASHINGTON – While it’s tempting to hit the snooze button when the alarm clock goes off in the morning, you should try resisting — and now there is scientific reason for that.

ASAP Science tells Lifehacker when you hit snooze and drift off to sleep, your brain starts its sleep cycle all over again. When the alarm goes off the second time, you are in an even deeper sleep than you were the first time so you wake up feeling even worse.

ASAP Science suggests try going to bed and getting up at the same time every day. This routine could lead to your waking up on your own daily without even needing an alarm clock and a feeling or state of less grogginess.

This ASAP video explains why:

WTOP’s Veronica Robinson contributed to this story. Follow Veronica Robinson and WTOP on Twitter.

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