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Hitting the snooze button might seem like an indulgence, but it’s a bad health habit. Here are four reasons to stop snoozing when the alarm goes off: The overwhelming temptation to log a few extra minutes of sleep could signal a larger issue, according to Dr. Stuart F. Quan professor of sleep medicine and clinical director in the division of. 3 Quick Tips To Stop Hitting The Snooze Button. Ok, it’s actually pretty simple to stop hitting the snooze button.

Just get up when your alarm goes off. Of course, it’s easier said than done. That’s because when you wake up you’re feeling really tired. Why you need to stop hitting the snooze button in the morning. So you open one eye, rummage for your phone and hit the snooze button for a few more glorious minutes of sleep.

And then maybe. The extra sleep that you can get by hitting snooze comes in small chunks and isn’t good quality—and it can actually do you some harm. Since the snooze session doesn’t last long enough for you to finish a complete sleep cycle, you could end up feeling super groggy for the first hour and a half of your day. So how do you break the habit?

EXPERTS have revealed the scientific reason why hitting the snooze button is a terrible idea, and the impact it has on your health. Alana Moorhead. news.com.au June 3, 2016 10:23am. Why this can feel so good: Your body has several mechanisms to prepare you to wake up and get moving.

One of these is turning up your core temperature, which makes you feel more alert and less sleepy. This starts about two hours before the body feels ready to wake up, says Rafael Pelayo, MD, a sleep specialist at the Stanford University Sleep Medicine Center. Two reasons for never using the snooze alarm: There are different stages of sleep traversed every night by the sleeper. Certain of these stages constitute deep sleep and are.

Hitting the snooze button after you first hear your alarm isn’t going to help you get the deep restorative sleep that you are seeking.” As I began to organize my life with wellness in mind (first my diet, then massage and body care, as well as purging clothing and other unnecessary knickknacks from my living space), learning to be productive. It’s all too tempting to hit the snooze button when the alarm goes off in the morning. Don’t do it: You might think the extra few minutes will give you time to wake up, but it does more.

5 Reasons To Stop Hitting That Snooze Button December 15, 2015 June 2, 2016 Admin 0 Comments For the past six months I have consistently told myself that I am going to get up early so I have more time and intention built into my day.

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This strengthens the behavior and helps ensure that I will hit the snooze button in the future.

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But we can’t promote hitting the snooze button, as it often brings us more harm than good.

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There is a phenomenon that explains my love-hate relationship with the snooze button.

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The truth is, we’ve all got used to the wonderful snooze button on our alarm calls.

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You can push the snooze button as many times as you want.

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I’ve found that getting up when the alarm goes off (versus hitting the snooze button too many times!) puts me in control of my day.

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If I want to stop using the snooze button, I put the alarm clock across the room.

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Self-control at 5:30 A.M. helps us to stay true to what we valued most when we set the alarm in the first place).

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To avoid hitting snooze, I decided to put my smartphone on the other side of the room so that I would have to physically get out of bed to turn it off.

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Digital: Annoying beep on your cell phone with a snooze button that’s way too easy to use.

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  • I set my alarm for 6:30am, hit the snooze button four times before finally waking up at 6:50am to get my son up for school. It’s become my routine.

  • Makes sense. I can wake up a few minutes or even an hour before my alarm goes off. But I lay there awake, waiting for it, because I don’t know what time it is (could be 2 am could be 6 am). When it goes off I think “Ugh, I don’t want to get up yet” and hit snooze. Fall back asleep within SECONDS. Keep hitting snooze repeatedly, and then finally drag my sleeping head out of bed feeling awful!

  • Isnt the best way to do this is not to have an alarm. Isnt that making you get up before you are ready. I sleep longer when I have an alarm then if I just get up when I want to it backfires on me.

  • My first alarm is set an hour before I have to get up, followed by random intervals. I need an alarm to let me know that I’ll have to wake up soon.

  • Well i, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1’d 5 times this morning. but I didn’t go back to sleep. AND I am on day 2 of my 5-second journal. I just need to set my coffee so it starts brewing at 4:50am

  • If there is such a sleep cycle, you might be interrupted in a sleep cycle. Why don’t focus on productive sleep, but telling people not to press the snooze button?

  • It’s crazy how every time I watch one of your videos or read your book, I feel everything changing… it’s crazy how I’ve gone from watching pointless videos, to a video like this that can actually help change your life. Thanks:)

  • this video feels like one of those motivational video that lures you into paying for their shitty training on becoming rich pyramid scheme..

  • I once fell asleep at 4 AM in the morning and had to get up at like 7 AM since I had to be present at a physics laboration, and that felt horrible.
    Thank God we could actually finish the damn laboration on the spot without having to write a dumbass laboration report, so I could go back to my apartment at 9 AM.
    I slept for about 4 hours after that, and that was one of the greatest reliefs I have ever experienced.

  • 20 years in the military and I never used the snooze button. 10 years since I retired and still never used the snooze button. I hate waking up just as much as anyone, so why would I want to keep reliving that moment?

  • It took maybe 2 days of doing this and i feel the BEST first thing in the morning now. And going to sleep at night is like…orgasmic

  • I used to snooze a lot but after I moved I started using an alarm without a snooze and since then I have woken up on time with no problems:)

  • No, this is false. ��‍♂️ Hitting snooze doesn’t CAUSE sleep inertia. It can last for.hlurs regardless of snoozing or not. Many people can snooze a bit longer, that slow you to wake up more naturally, and this AVOID the problem she’s claiming without evidence.

  • no, man, this snooze problem needs a realistic solution episode! heeelp mee..! also neither calls from people nor fuse will work on me. whatever, then i go turn off that fuse and go back to bed with the intention of “just lying there for 5 more minutes” and the damage will be done regardless. also calls. i’ll answer it, whatever. or i’d decline, that’s also a snooze. or i tell them “okay thank you, bye” and get back at it, goodnight. many times i’ve just overheard alarms, no matter if they are loud.

  • Just saying I have got so used to turning the alarm off I LITERALLY do it in my sleep and I won’t even remember when I wake up, I will jsut think that my alarm is broken

  • I set my alarm 10 minutes before I need to be alive, so I just hit snooze so that I can stare at the ceiling without losing track of time

  • Snoozing or slacking on first few minutes of a new day could have huge impact on your entire day. This is so true and very challenging to overcome. One way to overcome is by building Morning Routine ��

  • Key words in what she says. “In my life.” That’s her and those observed in a controlled environment with expected.
    In my experience I’ve been able to dive right into a lucid dream state. I’ve been able to feel way more rested, wake up peacefully. The cold shower works whatever you do, however you awake.

  • I honestly considering trying to make rhett or link’s suggestions st the beginning a reality �� actually my inability to wake up in the morning seriously effects my life haha

  • Set your alarm for the absolute latest u can get up then u cant snooze! You wont feel as tired when u do wake up anyway those extra 30 minutes of uninterrupted sleep really matter rather than waking up and going back to sleep 3 times.

  • Absolute nonsense! I call BS. Most people sleepwalk through life. They get little done. They don’t like to work and find all kinds of excuses not to. Doesn’t matter if they snooze or not. It’s not going to make a difference.

  • Have you ever woken up after 3 or 4 hours and you feel strangely fully awake? That’s normal. You have to set up your alarm to go off when your body is in between cycles. It’s easier to get up from bed after 2 complete cycles (about 3 hours), than it is to wake up in the middle of, say, the 4th cycle (somewhere between 6 and 7h30). If you’re having trouble waking up, it means your alarm woke you up too early OR too late. Go to bed 15 min earlier or later and see how you feel the next morning. Then again 15 min earlier, if necessary, until you find the sweet spot. Then the snooze button won’t be necessary and you will feel fully functionnal right away!

  • Buy a Clocky. It’s an alarm clock created buy a student at MIT. When you hit the snooze button, the clock rolls off the nightstand and hides somewhere else in the room. You are then forced to get out of bed and find it if you want to turn it off. It has a smart processor in it similar to a Roomba vacuum.

  • I have used it once or twice in my life. But most of the time my alarm goes on before it was supposed to. I am only 11 and proud of not having a snooze button habit.������ my mom wakes me up, not alarms though.

  • While this is good advice, it doesn’t actually get to the root cause of the problem. If you even feel the need to hit the snooze button, you’re not getting enough quality sleep. Ideally, you should already be awake by the time your alarm goes off.

    So, if you’re not getting enough sleep, you need to go to bed earlier. But if you don’t fall asleep if you go to bed early, you need to turn off your screens a while before bedtime and have a way to wind down in the time leading up to bedtime. And if that still doesn’t work, then you need to start looking at things like nutrition, e.g. avoiding eating late, supplementing extra magnesium.

    But going back to the alarm clock specifically, it’s best not to use one that jolts you suddenly awake with a horrible sound because this suddenly puts you into a state of stress which is a terrible way to start the day. I use a light alarm that gradually gets brighter over the course of 30 minutes, then when it’s time to get up it makes birdie sounds.

  • I used to NEVER snooze and get up right away. I now have to set my alarm really early because I know that every day I snooze for about an hour. It’s stupid and devastating.

  • Put your favourite music on alarm ringing tone it works for me. You can also tell your pillow to wake you up… it’s wierd but sounds like our brain always listen to us…just try it��

  • I wish my mom woke me up to be honest…

    MomsHey honey… Rubs head gently

    Time for school, I’ll give you 5 more minutes, sweety. Kiss


  • Well then, I make some pretty amazing decisions while my brain is in sleep inertia. I hit that snooze button bc my alarm scares the crap out of me every morning and I need to get my blood pressure back down. By it’s second time going off, I’m at least prepared to hear it and get up. Then I go to work and kick ass… Just saying.

  • My problem isn’t hitting the snooze button. My problem is sleeping right through the first alarm and any other alarm and then waking up 3 hours later after my original alarm.

  • How I set my alarm:
    Maximum volume
    Snooze every 5 mins. then

    wakes up at 8:00
    i hate myself

  • Thank you Mel, this makes so much sense. If you don’t get up when your alarm goes off, you are starting your day on the back foot.

  • Omg! I used to be a super vibrant person. Then a series of things happened and I have been in a rut for ten years…in darkness, blocked and depressed and lost. I wonder what kind of neural pathways have grown in my brain. Sincerely hope the 54321 magic will work for me, to be my best.
    Thank Mel for all this! Have a great day.

  • Can someone explain my experience? It may sound fiction but it happened to me 5 times. I was in a deep sleep, rem sleep to be exact. Then for some reason i felt like i need to wake up now. I started to force open my eyes one by one. One of them opened, then the next one opened, then i was wide awake. Last time it happened was when i was sleeping in rem sleep and in classroom (dream of course) and was talking to my friend. I felt i wanna open my actual eyes, so i started. Then my friend said “wait no dont” so i didnt. Pls explain, it doesnt happen anymore. It stopped a year ago

  • When I was young, I had a friend whose dad would set the alarm on his home stereo. This was a huge older rack unit that pushed 1000w. He had massive speakers. When the alarm went off in the living room it shook the bedroom windows on the other end of the house. You could feel the bass. He woke up at around 4 am. He would have to run to the living room and turn it off. Every time I slept over at his house I almost had a heart attack. Your heart would be pounding so fast it was impossible to go back to sleep.

  • I’ve never thought about it in that way, but it must be true when I think about myself being grumpy all morning whenever I hit the snooze button!!! Thank u Mel!!!

  • i just charge my phone in the bathroom, so i have to walk down the hall full of screamig kids to get to my phone to turn it off and by then, im up

  • My problem isn’t hitting the snooze button. It’s going back to sleep after I’ve taken the kids to school. I come back home and just decide to not face the day or take care of the things that I need to get done.

  • Well for once i cannot relate to Mel’s video…i don’t have or ever used a snooze button in my life!! Always been a very early morning person…and still am.

  • I wake up early in the morning just to play with my cats and clean up my house for an hour. It helps get out of the sleep effect and prepare my brain for new day

  • I now have the reason, why I shoudn’t hit the snooze button! Thank you so much:)
    Who wants another sleep cycle and onle be really awake 4 hours later? Not the future me!

  • Okay, but how is snoozing different from taking a nap? Many scientists say napping is beneficial as long as it’s no longer than 21 minutes but if you snooze for 9-15 minutes it is supposed to be harmful? Is there a difference between the two? I feel like the last couple naps I get while hitting snooze are the most resting as if I get the best sleep while doing that. I guess everybody’s brain is different and there is no fit for all.

  • I have my phone next to my bed because if I didn’t I wouldn’t hear my alarm at all. I can also get up, feed the dogs, go back to bed and instantly fall asleep again. Moving way more than 5 feet doesn’t wake up my body or my mind. So this is not helpful at all.

  • This is good advise but not pressing the snooze button must be subject to having enough sleep first. If you slept at 3 am and press snooze when the alarm rings at 6, I think that is justified.

  • I love that people even press the snooze button even though I’m half asleep my brain is smarter then I think My fingers don’t look for snooze button they look for the off button

  • Umm where are the scientific footnotes? SPECIFIC research studies from which these claims are derived? As MOST of YouTube vids-hell,any platform-that claims ‘science’-w/o corroborating support-is NOT ‘science’ at all but hey, figured I may learn something nonetheless

  • 6 hours of sleep is not enough for me, i wake up tired and stay sleepy the whole day but 7 or 8 hours is good for me, also why feeling sleepy the whole day? i realised that everytime i sleep very late at night even if i get enough hours sleeping waking up late its not good i end up the whole day tired for no reason too.. i guess its because i do mess up my sleep schedule.
    taking a nap is good to feel refreshed and to feel later energetic and awake but the only bad effect is at night its then difficult to sleep

  • Y’all are missing the point. If you start a new sleep cycle by snoozing it just makes you feel like shit cause you got all relaxed and comfy. Then rudely awoken again.
    You can google everything she says.
    However if you wake up mid cycle try a sleep cycle alarm cause that helps way more than snoozing!

  • before my fiance and I moved in together he called me to wake me up before school. then in high school he bought me an alarm clock that vibrates under your pillow. it shakes so hard my eyes buzz Lmao! haven’t been late since. thankfully im with a morning person so he’ll just pick me up out the bed and toss me in bathroom! XD Lmao

  • I doubt I will feel any difference. I have hit the snooze 10+ times every morning the last 15 years. I will do a 1 month challange and let you know!

  • See many comments about science and research but not saying if they tried it and it DIDN’T work….

    It’s worth a try what’s worse that happens… I wake up when I planned to and get on with the day??? Sounds like a win-win to me����

  • I have News-a-snooze. I like to turn the news on and snooze until a certain segment comes on twice and then that tells me that I have snoozed for 30 minutes and it is time to get up and get moving.

  • My biological clock does not work.I go to bed at 6a.m. I wake up at 2p.m.,I go to bed at 10p.m. I wake up ar 2p.m. Without any alarms,my body chooses not to wake up and sleep till sun goes down.:(

  • i once had a dream that i was the host of GMM and rhett and link were the crew. i was doing a “will it hotdog bun” episode and the bun was a miniature, whole alligator. the smell was awful. link cringed when i took a bite, rhett was laughing.

  • It would stand to reason that not using an alarm would be best. I frequently wake up before the alarm and go back to sleep, and when I do this, life sucks. I also need to put the phone down, BEFORE I get into bed!

  • Don’t use the snooze button…gave my alarm clock away even. I set my phone as a backup but I wake up on time most every morning!!

  • What a load of crap cycle research.
    Go to bed early and get enough sleep, and you won’t be needing those snooze button.
    And we have researchers getting paid for this crap.

  • Hey can you pls put in your description whre are you finding all this information? Because in our century sometimes information can be false or misleading if it isn’t from a official source

  • If my brain was in wake-up mode when my alarm goes off why do I immediately fall back to sleep again? This woman is so full of shit lmao

  • This is BS since my alarm is not synced with my sleep cycle.

    Think about it this way, what if the alarm starts when Im in 10th minute of my cycle?

  • One time I had a nap for 4 hours and I went to sleep at 4am and naturally woke up at 7am wide awake

    sh00k….. I went back to sleep though since I had nothing to do that day xD

  • And this is the reason why i fall in love with u all over again every time that i hear you speak.
    I love you so much Mel
    Thanks for making life simpler and not easier

  • my trick is sleep next to a curtain and facing it so when it becomes dawn the light will wake you up and for me i wake up at around 10am ish

  • I honestly don’t set alarm clocks anymore, my wife is my alarm �� she hits the snooze button 13 times before she actually get out of bed

  • who else used to hit the snooze button and then you think you will be shutting your eyes for 5 more minutes and then wake up 20 minutes later in full stress because you come late for your job. it really feels like a short time that im going back to sleep but its actually really long, very risky situations lol

  • This is BS since my alarm is not synced with my sleep cycle.

    Think about it this way, what if the alarm starts when Im in 10th minute of my cycle?

  • Whenever I need to wake up early I just ask my friend to call me until I answer. Most of the time I end up yelling at her but we ignore that part

  • Now you can wake up with the Rock!! Dwayne Johnson! Check it out!

  • Anyone noticed Rhett looks younger and his hairline is better than it is today? And over the years Rhett and link switched wardrobes?

  • So if i wake up at 3am because I need the toilet…I should just get up? No wonder I have sleep disorders I wake up a few times in the night and light sleep.

  • I am really confused on how people can have such a hard time getting up. I hear the alarm, I wake up, turn it off and get up, how can people have a problem for that

  • So what if your alarm wakes you up in the middle of a sleep cycle daily? Or does something prevent that? And don’t tell me to take a cold shower then, that’s not a solution for everyday!

  • lol just stupid people…. i watch this cause android snooze suck i set alarm on 5.00am… but i didn.t go wake up… and the fact that the phone alarm ringing just 2 times… and no more alarm again…

  • Mel can you talk about the deeper issues why we hit the snooze button? For example, dreading the day, etc. I suspect it’s a bad cycle that we don’t get up immediately, feel crappy, aren’t efficient/don’t feel good, don’t make progress in our lives, and then don’t want to get up.

  • You know what’s weird, I wanted to wake up at 6:00 in the morning with no alarm clock then what do you know, I woke up exactly at 6:00. How did my body know when to wake up?? This happened twice to me

  • I thought Rhett had a shirt like that but the picture looks a little different to me. Am I the only one who sees that or have I been seeing his shirt wrong the whole time?

  • This makes total sense come to think of it. But then again I never hit the snooze button. But I’ve heard of these studies and their findings and thus just collates the info. Into its given conclusion. I see a lot if lazy Ppl. That can’t think for themselves want her to post the “proof”. Lol. Really. There’s tons of sleep studies out there, and nothing she says 8s controversial. She just connected the dots for you.

  • i have 2 alarms
    3 watches
    and a phone
    so i have 1 alarm and 2 watchs on one side
    and on the other side i have other 1 alarm and 1 other watch and a phone…
    thats 6 alarms… and they all go off at the same time

  • Wanna hear something crazy? I don’t even use an alarm clock. I wake up at 5:30 every morning Sunday through Saturday. I think I get about 6 hours of sleep which is enough for me. If I get 8 hours I will be to tiredmore than if I got 5 hours

  • I give tuition in morning. So I have to get up early in the morning. But…whenever I press snooze button, I cannot get up on time ��������

  • I allways told my housemate to stop nagging at me in the morning because I felt like I needed one more hour for every time.
    Anyways I don’t think your solution is just that easy, because it has to be done many many days in a row to stop us from responding the same way to both the alarm’s STOP and SNOOZE function, and otherwise changing something like that is very difficult.
    Very interesting video, and a gorgeous woman.

  • School started this monday so in the evening of sunday i reminded myself to set my alarm to 6.15 but ultimately forgot it.
    The next day i woke up at 6.14 and didnt want to wait thst one minute to get up so i wanted to turn off my not set alarm.

  • I set about 20 alarms each morning, they all snooze and I still can’t wake up, I am the heaviest sleeper, I get it from my parents, I also gotta go to sleep earlier

  • I put my alarm on the opposite side of the room underneath the clothes I have to wear with a caffeine pill and smelling salts and a water bottle on top of that. And somehow. I still snooze for 2 hours.

  • I wish Rhett & Link still did Q&A type episodes or story telling episodes. It’s only challenges, gross food, and collaborations with celebrities and YouTubers. The new shows are great but I miss the more personal episodes like these )):

  • My advice: if you are addicted to the snooze button, put your phone or whatever far enough away so that you have to get out of bed to stop the alarm

  • There is a app called alarmy in which you have to physically get up and take a picture of something. You can also do maths questions to wake up. I use it and I recommend it because it is really helpful. ��

  • My mum comes into my room to wake me up but my body clock is so strong that I wake up naturally. So if I say ‘Okay I need to wake up at 8:15 tomorrow’ I will wake up that that time. ITS SO CRAZY

  • I have to go to school at 7:50 but have set my alarm from 4:00am to 6:35am the alarm is every 15 mins, Is this why i sleep in my science class

  • There is always someone who supposedly knows better. Don’t you realise they have to make this shit up to keep their money coming in. Here is my tip. Stop watching this shit and get out there and live life. (Including me)

  • Thanks! Really suffering from it. Even after the final getting up, I still feel sleepy for the next few hours, and I just jump to a conclusion I am just the type of a person for 9 hours sleep.
    I would like to hit the ”snooze” button because I just can’t get my eyes wide open for a minute, and it’s kinda hard to struggle with the desire to fall asleep again.

  • Nope, this will not work for me. I don’t even need to snooze, and I’ll just sleep while my alarm is ringing and buzzing. I have a huge snoozing problem and it’s probably never gonna be fixed. I have tried alarms that make me take a photo of my sink, and walk downstairs and upstairs but I still go back to bed and fall asleep. They worked at first, but then they didn’t anymore.

  • What happens if the alarm goes off(for the first time) when you are already in the middle of a sleep cycle?Will that affect the start of the day?

  • OMG she contradicts her own argument!! IF sleep runs in cycles-absolutely true-& hitting snooze may put you into another, but will be broken 10-15% in, awful. But waking up at 4a=middle of a sleep cycle? If it’s at end, doesn’t matter if 2a, 4a, or 6a. My God ��

  • I dont use an alarm clock and i sleep when ever i feel tired but i still end up waking up at 3 am ·-· even in i go to sleep at 2am

  • I’ve heard/read that if you get a full 25 minutes minutes of sleep, it actually makes it easier for you to wake up. So for a while now, I’ve actually been timing my alarm so I can push it back 25 minutes whenever it rings, and so far it served me well, and I usually wake up in a better shape after the second alarm.
    No idea how scientifically accurate this is. But it does help me, so… Why not you?

  • I try to imagine myself being the only one awake in the world, the only one gaining knowledge and energy for the day ahead of me so I feel energized and awakened.

  • thank you so much for sharing I was in that trap now I realized why today I was feeling exhausted, five time I was Snoozing before work… now I’m happy I know the hack!!

  • I hear digitally with a hearing aid in one ear, and totally deaf in the other. So when I take out my hearing aid, I hear nothing. I had to get an alarm clock that lights up and has a super high pitch (it’s actually birds chirping) to wake me up.

  • What if you have to stay up late due to an important reason.
    Will your inner clock wake you up your fix time or will your body simply say stop waking up i need more time to rest?

  • What if you have been drinking all night til 6 am and you wake up naturally at 9am. Should you stay up or no because my body wants to sleep lol

  • Speaking of words with a “pavlov” base-if I had a pavlova waiting for me when I get up, and only if I don’t hit snooze, I’d get up real fast.

  • Hi Mel.. Its been a while that am following you.. I reached out to you little late though I reached you at the end.. you are really a great mind changer. Love from India

  • There’s an app called, “Alarmy”, where you have to some maths questions correctly before the alarm stops or scanning a certain item in your house before it stops. Doing the maths question is very effective, cause not only are you awake but your brain becomes alive as your timed when doing the maths. So you have to do it quickly. Putting the phone far away doesnt work for me, as I still get up, press snooze and go back to bed.

  • I’ve done this before, the problem with this is that I am still very tired when I wake up so I just hit snooze and go back to sleep

  • Recently I started listening to a funny comedy podcast as soon as I wake up and I listen as I get ready. I use my phone to listen. It has helped my morning anxiety so much. I disagree that one should not use s phone in the morning.

  • u are not alone link. I have 20 minutes of pressing the snooz button therefore having to set my alarm clock 20 minutes before I HAVE to get out of bed.

  • The best alarm is your own voice yelling at you to wake up. I made that my alarm and put my alarm outside my bedroom door and man did I have no problem waking up. ��

  • Absolutely not true. When I try to stand up on first alarm in the morning, I’m unbelievable tired and can’t focus or be productive in any way until early afternoon. Also I fall asleep earlier on these days.
    Hitting snooze for every five minutes for 40mins, and then getting this adrenaline shock when I realize I can’t make it on time, is the only way for me to wake up early and be productive and awake. Everything else will keep me in sleep state until at least 1pm.

  • But if your alarm goes off in the middle of the sleep cycle, isn’t it the same case? Like you where in the middle of the cycle and you wake up then you got stuck there for at least the same time as if you hit the snooze button

  • What if you have school and you have to wake up at 5:50, and you want to wake up at 8:30 on the weekends. Would you wake up at 5:50 or 8:30?

  • Not everyone is the same. I don’t feel right unless I hit the snooze at least twice. If I don’t use the snooze, my day is absolutely horrible.

  • I had the same problem and I’d be late for work.I didn’t want to get fired.So I moved my alarm (or your phone) across the room, So I had to get up and walk to cut it off. Works like a charm!

  • stretching is probably the most important thing for me in the morning, otherwise ill be in pain all day, i also like to do some math problems and play a level in a video game, preferably a fast-paced platformer like sonic adventure. My dog also helps me wake up in the morning and to calm me down at night, he even tries to jump on my bed when he thinks ive stayed up to late. (he is a chihuahua)

  • If I put my alarm far away from me I wouldn’t even hear it since I am a very deep sleeper and after not turning my alarm off I would probably get yelled at by my mom because I woke her up

  • Where is the science to this? It doesn’t have any mention of ultrsdian rhythms, circadian rhythms, sleep disorders. It’s so black and white…?

  • Having something to look forward too that day plays a real part in how quickly I wait up. I think it is my brain that is telling me “Go Back to Sleep!”

  • Do people only need to worry about sleep inertia while hitting snooze? For example, if someone wakes up in the middle of the night to pee and goes back to sleep, then wakes up 2 hours later for work, will that person be in a sleep inertia? Or is it just about hitting the snooze once we are awake regardless of how many hours sleep we have gotten?

  • Yeah…. It makes total sense…
    Now i got the answer why i was lazy for last 10 days bcoz of snoozing �� alhumdulilah for this video

  • I have started waking up at 5:30am to work out and the best thing for me is having an alarm across the room from my bed requiring me to fully get out of bed to shut it off.

  • ill adjust my snooze bottom to 75min or 90min, ty bud, whats with the sound echo and the depressed song? be inspired more like get more depressed

  • OK, Totally get it, but how should you deal with days off, is the suggestion to still use the alarm clock to get up as per working days?

  • Great value here….thanks BE Inspired for all this powerful information, i started my YouTube journey recently, would love some support/feedback from you guys, hit that subscribe….peace

  • Excellent video, agree 100% as too how it is that you awake affecting your entire day for sure no doubt. I try to explain this to so many, lots of folks jump up I gotta do this and get on that immediately & their brain is in hyper drive as soon as they awake or grab Facebook then their frustrated, upset, and pissed in their attitudes. I gotta say though honey I need my 8-9hrs., I can set a clock in my brain and wake right when I need to, more times than not it works too.. I Love Science, but I love to sleep too…������������✌

  • But sometimes I get tired and have to take a nap 30mn in order to study it’s not 90 mn so I’m a in a sleep inertia when I woke up after 30mn..what should I do please?

  • This is just science, and remember science denounces God, so why would I even consider believing in science? I will stick to my way of waking up because as always I am more smiles and cheerful than those who act accordingly to how science says you should do things. Maybe it’s because I believe in God and therefore I am blessed with happiness.

  • Does that take into consideration that it is actually unnatural to even have an alarm clock or to set an alarm in the first place? Daylight usually wakes us up naturally, but this system perverted it, kicking you out of bed when your body has not fully rested and recharged itself… where is the science here?

  • Sure let’s shock ourselves as disciplined as possible out of bed �� that will help. Saw an opposite ‘proven by science’ article telling snoozing is giving that extra time to awake… Do what feels best

  • am I the only one that just hits the button that stuts the the alarm off completely and then sleep til the lasts five minutes before school starts

  • guys if you are wooer tied in the morning (me all the time) drink some water. water makes the procces go faster and when your dehydrated your tired, and you body needs water when you wake up anyway

  • The logical conclusion to this line of though is to let your body wake on it’s own. As you cannot properly identify at what time in the morning you will not be in REM, and are ready to wake up (unless you make a routine out of it). Hitting snooze for 3-5 min will not ruin your day… Even for people who snooze for 9 minutes as the speaker claims. Nonsense.

  • 2:20 stop pushing interracial relationships! They are statistically the least successful of ALL relationships. Don’t hate on your own race, but contribute to it.

  • thank you so much for the video…..i dont want to know whether its science or it was made by her…..or anything…..i feel that this habit would really upgrade myself……I BELIEVE YOU

  • I started watching your videos three days ago. September 5, my 53rd birthday! I’m already more positive, more optimistic, & ready to make some changes! Today I am thankful for…..finding you:)

  • Putting it far away doesn’t work:D I literally started turning it off in my sleep like… not waking up at all & In my sleep walking across the room turning the alarm of unplugging my phone putting it next to me on my bed and continuing my sleep:D haha I’m a nutter

  • Thanks science, now I can say why this happens. Figured it out years ago but thanks for the tip with cold shower for those mornings I snooze!!!

  • If at least 6 hrs is needed then how da vinci goes for 5 only and nikola tesla only for 2and pm of india only for 4 and sadhguru only for 3-4

  • Is of not even better to not set an alarm? I stopped using an alarm and I wake up naturally. Every single day the same time. Go to bed around the same time.

  • This makes sense but what if your alarm wakes you up in the middle of a sleep cycle? Will your brain not feel like it needs to finish the cycle?

  • I love this advice. However, some mornings I am in such a deep sleep when the clock goes off, I stumble getting out of bed, walk into the doorframe, and start to make coffee w/o the water, coffee, etc. I’m still half asleep! Walking zombie ��. Sometimes I lie there just to get my brain awakened!

  • Hey Mel, you are my favorite mentor,.i do believe is better to avoid snooze of course, but i think sometimes your theory doesn’t work because if you wake in the middle of a deep sleep cycle hour you will feel exhausted and it happen to me on days off to stay a little longer in bed and felt much better afterwards, so i completed my cycle that was interrupted, what do you say about this???

  • So many online trolls everywhere. And even more bots (fake A.I. Ppl. ).
    You got to learn to be able to recognize truth when you hear it.

  • I actually need my alarm reallly close bc that is the only way that I will wake up. If it is far away, I will not wake up. Please tell me I am not the only one.

  • It’s an awesome suggestion, sir. I always suggest people use apps like Alarmy. If they can get open their battery from the phone, that’s fine, if not, God may help them.

  • Buttttt…..:D If I wake up the later time I don’t have the nice “extra sleep” when you press the sbooze back you always can have a little bit more. Without snooze it’s soo cruel. “Yepp. You’re waking up. No more second chance. You just leaving your nice anc comfy bed right now”:D I don’t know…it probably doesn’t make any sence I can’t really explain. But there was a period of time when I used to set my alarm for 1.5 hour before the actual waking up time. So I can wake up to found that I have loooots of time to sleep left:D ok. I might have problems…:(:D

  • In my personal experience, this isn’t true.

    My wife and I both enjoy using the snooze as a buffer between waking up immediately when the alarm goes off.

    If we have to be up at 4:45, we’ve found it’s best for us to set an alarm at 4:15 and use 3 ten minute snoozes to help get us awake.

  • Hey Bob have you heard of mewing. Its really interesting and it relates to sleep apnea and the brain. I recommend you try and make a video on it there’s been countless studies on it using monkeys