You Snooze, You Lose

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Research has proven that snoozers are, in fact, losers. Evidently the few extra minutes of sleep that many think are easing them awake are actually making getting up even more difficult, as it means plunging back into the first part of the sleep cycle, which is the worst moment to then be woken up again. This doesn’t just make getting out of bed trickier, it has an effect on our entire day; hours later cognitive faculties still aren’t completely caught up—regardless of whether showers or breakfast are involved. Till Roenneberg (a professor of chronobiology) says it’s worse than just being a little groggy or slow, “The practice of going to sleep and waking up at ‘unnatural’ times could be the most prevalent high-risk behavior in modern society.”