Remember the days before mobile phone alarms and snooze buttons? No? Me neither. How much time do you waste pressing snooze when your alarm goes off in the morning? I know I’ve been guilty of pressing snooze for up to an hour before, especially on cold, dark Winter mornings when getting out of bed just isn’t appealing.
Snoozing isn’t actually beneficial, with 10 minute snooze cycles, you don’t have long enough to fall back in to a deep and restful sleep before your alarm is ringing again and this just confuses your brain and body so even though you may have spent extra time in bed, you can end up feeling more tired.
I’ve made a pact with myself as of this month to ditch the snooze button and get up as soon as my alarm goes off, it’s Summer now too (debatably with the weather we’ve been having) so there’s no excuses.
One way to make it easier is to keep your alarm away from your bed so that you actually physically have to get out of bed in order to stop the ringing.
Try it and see how much more energy you’ll have and how much more productive you can be.