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    (Original post by kristinaalovesu)
    No it's not bad. What's annoying is waking up unexpectedly 5-10 minutes earlier before your alarm starts ringing.
    I like it when that happens. I feel more refreshed when I wake naturally than when my alarm gets me up...
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    (Original post by TitanicTeutonicPhil)
    It's a sign of a lack of self control (because you went to bed too late and are therefore tired) and a lack of strength of will (because you're not getting right up). So don't press it and be a better person
    Your logic only stands up if it makes you late.

    however i deliberately use a snooze function. I get up at half five weekday mornings so i set my alarm for ten minutes and get a quick snooze function before getting up to start the daily grind.

    More than one occassion that snooze has been the highlight of the working day
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    Basically there's not much point to pressing snooze. You don't gain much from the extra rest it gives you:

    You regenerate most productively during REM sleep (deep sleep), which comes in cycles during the time you're asleep and lasts around 30 mins. Usually you have 4-6 of these periods. It takes around an hour of sleep to get to that state. Check out this graph for an overview:

    http://www.sleepsync.com/images/sleep-cycle.gif

    So in a nutshell: there's no point to pressing snooze. Either get up or stay in bed for another 1-2 hours if you want to feel less tired.

    Tips for feeling less tired when you wake up:
    * Wash your face with cold water immediatly
    * Take a shower
    * Stretch
    * Drink water

    Also related: you can't deep sleep easily for 4-6 hours after taking caffine (e.g. through coffee, tea, chocolate, ...). Even through you sleep, you don't regenerate as well as you should because you have less REM sleep phases. So once you've had coffee, there's not a lot of point going back to bed for around 4 hours!

    Short naps can make you feel temporarily refreshed and they can lead to better, more creative thinking for a while afterwards. A great way to feel regenerated during the day is to drink a cup of coffee then take a 15 minute nap. The caffeine takes around 15 mins to affect you so when you wake up, you'll feel doubly refreshed. Make sure the nap is only 15 mins though, or you'll enter a deeper sleep phase and feel worse!
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    (Original post by rawwwwr!)
    Litreally just pressed it. **** this 9am lecture. I wanna go home.
    Thats what Ive been feeling for the last 3 weeks I have a thumb cast on my right hand so I cant even write D:
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    (Original post by ily_em)
    I like it when that happens. I feel more refreshed when I wake naturally than when my alarm gets me up...
    I like it sometimes when I'm not sleepy or had enough sleep, but I don't like it when I'm sleepy though like your body automatically know that it's time to wake up regardless of how sleepy you are.
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    you set your alarm to get up at a certain time and then hit the 5 min snooze button why not just set your alarm 5 mins later that way your sleep is uninterupted more REM sleep is good.
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    (Original post by dannyking)
    Basically there's not much point to pressing snooze. You don't gain much from the extra rest it gives you:

    You regenerate most productively during REM sleep (deep sleep), which comes in cycles during the time you're asleep and lasts around 30 mins. Usually you have 4-6 of these periods. It takes around an hour of sleep to get to that state. Check out this graph for an overview:

    http://www.sleepsync.com/images/sleep-cycle.gif

    So in a nutshell: there's no point to pressing snooze. Either get up or stay in bed for another 1-2 hours if you want to feel less tired.

    Tips for feeling less tired when you wake up:
    * Wash your face with cold water immediatly
    * Take a shower
    * Stretch
    * Drink water

    Also related: you can't deep sleep easily for 4-6 hours after taking caffine (e.g. through coffee, tea, chocolate, ...). Even through you sleep, you don't regenerate as well as you should because you have less REM sleep phases. So once you've had coffee, there's not a lot of point going back to bed for around 4 hours!

    Short naps can make you feel temporarily refreshed and they can lead to better, more creative thinking for a while afterwards. A great way to feel regenerated during the day is to drink a cup of coffee then take a 15 minute nap. The caffeine takes around 15 mins to affect you so when you wake up, you'll feel doubly refreshed. Make sure the nap is only 15 mins though, or you'll enter a deeper sleep phase and feel worse!

    Thanks this was exactly what I was looking for. I'm doing this job where I get up at 5 and work a few hours then I'm free for the day then work evenings. It's weird! Is it worse for me to go back to sleep after I've worked is it better to stay awake after then?


    And lol! So much sarcasm has been generated by this thread!!
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    (Original post by high)
    The Daily Mail once did an article about it and it stated that if you do hit the snooze button it could potentially cause cancer. So I wouldn't risk it. They also stated that waking up at all could increase the risk of cancer or even being alive. So I recommend that you kill your self now and therefore eliminate the risk of cancer!
    :yep:

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    The main disadvantage of the snooze button is that it seems to advance time 5 - 15 minutes each time you hit it.

    I wonder what would happen if you held it down :shock:
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    It's not bad, but only makes it harder for yourself. It's basic pavlov's conditioning really. If you get used to always wake up straight away when the alarm rings and you get on your feet, you will get used to it and it will become hard not to wake up after the alarm.
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    (Original post by high)
    The Daily Mail once did an article about it and it stated that if you do hit the snooze button it could potentially cause cancer. So I wouldn't risk it. They also stated that waking up at all could increase the risk of cancer or even being alive. So I recommend that you kill your self now and therefore eliminate the risk of cancer!
    You kind of killed it. Should've just written the first sentence and been done with it.
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    (Original post by TitanicTeutonicPhil)
    It's a sign of a lack of self control (because you went to bed too late and are therefore tired) and a lack of strength of will (because you're not getting right up). So don't press it and be a better person
    This isnt necessarily true. I can go to bed really early and then still struggle to wake up in the morning when my alarm goes off!! Ha.
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    (Original post by Elf.)
    Thanks this was exactly what I was looking for. I'm doing this job where I get up at 5 and work a few hours then I'm free for the day then work evenings. It's weird! Is it worse for me to go back to sleep after I've worked is it better to stay awake after then?

    NP.

    And lol! So much sarcasm has been generated by this thread!!
    I'm not 100% sure what's best for you to do, I guess it totally depends on your situation. Ask a doctor if you want good advice on this. You could probably just call them up.

    But if it was me, if I was feeling really tired all the time I'd nap for about 2 hours, or if I didn't have the time, I'd nap for 20 mins every few hours. Depends how late you get to sleep, how much sleep you personally need (everyone is different) and how tired you feel
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    I just sleep through the alarm half the time as I can't be bothered to find my iPhone and fumble with it to silence the alarm.

    Of the 16 or so 9am *Saturday* lectures I am meant to have attended, I have been to just 4. Oh, the shame!
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    (Original post by *twinkletoes*)
    This isnt necessarily true. I can go to bed really early and then still struggle to wake up in the morning when my alarm goes off!! Ha.
    If this is the case, then you, my friend, have either

    - not slept enough in the past days, or
    - a sleeping disorder
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    You violent little **** :rant:

    Prepare to be attacked by the Anti-cruelty to Alarms Society
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    (Original post by TitanicTeutonicPhil)
    If this is the case, then you, my friend, have either

    - not slept enough in the past days, or
    - a sleeping disorder
    Haha. I would probs go for the second
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    I don't know about the science, but I hate the snooze button. I literally cannot snooze, once I'm awake I have to get up. It annoys my boyfriend immensely!
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    (Original post by dannyking)
    Basically there's not much point to pressing snooze. You don't gain much from the extra rest it gives you:

    You regenerate most productively during REM sleep (deep sleep), which comes in cycles during the time you're asleep and lasts around 30 mins. Usually you have 4-6 of these periods. It takes around an hour of sleep to get to that state. Check out this graph for an overview:

    http://www.sleepsync.com/images/sleep-cycle.gif

    So in a nutshell: there's no point to pressing snooze. Either get up or stay in bed for another 1-2 hours if you want to feel less tired.

    Tips for feeling less tired when you wake up:
    * Wash your face with cold water immediatly
    * Take a shower
    * Stretch
    * Drink water

    Also related: you can't deep sleep easily for 4-6 hours after taking caffine (e.g. through coffee, tea, chocolate, ...). Even through you sleep, you don't regenerate as well as you should because you have less REM sleep phases. So once you've had coffee, there's not a lot of point going back to bed for around 4 hours!

    Short naps can make you feel temporarily refreshed and they can lead to better, more creative thinking for a while afterwards. A great way to feel regenerated during the day is to drink a cup of coffee then take a 15 minute nap. The caffeine takes around 15 mins to affect you so when you wake up, you'll feel doubly refreshed. Make sure the nap is only 15 mins though, or you'll enter a deeper sleep phase and feel worse!
    This. I have a rare sleep problem so been told quite a lot about it by specialists and this is pretty much what they say.
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    I always hit the 'alarm off' button rather than the snooze button, its an automatic reaction (sometimes do it in my sleep). It has got me in all sorts of trouble though, one time I was due at work at 8am and I did not wake up until 11:30, sleeping through 6 calls from my boss wondering where I was.

    For that reason, if I need to be up for something important or need to be up really early, I will set several alarms placed in various points in my room. That way, turning the alarm off requires getting out of bed
 
 
 
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