Why you should turn off the snooze function of your alarm clock

In a recent study, scientists advise against dozing at the risk of damaging your heart health and nervous system. Explanations.

Another five minutes. When the alarm clock rings, the temptation to put it off for a few minutes is often very strong. A function is even dedicated to that; the Snooze button (to be translated by “roupillon” in English).

However, this reflex would not be really good for health. According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana (United States), we should get rid of this (bad) habit shared by 57% of the panel. The conclusions published in the scientific journal Sleep recommend to sleep as little as possible. “So many sleepy people because so many people are chronically tired. If only one in three people are sleeping well, that means many of us are turning to other ways to manage fatigue,” reports Stephen Mattingly, lead author of the study who conducted the research when he was postdoctoral researcher at Notre Dame.

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An attack on the body

Quoted by several British media, the neuroscientist Matthew Walker warned against the harmful effects of this “snooze” function. Indeed, repeatedly pressing this button inflicts a “cardiovascular assault” on the body and harms the nervous system. Every rude awakening the moment the bell holds a shock. So, to defend itself, the body secretes a dose of cortisol. The study involved 450 adults with paid employment […]

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