Sleep is up there on the list of greatest things in the world, along with Nutella donuts and the feeling of taking your bra off after a long day at work.

But there’s nothing more annoying than your alarm buzzing and disrupting your beautiful ZZZ’s. You go to turn it off but in your dreamy state, you end up hitting the snooze button like three times instead.

Urrgghhh, the worst.

Well, ASAP Science says that snoozing is actually pretty bad for your sleep cycle and can make you feel more tired than if you’d just gotten up straight away.

When you go to bed, you’re in a natural sleep cycle with different sleep stages. You go through light sleep, to deep rapid eye movement (REM), and then you naturally wake yourself up. An alarm chiming in the morning disrupts all this before your body is ready.

When you tap that snooze button, your body restarts the ‘go to sleep’ process all over again. Going through that cycle multiple times will give you a pretty crappy, groggy mood when you actually pull yourself out of bed! And that’s something we can ALL relate to.

To avoid this, ASAP recommends getting up as soon as the alarm goes off (which is a lot easier said than done, tbh), or waking up at the same time every day, even on weekends. This is so your body can get used to your cycle and begin the wake-up process before the alarm goes off.

The last solution is to set your alarm for later. Because if you’re snoozing every day anyway, why not just sleep in later?

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