You Snooze, You Lose

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Do you struggle to get out of bed in the morning?

ImageDo your alarms look like this?

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Are you ever late to class from hitting snooze?

Then you, my friend, are a snoozer.

While snoozing may feel nice in the short-term, it’s long term effects may be influencing your day more than you might think.

Effects of Snoozing:

tiredStudent-300x199Tiredness

indexImpairments in memory & reaction time

confused-student-300x234Impairments in mental function, comprehension and attention

So how do I stop?

carpet_alarm2You could buy a carpet alarm clock.

clocky-alarm-clockOr an alarm clock on wheels.

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Or you could just do this.

I used to be a snoozer. But after I put my alarm clock on the other side of the room, I stopped spending 20 minutes in bed every day thinking about how much I didn’t want to get out. At one point, my first alarm was set an hour before I needed to get out of bed, leaving me feeling groggy and disoriented when I finally managed to drag my lazy self out of bed. But now I’ve become all sorts of productive with my extra time, finishing extra homework or cleaning my apartment before heading off to class. I’ve got to admit that I occasionally crawl back into my warm bed for a few extra minutes, but overall this tiny step has helped me to start my day on a better note and has given me more time and energy to spend my day more productively.

(Read more about snoozing here.)

– Ceanne West

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