Tuesday, February 25, 2014

ASAP Tuesday: The Snooze Button

Okay, So I do love my TED Tuesdays, but every once in a while I want to share something that's a little bit more fun and for everyone to enjoy - not just if you want to work on rejection therapy or if you need to know how you can boost your self confidence

Even though I'm moving away from a TED Talk today, I'm still going to throw some education on your faces because I'm nice and we come here to learn don't we? Get ready, here it comes. 



So today we are going to learn about AsapSCIENCE. You can get lost on this YouTube Channel for hours and the beauty of it is that they take anybody's questions, break down the answers into layman's terms, and feed it to us beautifully and entertainingly. 

Since I've been the worst at this lately, we are going to talk about the question of 'should I use the sleep button?'

I try hard to set all the alarms to work out in the morning, but what usually happens is I fight with the alarms every 9 minutes until I am forced to go to get up, take a quick shower and go to work with dirty hair for the 3rd day in a row.

When we look at the science of what's going on in your sleep schedule, hitting that snooze and going back to sleep can actually re-start your sleep patterns and cause you to wake up even more tired than if you would have not had the jolted awakening. Your body should be naturally waking up and has a few processes to go through in order to give you the energy you need to take on your day, and unfortunately we can be harming ourselves by not just setting the alarm for what time we actually need to get up.

We are also harming ourselves by falling asleep to the glow of our laptops and phones in our faces right before shut-eye, but that's a different topic for a different day, isn't it!

Enjoy the next two and a half minutes, I promise you'll learn something. 


As for me, I'm going to sleep in just a little later and maybe get on a better schedule (starting tonight!)



8 comments

Ashley - Married to the Game said...

Hmmm this is good to know. I'm guilty of setting multiple alarms just for the satisfaction of being able to press snooze a few times because I HATE waking up to alarms. I guess maybe I should stop doing that eh? Love ASAPScience!!

Whitney Alison said...

Oh so that's what's wrong with me! I need to let go of the snooze button. I hit it for about an hour every morning...

brooke lyn said...

i love ASAPScience! they make me feel smart because they break it down to where i understand it.

brooke lyn said...

i love ASAPScience! they make me feel smart because they break it down to where i understand it.

Kasey Lynne said...

Okay, this is random, but I've always wanted to see a gorilla do something like that while being at the zoo.

I HAVE to get up when my alarm goes off the first time. If I press snooze and fall back asleep, I either 1) am WAYY more tired than I was 10 minutes prior or 2) I sleep WAY too late and I have 10 mins to get ready.

Melissa Suggitt said...

If you like ASAPScience you would probably like reddit.com/r/ELI5!

his little lady said...

Aw, sleep. I wish we could all sleep in as much as we wanted! I have to do the opposite though. I want to be better at waking up early. Wish me luck! ;)
xo TJ

http://www.hislittlelady.com

Anna said...

I am awful with the snooze button!! I also need to get better about looking at my phone before I go to sleep...