A new study shows that people who use an alarm clock to wake up are more tired than people who wake up naturally. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame say that 57% of fully-employed, salaried workers hit snooze on their alarms at least once in the mornings.
According to Metro, the study included 450 adult participants and found that the ones who hit snooze on their alarms had more sleep disturbances. Women were 50% more likely to hit snooze than men. All participants got the same amount of sleep, but the snoozers took more naps and felt more tired. Those who woke up without an alarm slept longer and drank less caffeine.
Lately, my wife and I have been sleeping more than eight hours a night, as though we’re going into some sort of bear-like seasonal hibernation. If Sara and I left our bedroom door open, we wouldn’t need alarm clocks. Our dog, Daisy, would make sure we got up at a more respectable time. Pet parents know what I’m talking about.