I believe in gradual change, so even though Snooze is not your friend, he may stick around as a casual acquaintance for a while. I get that. It’s cool.

There was a time when I thought Snooze was my friend. Always there to grant me a few more moments of precious slumber. I thought he was reliable – the type of friend I could call on any time. But it turns out Snooze was just the greedy, backstabbing type.

He was stealing precious moments that could have been put to good use, tricking me into procrastinating on life, and then leaving me feeling groggy once I reluctantly peeled myself from the bed.

It’s no secret that fragmented, snooze sleep isn’t quality sleep. It’s a waste. And becoming besties with Snooze could screw up your entire day. (Huffington Post)

I’m not saying you have to break it off with Snooze tomorrow, but take a moment to evaluate the relationship:

    1. Consider how many times you hit Snooze each morning (Let’s say 3.)
    2. Multiply that by the number of minutes per snooze (9 minutes x 3 snoozes = 27 minutes each morning)
    3. Take that number and multiply by 5 or 7 to determine how many minutes (hours?) Snooze is stealing from you each week. (27 minutes x 5 workdays = 2 hours 15 minutes)
    4. A few slaps of the Snooze and before you know it, you’ve lost 2 hours and 15 minutes this week.

I know how powerful just one extra minute per day can be, so imagine what you could do with an extra 2 hours and 15 minutes per week. TWO HOURS.

Let this inspire you to break it off with Snooze, get the quality sleep you need and wake ready to take on your day, no matter what time you get up.

What kind of relationship do you currently have with Snooze?
How many hours of sleep do you get each night?

  1. Valerie Wong

    Loved your post! That’s such a smart way of thinking about what snooze is costing you—calculating the time wasted while snoozing.

    • Alyssa Torrance

      Thanks, Valerie! It’s amazing how quickly it can add up over time.


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