Here's why you can't stop hitting the snooze button

Here's Why You Can't Stop Hitting the Snooze Button

If you're no stranger to tapping the snooze button all morning, you're not alone.

Unless you're someone who embraces early mornings, the snooze button gives you a few more minutes of peace -- until you realize you've gotten carried away and have to be at work within the next five minutes.

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Recently, Vox put out an informative video that explains how your love for the snooze button is actually genetic and goes way behind being an "early bird" or a "night owl."

A researcher from the University of Pennsylvania told the Huffington Post that most people have a neutral internal clock.

Studies find that the average person's sleep time is 11 p.m., and the average wake-up time is 7 a.m.

However, if you don't have a neutral clock and try to fight it, you could be hurting yourself more by snoozing. It can leave you groggy, as if you're in a constant state of jet lag.

It could also make it harder to fall asleep at night and cause you to miss out on sleep altogether, which comes with its own set of problems.

Sleep deprivation can lead to health problems like depression, hypertension, heart disease, irritability, tremors, confusion and those dreaded under-eye bags.

After hearing that, there's really no better motivation to get up the first time "Marimba" blasts out of your phone tomorrow morning.

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