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I'm a Doctor and Warn You Never Press This Button on Your Phone

ETNT Health Logo By Kelly Hernandez of ETNT Health | Slide 2 of 9: "No matter how bad your sleep was on a particular night, you must still get up at the same time every morning," Deirdre McSwiney, sleep technician and cognitive behavior therapist for Insomnia, told The Hard Shoulder. "This business of lying in or having the luxury of pushing that snooze button—which I think was the worst invention ever—is not good for you."Most alarm clocks or smartphones default snoozing time to nine minutes. It isn't clear why early alarm clock manufacturers chose this as the perfect snooze increment, but it's remained the standard to this day. Wasting an extra nine minutes on a snooze may not seem harmless but it can have detrimental effects on the quality of your sleep.RELATED: Simple Ways to Avoid a Heart Attack, According to Doctors

1. You Snooze, You Lose

"No matter how bad your sleep was on a particular night, you must still get up at the same time every morning," Deirdre McSwiney, sleep technician and cognitive behavior therapist for Insomnia, told The Hard Shoulder. "This business of lying in or having the luxury of pushing that snooze button—which I think was the worst invention ever—is not good for you."

Most alarm clocks or smartphones default snoozing time to nine minutes. It isn't clear why early alarm clock manufacturers chose this as the perfect snooze increment, but it's remained the standard to this day. Wasting an extra nine minutes on a snooze may not seem harmless but it can have detrimental effects on the quality of your sleep.

RELATED: Simple Ways to Avoid a Heart Attack, According to Doctors

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