To Hit Snooze or Not, That is the Question
Alarm clocks, you either love them or you hate them. I've learned there's usually no grey area involved.
I am one of these people who have been blessed with a built in alarm clock. Let's say I need to be up by 6:15 in the morning, for some strange reason, I'm usually up by 6:10. I don't know how it works, it just does. I can't explain it, but I'm thankful my model came with a built in alarm clock feature!
I know plenty of people, my wife included, who without the aid of an alarm clock, would more than likely be unemployed or be forced to find a job that starts at noon, due to their inability to wake up on time each morning.
I think we can all agree, alarm clocks can be annoying, but generally they're a lifesaver for most sleepyheads that have a difficult time crawling out of bed each morning.
The first alarm clock with a snooze button hit the scene in 1959. Whoever came up with that idea was obviously a genius. But little did you know that person has also stolen about six months of your life!
According to a recent study, the average person spends 14 minutes each day whacking that snooze button. That works out to be about 1 hour and 38 minutes a week if you count weekends (providing you don't sleep in) or just under 85 hours a year.
When you start to factor in the average life expectancy for a person, it means you'll end up wasting somewhere around 173 days of your life hitting snooze.
Kinda scary huh? Think of what you could do with all that extra time, if you were just able to pull your lazy butt out of bed the first time the alarm went off?
By the way, the survey also found the typical person gets 6 hours and 36 minutes of sleep a night, sets their alarm to go off each morning around 6:58 and finally stumbles out of bed by 7:12 A.M.
And to further illustrate just how dependent society has become on their smart phones, one-third of us now use our phones as alarm clocks.
If you’re one of the people currently using your phone as an alarm clock, did you know that you can now wake up to your favorite Results Radio station every morning on your device?
Simply download the radioPup Mobile App, which now has an alarm feature for the iPhone and one for android phones coming soon.