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Okay, be honest now, how many times this week alone have you hit the snooze button on your alarm clock in the morning just to gain a few extra winks?

According to a new survey, more than half of us make it a habit at least once a week.

Research has shown that a few extra minutes of sleep has no effect on how well-rested you feel when you get up. Hitting the snooze button also interrupts your sleep cycle at a crucial time during the sleep cycle. That's because the last hour of sleep is generally when you experience a significant amount of REM sleep. It basically comes down to all of us snooze button pushers being lazy!

You've heard of the expression "snooze and you'll lose?" Well, it's true in this case. Hitting the snooze button in the morning doesn't just make us lose valuable time to get ready; we're also missing out on some pretty important things because of it.

50% of the people who claim to hit the snooze button on a regular basis admitted to having to skip breakfast. Another 40% said it cost them a morning workout. And now for the worst one, 25% of all regular snoozers said those few extra moments each morning caused them to miss out on quality time with their family before work.

In the other words, every time you hit the snooze button, it ends up making you hungry, out of shape and a lazy good for nothing parent or spouse. Not to mention it's more than likely driving your bed partner crazy!!

Here's a quick video that illustrates how repeatedly hitting the snooze button can affect your daily sleep cycle.

Source: PR Newswire