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Snooze button does more harm than good, experts say

Posted at 10:01 AM, Mar 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-18 13:01:46-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Sleep experts say the snooze button is bad for your mental health because it causes the body to release a stress hormone.

According to Health.com, one survey found that more than a third of American adults hit the snooze button at least three times each morning, and more than half of people ages 25 to 34 press snooze daily.

But experts say doing so disrupts crucial REM sleep and replaces it with low quality sleep, which can raise your blood pressure.

Although it may seem counterintuitive, relying on the alarm clock's snooze button can actually make us more tired.