Snooze news: Average American sets 4 different alarms to wake up!

NEW YORK — Hitting the snooze button doesn’t make you lazy – instead, it may help your social life. In a poll of 2,000 adults, one-quarter (24%) typically sleep in a bit because they believe it helps their relationships with family, friends, and co-workers.

Six in 10 claim hitting the snooze and getting more sleep helps them have a better relationship with their partner. Furthermore, 71 percent think the amount of sleep they get directly impacts their social health.

Don’t be alarmed

The average American sets four different alarms to wake up on a normal day. However, about one in 10 of those surveyed don’t set an alarm at all. Thirty-two percent of non-alarm clockers eat breakfast every day of the week, compared to only seven percent of those who set about nine to 10 alarms.

The poll, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Dave’s Killer Bread, also uncovered that a midweek slump is worse than a case of “the Mondays.”

People are most likely to hit “snooze” on Wednesday (40%), while only 28 percent are likely to do so on Monday. Respondents were also twice as likely to hit the snooze button on Saturday than Sunday, 20 percent vs. nine percent, respectively.

Half of the poll also tend to use the snooze button more at the beginning of the week than at the end. Overall, 72 percent snooze between one and four separate times on any given morning, and 16 percent avoid snoozing it all together.

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The importance of just a little more sleep

Regardless, two-thirds say snoozing their alarm is part of their morning routine. In order to stay in bed a little longer, respondents would hypothetically give up eating breakfast (29%), taking a shower (29%), and brushing their teeth (27%).

One-third would even give up using knives and spoons if it meant they’d get an extra hour of sleep each day. Another three in 10 would also be willing to wear their most uncomfortable shoes for an entire week for extra time in bed.

“Not only are people willing to give up food and basic hygiene for extra sleep, they are noticing how it affects their relationships and their own well-being,” says Cristina Watson, Brand Manager at Dave’s Killer Bread, in a statement. “Hitting ‘snooze’ doesn’t make you lazy, it is a sign of self-awareness.”

More than eight in 10 (81%) believe the amount of sleep they get directly correlates with their physical health. Over seven in 10 (72%) say the same about their mental health. One in five respondents typically snooze their alarm because they think it’ll improve their mental health.

“It just makes me feel like I’ve had more rest which helps my mental state for that day,” one respondent says.

Social, physical, and mental health aside, 63 percent say staying in bed a little longer in the morning makes them happier.

“This study shows how important it is to get quality sleep each night, and how taking that little bit of extra time to stay in bed each morning is a necessity,” Watson adds. “Having a routine that makes that possible, with a quick-and-easy morning breakfast ready to go, can make all the difference when it comes to sleep habits.”


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