Snooze Button

February 05, 2009

So recently it’s been getting harder and harder for me to wake up. This change was partly do to an excessive work schedule early on, as well as the shorterning amount of daylight duringn the winter months in Seattle. Whatever the cause, I was pressing the snooze button about 7 times before getting out of bed. My alarm was set for the exact same time every day, but I slowly started to get into work later and later as the number of snoozes increased.

This is what actually happened to me:

results of snoozing over time

I’ve acknowledged this is a bad habit, and I’m currently trying to cut back. I’ve gotten it down to about 3 snoozes right now. By the way, my snooze time is 9 minutes.

For about two weeks, I did somehow have the snooze at 30 minutes (data points not shown in graph for my dignity’s sake), which needless to say, really made me think I had a serious problem.

Lessons learned:

  • Don’t set snooze for 30 minutes
  • Don’t abuse the snooze