It is falsely thought that people who hit the snooze button are undisciplined and lazy. Moreover, many people believe that those additional 15 minutes can damage your circadian rhythm. And, who is not guilty of almost oversleeping because the snooze button’s siren was too hard to ignore?
And if you are one of those people who regularly hit the snooze button, science has great news for you! This means you are more intelligent, more creative, and happier than those who immediately jump out of bed when they hear the alarm clock.
A British study called “Why night owls are more intelligent” links the snooze button with intelligence, creativity, and independence.
The authors of the study say that we are better accustomed to sleeping like our ancestors – going early to bed, and getting up early in the morning. So, our ability to change and adapt our sleeping pattern to our modern life needs is, in fact, a sign of high intelligence.
In other words, it takes a brilliant person to be able to handle the snooze button because the evolution itself has not prepared us for it.
Plus, if we learn how to listen to our own needs and alter our sleeping accordingly, we are more likely to become more independent, more likely to focus on pursuing our passions, and more likely to find new creative solutions to our problems.
All this makes as more creative, more independent, and happier.
Moreover, another study conducted at the Southhampton University that analyzed the sleeping patterns of 1229 men and women found that “night owls” (those who went to bed after 11 pm and woke up after 8 pm) had higher incomes and lived a more comfortable life overall.
But, this doesn’t mean that you should spend all day in bed! Even though night owls are said to be smarter and happier, there is a risk in staying in bed for too long. People who tend to spend 12 or more hours in bed have a higher risk of premature death.
So, feel free to hit the snooze button and don’t feel guilty about it! Just in case, try to go to bed a little later to finish all the things that you need to do. 😉