You Snooze, You Lose (Gizmodo)

Hitting that snooze button in the morning provides all kinds of immediate gratifying sensations: silence after your blaring alarm, cozying back into your blankets, and not having to think about starting your day for another five — oh, who are we kidding — 20 minutes.

However, those short fragments of sleep in the morning do more harm than good. With your body competing to release dopamine (a wake-up neurotransmitter) as your alarm goes off and serotonin (a sleepytime neurotransmitter) as you throw the covers back over your head, you start your day with an internal chemical mishmash that can leave you feeling groggy — and make it harder, rather than easier, to get out of bed. Gizmodo describes these downsides and more.

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