Stopped Using the Snooze Button
In an attempt to escalate this 30 Day Sleep Challenge, I decided on Day 22, 23 and 24 I will no longer hit the snooze button. The attempts to extend my sleep to either catch more zzz’s or to recapture my dreams only makes me more tired, and ultimately more stressed since I have to manage getting two kids out the door – teeth brushed, fed, dressed and with matching shoes on.
12:15am-7:15am (7 hours), Hit Snooze: 0x!
Had a slightly difficult time falling asleep. Although the kids didn’t give me a reason to be worrisome, I was half awake most of the night. Then funnily enough, I had the most intense dream – like my brain was making up for letting me down this past few days – and wanted to hit snooze, but instead I dragged myself up and started my day. There was a lot of yawning, but oddly enough also a surge of energy. I even jumped on the dreaded treadmill after dropping the kids off at school.
11:45pm-7:15am (7hours, 30minutes), Hit Snooze: 0x!
In the middle of the night, both kids came down claiming nightmares (at different times). Too tired and not in the mood to teach a lesson in the wee hours, I let them take over the bed and went to sleep in my daughter’s bed. (Secret: I actually prefer sleeping solo). Sure, I didn’t hit snooze, but I laid in bed for 20minutes struggling to get up. Then again, a mini surge of energy mid-morning, I did a yoga session.
12:00am-7:15am (7hours, 15minutes), Hit Snooze: 0x!
My husband knows I have a difficult time falling back to sleep, so to prevent the kids from sneaking into our bed (which he actually loves), after they fell asleep he moved the younger one into the older one’s bed. It worked!
I didn’t actually discover the function of the snooze button until college. What a horrible time to discover it and test its limits. I’ve never been a morning person, and having safety net of a secondary alarm only encouraged my poor habits. These past three days weren’t as hard as I thought. But the timing of this mini-test if funny because just this week an article came out saying that hitting the snooze button actually means you’re a smart person. Ha!
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