An news report examines the potential drawbacks of use of the snooze button and interval sleeping.

Sleep schedules are being squeezed on both ends. That extra amount of tired will sometimes drive people into hitting that snooze button more and more: People are trying to catch up on those sweet nine-minute intervals between alarms.

Unfortunately, thanks to the start-and-stop patterns created by the snooze button, interval sleeping may actually be doing more harm than good.

Reddit user TribalDancer brought up the question, asking for experts to weigh in on Reddit’s Explain Like I’m Five community.

“I conduct research on sleep,” redditor Wingzero responded. “Hitting that snooze button and trying to get a bit more sleep does not add high quality sleep time.”

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