Do you hit the alarm snooze button for an hour or do you get up right away?When it comes to this issue, I have only seen two sides of the snooze.

Those who hit snooze for an hour before waking and those who are able to get up right away and hate chronic snoozers like me.

As I was habitually hitting my snooze button this morning, blogging about it was literally my first thought today. I wondered how many chronic snoozers out there like me. I don't think that I have ever hit snooze once and gotten up, unless, I have an event or flight that day.

I admit, I am not your average chronic snooze-slapper. I have anywhere between 2-5 alarms set daily.


(Oh my goodness. I can't believe I just admitted that out loud and so publicly, but I did. I own it.)

I've been snoozing for so long, I'm not sure I know how not-to. Sure, I secretly admire those bright-eyed, bushy-tail types who can hop out of bed as soon as the sunrises and seem to be ready for their day, instantaneously. The sun peeks through the cracks of the window and immediately, their inner systems hit the 'go' button for life. I have been trying my whole life to be 'that person.'

Instead, I'm over here, all like, 'Hey, I have one eye open after hitting snooze 20 times, stumble my way to the coffee maker and nearly fall asleep again, elbows propped on my legs while going to the bathroom. I'm just happy to be upright.'

According to sleep experts in a story on BusinessInsider.com,

"If you're not ready to get out of bed, it probably means you didn't get enough sleep the night before. Most adults need between seven and eight hours of sleep a day, according to the National Institute of Health.

Another problem with snooze alarms that other sleep specialists have found is that they hinder your overall quality of sleep. During sleep, our brain runs through multiple sleep cycles that each last 90 minutes and consist of five stages."

One of my on going 'hygee' (pronounced hoo-guh) goals this winter, is to sleep more, get more cozy and sinking into the surrender of the season, instead of fighting the cold and hating the dull, dark, grayness of everything.

Looks like my plan to surviving this winter could work after all.