What’s the newest excuse for being late to work? “My dog hit the snooze button.”
One YouTube user kept sleeping through his alarm and waking up late and didn’t know why. Then he caught his boxer Kermit hitting the snooze button on his alarm clock.
What Kermit doesn’t know is that hitting the snooze button can actually jerk you awake from a deep sleep, meaning you’ll be groggier when you finally get up, according to an explainer video from AsapSCIENCE. It’s best to just set your alarm clock for later so you don’t need a snooze button. But neuroscientist Kenneth Wright noted that cognition is “worst near habitual wake time.” Your impaired thinking might just cause you to make the bad decision of hitting the button one more time.
Try explaining that to a dog, though.