You Waste 173 Days of Your Life Hitting Snooze
Morning radio people live in FEAR of not waking up on time.
You can call it an occupational hazard. We "Early, Early EARLY Risers" as Dave used to say, usually don't sleep all that well at night, because we're forever waking to check the time. Feel me here. YOU try calling somebody at 5:15 a.m., telling them you're going to be late, and oh, yeah, you're going on at 5:30 a.m. That's just not cricket. The news generally causes the receiver of the message to utter words not commonly found in either the Old or New Testament. It was even worse in the old days when we had to "sign on" the station. No YOU mean no Jim Nabors singing the National Anthem! No Jim Nabors means no nothing. You folks would wake up the the sound of static.
Having said that, I do NOT hit the snooze alarm in the morning. As painful as it may be on these very cold mornings, I get right up as to minimize the possibility of an "oversleeping event." As an emergency back up, I set two alarm clocks, just on the off chance that I slept through the first. But my whining is taking us away of the point of this post.
History teaches us that the first alarm clock with a snooze button came out in 1959. And whoever came up with the idea was obviously a GENIUS. I'll give them that. But that scoundrel has also stolen about six months of your LIFE.
According to a new study, the average person spends 14 minutes a day hitting snooze. That's about 1 hour and 38 minutes a week if you count weekends . . . or just under 85 hours a YEAR.
And if you factor in life expectancy, it means you'll waste somewhere around 173 DAYS of your life hitting snooze.
The survey also found the average person gets 6 hours and 36 minutes of sleep a night, (that's kinda sad, huh?) sets their alarm for 6:58 A.M., and finally gets out of bed at 7:12. And about one-third of people now use their PHONE as their alarm clock.
As a realist, I recognize that NONE of the above is going to keep any one of you from hitting the snooze tomorrow morning!!