Science Wednesday: Why the Snooze Button is unhealthy

Animation shows the possible harm of "just 5 more minutes!"

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Ever wonder if your alarm clock's snooze button is helpful or harmful? You've come to the right place.

In this week's science-related animated video from AsapSCIENCE, the team takes a look at the snooze button, sleep cycles and why the old adage about getting enough sleep is still true.

Of course, if you're a deep sleeper and don't even wake up with a regular alarm clock, you might want to invest in one of these:

Everyone ready to go to sleep tonight?

Keith Shaw rounds up the best in geek video in his ITworld.tv blog. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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