Who first thought of equipping a clock with a handy way to lie to yourself about when you get up in the morning?
I remember alarm clocks before they came equipped with a "snooze" button, and now even the alarms on my Blackberry and Outlook have them. The Outlook one should be properly referred to as "Remind Again" because the default alarm setting is 15 minutes before the event. still, the button you press to repeat the alarm is called "snooze".
I have posted before about bounding out of bed being the Best Moment of my day. so maybe it is just because I'm the dread "morning person". But I don't think that's the answer to "why does anybody need a snooze alarm?"
For, in my opinion (yours may vary, I won't declare jihad), if you have the extra five, ten, fifteen, twenty minutes to stay in bed, you should set your alarm later. who are you kidding? If you have time to sleep and need sleep, then sleep - don't disturb yourself by having the alarm jolt you until you hit "snooze".
BUT ... I suspect most people really should get up when their alarm is set. hitting "snooze" results in them rushing, skipping breakfast; missing wake up sex; not packing proper lunch for themselves or their kids; forgetting their laptop, briefcase, pack sack or homework; speeding on the way to work, and being late.
This sudden adrenaline rush is no way to start your day. It causes accidents and mistakes, creates a foul mood, and, once the rush fades, a slump follows as sure as Shaq misses free throws.
BUT...who am I to give advice?I might be just the driver you cut off; the person you growled at when I said "good morning"; the co worker covering until you arrive; the customer, client or patient you disappoint. All because you were not honest with yourself about what time you need to get up.
Have a good morning...