Most sleep researchers says snoozing won’t make you any more rested. If anything, it can make it harder for you to wake up. But don’t lose all hope, lovers of the brief respite that the snooze offers — if not overdone, there are ways that snoozing can help or be properly used, according to researchers.
Electric lighting, television, the internet and caffeine all get blamed for reducing the amount of time people sleep compared with the days before such luxuries existed. Such alleged sleep deprivation is sometimes held responsible for a rise of obesity, mood disorders and other modern ailments.