APPLE is being urged to scrap the snooze button iPhones as experts warn the feature can be “detrimental” to your mental health. The open letter – sent to Apple’s London HQ on World Sleep Day – is the latest in a series of warnings against relying on alarms to wake up in the morning. Eve Sleep, a sleep wellness company, has asked Apple to delete the snooze button from its Clock app in the next iOS update. It claims that having a 9-minute alarm is damaging to “our nation’s health” and undermines the benefits of a great night’s sleep. “We recognise the startling effect the snooze button is having on millions of Brits every morning and on World Sleep Day we want Apple to join us in urging the nation to refuse to snooze,” said James Sturrock, Eve Sleep’s chief exec. The letter was also backed by mental health and neuroscience expert Matt Janes, who said the snooze button “can have a detrimental effect on your health, especially your mental health”. “You’re essentially multiplying the assault on your brain and body each time you press snooze, by repeating the impact on your autonomic nervous system each time you’re awoken,” he… Read full this story
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