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Your iPhone Alarm Clock Snoozes For Only 9 Minutes And You Have No Idea Why

Are you a snoozer? Do you love the extra minutes of 'holy sleep' right after you hit the snooze button? If you wake up tired, then, of course, you must be admitting to the questions I asked above. Have you ever wondered, how and who must have invented this 'heavenly feature' in the alarm clocks? The answer lies in the 1950s.
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Your iPhone Alarm Clock Snoozes For Only 9 Minutes And You Have No Idea Why

Your iPhone Alarm Clock Snoozes For Only 9 Minutes And You Have No Idea Why

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The snooze feature commenced in the 1950s.

iPhone Alarm Clock

The insides of a mechanical clock were standardised.

iPhone Alarm Clock

Now, a new snooze gear had to be added to the existing gear configuration.

iPhone Alarm Clock

The engineers were left with no choice...

iPhone Alarm Clock

...either the snooze button would be set to 9 minutes or more than 9 minutes.

Now, the reports say that 10 minutes are way too long...

iPhone Alarm Clock

...and deeper the sleep, the grumpier you become.

So, the scientists went with the 9-minute gear.

iPhone Alarm Clock

The lesser the snooze, the easier to wake up. 

Although, the advancement of technology has given us the liberty of customising the snooze time.

iPhone Alarm Clock

Do we really lose when we snooze? Watch this video for more.

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