Many choose to hit the snooze button, rewarding themselves with a precious nine minutes of extra sleep, as opposed to waking up and getting the show on the road. On average, how many times do you hit the snooze button each morning?

Here's a fair question: Why hit the snooze button in the first place? Isn't it safe to say you set the alarm for 6:00 a.m. for a reason?

It's also fair to ask: How much difference can an extra nine minutes of sleep really make?

Well, nine minutes of extra sleep probably doesn't help very much. But, if you hit the snooze button a total of five times, then it really does have some potential. Please observe.....

9+9+9+9+9 = 45 minutes of extra sleep

For those in need of breaking this habit, here's some useful advice, no matter how much you may not want to hear it.