Retire the snooze button—and make your mornings so much easier.

By K. Aleisha Fetters
August 23, 2016

This article originally appeared on Motto.

Let us guess. Your mornings go something like this: Alarm blares, you hit snooze. Alarm blares, you hit snooze. And then, once you’ve looked at the clock to realize that you’re ridiculously late, you jump up in a blind panic, spray some dry shampoo through your hair and dart out the door.

More than half of Americans regularly hit the snooze button, according to a survey from the French tech firm Withings. And apart from potentially ruining your morning, hitting snooze can interfere with your sleep quality down the line—leading to even more snooze button hitting, says Dr. Peter A. Fotinakes, medical director of the St. Joseph Hospital Sleep Center.

Here are five ways to break the cycle, stop hitting snooze and make your mornings easier.

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