Why is 'snooze' set to 9 minutes?

Answer Mine is set at 8 minutes. It is odd. There is no way to change it on mine.

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Why does the 'snooze' button snooze for 9 minutes Why not ten or five?

It's really all a matter of mechanics. Back in 1956 when the snooze button was first introduced, alarm clocks had standardized gears. The snooze gear had to mesh with the teeth of the other gears. ... Read More »

Why is it that the snooze alarm is 9 minutes Why not just 10 minutes or something?

I thought everyone knew the answer to this!!!When you were kids, didn't you all take apart clocks?They put a kinda gear ring thing (never formally studied clocks) that has 9 teeth and it's a really... Read More »

Why are the snooze buttons on most alarm clocks set for 9 minutes?

Because nine sounds like the word for no in German which means no do not push me just wake up.:-)Yes, it is a stupid answer but it might have made you laugh.

Are snooze alarms bad for you?

On One Hand: Extra Sleep Can Be GoodMost people stick to a regular waking schedule. The daily events that occur before going to bed bring irregularity to sleep time. Sleep deprivation can be a seri... Read More »