Wake up to an alarm clock?

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  1. MagicJohnsonFan

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    I always set my alarm (for a frightening 5:40 am) because I have a fear of being late for work, but I almost always wake up 5-10 minutes before it goes off. Lately it's been more like 1/2 an hour (today it was 4:10!) and then I can't get back to sleep for those precious few minutes.

    Does this happen to anyone else? Any tips on how to handle it? :yawn:
     
  2. D_Marazion Analdouche

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    Well not to sound typical lol. But a quick "relaxation session" always helps to put me back to sleep.:tongue:

    It's tough if you have a sensitive body clock, I'm like that too. If I know I need to get up at a certain time something won't let me oversleep and overcompensates and gets me up way too early. It just maybe something I haven't been able to shake since the Military, but never-the-less it's still annoying lol.
     
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    ritual sacrifice of your alarm clock is the only way to save your soul. i have smashed. stomped. made airborne in an aggressive fashion. buried. every alarm clock i ever owned. i hate the evil contraptions. i wake up every 15 mins convinced i slept through the alarm. a red display is smarmy and mocking and must learn it's place.

    die die die you unholy machination of the devil.

    which style alarm do you use? you're body is probably reacting to the shock of being bolted awake by a loud alarm. that little reptile part of the brain takes over and sleep just isn't going to be as nice. the only clock i haven't sent to Valhalla is a sunrise clock. a lil lamp that gets brighter and brighter. it's more body friendly i guess.

    seems like your body clock is already set to wake up at a certain time. set the alarm for the last possible minute. if you over sleep you can still be on time.

    ML
     
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    The most annoying thing is to wake up 30-40 minutes before the clock rings and not being able to fall asleep for that remaining 30-40 minutes knowing it's not going to be long until the damn thing rings.
     
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    I set mine for 7am, and even then it wakes me up 90% of the time. If I get into a pattern of getting to bed early, I tend to wake up ahead of the alarm. If someone keeps me up till 2am talking on the phone...then I sleep till the alarm wakes me up. That has been the case lately.

    My remedy? Talk to someone till 2am each night.
     
  6. Phil Ayesho

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    I don't use an alarm, generally.

    I sleep for 7.5 hours and then I wake up....

    If I go to bed at the right time, I wake up at the right time.
     
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    I also wake up 5 minutes before my alarm clock goes off. Usually...

    I just accept it, not much you can do. Try to relax and sleep again is all I can think of.
     
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    I have 3 alarm clocks all scattered around my room going off 10 mins after each other and the final one is continuous i have to get up to switch off.
     
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    I have one of those alarm clocks that starts out really softly, and then gradually increases volume.

    It's less of a shock.

    Maybe if you had TWO soft alarm clocks you wouldn't be so worried about one failing.
     
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    Yeah. I have one of those progressive volume clocks too. And it's on the other side of the room so I have to get out of bed to turn it off.

    What I find helps is turning the clock in such a way that you can't see what time it is. That way you don't know what time it is until the alarm goes off. My clock has two alarms so that if one isn't set, the other usually is. Plus it has battery back-up and that's essential as our power goes out frequently.
     
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    I must have an alarm clock....I honestly have no sense of time---I could fall asleep, be asleep for 20 minutes wake up and think it's time for work. If I didn't have an alarm clock, I'd overlseep every day.

    My bf on the other hand--he wakes up every morning at 5am--and his hardon wakes himi up 5 minutes earlier.
     
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