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View Poll Results: Alarming or Not?
I need an alarm, the louder the better. 14 25.93%
I have some kind of wake up, dog, cat, radio...whatever 7 12.96%
I can "set myself" to wake up, or I wake up the same time every day anyway 12 22.22%
I can't sleep long anyway so it doesn't matter! 3 5.56%
Sometimes an alarm, sometimes on my own. 21 38.89%
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:02 AM   #11
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I always have an alarm on weekdays (cellphone), but a lot of the time I wake up before it goes off.
I'm still glad I have the alarm though, because I usually lay in bed and tell myself "This is so comfortable.. I'm just gonna stay here for one... more... minute...." and sleep until the alarm goes off. lol

I definitely would not depend on myself if I had somewhere I had to be in the morning though.

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Old 05-29-2008, 04:06 PM   #12
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I get up whenever usually. Work from home most day's so I can start work just about any time I choose. For the days I do go in or have other appointments, I do set the alarm, but often wake up on my own. I average about 3 hours of sleep... that is the longest I can go for at any given time.

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Old 05-29-2008, 06:36 PM   #13
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I always set the alarm. And, I always wake up ten minutes before it goes off. If I have to set it earlier ( to catch a plane etc), then I usually don't sleep all night, just in case it doesn't go off!!!
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:51 PM   #14
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My internal alarm won't work before noon therefore I need an alarm clock.
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:53 PM   #15
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I set myself, first it was to get up and start breakfast for the babies when I took care of them. Now, I know to get done in time to start my first exchange of the day I have to get everything in place by 7:30..I'm wondering what it's going to be like when I get hooked up to the cycler for 9 hours per night..I am dreading it..I don't think I'm going to take to wearing a leash like an old dog!!!
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:38 PM   #16
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Evidently I have beat the system and don't have to do either. I'm joking of course because I got up 33 hours ago and ended up not going to bed last night at all. Even I don't normally do that!

I tend to go to bed too late (everyone who knows me just gave a collective, "DUH!"), so I need an alarm clock. In fact, I have 3 alarm clocks and sometimes sleep through all of them. I have always been an extremely deep sleeper. When I was 19 I spent the winter with my aunt, uncle, and cousins in Minnesota (we were very close to the Canadian border). My cousin and I shared an attic room, with only the heat that managed to make it up the stairs. I kept my alarm across the room on a dresser. As cold as it got up there, a few times I walked across the room, turned the alarm off, and went back to bed, and never heard the alarm. Yes, I obviously heard it, but it didn't register. Sometimes now I will wake up with this weird box in my hands, trying to figure out why it is making noise and what all the buttons are for. I'm not kidding! I sleep that deeply.

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Old 05-29-2008, 07:54 PM   #17
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For the most part, I start easing awake between 3:30am and 4am. However, it's such an early hour that my body really isn't ready to get up, so I can easily fall back to sleep during that time. If not for the phone alarm, I'd sleep past 4:25 as often as I'd not. I cannot really be too late to work, too much to do...so I set the alarm to be on the safe side.
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:55 PM   #18
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I can set an "internal" alarm that is absolutely reliable, as long as I'm on my regular sleep schedule. But if I've had some seriously late nights and am sleep deprived, I use an alarm as a back-up. Even then, I wake up just before the alarm 90% of the time.
I do the same if I have a regular schedule to wake up. At this time I can wake up when I feel like it. But if I need to wake up at a certain even if I have done it a long time I use an alarm to make sure, usually I'm up before it goes off. But just in case?
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Old 05-29-2008, 08:30 PM   #19
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at 34 i have been getting up at 5:30 for 17 years ...
even on weekends ... the wife hates it ..
no alarm needed .. but still set one ...
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:38 PM   #20
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i don't even own an alarm clock. i get up when i feel like it. and it is not usually very early. thomas , my cat, wakes me up by looking in my face from up close and personal. he will leave if i just don't open my eyes.

i used to be a night owl and slept late if i could. now i go to bed about the same time, 11 pm every night and wake up when i want to. i know i am lucky.


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