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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, 11:21 AM   #1
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Alarming or not?

OK, this is a spin off on luvs morning thread. I notice that there are lots of folks out there like me who wake up without an alarm for whatever reason. I'm just curious as to how many can "set" themselves to wake up.

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Old 05-29-2008, 11:27 AM   #2
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I sometimes awake on my own but not reliably enough to not use an alarm clock. Perhaps if I didn't have an alarm clock my internal alarm would become more reliable out of necessity.
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Same as Andy, I get up around the same time my alarn goes off, usually right before, but i wouldn't try it on a morning I had to go to work!
I am at home all week and I still set one, I can't go without my couple hours alone before the kids get up. If they wake me up it's straight into the chaos and I can't cope!
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:36 AM   #4
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I added that option in Andy. Sorry I didn't think of it.
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:37 AM   #5
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:39 AM   #6
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LMAO! Say no more GB, I completely understand!
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:49 AM   #7
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since i work every schedule known to man in any given week, i use alarms if needed, but don't always sleep long enough to need it.

that is, if i'm working dayshifts, i use an alarm in the morning.

if i work a midnight shift and have to get up early (late morning-early afternoon) for something, then i use an alarm. otherwise, i sleep until mid-afternoon, and just wake up crabby on my own.
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:54 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:56 AM   #9
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I often wake up on my own, but I set the alarm on work days "just in case."
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I "set" myself. I can't remember when I used an alarm clock last. It's been at least 25 years. Doesn't matter when I have to awaken. I just "think" strongly to myself what time I need to be up and it happens. Buck, on the other hand, has to have an alarm clock. Sometimes even that doesn't work for him. Over the years, he's come to rely on me as backup. I think one of the reasons alarm clocks fail for him is that he DOES depend on me to be awake on time and to wake him so he doesn't oversleep.
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