Do you need an alarm to wake you up?

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  1. Lor's Stories profile image60
    Lor's Storiesposted 11 years ago

    Do you need an alarm to wake you up?

    Now that we are a 24/7 society, do you rely on an alarm to wake you up or do you wake up naturally?

  2. DrivingPeace profile image74
    DrivingPeaceposted 11 years ago

    I've never needed an alarm. I almost always wake up as soon as it gets light outside. Whether I want to or not! ;-)

  3. Dreamhowl profile image95
    Dreamhowlposted 11 years ago

    Most of the time I don't! I wake up early often due to work hours; if I don't have to be at work, I'll just doze off again.

  4. rjvikas profile image60
    rjvikasposted 11 years ago

    I wish I could say that I wake up without an alarm clock, but that's not the case. If there would have been no concept of an alarm clock, then I would have probably woken up at my own leisurely time because I would have been unemployed.
    I know quite a few people who don't need an alarm to wake up in the morning. My father is one such example. He will be up and ready at 6:30 in the morning. While I was staying with my parents, my mom would always wake me up. But now that I am too far away from my home, I have to rely on my alarm. It's not an alternative for mother's tenderly love, but at least you can snooze it for five minutes and wake up an hour late. smile Rest assured, to break myself from that habit, I usually set up at least 3 alarms every night!

  5. djashburnal profile image60
    djashburnalposted 11 years ago

    I'm with rjvikas, I need multiple alarms to wake up. I usually settle on 3 or 4 and might use techniques like putting a battery powered alarm clock in a small tool box and padlocking it with a combination lock. This way I wake up fully before I can get to the snooze button.

    People that have these issues should get checked out, I've been diagnosed with insomnia and severe sleep apnea, which could be whats causing my insomnia. Both are correctable with medications, machines, or operations. I should be getting my CPAP machine next week, that should help me get a more restful sleep and might end my need for all the bells and whistles every morning.

  6. Lor's Stories profile image60
    Lor's Storiesposted 11 years ago

    I never needed an alarm. I suppose I have one in my brain. And by right since the brain has its own part which if it works correctly allows a normal brain to wake up on it's own.

  7. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 11 years ago

    I never used to but since my husband and I don't work anymore, I find I stay up later and later so I consequently sleep in. I used to be able to wake up and pop up right on time with no alarm.

  8. profile image0
    Emily Sparksposted 11 years ago

    I usually wake up on my own.....within 10-20 minutes every morning!

  9. Hui (蕙) profile image60
    Hui (蕙)posted 11 years ago

    Basically not. I always set alarm when I really need to wake up at a preferred time, but mostly I wake up before the alarm. I guess the way it goes reflects a unique individual living way and how a personal biological clock works inside. And I have to say my way is not good, because it tells that I worried all the time.

  10. Billie Kelpin profile image84
    Billie Kelpinposted 11 years ago

    If I need to wake up at 5:18, I can wake up at 5:18. I can wake up on the exact minute I need to, given the right conditions. I can do this in the morning or in the afternoon or anytime.  I used to take a nap in my car during lunch and wake up at precisely the time I needed to, to drive back to work. If I don't know the time and tell my husband I need  to wake up in 15 min., I wake up in 15 min. I actually am quite self-deprecating in all areas of my life most of the time, but this is one ability I know I have.  I actually amaze myself some times. I don't understand how our minds can do this and I wish this one, and I mean, exactly ONE, meaningless and insignificant "talent" would be worth money smile

  11. profile image0
    khmohsinposted 11 years ago

    Yes, I set my alarm on daily basis. It is very hard to wake up natuarlly.

  12. ChitrangadaSharan profile image90
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 11 years ago

    I do not need an alarm to wake up. My body clock is such, that I wake up at the same time every morning, that is just before Sunrise. However, I do put the alarm, when I have to catch a flight, to be on the safe side.

  13. healthyfitness profile image70
    healthyfitnessposted 11 years ago

    The beauty of working for myself is I get to wake up whenever tongue
    It's truly the way to go, but i am used to waking up at a certain hour anyways so i always get up around that time


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