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Alarm Clocks And You

Updated on January 17, 2010

I don’t know about you, but I am absolutely gaga over alarm clocks! Am I crazy? It depends on who you ask. I would bet you that my family and friends think so!

Personally, I am an early riser, and I do not know if I would be that way if I did not have my alarm clock. I believe that my alarm clock is a total lifesaver in terms of helping me with my daily routine. I usually get up around 5 in the morning, and the same thing wakes me up each time.

Most people hate the noise of a ringing alarm clock but I love it. Why? Because I know that I would be totally lost if I did not have that personal reminder to get things done.

I have experimented over the years on the most effective place to set my alarm clock. Each position in my room has its own benefits, and each position in the most has its own drawbacks.

The most common place that people put their alarm clocks is on their nightstand. This works well if you are more of a natural early riser, because the alarm is simply a notification to start the day. For early risers, they just hit the off button and get ready for the day. Of course, not everyone is an early riser. In fact, I would say that most people are not early risers. If you are not, then you may find that you hit the snooze button and wake up at noon!

It goes without speaking that you would want to avoid this at all costs. So what can people who love their sleep do? Here are some suggestions:

  • Tape your alarm clock to the ceiling!
  • Set two alarm clocks. You would want to do this if you have a habit of falling back asleep. It helps to set them one or two minutes apart if you have a habit of crawling back into bed.
  • Set an alarm clock out in the hallway. Then once you turn it off you can go straight to the shower or whatever you do next.
  • Set your cell phone alarm, if you have one. This is similar to my suggestion above, but I find that two different sounding alarms can help wake a person up much better than just one alarm sound.

Of course, these are all just suggestions, and you can always think of your own. These are just suggestions that I have found will help me if I ever have any sorts or problems with waking up.

Alarms clocks are a wonderful modern invention.


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      Andy Johnston 8 years ago

      I've placed my alarm clock across the room for years. It does the trick as I am forced to get out of bed to turn it off. I would just roll over and go back to sleep if it was on my nightstand.