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Waking Up In The Morning

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by fartingspartan, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Jacksonn

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 1, 2011

    Posts: 1,268

    Location: UK

    Spending £150 on a alarm clock would make me so ****ed off I wouldn't sleep! ha
  2. Dr House


    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 13,108

    Location: London / Prague

    Yes and when you buy 2 sleep sensors its £300 which is crazy.

    It was a birthday gift from my EX I would not pay that much for it.
  3. booyaka


    Joined: Jan 19, 2006

    Posts: 12,868

    Have kids - you'll never EVER have a problem with getting up in the morning! Both myself and wife work and i've not set an alarm for years - kids are up around 7/7.30am every morning.

    But seriously - get 8 hours sleep a night, move the alarm to the other side of the room, stop setting multiple alarms as you brain probably thinks if you miss the 1st one the 2nd will get you up and so on. Set one alarm, far away and get up. Simple.
  4. bulletv1


    Joined: Jun 14, 2012

    Posts: 809

    Location: Halstead, Essex

    I got a sleep android app. And it has a gradual alarm so you wake up a bit more 'naturally' and then my fiancee comes in about 5 min later with a cup of tea for me to make sure i'im up.
  5. booyaka


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  6. D18241

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 4, 2004

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    Location: England (sheffield)

    I used to struggle in the mornings as well. Went out and bought one of the clocks that light up for 30mins getting brighter slowly then alarm goes off and I allways seem to wake up 5 mins before it goes off definitely recommend one
  7. Jacksonn

    Wise Guy

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    Location: UK

    Well trained!:eek:
  8. TheSwede

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    What he didn't mentioned is that if he is not up when she comes in with the tea, she throws it on him to make sure he wakes up ! ;)

    And in regards to the OP, go to bed at regular times if possible. I.e. if you need to be up at 6am, go to bed no later then 10pm. Have two alarms, one at the bed, one loud one just outside the bedroom (or as far away as possible from the bed if in a hotel room), and as others said, only set one alarm on each, or your brain will think "ohh next one is 10min later I go up then" kind of thing.

    I had bad sleeping pattern a while ago due to working hours, so asked work to get me more consistent hours for a couple weeks and made myself go to bed at regular times. For me around midnight and up at 8am, which works fine since I don't start work until the afternoon most of the times. Now my sleeping pattern is more or less fine, have the odd days here and there where it goes awry, but mostly on days when I am off (although doing my best to try and keep same times for sleep then as well)
  9. SickAsAParrot


    Joined: Mar 17, 2011

    Posts: 930

    Location: Stoke, no, wait, Wilmslow

    I hate sleeping, I normally start waking up hours before the alarm goes off and it's usually a relief when it finally does and I can jump out of bed and get on with things. And that's setting the alarm for 2 and a quarter hours before I need to be at work.

    Sleeping's such a waste of time.
  10. XeNoN89


    Joined: Mar 6, 2007

    Posts: 7,918

    Location: SW19

    I never usually struggle to get up but i have to get up straight away, if i try to laze around i'll end up dozing back off. So literally the second my alarm goes I jump straight out of bed
  11. Pho


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 8,981

    Location: Derbyshire

  12. Liquidfox


    Joined: Sep 26, 2007

    Posts: 4,025

    Location: Newcastle

    I used to use my bedside clock as an alarm and set two, 15 minutes apart. The amount of times I'd wake off to turn off the alarm and then wake about 30 minutes later only to realise I'd turned off the first alarm in my sleep was getting stupid.

    Ended up using my phone instead with only one alarm and using that. You must be a really heavy sleeper to sleep through alarms at full volume? Have you tried using a different tone? I find the musical tones don't really wake me up.
  13. adolf hamster


    Joined: Oct 18, 2012

    Posts: 7,080

    Thats what i've got, so loud you can hear it outside the house.

    Doesnt stop me sleeping through it though
  14. Jacksonn

    Wise Guy

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    Haha.. That alarm clock is mental!
  15. TehBluebear


    Joined: Dec 6, 2007

    Posts: 2,574

    Location: Dewsbury

    I've always been a heavy sleeper, and to top it off, I'm deaf also (require two hearing aids; obviously out when sleeping).

    I currently use an alarm clock that has a strobe light in it, and an optional vibrating pad. There is an alarm sounder as well, but I tend not to use it. Not because I won't hear it, but because it sounds like I'm stood next to a nuclear warning klaxon it's that loud!

    Either way, the vibrating pillow pad and the strobe light makes me wake up, whether I want to or not. Still has that effect 10 years later!
  16. ttaskmaster


    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 9,260

    In my case, that'd just leave me with a smashed phone and a chunk taken out of the far wall...
  17. Gilly

    Man of Honour

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    Location: I'm back baby!

    Get children
  18. UTmaniac


    Joined: Nov 9, 2005

    Posts: 5,085

    Location: Here

    Volume at 11, Sonny and Cher singing "I got you babe" at 0600 every single morning.

    Hopefully what happens for the rest of the day does not bring a sense of deja-vu.;)
  19. ShaolinDreams


    Joined: Dec 19, 2008

    Posts: 3,497

    Location: London, UK

    Do you want him to go to sleep... permanently :p
  20. anything I don't mind


    Joined: Dec 28, 2009

    Posts: 13,054

    Location: london

    I have a big problem with this, only since getting my most recent job have I forced myself to get out of bed but still once or twice did the snooze and was lucky not to be late. It is made worse than now i am on shifts that change every week. I am realy tired on the early shift all week. I much prefer 10-6 shift. Even though i get the same amount of sleep for some reason i don't get as tired.

    My alarm is loud, i think it wakes up my neighbours. It is so annoying as well that i end up turning it off so quickly.