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The snooze button

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by D.T., 2nd Oct, 2015.

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Do you use snooze button?

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  1. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Just wondering how many of you use the snooze button on your alarms?

    The way I see it there's 2 scenarios for its use:
    A) you set your alarm prior to when you're meant to be awake and then hit snooze button(s) through til wake up time, or
    B) you set your alarm at wake up time but then hit snooze button(s) til post wake up time

    Personally both these scenarios sound awful to me. I'd rather get good quality, deep sleep and not be disturbed til my designated wake up time. And then get up and get ready.

    So who uses it and why?
     
  2. hobo

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    "Good quality sleep" - I wonder what that would be like?!? :(

    I sleep like crap, so I nearly always wake up tired. I need a snooze or two to get my head in the game to be able to get out of bed at all!

    So yeah, I set my alarm for earlier than I need to be up (usually abt 20min) and then I have 2 fallbacks. :)
     
  3. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 human Alarms, I wish they had a snooze button! Sparrows fart everyday without fail
     
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  4. EN710

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    I use alarm, but I don't usually press Snooze. I press Dismiss. Aka if I ended up not waking up and be late, that'll be my lesson (next time, wake up!)

    When I need to wake up earlier than usual, I put additional alarm, e.g. that day I'll have alarm at 5:40 am and another at 6am. No snooze, just dismiss them.

    P.S. My dog usually wake me up earlier than alarm. Licks on the nose. So above option is last resort ;)
     
  5. EN710

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    Why do you sleep like crap?
     
  6. hobo

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    @EN710 No idea. Just can't shut off the brain most nights.
     
  7. Nemo

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    I need a few snoozes to transition from being asleep to awake. I can't just jump up out of bed the minute my alarm goes off.

    Often I'm awake after the alarm, the snooze is a fallback in case I fall asleep again.
     
  8. Mumbai

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    well, where do I start. I snooze my alarm on the mobile once, sleep, snooze again, sleep, dismiss when it goes off next, sleep, fitbit silent alarm buzzes, get up and start the day!
     
  9. Ed Barton

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    Don't use an alarm - wake up at sunrise, or just before. Only exception is if I have to catch a very early flight etc - even then I'm awake before the alarm.
     
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    I don't worry about alarms.

    At my age I'm just happy to wake up at all!
     
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    What if it's an overcast day?
     
  12. wylie

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    I used to be like that (still am if something really big is bothering me). I solved this by listening to ABC newsradio or local ABC station (depending on content at the time I am in bed). If I listen to music my head still is full of "my" stuff. When I actually have to concentrate on listening to the story on the radio, I do that, and my problems recede.

    Lately, with so much bad news on the newsradio or local stations, I've been listening to Richard Fidler or BBC podcasts (Inside Science). I set the sleep timer for "when the episode ends" and rarely hear even as far as halfway. Often I have to listen for a few nights to hear the whole thing.

    It works very well for me. It turns off the chatter inside my head. I find it hard to sleep without it now.
     
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  13. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    As I have posted elsewhere, I used to wake up Dopey, Sleepy, Grumpy, Sneezy etc until I dumped Snow White.

    Now I have an alarm clock.
     
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    Never. In addition, it is very rare for me to hear my alarm. It is a dreadful noise and I hate it. I must wake up before my alarm deliberately so I don't have to hear it! :D
     
  15. Jamie Moore

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    I've got a couple of little human alarms that like to wake up at 5am :-(
     
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    There's a few apps (surprisingly) that work with your natural circadian rhythm and awake you during you lightest sleep phase so you're less affected. Think a few of them are free too. Works well for a friend but I always recommend not having the phone near you at night is the better option.

    Girlfriend sets 5 alarms from 7am to get her up for 8.30am. I just need one and I'm wide awake regardless of how many hours sleep I get.

    Keep a pad and pen by your bed and write it all down. Works a charm. That combined with breathing exercises should help a lot ;)
     
  17. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Did you know that 6 out of 7 dwarves aren't Happy?
     
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  18. Scott No Mates

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    That's why I dumped her (SW) :p
     
  19. hobo

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    Do you mean write down what is running through my head? Usually it is, "Dammit, I wish I could fall asleep.... Hmm, it's breezier than it was last night.... dammit, I wish I could fall asleep!!!.

    I learned many years ago that I had a much better chance of falling asleep if I forced myself to lie still (ie not fidget), keep to a regular breathing pattern, and - most importantly - close my eyes, even if I was wide awake.

    Unfortunately even doing all that, it can still take me hours to fall asleep some nights. And/or I then wake up at about 3am and can't fall back asleep.

    :rolleyes:
     
  20. skater

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    I use the snooze all the time......but not to wake up. I wake naturally as soon as it's daylight most days and have never really used an alarm unless I need to get up for something important.

    I have a few alarms set on my mobile for other things though. Like Tuesday & Friday at 11.30 am. I need to get the postage ready as the postie collects it all at around 1.30 - 2.00, so I set it for 11.30 to make sure I've got it done in time. If I'm busy doing something else when it goes off, I hit snooze until I actually DO the postage. Sometimes time flys so fast, I'd be in trouble without my postage alarm.