Thursday, April 13, 2017
Don't Be Alarmed - But I am going to say something radical
A Facebook friend recently posted that his cat, has found the button to turn off his alarm clock and did so three mornings in a row this week - turning the alarm off just before it went off.
My radical suggestion was to stop setting an alarm clock. I stopped setting my alarm clock about 8 years ago. I did it by accident, I simply forgot to press the button, and I found that I woke up and went on my way, pretty much on time, without being jolted out of sleep by the clock. The vast majority of days, I am on time, without an alarm. If I have an unusually early meeting or airline flight I will set the alarm on my phone, maybe 5 or 6 times a year. The rest of the year, I sleep without an alarm. I think I sleep better. I am conscious of needing to go to sleep earlier, if I need to be up earlier. My sleep is not disturbed in mid dream by an arbitrary alarm. This last year I bought a new bedside clock-radio - I have never learned how to set the alarm on it. It has one, I have never tried to use it.
Try going alarmless, you might find that you like it.
Do you set a daily alarm clock?