Who else has this ability to set their mind, I've never needed an alarm clock because, I can set my mind to wake up early when needed But, the draw back is, When i do this it stops me going into deep sleep and. I'm watching and checking the time throughout the night, This leads to tiredness the day after,
Can anyone else do this and, how do you cope ?
Started: 4th Mar 2022 at 22:55
I find I have always been able to estimate the time to within 10 minutes. Within five, if we exclude the immediate proximity to waking up, or falling asleep.
In fact, tom, I get the problem which you describe if I DO use an alarm clock.
Much better if I just decide when I want to wake.
99.9% of the time, I will succeed.
Of course, late nights, being sleep deprived, drinking etc interferes with the ability, and can result in oversleeping.
Replied: 4th Mar 2022 at 23:02
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Replied: 4th Mar 2022 at 23:06
Ena, I'm impressed , because I cannot pin it down to the nearest minute, for example, if i need to be up for say, 4 am, I will be waking from about 2.30, the dropping off and waking again about 3.00 and again about 3.45 and then getting up earlier than needed about 3.55 and as you say, there must be no beer the night before, that would be a ' spanner in the works'
Replied: 4th Mar 2022 at 23:13
Isn't it odd. That is exactly what would happen to me, if I had set an alarm clock for 4-00am. I seem to be anticipating the alarm, which interferes with a proper sleep. So, naturally, I very rarely will use an alarm clock.
Replied: 4th Mar 2022 at 23:19
My Dad never needed an alarm clock,he said to tell your subconscious mind what time you want to wake up, and it worked every time for him.
Replied: 5th Mar 2022 at 07:38
Good morning Tom,I'm just the same never set an alarm & have never been late for work or to catch a flight,when I wake in the night I guess the time & I'm usually 10 minutes either side,but I never feel tired in a morning even though I may have been awake three times
Replied: 5th Mar 2022 at 07:52
I'm a bit like you tomplum.
Replied: 5th Mar 2022 at 08:54
I blame mine on years of shift work.I do envy people who can have a lie in or have a good nights sleep but I am not tired during the day.
Replied: 5th Mar 2022 at 09:15
"But, the draw back is, When i do this it stops me going into deep sleep and. I'm watching and checking the time throughout the night, This leads to tiredness the day after"
Well why did you not just buy a good alarm clock, and then you could have slept as deep as you like, if I have to get up early, I have two alarm clocks, and I put the alarm on my phone too, all three at five minute intervals from each other, so that if for some reason, the first one does not wake me, then the next has a go at it, and if all three fail to wake me, I will sack all three, and try a different alarm clock
Replied: 5th Mar 2022 at 10:26
Tommy Tee, I am a considerate person and, an alarm clock will awaken other people, I'm like a Ninja, I get up , get dressed and disappear without a sound, I'll leave a box of black magic on mrs Plums bedside table or a cup of tea,
Replied: 5th Mar 2022 at 15:29
Not heard of Black Magic for a while. When I was a kid, 'Black Magic' was almost synonymous with box of chocolate.
Replied: 5th Mar 2022 at 15:34
Last edited by ena malcup: 5th Mar 2022 at 15:35:58
The worst thing (It has happened just a couple of times, in my entire past) is when you think you have got up, full of beans, and off to successfully do whatever.....
Then you wake up, and realise you had only dreamed that you had done so.
Now, it is later than you thought, and it all lies in front of you, awaiting still yet to be done.
Replied: 5th Mar 2022 at 15:44
I have to admit, that has happened to me also, although I still had time to regain the lost ground,
Replied: 5th Mar 2022 at 20:48
Still woke at 4am this morn as usual, not sure about mind set though it's just my body clock saying up and at em.
Replied: 6th Mar 2022 at 08:01
I always use the alarm on my phone if I need to be up at a specific time but I'm always awake before the alarm. I don't need the alarm really, Just precautionary.
Replied: 6th Mar 2022 at 19:56
Who knows the difference in a Warwick and a Derrick?
I do, burram not tell in’ thee!
Replied: 6th Mar 2022 at 20:33