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Old 10-05-08, 08:38 AM   #1
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Snoozaholics Anonymous

My name is Hickeydog and I'm a Snoozaholic. I have been for 4 years now. It used to be that I could get up when the alarm went off, but then I discovered the snooze button. It was such a rush, being able to hit that button and get some more sleep, but then I discovered that the fun was not in getting sleep. Rather, it was just pressing that button.

So I began to set my alarm earlier and earlier. It wasn't much at first, maybe 10 minutes, but as time went on, I kept setting it earlier. Now I set my alarm for an hour before I need to get up. I know that I'm depriving my body of sleep, but I have to hit that button. Over and over before I can get up.

So that's why I came to Snoozaholics Anonymous. I want break my addiction to the snooze button.
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Old 10-05-08, 09:08 AM   #2
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Set the alarm for 10 minutes before you have to be anywhere. That will allow adrenaline to surge through your veins as you dash around the house in a panic. You won't have time to hit the snooze button, problem solved
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Old 10-05-08, 09:23 AM   #3
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Step 1: Put a baby in your room.

Ever since my daughter was born, she's been sleeping in our bedroom. Whenever the alarm goes off, I jump out of bed and (quietly) run over to the alarm clock to shut it off. If she wakes up, we're all up for the day, so it is imperative that I turn the alarm off as soon as possible.
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Old 10-05-08, 10:09 AM   #4
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Set the alarm for 10 minutes before you have to be anywhere. That will allow adrenaline to surge through your veins as you dash around the house in a panic. You won't have time to hit the snooze button, problem solved
That only happens when I slam the snooze and then go back into a deep sleep and the next alarm doesn't wake me up.

And I can go from being in bed and asleep to out the door in under 10 minutes.
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Old 10-05-08, 10:12 AM   #5
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I can wake up at any time of the day should I set my mind for the important time beforehand.

exceptions:
when I'm dead tired.
when I don't care if I wake up at that time or not.
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Old 10-05-08, 10:50 AM   #6
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Snooze buttons are too easy, and become a habit. They should really be evil.

About 75-80% of the time, they should function normally. But once in a while, hitting the snooze should make the alarm go absolutely ape****. A random combination of the following (so that it's different each time) should happen: The sound becomes twice as loud, bright lights flash, and it becomes unsilenceable for a period of time, up to fifteen seconds.
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Old 10-05-08, 10:56 AM   #7
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I can wake up at any time of the day should I set my mind for the important time beforehand.

exceptions:
when I'm dead tired.
when I don't care if I wake up at that time or not.
sleeping on a regular sleep schedule is a totally different story bud
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You could become self-employed.

Then you can wake up and start work whenever.
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Old 10-05-08, 11:01 AM   #9
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I have 3 alarm clocks in two different rooms set for three different times, and I still have trouble waking up in the morning. Sometimes I think I need my mom to move in with us to wake us up in the morning. When I was in high school she was brutal about waking me up at 6am to get to school with absolutely no compassion about all the studying the evening before, or the after school job, and definitely not from staying up late talking on the phone or going out.

So if you want my mom to wake you up, let me know. Her favourite wake up technique is to yell in your ear and pinch your arms (you know those really sharp pinches!), and tell you about her lousy childhood on a dirt farm (so untrue, btw), and how she had to walk barefoot in cold rutted muddy roads (again untrue), and ate nothing all day but a crust of bread (pffft, nope again) all while loudly. Believe me, you want out of the house at that point.

I'd move her in with us, but I hate starting the day in tears.
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Old 10-05-08, 11:23 AM   #10
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im on the snooze button at least 45 minutes every mon-fri morning.... The dog/cat is my alarm clock on weekends.
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Old 10-05-08, 11:40 AM   #11
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The nine minutes of sleep you get between hitting the snooze button is the best sleep ever.

The best alarm clock I ever had I owned in boarding school. It was an alarm clock built into a baseball. When the alarm went off you threw the ball across the room to set the snooze. When it went off again you had to get up and find it; problem being I started to sleep through the alarm.

The second best alarm was one a girl friend of mine owned. It was a chime, that started off slowly and quietly, building into a new age jack hammer. Most alarm clocks make me wake up angry, that one not so much.
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Old 10-05-08, 03:02 PM   #12
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too ADD to read the whole thread, so sorry if this response has been given...

turn the alarm clock UP
put it across the room.

Once you have to get out of bed, snoozing's all over.
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Old 10-05-08, 03:12 PM   #13
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too ADD to read the whole thread, so sorry if this response has been given...

turn the alarm clock UP
put it across the room.

Once you have to get out of bed, snoozing's all over.
Why would you do that to yourself. Waking up should be a slow, calming experience. I set my alarm to go off 1/2 hour before I have to get up. I make sure the volume is just loud enough to wake me up.
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Once you have to get out of bed, snoozing's all over.
WRONG!!!

Tried this in boarding school, walked across my room to alarm clock, and still hit the snooze button numerous times. Did it for a few weeks and just decided to keep the alarm clock beside my bed for greater convenience.
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Why would you do that to yourself. Waking up should be a slow, calming experience. I set my alarm to go off 1/2 hour before I have to get up. I make sure the volume is just loud enough to wake me up.
I don't do that to myself. I'm really good about getting up (am usually up before the alarm anyway) I was suggesting Hickeydog do that to HIMSELF
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Old 10-05-08, 03:41 PM   #16
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too ADD to read the whole thread, so sorry if this response has been given...

turn the alarm clock UP
put it across the room.

Once you have to get out of bed, snoozing's all over.
that is true ONLY when you have to be up.
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Old 10-05-08, 04:02 PM   #17
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What I need is one of those alarm clocks that will go off, you hit the snooze, then the alarm clock goes and hides and then goes off again. Or an alarm that flips the bed over....
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Old 10-05-08, 04:18 PM   #18
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When I changed careers to teaching, I knew I had to be serious about getting up on time. Previously, I was a snooze button addict--I could it it for a full hour, like the OP.

My alarm has a buzz setting that is loud and obnoxious, and I have it sitting out in the kitchen, so I have to get my butt out of bed and go out and turn it off. Once I do that, I know I'm up, and I just head for the bathroom.

And no, I don't have a girlfriend/wife. If I did, I'd never get away with this!
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Once you have to get out of bed, snoozing's all over.
You'd think, wouldn't you? I defeated that theory.
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The second best alarm was one a girl friend of mine owned. It was a chime, that started off slowly and quietly, building into a new age jack hammer. Most alarm clocks make me wake up angry, that one not so much.
Mine does something similar but not as cool. The buzzer setting starts off as a serious of low beeps spaced a few seconds apart but then get louder and faster.


I keep my alarm across the room because I started using the snooze button a few years ago, and I would almost unconsciously press it so many times on some mornings I'd be late. No good. Usually getting out of bed to shut the alarm off (or lower the radio volume) is enough to keep me out of bed and make me aware of the repercussions of getting back in...
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You'd think, wouldn't you? I defeated that theory.
Me too. Creeping back to the bed and rolling under the covers is the greatest feeling ever...
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Old 10-06-08, 01:00 PM   #22
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Here we go...

http://www.emotioneric.com/emotionfi...anysnooze.html

"I hit the snooze button one too many times"

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HAHAHAHAHAHA Yeah that darn snooze gets me in trouble from time to time
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Old 10-14-08, 08:56 AM   #24
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We just bought a new alarm clock from Brookstone. The old Brookstone alarm clock lasted several years, so we figured it was a safe bet.

This one only let's you snooze 3 times, then it just doesn't buzz anymore. How insane is that???
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Hi, my name is Flippin Sweet, and I'm a snooze button addict. (Except on my early days. )
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