I'm not waking up when my alarm clock goes off. Help me get alarmed by my alarm again.
October 23, 2011 5:02 AM Subscribe
I've become immune to my alarm in the morning. Help me train myself to wake up when I have to.
posted by nerdfish to health & fitness (27 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I no longer wake up when my alarm goes off in the morning. I usually use Sleep Tracker or the default alarm on my iPhone, and when it goes off I typically turn it off and sleep another hour.
I work long, unpredictable hours at the kind of place where you can kind of show up whenever so long as you don't have any meetings scheduled. For my own sake, I'd really like to (/feel like I should) get up at the same time every day. Before my current job I was very much a morning person, but now I wake up after 8 every day, even when I make it home before 8pm the night before (my usual hours are from 9 - 9.30 to usually 8 or 9 at night, sometimes earlier, sometimes much later).
The hours are non-negotiable now. I'm a junior and juniors work long hours. I know part of my morning laziness is a desire to stretch out my home time as much as possible, but I need to snap out of it and wake up in the morning, mostly so I can feel like I have more of a routine in my life again.
How can I make myself wake up when the alarm rings?