I don't really think that humans were created to endure alarm clocks.
5/1/2009 01:20:27 am
5/1/2009 03:32:46 am
So, what I meant to say was, I'm just not wired for a diurnal work schedule. But I do find that being woken up by a person is better than by a buzzer. I tend to drag less on the days Katie wakes me up or I receive a phone call from someone to wake me up.
@Jonathan- I agree... I definitely find that waking up to my wife (or child) is much sweeter than something artificial. I my case, however, I try to get up without waking either of them so I don't know that having them be "my alarm clock" is the ideal.
5/1/2009 07:03:06 am
Oh, we cared that you weren't in the office at 08:30 - we just didn't have the heart to tell you. ;-)
5/2/2009 06:46:59 am
You can train yourself to start waking up at the first signs of light. The first few times you may make it all the way to the alarm but if you get to bed early enough, you will start to wake up as it gets brighter. Keep it next to your bed and eventually you should get to the point where you never need the alarm portion. And as long as Beth and Ethan don't make the effort to mentally train themselves to wake up, they should be fine. :) On the days that I need to wake up earlier, I sleep with my blackout curtains open. I only use a regular alarm when I need to wake up before the sun. And waking up before the sun is just crazy talk! :)
I like this idea of "going natural" with waking up. Test it out over the weekend so you don't run the risk of getting hand slapped by your employer. I find that if I go to sleep the same time on friday night as I do the rest of the week I generally wake up early on saturday, not "going to work" early but not the typical sleep till noon operandi most people have for the weekend. With practice I'm pretty sure you can train yourself to wake up whenever you need to.
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