Waking Up a Few Minutes Before Your Alarm Goes Off

I've only seen an alarm clock like this in person ONCE. explorica.com

A standard alarm clock was created for a reason: to wake us up at a specific time of day. Why then, does my body feel the need wake up just a few minutes before it is set to go off?

Let me set the scene: You wake up. Your first instinct is to glance at the clock. 7:56. Dammit, its not 8:00 yet. And then, you doze off for those 4 extra minutes only to be rudely awakened YET AGAIN by your friend the clock. And don’t even get me started on rude awakenings. That’s for a post in the future.

It is undoubtedly the rudest thing our bodies do to us. “I just want to sleep.” Seriously, we couldn’t have those extra few minutes in dreamland?

Some people actually get angry. I know I do. And then I just use that anger to put myself right back to sleep…only to wake up 3 minutes later.

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3 Responses to “Waking Up a Few Minutes Before Your Alarm Goes Off”


  1. 1 Sintija June 8, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    I completely agree to this! I hate to wake up earlier than I really should.

    I found your blog accidentaly, but I must say it’s very interesting to read! I could never imagine that someone would create something like this.

  2. 2 florb63 June 10, 2010 at 8:03 PM

    So true. I don’t mind getting up an hour or two before my alarm goes off; I actually like it, knowing I can go right back to sleep. But when it’s just a few minutes before, when you know in the back of your mind you’re about to be jarred awake any second, it’s just awful.


  1. 1 Insomnia « Stuff You Should Hate Trackback on June 9, 2010 at 2:06 AM

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