I had plans for the early hours of today, many things I wanted and needed to do but the snooze button on my alarm got in the way.
So this morning when my alarm went off with it’s annoying high pitch squeal all plans where pushed aside by the lazy, tired side of my brain. After all hadn’t I stayed up late doing this that and the other, and did I really need to do all the things on my list before lunch, couldn’t it wait a bit? And did I really need that long to do XYZ? And before I knew what I was doing my hand reached out and pressed SNOOZE.
Now my snooze is set at 10min and I figured how much difference can it make, so I snuggled down into the cozy warmth of my bed for an added 10 minutes of blissful dreaming. But when the alarm went off again I couldn’t resist the temptation and Mr Snooze was my ally again. And as the morning crept into the world and I could hear the street awaking around me, my neighbour slammed his front door shut, the kids went noisily on their way to school and dawn made way to blue skies.
But the snoozing me was happy to stay hidden away for a little bit longer and in 10min intervals time passed by. As eyes flickered open and my sleepy gaze fell on the accusing face of my alarm I was suddenly wide awake. Had I really been in snooze-ville for an hour, frolicking in and out of my conscious and unconscious mind? Surely there was a mistake but my phone confirmed the lost hour.
With the snooze still hoovering around my mind and tugging at my eyelids I now need to speed up and get things done when all I really feel like doing is taking a nap!
the snooze button can be a killer!
Carrie Rubin said:
That snooze cycle is seductive and dangerous. Best to stay out of its clutches. 🙂
I know I normally do but today i was weak
Carrie Rubin said:
Happens to all of us. 🙂
Posting you my two cats. You’ll never snooze again. Ever….
lol … well I have allergies so they’d have to stay outside
We’ll have to go to Plan B…..
🙂 … boyfriend?
When I have to get up and be somewhere at a certain time, I’ll set my alarm ten minutes earlier than I have to get up to be able to hit the snooze. I know, it’s stupid and most of time I end up hitting it more. Gotta love that snooze button.
I know but it can get you let and snoozing seems to be nearly better than real sleep
I’m a horrible snoozer myself. The past several months I’ve been pretty good about getting up when my alarm goes off, though. In fact, I’ve gotten so used to it, half the time I wake up before my alarm goes off anyway. This is very unusual for me – as a teenager I could sleep until 1:00-2:00 pm!
It is probably good that you don’t normally snooze; nevertheless, I would offer you the suggestion that you change the duration of your sleep timer (if you can). I read somewhere that 10 minutes is too long because it gives you just enough time to get back to sleep. If you snooze it more than once and end up going back to sleep in between each snooze, you’re actually doing yourself more harm, because eventually you will wake up feeling like you slept poorly. A 10 minute snooze also makes it more likely that you will do what you did: not realize how long you’ve been snoozing.
Also, it is too bad you are allergic (I am too, but that hasn’t stopped me!), because cats are excellent alarm clocks. And there is no way way you’re going back to sleep after a cat knows you’re awake.
oh thanks so much … so a 7min snooze it is then 🙂
That snooze button is a sneaky fellow!
I know so maybe ignore him next week
What the alarm clock needs is a voice to say….”Do you really want to turn me off again?”…..Diane
yes and one that says if you don’t get up you’re in trouble