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Apr 29, 2019 08:28:10

Snooze Button

by @phaidenbauer PATRON | 241 words | 35🔥 | 35💌

Philipp Haidenbauer

Current day streak: 35🔥
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I have flextime at work. So I don't need to start on a specific hour and end on a specific hour. I need to attend the meetings and must reach my target working hours per week.

This leads to a huge problem with the Snooze Button on my alarm. I don't have my mobile phone nearby my bed as the bed should be a place for sleeping and only certain other activities.

So I've got an old style alarm where I can easily change the waking hours because of my paramedic night shifts. (If there is much to do in the night, I sleep longer, if not I wake up earlier.)

Anyway, since I almost never have appointments before 9 o'clock in the morning, I'm hitting the snooze button pretty badly sometimes.

Today was such a day. The alarm took off at 4:55 a.m. (my paramedic nightshifts normally end at 5 a.m. and I need to return the pager on point) I pressed snooze so often, it was 7:30 a.m. until I finally got up. I hate when I do that.

I've tried everything, placing the alarm in another room, so I have to stand up to cancel it. Try different alarms, try multiple alarms. Nothing really helped, somehow my brain managed to stay in a sleepy mood and conducted me back to bed.

I think I need to make a Streak out of this wake up early thing, to make it a habit. We'll see.

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    @phaidenbauer Does your work schedule allow you the flexibility to set a schedule for yourself and stick to it? I heard Arnold Schwarzenegger gets GREAT sleep....

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 29, 2019 07:57:53
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      @brandonwilson Well normally I'm trying to be at work at 6am or 6:30am. But recently I had a night were I could not get any sleep, as we drove through the Night, because of so many "urgent":) emergencies. And that always destroys the cycle for the whole week.

      Philipp Haidenbauer avatar Philipp Haidenbauer | Apr 29, 2019 19:15:00
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