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Old 10-26-2016, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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You are not alone - this alarm question has come up in other threads. However, I don't understand what is so disastrous about having to set an alarm. Can you explain it to me?
For me it's because I had to do it for so many years.

Today I was shocked when I woke up at 2:30 pm. I've had sinus/cold issues and had taken Nyquil the night before but, yikes! I do feel better though so I guess my body needed the sleep.
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Old 10-26-2016, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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For me it's because I had to do it for so many years.
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I would understand if you said you didn't like alarm clocks and didn't like to be awakened by one, but the other poster said it was a "disaster". That is very extreme and that is what I didn't understand and still don't. I also had to do it for "so many years", but it's just not that big a deal. It's an unpleasant, "oh damn" feeling for a couple of minutes and then it's over. How bad is that, really?
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Old 10-26-2016, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I would understand if you said you didn't like alarm clocks and didn't like to be awakened by one, but the other poster said it was a "disaster". That is very extreme and that is what I didn't understand and still don't. I also had to do it for "so many years", but it's just not that big a deal. It's an unpleasant, "oh damn" feeling for a couple of minutes and then it's over. How bad is that, really?
I have to agree. That's all I can say. I must not have read the post correctly.
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Old 10-26-2016, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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My four legged alarm clock goes off at 2am, but I get up at 7am.
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Old 10-27-2016, 12:06 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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In the spirit of OP (learning new culture in South America...)


Thailand, when working... small city
Disco pounding till 2AM,
Kareoke till 3AM,
nightly dogfight at 4AM,
Roosters At 5AM,
scooters and 'call to prayer' at 6AM,
trash trucks at 7 AM,
mall PA broadcasting daily specials at 8AM,
work 9 AM to 10 PM (12 hrs was working only a 1/2 day, not 24 (often)).

Was never Quiet, and always plenty to do.

Airplanes are where I usually catch up on rest. From 'wheels up' to 'touch-down', I am OUT. I can hardly wait for some of the upcoming 18hr direct flights! Currently I can only get 14 hrs sleep westbound to HGK or Tokyo in a headwind.
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Old 10-29-2016, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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I like to get up with the sunrise in summer, so around 6am. In winter I like to get up between 7-8am. Morning is my ''quiet time'' when I like to read with my coffee or sometimes listen to early morning talk radio.
I like to get in bed between 12-1am. I love to read in bed at night in the winter.
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Old 10-29-2016, 01:45 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Between 4 and 5. Go to bed around 1030 or so. Slept in today until 515.
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