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Old 05-20-2019, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I've always been more of a nightbird than an early bird. I generally don't set an alarm but when I start eventually hitting the bed at 2am, which means I don't get to sleep for another 30+ minutes & I typically need 7hrs, then I start setting an alarm so that I don't sleep through half the morning.

Sleeping late was fine when it happened the first year in retirement, it made me feel naughty & bad... I like that.
I felt guilty. I would wake up at 7 a.m. and feel as if half the day was gone already. Eventually I got over it.
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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Normally I don't set an alarm clock, but on occasion I do when I have a doctor's appointment. For some reason, the eye doctor loves to schedule me for 7 am.
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:50 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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I set my alarm clock so seldom these days I have to get out the instructions to remind myself how. In the summer it gets light at about 4 am so I'm awake anyway if I want any chance to listen to the dawn chorus outside, but in winter who cares? If I get up in the dark I'd just spend more on electricity.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:29 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Another night owl here. Mr. Bay and I worked swing shift schedules for many years. Night time is my best time to get stuff done. I find it very difficult to get to sleep before 1 or 2 in the morning, and I'm usually up a lot later. Mr. Bay still uses an alarm, but it's set to go off at 12 noon (same as when we were working). If I need to be up earlier than that, he'll set his alarm earlier, and I'll use my smart phone's alarm as a backup.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:43 PM
 
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Just saw a movie in which a retiree sets her alarm clock for apparently no reason other than to wake up at a certain time, but doing such a thing would never even occur to me unless I had an early flight or appointment or something of that nature.

So . . . how many of you retirees still set an alarm clock? And if you do, why, and do you set it for every day, or what?
Only if I have to be someplace early the next morning. Otherwise, no way!
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Just saw a movie in which a retiree sets her alarm clock for apparently no reason other than to wake up at a certain time, but doing such a thing would never even occur to me unless I had an early flight or appointment or something of that nature.

So . . . how many of you retirees still set an alarm clock? And if you do, why, and do you set it for every day, or what?

I haven't set my alarm for almost a year now. I still wake up as early as I did working but I stay up later too. I try to keep appointments to 10 AM or later.
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Old 05-21-2019, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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I don't even have a clock in the bedroom.
If I need to get up by a certain time, I set the alarm on my kindle.
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:06 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Every time Ive set one in the past 30 years or so, I've had to read the manual. I jump out of bed at first light, rarely need to earlier.
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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I have asked all my doctors' receptionists to please schedule me for 10:00 a.m. appointment or later. I'm grateful they have all been fine with that.

I just say "I'm retired" and there must be more than a few people who do that, too.
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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The last 17 years of working the night shift there was no reason to set an alarm. Worked 10p-6a, and slept from 9-10am to whenever and how could I possibly oversleep and not get to work at 10p?
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