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Old 05-21-2019, 06:57 AM
 
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DH has an internal alarm clock and never sets it. I don't know how he dares do this but it works for him.

I only set mine if I have an appointment and doubt I could or would get up without it.
After having overslept a few times in my 20ís (a dreadful feeling I might add), my dad suggested I jettison the alarm clock. It was anti-intuitive, but his rationale was, ďif you WANT to get up, youíll get up.Ē I tested it with an alarm clock as a backup for a few months, and found he was right. Eventually found I didnít need the alarm at all. Havenít used an alarm clock more than a handful of times in the last 40 years. I usually only set it if I have an insanely early flight, and even then, iíll Wake up before the alarm. If I donít have an appointment, I have no problem sleeping in. Havenít overslept since - not once.
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Old 05-21-2019, 12:15 PM
 
Location: annandale, va & slidell, la
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Four years and counting without a wake up alarm. Only use alarm to wake up for vacation flights.
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Old 05-21-2019, 01:38 PM
 
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I don't set clocks. I don't even know what date it is.

Look at calendar for appts for next week over the weekend. All Dr appts are scheduled for afternoons
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:21 PM
 
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"how many of you retirees still set an alarm clock?"
this one.
"And if you do, why,..."
our dogs.
"...and do you set it for every day, or what?"
every single day.
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Old 05-22-2019, 02:34 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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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.

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Of course, if it's fasting, it's a different stoty

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Old 05-22-2019, 02:55 AM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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I set the alarm on my phone for 6 am, 2 pm and 10 pm in order to give one of my dogs her meds three times a day. No alarm clock needed for me, I rarely sleep past 5 am.
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Old 05-22-2019, 04:47 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Both retired. My wife sets an alarm to go to her early morning exercise. I'm usually up by 5 to go out with the dog. After 39 years working in a building with no windows, I like to grab all the daylight and sunshine I can.
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Old 05-22-2019, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I set the alarm on my phone for 6 am, 2 pm and 10 pm in order to give one of my dogs her meds three times a day. No alarm clock needed for me, I rarely sleep past 5 am.
Gee whiz! That's the time when I'm going to bed, although sometimes I don't hit the sack until 6am. Being retired, I love being up all night long! When the sun rises, I'm off to bed!
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Old 05-22-2019, 10:32 AM
 
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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 suppose I would need an alarm clock to set one. Perhaps the question should have been do you have an alarm clock?



The smart phone is just a much better way to do it. And I get up early regardless so rarely even use that.
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Old 05-22-2019, 10:47 AM
 
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We donít since we generally wake up around 6am to 7am.
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