Whether you start your day with a chirp, tweet or a buzz, it’s time to wake up! UGH!
That dreaded noise rings at the same time every morning. Why must I wake up? Can’t I snooze just a little longer? Maybe just 5 more minutes? At some point you might throw the alarm – hope it’s not your phone – bang the snooze button continuously or bury yourself under pillows, hoping it stops.
Or maybe the ringing of the alarm clock fills you with joy as you bound out of bed to greet another day this side of the grass. Whatever your wake-up style, your “alarm clock personality” says a lot about you.
What’s your alarm clock personality?
Snooze sneaker. If you hit the snooze button over and over and over and over, it’s clear you’re not a morning person. But it also might mean you’re a deadline oriented person who waits until the last moment to do what needs to be done. Remember that science experiment in fourth grade that you stayed up all night to finish? Even though you had months to prepare. Hmmm… If you want to be more productive before the rest of the world wakes up, learn how to become a morning person.
Clock banger. If you bang on your snooze button every morning, you might not be getting the sleep you need at night to feel well-rested when it’s time to wake up. Maybe you suffer from insomnia or even sleep apnea. Pressing snooze because you can’t bear the thought of starting your day on a daily basis, could also be an early warning sign of depression or anxiety. Try setting an alarm to remind you when it’s time to go to bed and wear a sleep tracker to help you learn more about your sleep patterns and how they can be improved.
Snooze warrior. If you have a clock on your night stand, one across the room and the phone set, you clearly don’t trust yourself to wake up in a timely manner. We’ve all been there, freaking out about being on time in the morning. We say to ourselves, “If there’s a clock ringing across the room, I’ll get up!” But whether it actually works is a different story. Start looking at your need for sleep the same way you look at how/when/whey you exercise. And then plan for a winning sleep routine.
Snooze dependent. Given the option, you love the idea of a gentle nudge in the morning to wake up – instead of an alarm clock. If your morning wakeup routine consists of a roommate or partner nagging and shaking you to wake up, it’s time to ask yourself why? Is it because you don’t trust your alarm clock – or you don’t trust yourself? If you’re struggling with anxiety, it’s time to turn down the noise in your head for a more restful night’s sleep.
Morning keener. If you get up earlier than you need to, you’re a stereotypical, cherry morning person. You set the alarm early, no matter the circumstance and you’re never late. You make time to have a morning coffee, scroll through social media, read the paper or watch the news. This can lead to a stress-free and productive way to start your day. Clearly you have your sleep needs figured out – gold star for you.
Alarm clock fun facts
- 83% of 19-29 year old’s use a phone alarm
- About 10% of people ignore their alarm the first 3 times
- The average time an alarm clock is set for is 7:04 a.m.
- More than 50% of people over 55 wake up au natural
- Men are more likely to forget to set an alarm clock than women
Rest well & wake up ready to go!
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