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Snoozin'.... [Jan. 12th, 2009|09:33 am]
I will admit it, I don't get snooze alarms. No, wait, that's not really true. Mine is enabled and I use it as a back-up, in case I fall asleep in the midst of pulling off covers, or removing a cat from my chest. It's happened - and I've been damn glad that it was there for me.

There was a time, when I was younger, and there were pterodactyls and stuff, when I would use the time between alarm and snooze alarm, to contemplate the day, muse on what I would accomplish that day.

But adulthood conspired to end that routine -- for starters, I had too much to do to lay around and contemplate. Hell, contemplation is for the toilet and I'm clever enough to form a to-do list and tie my sneaker laces at the same time. Plus, I found that really, I'd also developed the ability to fall right back to sleep. (Or, was sleep-deprived enough that my cerebrum demanded every second of downtime it could get...you decide.) So, really I wasn't snoozing, I was conked out.

So, instead of having the adrenalin shot of alarm-induced panic -- even here, my WASPguilt kicks in...augh, I've been caught sleeping! I should be building nations or oppressing natives, or something! -- instead of that single jolt of stomach acid-producing upright awareness, I was getting two, or three.

And frankly, it was aging me. That is just way too much panic to start the day with. I HATE the moment of waking up. Hate it. So, why the hell would you make yourself go through that two-three times in a morning?

Because most adults are like me and fall right back to sleep after hitting the snooze. No, really. After all, I've slept with quite a few of you, haven't I?

Why would you do that? (Use the snooze alarm, I mean, not sleep with me. There are many things I feel inadequate about...and that ain't one of them.)

Why not just get as much sleep as you possibly can and then when the alarm finally goes off, for the first time, at the last possible moment to give you just enough time to get your stuff done in the morning, just get the hell up?

I dunno, I'll go for the unbroken extra 10-15 minutes of sleep every time, personally.

By the way, this is a rhetorical question. Don't waste your time telling me about how you're the one of five people on this earth who gradually slide awake using a snooze alarm and it's a much better way to wake up. And I totally don't want to hear about the only way you can get out of bed is to be woken out of a near-sound sleep several times...snooze alarms, I've found, are right up there with religion and I will NEVER believe you. No matter what. We just won't discuss it and I will concentrate on your charms.

From: kudrasslipper
2009-01-12 03:36 pm (UTC)
well, I won't mention, then, how my internal clock just gets me up about the same time every day, no alarms necessary. It makes days when I really DIDN'T have to be up a little annoying, however. But we won't bother discussing that.

I was just going to ask a clarification question about the whole "Slept with quite a few of you" phrase, because I don't think we've actually ever actually SLEPT (like, you know... unconscious and all that) together, and now I feel a little gypped.

This unintended slight can only be solved by a pajama party.
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[User Picture]From: mistressfetch
2009-01-12 04:39 pm (UTC)

"This unintended slight can only be solved by a pajama party."

I second this! And just think how happy the captain will be surrounded by all those hot b*tches!
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2009-01-12 09:23 pm (UTC)
My internal clock seems to be broken -- or at least thwarted by ear plugs. But I pretty much get up at the same time every day anyway. It makes Monday soooo much less painful. Plus, heaven forbid I waste an hour of daylight!

I am totally up for a pajama party. However, I don't own pajamas...which will make for an interesting pajama party, although then we're going to go right back to the whole "sleeping" issue...
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