The morning world is a problem for the night owls. They aren’t programmed to be awake early in the day so they rely on the blast of alarm clocks. But people hit snooze almost automatically as if the alarm has no use at all. They don’t wake up at the time they’re supposed to.
The snooze button may be the reason for our tardiness masked with drought excuses. There’s a way to fight against the malevolent yet mitigating button.
Set your alarm time further back. When you’re supposed to get up at 6:30, start the alarm at 6:10. With five minutes lapse time, you can hit snooze four times and still be on time.
But sometimes our brain gets wiser than we wanted it. In time, it would learn to disregard the alarm because it’s firing way too early. Snooze after snooze after snooze and then you’re late.
If you think this is you, invest in a flying alarm clock. After you hit the snooze once, the alarm will travel across the room so you won’t know where it is. In the next alarm cycle, you’ll have to stand up and find the alarm to disalarm it. Then you’re awake.
A cheaper alternative is lock the alarm in a box and throw the key across the room. You’d then have to search the key to stop the violating noise.
There are people who could stand up, slip their hands on every space to get the key, open the box but snooze it and still able to drool into sleep. Well, it’s good that they have patience and controlled temper but they’re still late. Supergluing the snooze button may work for them.
What about those that are not bothered by the noise? The sleepyheads who could still dream in the middle of a war?
If this is you, you need help. You could ask a friend to call you so you’ll have to open your phone and let the friend do the screaming (or cussing). Or have your brother wake you up in the morning by plunging boiling water on your face (us brothers will be happy to volunteer).
What helps you overcome the snooze button?