Who or what wakes you up in the morning?...

@aseretdd (13709)
Philippines
May 22, 2008 12:03am CST
I use to believe that i have this internal clock that goes off every morning... i would wake up at the same time everyday (but i hated waking up early in the morning)... without the use of an alarm clock.. so i was never late for school nor for work... But nowadays... it seems that my internal clock is no longer working... this started after giving birth to my daughter... and strengthened since i don't really have a specific time of going to work... so now... my daughter is the one who wakes me up in the morning... she sleeps earlier than me... since i only get the household chores done when she is asleep... So every morning... she lightly slaps me... or kisses my face until i open my eyes and kisser her back... and that would bet between 6:30 to 8 in the morning... So... how about you... who or what wakes you up in the morning?...
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
22 May 08
We have our alarm clock set every 530 in the morning since my husband works every 6 am, so when he is taking a shower I will prepare his tea, the clothes that I ironed the night before and started to fix the bed! It's not hard for me to stand up that early since I also used to work 6 am, but, even now that I am not working, I can't go back to sleep after that time!But, when no alarm, hard to be on time!LOL!
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
23 May 08
Oh my... you go to work very early in the morning... i don't think i can ever manage that... since i hate waking up early... good thing you are already used to that sort of situation everyday... thanks for the response...
• United States
24 May 08
Yea, I grew up in a place where we need to wake up early to fetch water and do things manually aseretdd!LOL, It was my training ground! Quite hard but no choice before so we learn to love and adopt it!
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
24 May 08
You still fetch water?... that is quite difficult... i thought people don't do that anymore because of the prevalence of running water... but i guess i am wrong... i hope you don't fetch water anymore... thanks for the response...
@chrysz (1603)
• Philippines
23 May 08
My 9 month-daughter would usually wake me up at 6 am. She doesn't cry but would only touch me gently on my face. There was even a time that I was startled because the very moment I opened my eyes, I saw her eyes leveled on mine. I was startled but was very happy. I was an early riser but my biological clock also changed when I had my first daughter. MAybe because we were exhausted that our body is catching up.
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
24 May 08
I guess losing one's internal clock is quite common for new mothers... i just hope mine will comeback when my baby starts going to school... or else she will always be late... thanks for the response...
@chrysz (1603)
• Philippines
24 May 08
I have to wake up early because my child will be attending morning class starting next month. Oh well, that's the fate of being a mother.
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
31 Jul 08
I guess my internal alarm clock must be what wakes me in the morning. I never set an alarm and I very seldom sleep in. But in saying that, today is the first time in about a year, that I slept in . Not by a lot, I should have been up by 7:30 and I didn't get up till 8:15. I should have been on the road by then. So I was about half an hour late today. But it doesn't matter, as I am self employed and it just meant I had to work a little later in the day, to get everything done. o instead of being home by 3 pm I was home at 3:30. I even wake up by 7:30 am on the weekends but I don't always get out of bed then. Sometimes I will go back to sleep for another hour or two, but not very often. I am a morning person and I don't, can't, stay up late at night.
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
Well, i am not a morning person... and i think my baby is also not one... since we usually wake up at 8 am... good thing you are self employed... so you control the time when you need to go to work... in my case... my work hours are flexible... so i don't get late as long as i get to work before lunch time... thanks for the response...
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
i used to wake up by myself too! i thought it was a biological clock or something. i would wake up automatically almost the same time everyday. that was when i was still a student. i use an alarm clock only when i have important appointments (but not school). and also during my first work when i didn't have to get up on a certain time. i could get up anytime and go to work at any time. but when i started going to office on a fixed time, i started using an alarm clock. i don't know why. i guess it is to force me to wake up and remind me that i can't afford to get late at times that i'm feeling lazy. ^__^;;
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
9 Jul 08
When there is no pressure to wake up... we seem to wake up at the same time everyday... that is also in my case right now... my baby wakes me up at the same time... except when she sleeps late at night... i hate being forced to wake up early... i start resenting my job when that happens... thanks for the response...
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• Philippines
3 Jul 08
5:00am is my wake up time, i don't know how but everyday my body woke up when the clock strikes 5.
@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
3 Jul 08
I think you have and internal clock like one of the many who responded to this discussion... they wake up the same time every morning without the help of any alarm clock... thanks for the response... welcome to mylot and i hope you enjoy your stay here...
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
23 May 08
That is such a pleasant way to wake up, aseretdd! I believe that our lifestyles determine to a large extent our sleeping and waking patterns. When I was much younger I [ialwaysi depended upon an alarm clock to wake me, however, as I aged I find it easier to wake up on my own. I keep my radio tuned to a talk station at a low volume and it is usually what wakes me up in the mornings.
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
26 May 08
That is a good idea... except that here in my country... losing electricity in the middle of the night when one is sleeping is quite common... so a digital alarm clock would always be affected... and i agree with you... our lifestyles certainly determine our sleeping and waking pattern... thanks for the response...
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• Philippines
23 May 08
what wakes me up in the morning is the alarm clock. My husband usually set the alarm at 6am. It wakes me up but everytime the clock alarms he put it off and fall back to sleep again, until another 15 minutes then the clock rings again. Well, no time to stay in bed for more minutes. Sometimes our cat would wake us up by scratching the walls of our bedroom and it's so annoying this noise would forced us to wake up.
@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
26 May 08
My sister is like that... after turning off the alarm clock... she would just go back sleeping... so my mother would have to wake her up again... its like she needs morethan 5 minutes to be fully awake... good thing you also have a cat that wakes you up... thanks for the response...
• United States
22 May 08
I will set the alarm clock for that will wake me up. My cat is the one who will also wake me up by walking on top of me and I look up and sure enough he's right there puring away nugding at my head or hand.
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
24 May 08
You have a very sweet and handy cat... i catsat someone like that before... and it gave me the creeps because i was so not used to it... and i never had a pet cat before... we are more of a dog family... thanks for the response...
• Canada
22 May 08
My internal clock is usually damn good at waking me up right before I need to be awake. But if not I always have my alarm set.
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
24 May 08
Good you are also one of those blessed with an internal clock... and much better because you have a plan B just in that plan A won't work... thanks for the response... welcome to mylot... and i hope you enjoy your stay here...
• Philippines
22 May 08
im a single person and always have an alarm clock beside me, set it before my late hours at night.. but you know its not the alarm that wakes me up. when it rings my eyes open but then all a sudden get to sleep again.. and after a while just rushing up because im already late at work.. i know this is a bad habbit that i have to overcome.. going to sleep early is the best thing but i cant leave my energy at work during my late hours..
@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
23 May 08
A lot of people tend to do that... wake up when the alarm rings... then go back to sleep again... my sister is like that until now... but i must agree that there is a need for you to sleep a little early at night... just to regain that energy lost... thanks for the response... and welcome to mylot...
@elisa812 (3033)
• United States
22 May 08
My alarm clock has to wake me up in the morning. I am really a night person, so I tend to stay up really late at night and then sleep really late in the morning. That means if I have to wake up early, then I am in trouble! lol I can easily sleep through classes or work on accident if I don't have my alarm set. When I am with my husband (we don't get to be together much because of his career and my college), then he always wakes up much earlier than me, so sometimes I will hear him and wake up also.
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
22 May 08
For single individuals... the alarm clock is the most common wake up call... but for married ones... it is the partner's movement in the morning... which i think is okay... we cannot always linger in bed longer than we have to... thanks for the response...
@youless (91532)
• Guangzhou, China
22 May 08
Usually my husband wakes up earlier than me. And his behavior will wake me up sometimes. Besides, my cellphone will also wake me up twice. I set it ring in two different time and make sure I have to wake up at last. I love China
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
22 May 08
My husband always uses my cell phone as his alarm clock... but before... he would just tell me the time that i need to wake him up... i the following day... i would wake up at that exact time... kinda weird... but that used to happen... thanks for the response...
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
23 May 08
I woke up to the sound of birds singing today! My watch has an alarm that I set every weekday morning to go off at six thirty in the morning!
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
26 May 08
Wow... that is a nice way to wake... mother nature working her beautiful way to affect our lives... i wonder if i can get the sound of birds as an alarm tone for my cell phone... that would be interesting... thanks for the response...
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
26 May 08
I may be able t record it for you! I just got my new headphones with microphone attached, although now I need to remember what website I used to use to upload the sound!
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
27 May 08
That's great... i hope you can remember that website soon... so i can go check it out... thanks...
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• Singapore
23 May 08
It would be the... sun! I hate it when sunlight filters in through the lousy blinds. Irritate the daylight out of me and spoil my sleep.
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
26 May 08
Oh... so you are not a morning sun person... so i think your bedroom should be situated in the afternoon sun direction... so that the first rays of the sun will not bother your sleep... i used to live in such an apartment... and i would always wake up at around 9 am... thanks for the response...
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• Singapore
26 May 08
I really don't know. I just know that blinds are such a lousy invention.
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
27 May 08
I saw a new type of blinds the other day... and i think you love this one... because it is like sun proof...
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
22 May 08
Well, no one wakes me up in the morning. I have to use an alarm. It is my most fear that I will oversleep and come late to work. However, I use my mobile phone and my son do set up his to. They call me up in different times just to en shore that I will wake up. I need to come up early, since my son do not come up without my help. And the day┬┤s when I do work I have to be at work at seven, and he has a bus to take 07:20. And there are some things you just have to do before you go....some mornings I really do wake up before the alarm, those days are the best days.
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
23 May 08
I always wonder why we have to go to school or work very early... i thought that is robbing us of our much needed long sleep... but i your case... you have a good morning schedule between you and your son... good thing cell phones are not only good for texting and calling... they are now fast replacing the old alarm clocks... thanks for the response...
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
23 May 08
Yeh, cellphones are god for lots of things. I also use it when I am in the kitchen and work with food or cakes. I got a new one for some time ago, but got disappointed since the sound on the alarm is not high enough for me. Some have god sounds, and some do not. But Yesterday I did get one new for my son, It is his birthday today and he needed a new one. It was a god sound in that phone, I really did wake up this morning...
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
24 May 08
A cell phone gift is very nice... i hope to get one someday... but i want the really nice cellphone with real tones not just the polytones... well i would have to wait a long time for that to happen... thanks for sharing...
@julyteen (13258)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Jun 08
i hate to wake up early in the morning but my cellphone alarm force me to get up because i need to open my video shop at 7am. recently, i sleep early at night i don't know my body need it unlike before i am always sleep late or early in the morning. alarm clock is the one waking me up everyday.
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@julyteen (13258)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Jun 08
sorry i forgot this discussion, i already commented it. maybe i comment this before from my interest but now i got it from my email notification.
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
16 Jun 08
Don't worry about it... we all make this kind of mistake... it happened to me once...
@mamakat (321)
• United States
27 May 08
I used to have the best internal clock imaginable. I was amazingly able to lay in bed at night and say to myself 'I need to wake up at 5:15 tomorrow morning.' I'd repeat it several times as I laid in bed. Remarkably whenever I did that, I'd always manage to wake up almost right on the mark the next morning. (I'd still set an alarm just to be safe, but never ended up needing it.) Unfortunately though, I think either the batteries wore out or one of the mechanisms in my internal clock has gone completely haywire. Gone are the days I'm able to wake myself up like that. The cat I had growing up was the next best thing to the internal clock I had. She was pretty consistent with what time she would wake me up in the morning. I think her goal was to wake me up early enough that I'd be able to get in some snuggle time with her and still get ready for school in time. Now though, I'm sans the internal clock and my trusty cat back-up. I wake up on my own again, but with no rhyme or reason to the time. I can wake up any time from two o'clock to around quarter past four in the morning and not be able to go back to sleep again. That sure does make for some long days!
@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
27 May 08
I am sorry about losing your alarm clock and your trusty clock... i guess that can happen to any of us... in my case i lost it when i gave birth... but i am hoping to get it back someday... there must be a certain reason why you lost your internal clock... thanks for the response...
@mamakat (321)
• United States
27 May 08
Aaah, one of the many changes that come with babies! Here's all the positive thoughts and best wishes that you and I regain our clocks some day.
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• United States
25 May 08
I use an clock radio alarm clock.i wake to oldie rock and roll. I wake up at 9am on work days but it varies on non work days. Luckily , I have dual settings.
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
27 May 08
That is good... i haven't had any of those radio alarm clock... that would be much better that the awful sound of a regular alarm clock... it would be nice to be awaken by the sound of one's favorite type of music... thanks for the response...
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• United States
27 May 08
I agree. With that loud sound I would have a heartattack each morning.
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@16031981 (449)
• Jamaica
24 May 08
my son lets me wake up in the mornings. without him i dont think i would have that joy. he is my actual reason for living he is so adorable he would wake up puts his hands on my face an rubs my jaws and say mommy i want cereal little things like these makes you want to wake up in the mornings. my whole world is built up around him. continue aving having fun. God bless
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
27 May 08
Wow, we experience the same thing every morning... except my daughter always ask to be taken to Jollibee... i love mornings because it is another day that i spend with my baby daughter... who is also very adorable... like yours... thanks for the response... welcome to mylot and i hope you enjoy every minute of your stay here...
@16031981 (449)
• Jamaica
27 May 08
i am aving a whole lot of fun everyday. thanks
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@dinxcarin (595)
• Singapore
23 May 08
if there's one thing that would wake me up in the morning -- it's my job. Lolx! I use a celphone too for my alarm. But I really get so lazy waking up that I have to snooze it like 3 to 5 times or until it stops. heheh!
@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
26 May 08
What do you do for a living?... i was once a teacher so i had to go to work as early as 7 am... and we were actually expected to be in school earlier than that... good thing i don't have to wake up very early nowadays... thanks for the response...
• Singapore
26 May 08
It's good thing you have you're not forced to waking up so early in the morning. I work as Graphic Designer and my time is between 8-5 since we have a shuttle to catch on everyday that's why I have no choice .:)
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