If your alarm clock rings, do you turn it off and go back to sleep

Philippines
March 17, 2011 3:03am CST
My son is so funny,he sets his alarm at night and when it rings to wake him up,he turns it off and so he's always late getting to school.
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@chuyins123 (2118)
• Philippines
18 Mar 11
I do the same thing before too. Setting alarm to wake up early and not to be late going to the office but it's not effective. So i stopped setting up an alarm. I tried my best to wake up early without an alarm.
• Philippines
18 Mar 11
yes,anyway we have our own body clock that sometimes we get up earlier before the clock rings.
• Philippines
19 Mar 11
Yes, and just like today, i wake up early without an alarm. We go for a jog and aerobics. I get to office just right on time. :) a productive day ahead without relying to an alarm at its start. :)
• Philippines
20 Mar 11
if you are used to it and be disciplined,you can do it.
• Philippines
8 Aug 11
If I woke up still too sleepy, I'll set it up again, maybe for 5 to 10 minutes and then I'll get up. I just need some 5 or 10 minute rest before I get up from my bed. But I find the alarm clock really useful. I never abuse it, I really wake up.
• Philippines
9 Aug 11
That is good because following your alarm clock as it yells is like doing the command of a nagging mother with respect
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• Philippines
10 Aug 11
That's right! I want to be disciplined always.
@K46620 (1996)
• United States
18 Mar 11
Unfortunately I sometimes do that! OR worse, I forget to set the alarm after adjusting what time I want it to go off- like I did this morning
• Philippines
18 Mar 11
ha,ha,ha, maybe you need to get another alarm to remind you that you need to set your second alarm that will wake you up in the early morning.
@K46620 (1996)
• United States
28 Mar 11
lol! guess what- it happened again this morning!
@sweet_pea (3326)
• Philippines
18 Mar 11
I do too! It's nice to snuggle just a few minutes more. But before that alarm beeps, my body somehow has this built in alarm clock. I usually wake up in the wee hours of the morning just to see how many hours more can I sleep before it beeps, then I doze back to sleep. I usually give myself another 15 minutes more after the alarm beeps, before I wake up and head off to the shower.
• Philippines
18 Mar 11
so you are also doing the same adjusting your alarm a bit late.Why don't you place a glass of water beside you so that when it rings you drink it then go back to sleep, before it rings again for sure you will feel the need to flush and therefore whether you like it or not you will stand.
@sweet_pea (3326)
• Philippines
21 Mar 11
Nah! I don't want to drink water so early in the morning. I usually get myself out of bed when I know I would already be late if I snuggle a little longer. In fact just today, I almost got late. I had adjusted the time wrongly. I had it set at 5:30am then in half-asleep eyes, I adjusted it again to 5:45am. So I thought, unfortunately I set the alarm at 5am. Naturally it would only beep 5am the following day. When I checked my watch it was already 5:59. Would you imagine how fast I did all my daily routine? I was wonder woman! Fortunately, I was at the office before 8am.
@edev85 (26)
• Indonesia
17 Mar 11
I usually turn the alarm off and get back to sleep. But sometimes, i directly wake up and get prepared for work. If i turn it off, after few minutes my girlfriend calls me and wake me up.
• Philippines
17 Mar 11
Sometimes ,we, ourselves are the alarm itself. We wake up first before the alarm rings because our mind is already set to remind us of our daily routine.
• Australia
29 Mar 11
It is my practice too, that i am already awake before the alarm clock ringing, maybe because before I go to sleep, I set my mind that I should wake up early so that I might not late in my appointment. Sometimes I am already awake and still at bed just waiting for the clock to ring before I rise.
@chum24 (569)
• Philippines
20 Jun 11
hi!! well, i usually woke up when it alarms because as a student a have many things to do preparing myself my breakfast etc. also im scared to be late especially if our clinical instructor is very strict ;].
• Philippines
9 Aug 11
As a student, time management is very much important and so your alarm clock plays an important role.
@lady1993 (18435)
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
I do that sometimes too- I set an alarm but then when i think it's too early and I still need to get more sleep, I just snooze it for a few minutes. Fortunately I never get late for school.
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
good girl you do obey and don't fight with your alarm clock because they are just machines that care.
• India
29 Mar 11
hi i am rahul from india!!! hi dear your son is really funny who off aleays the alarm og the clock and slepp again. and after that he always go to late school. its like a any funny comedy video dear.
• Philippines
30 Mar 11
Yes it is true, I told him that "better not adjust your alarm so that YOU WILL NO LONGER BE DISTURBED". He is really a very funny stubborn kid but it is a miracle that he will be graduating this April.
@raj7shot (842)
• India
19 Mar 11
I am having this kind of habit.I will immediately cut the alarm and sleep for another 5 to 10 min then only i will wake up...
• Philippines
20 Mar 11
well,just like one of our friends doing, adjust your time 30minutes late to the required time that you must be awake but then of course oftentimes since we know that adjustment we did,we keep on getting back to a sound sleep.zzzzzzzzzz
• Singapore
19 Mar 11
My alarm is usually placed somewhere, where I won't be able to reach easily just by stretching my hands, eg on a nearby table. So I'll need to get up to switch it off.
• Philippines
19 Mar 11
That is better,the louder it is the more the chance you'll get attention to that and therefore you are forced to stand.
@byteman (61)
• India
18 Mar 11
HaHahahaha... I too have the same problem. I am not joking. But I too have the same habit of turning off my alarm clock when it rings in the early morning. I set my alarm at night. When it rings in the morning, I set "snooze" on the alarm until it completes two or three more rounds and after that I turn it off. I have been doing this for more than 2 years. But I found a solution for this funny behaviour of mine. Now I am placing two alarms at the two corners of my bed-room. I set bothe the alarms so that they ring at the same time. So, I have to walk to both the ends of my room and turn them both off. In this way, I wont feel sleepy after turning my alarms off! Try the same idea with your son . It might work!
• Philippines
18 Mar 11
ha,ha,ha,don't you think i might be the one doing that,he might say mama,will you please turn off the alarm clocks so i can go back to sleep.Teens,teens,teens.
• Philippines
18 Mar 11
It depends. I usually ste my alarm clock an hour earleir than my intended wajke up call. I get awaken by the clock but I had the tendency to turn it off and sleep for a few more minutes (that sometime sleads to an hour). At least, I get up on time and still steal a few winks before actually getting out of bed.
• Philippines
18 Mar 11
wow,an hour earlier that is a very nice back to sleep adjustment.anyway,how about another hour. just kidding. have a nice waking up habit.
@gerald_lian (2193)
• Australia
18 Mar 11
Haha, believe me when I say this - most people actually do turn the alarm off and go back to sleep, yours truly included! The only exception is that in my case, I press the "snooze" button, so that the alarm actually rings again after a couple of minutes. I normally snooze the alarm for about 4-5 times before actually waking up (unwillingly, of course! ). It is always a nice feeling to tell yourself you can continue sleeping for a little while even after the alarm has gone off.......
• Philippines
18 Mar 11
yeah, if only the alarm can talk he might say I HAVE ENOUGH OF YOU!!!, then blaming me again and again that you were late because of me huh..., sounding like a nagging mommys,ha,ha,ha.
@xien2xien (1383)
• Philippines
18 Mar 11
i usually alarm my clock 10-15minutes my desired alarm time, i usually get lazy of waking up so i just turn it of and go back to sleep and most perfectly i wake up after 10-15minutes hehe
• Philippines
18 Mar 11
good suggestion how about a bit longer lets say 30 minutes,it is a bargaining plea for a longer nap.
@AKRao24 (19573)
• India
17 Mar 11
Hi Dear Macayadann! I have my mobile phone as my Alarm clock and I have set one tune of instrumental music from one old Hindi movie which is very sweet one! I like that music very much and I feel happy to start my day with that sweet music! Since it is set once and the option of every day has been selected I need not set this Alarm on daily basis.Previously I used to get up immediately after the alarm has started to enjoy the tune! Now since I have postponed my work by one hour, now a days I listen to the tune completely before putting it off just to get after one hour later, when I am woken up by my farm watchman! I think there is some similarity between your son and me, No? LOL! Thanks for the discussion!
• Philippines
30 Mar 11
It is soothing just like the morning breeze and the chirping sound of birds,better than the sound of alarming clock. The day starts with a smile.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
17 Mar 11
I don't have the option of a snooze button on my alrm clock. When it rings, it is just wise for me to get out of bed and get moving for the day. if i were to fall back asleep, my daughter would miss her schoolbus then i would be running her off to school instead because i didnt abide my alarm clock.
• Philippines
30 Mar 11
The heroic battle of mothers whether we like it or not we need to face the battle of getting up early to start the abusive routines. And so armed with alarm clock, we go to rise and keep moving.
• India
17 Mar 11
according to me you do one thing alarm keep far away from him when alarm starts ringing then he couldn't turns it off and he easily wake up in the morning and always be in time for school . please try to this method. thank you.
• Philippines
30 Mar 11
I have done that and it turned out that our alarm clock became his loud voice asking me to turn it off for he was still sleeping. We all woke up because of him.
• Philippines
17 Mar 11
aren't we supposed to turn it off when it rings and then go back to sleep? i thought that was the law! hehehe
• Philippines
30 Mar 11
ha,ha,ha law of stubborn,hope this will not be read by my son.
• Philippines
17 Mar 11
Hi! I do this too. I'm the kind of person who is hard to wake up. I use my phone as my alarm clock. When it rings, I snooze it for 5 minutes. Sometimes, I take 2-3 snoozes before I actually get up I'm usually not late but I get just in the nick of time. Though I love the sleep and the snoozes, I find that I would need to hurry preparing to go so I won't be late.
• Philippines
17 Mar 11
yes, I do that also adjusting the alarm once it rings.I do not understand, we will stand anyway why not in the first ring we hear instead, well,maybe because our blood is not yet awake that pulls us back to sleep.
• China
17 Mar 11
Yes i do turn off and sleep back. Actually i always put more then one alarm as in one time alarm i can't wake up. So i do put more then one and always wake up after last alarm. As when i turn off alarm before i check the time. Good day!
• Philippines
17 Mar 11
I just hope that the interval of the ringing will not keep you late to report for work.