Do you wake up exactly at a particular time every day ?

@kalav56 (11502)
India
June 13, 2011 3:16am CST
Some people have an auto clock in them and they wake up exactly at the same time everyday even without an alarm clock. Do you belong to such a category? Of late I seem to be doing this quite regularly though it was not so earlier. Please share your experiences.
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@derek_a (10902)
13 Jun 11
Yes, I wake up around 5:30 a.m every morning. I then tend to dose for a little while before getting out of bed, and going into my den to meditate for about an hour. I haven't needed an alarm clock for around 35 years now as I can wake up any time I want to, if I just visualize the time to awaken before I go to sleep each night. I am not a person that needs much sleep, probably because I meditate, that they say has about 80 per cent of the benefits of natural sleep. I have also been on retreats for weekends and didn't go to bed at all. Meditation took care of all my sleeping needs. _Derek
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
13 Jun 11
THat is amazing. But, how is it possible? Will meditaiton compensate for sleep or do you unconsciously go to sleep while meditating?A person is never supposed to go without sleep for more than 3 days isn't it?
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@derek_a (10902)
14 Jun 11
I think we have a lot to learn about our own cabalities. I know that in many Zen monasteries the monks can do amazing things from meditation. Meditation teaches us so much from the experience of looking inwardly at our own self. I once heard that it is the mind that has a strong belief in the need for sleep, but that meditation alone will suffice. I have not got a place where I can do completely without sleep, but I believe that it is possible and have seen some amazing people who have gone 2-3 days without sleeping or appearing to suffer any problems. I have gone from a Friday to a Monday night without sleep, but had meditated a lot during that time. I was sitting some of the time in lotus (cross legged) and some of the time on a chair. Sometimes communicating with others and sometimes in silent meditation, but I didn't do any physical work or activity - it was just about contemplation. I think the meditation took the place of sleep. I did doze at odd moment, but not for long periods because sitting up kept me awake. At the end of the weekend, I felt a little tired, but there was no exhaustion. Whether I could do it again, I don't know. I don't feel inclined to try it, as I now meditate each day at home. I can only give you my experiences. I do not know if any person could do it, or there will more than like some people who can do much more than I can do. One never know unless one is faced with the situation by choice or accidentally.. _Derek
@kalav56 (11502)
• India
14 Jun 11
Your experience is really mindboggling.I was given to understand that if a person goes without sleep for more than 3 days, he would die.Obviously this is some myth concocted by the person who said this to me.
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@mayka123 (11068)
• India
15 Jun 11
I do have the habit of waking up at the same time everyday. There is an alarm set in my mobile for 5.30 am but I usually wake up a few minutes before the alarm rings. The most annoying thing is on holidays also I wake up at 5.30 am and am just not able to go back to sleep after that.
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
9 Aug 11
You being a working woman, would find that annoying because you need to recharge your batteries during the weekend. THnaks dear friend for the response. SOrry for the late cooment. How are you Mayka?
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
9 Aug 11
comment.
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@mayka123 (11068)
• India
10 Aug 11
Hi dear, I am fine, my present job does not allow me to be active much on the net. Make up when my boss leaves in the evenings.
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
17 Jun 11
I am that kind of person too. It does take some getting used to. I mean I have to be in a routine to alarm at that specific time. Then after a week or a few days, I can wake up on that time without having to set up the alarm. I guess it has to do with muscle memory or something. That's just me anyways.^_^
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
17 Jun 11
I agree. Once you get used to it, it becomes simpler.EVen here, some people wake up exactly at the same time irrespective of the number of hours slept . I would miss 15 minutes to half an hour here and my autoclock would go to sleep. Can you please report the troll in this discussion? I am just unable to contact mylot. THanks for your help. Some troll is trailing me and posting unwanted links below my respones.
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
24 Jun 11
Hmm, the troll must have been wiped out because I dont see any links/comments below your responses.
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• Philippines
13 Jun 11
I also woke up the same time way back. I guess due to vices like drinking late at night or playing video games and staying up late ruined the whole thing. Also, now that I'm working on a shifting schedule it seems my body clock won't be adjusted at a fixed time anymore.
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
13 Jun 11
Once we get used to late nights it becoems very difficult to wake up early.Thanks for sharing.
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
Yes, it does ruin everything.
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@surekharathi (14134)
• India
24 Oct 12
No this is not possible for me to wake up on exact time daily. Some time wake up at 7 O'clock or some time on changing time. We both not wake up on fixed time.
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
5 Jan 13
For people who find it difficult, an alarm clock always comes in handy.THanks for the response.
@fantabulus (4005)
• India
18 Aug 12
Hahha...this is impossible for fanta because fanta is lazy person. Change the waking time because if children holiday means my work is start late.
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
28 Aug 12
It is ok to start work late one day.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
24 Jun 11
Hi! I work in an office and so I have a fixed time of coming in and going home. I always wake up at 5:30 AM because I have to be at the office by 7. I still use an alarm clock though. I don't wanna miss my wake up time because I can't afford to be late. But there are times that I wake up even before my alarm clock starts ringing. I guess if I didn't use an alarm clock I'd still wake up at the same time. Guess it's a habit that my body has already gotten used to.
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
16 Aug 11
It is indeed! And it is a good habit too. You seem to be quite disciplined and thta is why you seem to wake up at the same time without much trouble. THanks for dropping by and am really sorry for catching up so late.
• China
17 Jun 11
On working days i have alarm clock,it is 6:20 on the morning,but at the weekend even there is no alarm clock i will also wake up at that time,but i can continue to sleep.
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
30 Jun 11
So , even wihtouit an alarm clock , your sauto clock is functional. Welcome to the forum.I see you are new here ; enjoy your time here/
• India
15 Jun 11
Yes, I do. And I love it. I hate waking even 5 minutes late. And somehow, even if I sleep 2-3 hours late, my body clock is so attuned to wake up a particular time, that even Alarm Clock is not required. And I feel that this is a really good habit. Only when I am really sick that I miss my waking time., otherwise 364 days I will be on time.
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
15 Jun 11
It is defintely a good habit. May you enjoy good health always!
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
Hi, when i was work in a company i'm always waking up at 4:00 in the morning because from my home to company is 2 hours to travel, its not easy for me to wake up early but later on i can wake up without using my alarm it is good for me if i have a work for the next day but my problem now even my rest day i also wake up at 4am and when i thought that i havent work so i go back to sleep it always happens to me during my rest day.
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
16 Jun 11
So, your auto clock puts you into trouble unnecessarily. THere seems to be advanatages and disadvantages in evry case.However, in your case the former outweighs the latter.
• United States
13 Jun 11
No because I don't go to bed the same time every night. not that this would really be the reason. Adrian wakes up at the same time every day and it is pissing him off it is too early. I don't have that problem.
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
16 Jun 11
I too tend to sleep extra if I go to bed too late.However, if it is just half an hour or so, I would wake up at the usual time.THanks for dropping by.
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
Yes, i do too. I believe its called body clock. Wherein your body tends to wake up at a certain time. Specially if you go to school or work everyday. I think in a way your body develops its own system so as to keep you all ready for the day. I also believe that as we age,we tend to wake up earlier than usual. Observe old folks in your house or neighborhood. They usually wake up at around 5 am. Well here in our country its like that. I just don't know in yours.
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
16 Jun 11
In my country too, old people do wake up early.I am getting old nowadays but generally I am unable to wake up early.5 am is just too early for me but I sleep quite late and 12 or 12.30 is also fine with me.If I sleep at 11 oclock Ill wake up at 6+
@lady1993 (20536)
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
Sometimes i do that too, but not exactly the same time, maybe 5-10 minutes apart... I've been waking up at 7:00-7:15 for almost 3 weeks, since it's summer I can wake up anytime. But now I have to change my body clock since classes have started and my classes start at 7:30 am.
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
14 Jun 11
When you are in school or in college, there is always a compulsion to get up and finish the daily duties to run to school.THanks for the response.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
13 Jun 11
Yes I have also an auto clock. But it is not for every day. When I have to catch early morning train I wake up just time without an alarm clock. This also happens when I have to attend an early morning programme. I think this occurs for psychological reaction.
@kalav56 (11502)
• India
14 Jun 11
It seems to be so.But, as long as your sleep is not disturbed at night with teh constant thought of waking up properly at the given time it is ok.THank s a lot for sharing.
@sjvg1976 (18386)
• Delhi, India
13 Jun 11
Excatly i do have auto clock.Earlier i used to get up 7:00Am daily but then i realised that i should get up a bit early so i started to wake up at 6:30 Am. For 2~3 days i had to feed alarm in my mobile to get up but after some days i used to get up at 6:30 Am automatically & now i donot use alarm & still get up at right time.
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
14 Jun 11
So, your body just sets its internal alarm clock right in a veyr short while. THnaks a lot for the respones.
@snjay20 (13)
• India
13 Jun 11
Yes, I do , I guess i have inner clock which controls me itself, I don't need any clock , usually i wake up @ 7 o'clock in the morning, miracle is that it cannot sleep after 7 o'clock ;-). but if due to some reason if i need to wake up early in the morning yes ,it works again for me, it helps me to wake up early in the morning as well , i don't know how , but yes it works ....!!!!
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
14 Jun 11
You seem to be a disciplined person with a lot of stamina and will power. Welcome to THE forum.I see you are new here.Enjoy yourself making friends and particiapting in discussions.
• India
13 Jun 11
I am a little bit more sleepy person. Sometimes i wake up at 5 am or sometimes at 10am. I remember, one day i had woke up at 2 pm! Its my record of waking up too late. I don't have autoclock, even alarm clock don't work for me. When i wake up(by alarm) only and only thing which is always in my mind is to off it. Even sometimes when i get up i don't remember that i had off alarm in morning.(my sister tells me.). I really want to do each and every thing of life regularly and continuly. I hope one day i'll get enough will power to wake up at specific time.
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
14 Jun 11
Only when we wake up early we seem to have plenty of time at our disposal to do our regualr duties.Otherwise things get awry. THnaks for dropping by .
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
i have a six-hour body clock. regardless of what time i sleep, (unless somebody or something wakes me up) i would wake up six hours after. if i sleep at 10pm, i'll be up at 4am. if i sleep at 11:15pm, i'll be up at 5:15am. my only problem is if i sleep early like 9pm... i'd be waking up at 3am. as much as possible i don't make a habit of over-sleeping so my alarm is also set at 5:30am. so even if i sleep late, i'd still wake up early.
@kalav56 (11502)
• India
13 Jun 11
Hi I too need about six hours of sleep. But I wake up at 7.1o every day excpet when I sleep at 2 oclock or 3oclock. If it is 11 also I get up at 7.10 at times.Some times it is 6.45 .THanks for sharing.
@allknowing (72751)
• India
13 Jun 11
Yes I do but sometimes when things go out of gear and the normal routine is upset everything else including getting up and going to sleep too gets affected. I have realised one thing having a system in one's life goes a long way in doing what one needs to do without hassles.
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
13 Jun 11
Very true allknowing! Being systematic works real wonders. And when normal routine gets upset or we have a very late night, then things do go out of order.
• Indonesia
13 Jun 11
Every work day i woke up on 05.00 AM, yeah it's bad, in Jakarta, Indonesia all student must go to school at 06.30 AM. Its doing to reduce high traffic on Jakarta. But on weekends or holiday, i woke up at 05.15 for pray (iam a muslim :) ) and sleep again untik 8.00 AM d^_^b
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
13 Jun 11
THat is intersting .So, all students would follow the same rule.THanks for sharing.