Oversleeping... or not...

@vivasuzi (4125)
United States
January 13, 2007 11:26am CST
Have you ever woken up about 10-15 minutes after your alarm was SUPPOSED to go off, jumped out of bed freaking out that you overslept, sat their questioning why the alarm didn't go off.... and then suddenly realized it's Saturday and you don't have to go to work? Yeah, I did that today! Some weeks, I completely lose track of the days and I wish I had a clock that said the day by it. So anyone else have this or a similar experience before?
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@thejoot (70)
13 Jan 07
Happens to me far too much. The brief panic is worth the relief and happiness gained by realising you can go back to sleep.
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@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
14 Jan 07
Yes it really feels good to know you can go back to sleep. However it stinks when the same thing happens, and you think you don't have to go to work, than you realize you DO have to!
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@grbnrj (105)
• India
14 Jan 07
yaa right! it brings me more fun when i see that i can again go back to bed as it is a holiday. i enjoy it very much.
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@kiiizu (1901)
• Estonia
13 Jan 07
No. At first, I'm always working on Saturday (my days off are Sunday, and Monday). And, my days off are valuable to me, just because of extra sleep. Every Thursday evening (my longest working day) I say, there are only two days left... Tomorrow morning I shall not open my eyes until it's 10 o'clock.
• United States
13 Jan 07
lol that's funny, yeah I used to do the same thing all the time. Now I don't have much to worry about if I wake up late or not.
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13 Jan 07
Haha! Yes I do this all the time, I work Monday, Wednesday and Thursday so I always have to figure out what day it is and if I really need to get up or not. Tuesday is always the worst though! I never thought about getting a clock with the day on it... have to look into that. Sure my husband would appreciate me not waking him up all the time to ask what day it is!
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@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
14 Jan 07
Yikes, reminds me of when I was in school. Classes/work was different every day so I'd have trouble remembering when to set my alarm, and what time to get up. I bought my dad a clock (link below) that shows the days, plus allowed him to program 3 separate alarms based on the day of the week. I never thought to get myself one! Now I'm on a more standard schedule, and only have this issue on Sat/Sun which doesn't matter b/c I don't NEED to get up at a certain time anyway. Clock Link: The link was too long to type so go to www.brookstone.com and search for SmartSet. There's a whole collection now! When I bought it for my dad a few years ago they only had one, but now you have more choices :)
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• Canada
13 Jan 07
ROFL!!!!!! I'm so sorry for the shocking start to your morning but that was really funny ;) I've never done that on a weekend (but then, I work 7 days a week, in some form or another, so I set my alarm every day). However, I have had occasions where the alarm hasn't gone off and I wake up in that freaking out mode you described. Instead of getting going, I stand there trying to figure out WHY the alarm didn't go off... who turned it off? was the volume turned down? did I turn it off and just fell back to sleep? did I hit the wrong button somehow? LOL In the meantime, I keep getting more and more behind schedule!
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@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
14 Jan 07
I've done that too, and I spend like 5 minutes trying to figure out if I set my alarm correctly, or just didn't hear it, or perhaps I did hear it but I was half asleep and turned it off! Luckily I still manage to be on time for work when that happens, almost at least :)
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@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
13 Jan 07
Oh yean, been there, done that. I've done it on more then one occassion. I'll wake up all of a sudden and see the clock time and start to panic. Usually by the time I go to leave my bedroom I've realized that I didn't have to get up. Sometimes I can go back to sleep but there are other times I can't and I just try to get a head start on my day.
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• United States
13 Jan 07
Yes this happens to me too,i guess a few couple of times.Im supposed to be at work at 6am.Then i woke up at a latter time i just sit bolt up right and dont know what im gonna do first.And feel that my stomach is gonna be sick coz im so nervous only to realize that i dont have to work coz its weekends.lol.
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
15 Jan 07
Been There - Done that! I think our bodies get in a habbit of getting up at a certain time and it just wakes up when it is time to. I have also had times when I knew I had to wake up at a time that was new to me. I would find myself waking up every hour just to check the clock. Body shedules are weird.
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• United States
15 Jan 07
I've done that. My daughter usually has an approximate time she gets up. So on those days she decides to sleep in, I wake up before her. It really sucks because I'm not usually tired enough to want to fall back to sleep - but I'm bummed because I had the chance. Of course she also gets up early on those days I want to sleep in a little longer, lol.
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@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
15 Jan 07
Yeah it is weird. It's like your body keeps thinking it's time to get up even when it's not. Have you ever woken up at 3 am or something thinking it's time to get up for work, just to realize you still have 4 hours? I've done that! Boy is it a relief to know I can go back to sleep :)
• United States
17 Jan 07
LOL... I have done that before. I have made it all the way to the shower before realizing what day it was before as well. It's amazing how quickly we can become disoriented during the night isn't it?
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@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
20 Jan 07
I usually don't make it out of my room before I remember :) But I am usually awakened enough to go to the bathroom and sometimes even watch TV for a bit before going back to sleep.
• India
14 Jan 07
yes it happens to me often.....sometimes even i switch the alarm off the last night and get up like how u said ...blame the alarm ...then realize its a sunday ,or saturday.... ha ha ....really a very great relief after a huge panic
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@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
14 Jan 07
Yeah it is a relief, and then I end up sleeping very well after that b/c I realize that I can :)
• United States
14 Jan 07
I know the kind of feeling your talking about, but my situation is a little different. I work 24 hours on and 48 hours off, so the day of the week doesn't really matter to me. I usually have the problem of waking up about 10-15 minutes before my alarm clock goes off. It's like a mental alarm clock that never lets me get that last 10-15 minutes of sleep. I also have the problem of turning the alarm clock off in my sleep, so now I have to set the alarm clock across the room inorder for me to get up and turn it off, usually triping over everything in the process because Im still half asleep. So your not the only one and Im sure their will be plenty more.
@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
14 Jan 07
Maybe it's b/c you hate the sound of your clock! For awhile I was using a regular beep beep alarm clock and i would wake up early and stare at it so I could shut it off before it beeped. So I use my TV now, much less annoying, and plan to use a music or sound effect one in my future when I get married. I'm going to make my future husband get rid of his beep beep one too b/c I just can't stand it!
• United States
14 Jan 07
Once i woke up to realize i had overslept. i then realized that i was just dreaming that i woke up, then i woke up for real and found i had overslept only to realize that i was dreaming again. finally i actually woke up and was late still. so in one morning i woke up 3 time only one was real. Thomas Kvamme
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@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
14 Jan 07
I actually know what you mean. That happens to me a lot actually, but mine was more about waking up and dreaming I was late, and doing that a few times... when I finally Wake up for real I usually find I am not late but instead, I still get 1 more hour to sleep!
• India
13 Jan 07
Well, I dont oversleep ever. And probably also donot need an alarm to wake me up as i almost wake up at the same time everyday by my own. But yes loosing a track of which day of the week it is, is very common with me too. I think we get too over occupied with our work that our mind starts looking at the watch for time now and then rather than for which day is it!
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@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
14 Jan 07
Yeah I hate when work or responsibilities get stuck in your mind and you can't just relax!
@shywolf (4522)
• United States
13 Jan 07
LOL! I'm sure that I have probably done this at least once in my school days. Waking up freaking out and realizing that it is the weekend and that I don't have to get ready. Most of the time I haven't needed an alarm clock to wake me, though. For some reason I am not that heavy of a sleeper once the morning hours hit. In fact, I have trouble sleeping if it is very light outside, I find, unless I am very tired.
@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
14 Jan 07
Yeah you should have a dark room. I need an alarm, but I don't like alarm clocks. The beeping bothers me so I use other methods. Currently, I use my TV and set it to turn on my fav channel when I have to wake up. In the future, I registered for a clock that makes more soothing sounds to wake you up (so as not to annoy my future husband too much! I'll have to get him one too!)
@grbnrj (105)
• India
14 Jan 07
i do not wake up even afetr 10 to 15 minutes afetr the alarm stops. i like to sleep, i love to sleep. but you are right that on working days i have to wake up. but if i see that after getting from bed it is a holiday, then i again go to sleep with lots of fun.
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• India
14 Jan 07
yes it has happened to me quite a few times and the best part when u realise that u dont have to get up but can go off to speel .....but funny right
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@KING6746 (63)
• United States
14 Jan 07
Yes many times, but this is also the best feeling in the world when you do realize that it is saturday and you can go back to sleep.
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@mem666 (44)
• Australia
14 Jan 07
No but I have done it on public holidays. Sometimes I have forgotten to change my clocks for daylight savings. What I hate is waking up before the alarm goes off .. grrr.
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• United States
14 Jan 07
Hey that was a blessing you didnt have to go to work imagine if you did what the outcome would have been. i did that with my children actually i woke up and went back to sleep and had to hurry and rush my kids off to school believe me it wasnt a bit of roses.
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• Melbourne, Florida
14 Jan 07
This doesn't happen so much for me anymore as I am used to the morning schedule now. But I used to be a night owl. I mostly worked at night, so anytime I was supposed to wake up early, I would find myslef sleeping through the alarm and waking up instead at whatever time I was supposed to be there.
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@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
13 Jan 07
i did that this morning. I always lose track of the days. Most of the time I am just thinking "It better be Saturday, because I am NOT getting up" haha
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