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Poll: What wakes you up, in order to start a new day?
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Alarm Clock
37.50%
6 37.50%
Internal/Body Clock
18.75%
3 18.75%
Pets
25.00%
4 25.00%
Significant Other
0%
0 0%
Outdoor animals (birds, etc,)
12.50%
2 12.50%
Other: Please explain in thread
6.25%
1 6.25%
Total 16 vote(s) 100%
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Mornings
#1
Question 
I had a strange thought as I was getting out of bed this morning. We talk a lot about going to sleep, the quality of the sleep throughout the night, and whether we feel refreshed afterwards. But I do not recall seeing anything about what wakes us up (in the morning). Dont-know

Thus a small poll to see what usually forces us to start the new day.
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#2
Well, it varies. Since I have been on CPAP, I have slept far less than I did without it. Normally, I now awaken after about 6 hours, more or less, without any known external cause. Before, it was 8-10 hours, and I dragged getting out of bed then. Longest I have slept on xPAP has been 7:44 - a monster sleep after a very, very tiring day and a prior night of around 4 hours sleep. And when I get up now, even with some mask leak issues, I feel far more alert and ready for the day.
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#3
I sleep anywhere from 5 to 11hrs. If my S.O. is home, I sleep later because there's not an dog butt jabbing into my spine. Or a soggy dog toy doesn't get dropped on my face.

But the vast majority of the time, I just wake up on my own.
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#4
Since I bring my wife her morning coffee in bed (it prevents morning beatings), I have the alarm clock jangle me to wake in the morning. That's usually after a good 6 hours of CPAP assisted slumber.
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#5
I chose two options: Alarm Clock and Pets.

I use the alarm clock to get up so I can take the pets out to keep them from having "Accidents" in the house. The puppies are only 4 months old so they haven't the capability to hold it THAT long. They do pretty well.
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#6
Usually it's by my body's internal alarm clock... but if I have to be somewhere early morning, I set the alarm just in case my body ain't up to snuff. Smile

No matter what, it seems I can't sleep much past 6-7 am lately, even if I want to.

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#7
(05-01-2012, 06:38 PM)Cutter Wrote: Since I bring my wife her morning coffee in bed (it prevents morning beatings)

ROFL, a technique I shall have to adopt...

I average about 8 hours of sleep a night, according to my machine. That's not quite accurate, since I usually put my mask on and then read for a while - depending on how tired I am that's either 10 minutes or an hour+. But lets call it 8 hours.

I also am *not* a morning person. Never have been.

I've just changed jobs - used to work from home, so to start a 9am I'd get up at 8:45. No commute, just time for the coffeemaker to finish.

Now I have to actually drive, so I'm up by 7:50. But after nearly 2 years on APAP, I'm finding I wake up around 6:10 most mornings. Of course, I then roll over and wait for the alarm to force me out of bed. :-)


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(05-02-2012, 09:45 AM)CHanlon Wrote: I've just changed jobs - used to work from home, so to start a 9am I'd get up at 8:45. No commute, just time for the coffeemaker to finish.

There is a wonderful feeling about being able to work from home (most of the time)... with fuzzy slippers and sweat pants and T-shirt.... sipping COFFEE from my own coffeemaker...

Feel sorry for you now, CHanlon... back to the old commute and grind... that can't be fun for you after experiencing the freedoms of working from home. Confused I hope you're getting a ton of money for the hassle of commuting. Cool

I don't ever plan on going back to work for a single company as an employee... that seems like slavery to me now (at this point in my life)... Dont-know

Here's hoping that you're able to work at home again someday... it's a great feeling to know that even though you need to get up and working... you can sleep in if you want to and no one is going to "write you up" for being late for work. Coffee

AH.... FREEDOM... Grin

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#9
(05-02-2012, 11:57 AM)SuperSleeper Wrote:
(05-02-2012, 09:45 AM)CHanlon Wrote: I've just changed jobs - used to work from home, so to start a 9am I'd get up at 8:45. No commute, just time for the coffeemaker to finish.

There is a wonderful feeling about being able to work from home (most of the time)... with fuzzy slippers and sweat pants and T-shirt.... sipping COFFEE from my own coffeemaker...

Feel sorry for you now, CHanlon... back to the old commute and grind... that can't be fun for you after experiencing the freedoms of working from home. Confused I hope you're getting a ton of money for the hassle of commuting. Cool

I don't ever plan on going back to work for a single company as an employee... that seems like slavery to me now (at this point in my life)... Dont-know

Here's hoping that you're able to work at home again someday... it's a great feeling to know that even though you need to get up and working... you can sleep in if you want to and no one is going to "write you up" for being late for work. Coffee

AH.... FREEDOM... Grin

FREEDOM? what Freedom, I live with my boss Oh-jeez Hold on she calling again.....Hold on Im comming......Soon be my coffee break Too-funny

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(05-02-2012, 12:14 PM)Dreamcatcher Wrote: FREEDOM? what Freedom, I live with my boss Oh-jeez Hold on she calling again.....Hold on Im comming......Soon be my coffee break Too-funny

Yep, I do too.... who am I kidding? Too-funny

Ah well... at least I can dream that I have freedom... Thinking-about
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