If This Were Easy…


Not snoozing and not not snoozing

Filed under: life, progress, snooze, tools — Easy @ 10:32 am

Here’s an interesting thing.

At 7:45 this morning, I was wide awake and thinking ‘Man, it’s really bright in here, and I’m very awake. Did my alarm not go off?’ And then I looked at my clock and was surprising to discover that it was 7:45. I was convinced that it was at least 10am.

I gave serious thought to just getting up at that point, but thought, eh, I’ll just lay here for 15 minutes and let my shoulder (which is still sore, btw) rest in the one position that makes it happy these days.

15 minutes later when my actual alarm went off, it was a mad struggle to not immediately hit the snooze button and go back to sleep. I had to slowly force my eyes open with my hair hanging in my face to keep it from being too painfully bright, and I had to seriously will myself to listen to the inanity that is Gender Defender on the radio so I wouldn’t go back to sleep. It was hard.

And yet, not 15 minutes before, I’d been bright shiny awake.

It makes me wonder about these Sleeptracker watches and whether they’d work. Obviously at some point this morning I was pretty okay with the idea of getting up, but just a few minutes later, I was decidedly not okay with the idea of getting up.

That could be just the snooze alarm conditioning — waking up and looking at the clock and then going back to sleep for just a few minutes might have sent me into my snooze pattern of never wanting to get up. But maybe there’s something to the sleep cycle thing, and 15 minutes earlier was the right time for my body to wake up, while 15 minutes later, I was firmly back in zzz zzz zzzz territory.

Has anyone tried the sleeptracker watch at all? Does it work?



  1. Tell me if you find out more about this! I swear some mornings I’m okay and some I’m dying of exhaustion, and it really does seem to be about how many snooze alarms I’ve hit. I would like to find out about timing.

    Comment by Pie — 2008-07-30 @ 2:48 am

  2. I decided to try it. It’s $200 after taxes, so not cheap, but they’ll take it back if it doesn’t work and refund everything but $12 for shipping, so I figure, why not?

    If it works, then $200 is a bargain. If it doesn’t work, then $12 is slightly less than I’ll spend on lunch today.

    Comment by Easy — 2008-07-30 @ 8:38 am

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