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colinwalker
colinwalker
Nicholas Bate writes that "A wake up alarm is crazy. Why plan to wake before your mind/body has had time for refresh, repair and restore?" I read this just after commenting that "getting ready for work just gets in the way." Bate goes on to say: "Now setting a time-for-bed alarm, that's... colinwalker.blog
matthewlang
matthewlang

@colinwalker Perhaps different work is what you need.

I'm in the fortunate position of having a pretty regular day most of the time, so I'm usually up before my alarm clock goes off anyway. There's only a few times a month when I need my alarm clock to wake me, and that's when I've been up later than usual the night before.

I don't think I could go to sleep without having an alarm clock for the next morning though. Even though I do usually get up before the alarm goes off, it's nice to have a backup in case I do go back to sleep.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@matthewlang Yeah, it’s just that I don’t know what. I’m a bit trapped in my current role due to a salary that’s probably too high for the skillset because of where it is and who I work for, so moving on or changing career is not such a simple prospect.

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Avancee
Avancee

@colinwalker A bed-time alarm is something like what my Oura Ring ends up “teaching” you to have. Waking up has become more or less “get up when you are rested.” But getting to sleep, and especially lately as its analytics have been doing a bedtime window, have been pretty interesting in making a bed-time alarm.