August 30th, 2010


Not having a clock to stare at is nice

It's been a few years since I quit using an alarm clock and have relied on my phone for waking up in the morning, and I really like the change. For one thing, the phone is just better at it. My current phone comes with an alarm clock feature that allows for three different alarm times. Each alarm time can be toggled on or off easily, and can be set to go off an any of the days of the week I like. I really am not a snooze button user, but it can be customized in five-minute increments up to 30 minutes. In fact, I'll only use it if I wake up really disoriented, and just for five minutes, and only once. 

Oh and the phone has like a jillion ringtones for alarm noise choices. And I can download even more alarm clock programs if I decide I need features the current one doesn't have.

But what I really like about it is that there's not a clock in the room that I can see while I'm in bed. I woke up to pee sometime around 3:15 this morning (I checked a wall clock on my way back to bed) and then for a nice long time I just wasn't sure what time it was. It felt like I might have fallen asleep for a couple more hours, or not at all. 

And you know what? I didn't really care. I was enjoying laying there in bed, perfectly comfortable, and I realized there was no reason to worry about it. If I fell back asleep, cool, and if the alarm was about to ring, so what? You know a great way to not sleep well? Stare at the clock and worry about not sleeping.

I really have no concept of exactly how much I slept between that pee break and when my alarm went off at 5:25. What I do know is that I had a wonderful and relaxing time lounging around.