hi (im 17)
during the school year i needed to get up at 7am each morning, which i normally managed. now thats finished i still want to continue it, but am having more problems than before, as know i literally do not hear my alarm.
this used to happen when i was in school occasionally, but i was normally ok, ie parents would wake me up... but now, they say if i wanna get up i have to do it myself, good training for life etc so i end up gettin up at stupidly late times for me, at like 10, or 11. but as i want to be up earlier this is not good (the times are not so important. the problem is how do i wake up when i want to?)
i set 3 alarms on my phone, and one on an alarm clock that doesnt go off for about 5 hours, its connected to the mains. the problem is, i can sleep through noise for about 15 mins, and i subconciously turn off the alarms. i vary the tunes set to go off so i dont get used to sleeping through any one of them but it doesnt help. also, if i put the alarm away from my bed, and it goes off within 15 mins i will sleep through it, not get out of bed to turn it off.
also, i get about 7 hrs sleep a night which is fine for me, as during school year i was on slightly less than that, and i managed.
believe it or not, my hearing is actually fine.
IN SHORT: i need a fantastic alarm clock that will definitely wake me up and that i will not be able to sleep through.
help please? suggestions of alarm clocks or other ideas?
Get a horrible song on your phone and use it as your alarm.
get one of those alarms that DOESNT turn off after 15 mins and put it far from your bed. then next to that alarm put a post it saying COME ON! you have to wake up. or something that motivates you. if you tell yourself in the evening that if you wake up you'll get something good maybe your brain will remember and you'll motivate yourself. seriously walk out of your bed to turn off your alarm.
OH and also if you sleep in the dark try opening your blinds when your alarm goes off. this tells your body its wake up time!
If you run your computer overnight you could always use software to do it. Never fails me.
I'm exactly like you! Phone alarms are rubbish for me, i just turn them off and carry on sleeping. I have an alarm clock that doesn't stop until you actually turn it off, and it gets louder the longer you leave it. But even then i have to set it to go off twice because sometimes i just end up getting back in bed and falling asleep again after i turn it off!