Sunday, April 01, 2018

A - Alarms!

If there is something I hate, it is Alarms!

People who have known me beforehand are aware that I can sleep off almost at will - all I would need is a horizontal surface! Honestly, if I am sleepy, no amount of rock music, loud television, people partying around, and all the noisiest things you can imagine can make any difference. I would curl up somewhere and be in another world in few seconds.

Its best not to try to wake me midway my sleep. My husband and few others would tell you why - they claim that I respond pretty nastily, and also wouldn't get up. What is worse, I have no memory of the episode! 

But there's something even my deepest sleep cannot combat - the shrill sound of an alarm clock. My eyes open like magic in response to the ring, and I would be up and working.

While studying in college, my friends would be amazed at my 15 minute sleep breaks - they are witnesses of my being asleep almost immediately after I stretched out, and alert the moment the alarm went off!

Although alarms have helped me to be available for all that I needed to be there for, I hate them for ending my much coveted sleep!
I haven't blogged for a while. I took up the A-Z challenge mainly to get the habit back. Stay tuned!


Laura Roberts @ Buttontapper Press said...

Ick! I also hate alarms. Life has been a lot nicer ever since I got a Fitbit, which gives me a silent alarm every morning instead of that buzzer. It does make *some* noise, but it's definitely more gentle than the alarm clock. Plus, it won't wake my husband up when I get up earlier than he does! I wonder if a silent alarm would be better for you, too?

Looking forward to reading more of your posts this month. Happy A to Z'ing!

Unknown said...

I must agree with you. I live in a predominantly alarm free life. I have kids, before kids I had a cat, before the cat I had siblings, anything to avoid awaking to any form of blaring sound, whether that be music our beeping. <3

Weekends in Maine said...

I'm not a fan of alarms either. I had one that uses flashing light instead of noise and I really liked that one. It woke me up, but without the annoying sounds. Sadly, it broke but I'm planning to get another one. Weekends In Maine

Unknown said...

Looking in for the Blog Challenge. I agree with you--I don't like alarms either.

Donna B. McNicol said...

My husband, after 31 years in the fire service, can fall asleep anywhere anytime. But unlike you, alarms take a bit to wake him. Of course, he also lost a lot of his hearing thanks to 31 years in the fire service.