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Snooze Button

02.05.09 | 3 Comments

So recently it’s been getting harder and harder for me to wake up. This change was partly do to an excessive work schedule early on, as well as the shorterning amount of daylight duringn the winter months in Seattle. Whatever the cause, I was pressing the snooze button about 7 times before getting out of bed. My alarm was set for the exact same time every day, but I slowly started to get into work later and later as the number of snoozes increased.

This is what actually happened to me:

I’ve acknowledged this is a bad habit, and I’m currently trying to cut back. I’ve gotten it down to about 3 snoozes right now. By the way, my snooze time is 9 minutes.

For about two weeks, I did somehow have the snooze at 30 minutes (data points not shown in graph for my dignity’s sake), which needless to say, really made me think I had a serious problem.

Lessons learned:

  • Don’t set snooze for 30 minutes
  • Don’t abuse the snooze

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3 Comments

  • On 02.12.09 jean wrote these pithy words:

    you’re going to need a much taller y-axis soon. to give you an idea of your inevitable trajectory…

    one year ago, i rolled into work by 9:30 most days and by 9 some days.

    my alarm goes off at 7:30 every morning, but i hit “dismiss” rather than “snooze.”

    i then wake up every 20min to an hour and check my cell phone to see if i’ve overslept yet.

    i’ve determined that 10:20 is the latest i can wake up if i want to make it into work by 11.

    i’ve also realized that standup never actually starts at 11, and i can generally catch the tail end if i get in at 11:05. this means i can sleep til 10:25.

    my y-axis is at almost 180min.

  • On 02.12.09 Leo Romanovsky wrote these pithy words:

    My suggestion would be to go directly to a logarithmic scale

  • On 02.12.09 Viraj wrote these pithy words:

    Jean, is it possible that your falling in and out of sleep for three hours every morning contributed to your previously mentioned extreme tiredness?

    I have to admit, I have regressed to around 5 snoozes recently. Also, there have been a few mornings when I thought I’d be able to get in before 8, but failed miserably, bypassing the snoozes and resetting my alarm.

    I honestly hope I don’t get to 180 minutes, but if I do, I guess I’ll need to take up Leo’s suggestion…

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