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How many times can someone wake up - go back to sleep - wake up?

Asked by crunchaweezy (1719 points ) July 30th, 2009

For example, say someone has their alarm set to go off at a certain time, it goes off and they press snooze, 10 minutes later it goes off again, x2 snooze, etc.

How many times can somebody do this until they wake up?

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whatthefluther's avatar

I’ve seen @sccrowell go an hour and a half. She could have probably gone much longer, but I had enough and put an end to the madness. When she sleeps she is somewhere far away!

Telenmar's avatar

I wouldn’t resist that more than 2 times, I think that depends on the person.

R4's avatar

Theoretically this can go on to infinity.

I have done this for about 2 hours though.

whatthefluther's avatar

@R4….And let me guess you remember all your dreams and you always dream. Sherry is like that. I guess I don’t sleep as soundly as you guys. I probably subconsciously keep in mind where I have to be in the morning and at what time rather than just going off into a deep sleep.

wenn's avatar

Ive hit the snooze like 2 or 3 times max, otherwise its not worth it to even set the alarm in the first place.

whatthefluther's avatar

@wenn….That’s what I keep trying to tell @sccrowell! I’ve even resorted to a water pistol across the room on more than one occasion to awaken her……and it was only mildly entertaining from my viewpoint!

R4's avatar

@whatthefluther I almost don’t dream at all, so I can hardly remember any dream. I’m a very bad sleeper and wake up approximately 5–10 times a night! So I can’t say that I sleep very soundly so I just think that this snooze thing is highly individual.

whatthefluther's avatar

@R4….I’ll try and wrestle the secret from her and promise to share if successful!

RandomMrdan's avatar

My brother has multiple alarms setup, as close as 2 minutes to each other. It’s very irritating when I have a chance to sleep in, and the only thing I hear for close to an hour is his dumb alarm. And then, he’ll get up and get in the shower, and suddenly what do I hear? His alarm going off while he’s in the shower…great..

Hambayuti's avatar

@whatthefluther funny. i could just imagine it.

same as @wenn. I have 2 mobiles which I set 15 minutes apart (an hour and a half early before I actually need to get up). I mostly tend to snooze them both. After doing this for 2 to 3 times I put them off, take my ipod, log in to fluther and check what’s going on and still manage to start the day late. works like a charm…

CMaz's avatar

All night long.

fireinthepriory's avatar

I can do it for a good hour or two, so I always set my alarm early. I will actually fall back asleep between alarms, and my snooze goes off every 5 minutes! It’s a skill that few possess, @sccrowell and I should start a club. :)

cak's avatar

My husband could do that all morning…and has. Much to the annoyance of his children…and me. The worst part, he can sleep through a snooze alarm. I’ve had to wake him up (standing in the doorway of our room – coming from another part of the house) just to hit snooze.

Tink's avatar

For me it’s 3 times, and this is the 2nd one, goodnight folks

YARNLADY's avatar

I’m not sure about the ‘wake up’ part. Hubby hits the snooze on his alarm two or three times, but when I wake him up, he thinks his alarm didn’t go off. He hit the snooze in his sleep, I guess.

judochop's avatar

I have been doing this for 34 years. My snooze interval varies though.

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