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What generally wakes you from your slumber on a morning?

Asked by ucme (49319points) November 10th, 2019

Alarm & if so, clock/phone/watch etc
Something else.

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

My husband or a cat.

elbanditoroso's avatar

A full bladder.

No spouse, so that’s out.

No pets, so that’s no excuse.

ragingloli's avatar

Primavera by Ludovico Einaudi

johnpowell's avatar

Nightmares. Amazingly vivid nightmare and I often end up dying at the end of a gun or nuclear bomb.

We are talking Hollywood production quality nightmares.

The thing is the nightmares would go away but I don’t want them to so I do a thing to keep them coming back because I love them so much.

I had a panic attack in the radiation machine on my fifth day of radiation. I just lost my shit and they had to stop the machine and pull me out and it took around 30 minutes for me to regain my composure. And that freakout started because my knee itched and my head was strapped down and I couldn’t do anything about the itch and it became unbearable and then I felt like I was drowning. And I was in a big loud machine shooting concentrated beams of radiation at my face.

So my radiologist came to my rescue and gave me a prescription for the best thing ever, Ativan. Half a pill a hour before treatment and I was a cool cucumber. Towards the end I was just falling asleep in the machine.

Ativan is one of the best pills ever. But it does have a side-effect that some people might not like. When you stop taking them you get crazy fucking nightmares. But that goes away after a week of stopping. So I take a Ativan every Sunday to keep the nightmares going because I love them.

ragingloli's avatar

Can you really call them nightmares, if you enjoy them?

ucme's avatar

@johnpowell A psychologist would earn a shit ton of money analysing the crap out of your love of nightmares. Seems no different to a horror movie fan or any thrill seeker.

ucme's avatar

For myself, if It’s not the wife snoring lol it will be my phone alarm.
Incidentally, the tune I wake up to is part of The Good the Bad & the Ugly.
The “wahaha ah haaaa wahh wahwah”

elbanditoroso's avatar

@ucme that film has been playing this weekend on one of the movie channels. What a classic! Great ending, too.

ucme's avatar

@elbanditoroso Yep, finest scene in movie history for me, yes…I love it that much!

kritiper's avatar

Hunger. My stomach rules me.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Alarm or dogs. Alarm is shrill and horrible, works great.

ragingloli's avatar

Shrill alarms give me fucking heart attacks.

Demosthenes's avatar

I usually just count on waking up between 7:30 and 8. I’m not sure anything wakes me up other than my internal clock and possibly light coming into my room. I set an alarm if I have to get up earlier for something specific.

JLeslie's avatar

I guess the top three would be:
Morning light
Needing to pee
Slept enough

Not in any order.

cookieman's avatar

A fifteen pound golden doodle with a wet nose.

Vignette's avatar

The sunrise.

Sagacious's avatar

I wake when I wake. I don’t set a clock and my sleep schedule constantly changes because I have no discipline about going to bed. It seems like a good plan but I simply no longer accept morning appointments. I don’t see anyone before 1PM since sometimes I sleep until 11AM.

jca2's avatar

On a work day, I wake up without an alarm, usually by the sun. Sometimes it’s the cats jumping around, which is very annoying. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night, either to go to the bathroom or because I fell asleep and left the light on, and then it may take me hours to fall back to sleep.

I get great sleep in hotels. The room is dark and there are no cats jumping around.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@cookieman Awww, I have a mini, aren’t they the cutest?!

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

The afternoon. Or having to pee.

Aster's avatar

A combination of my bladder and having had at least eight hours of sleep.

cookieman's avatar

@KNOWITALL: They are super cute. She has this sweet, blank look on her face that makes me think she’s a muppet.

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