Blog | Philipp Haidenbauer

WebDev, DevOp and Paramedic

Snooze Button

Posted at — Apr 29, 2019

I have flextime at work. So I don’t need to start on a specific hour and end on a specific hour. I need to attend the meetings and must reach my target working hours per week.

This leads to a huge problem with the Snooze Button on my alarm. I don’t have my mobile phone nearby my bed as the bed should be a place for sleeping and only certain other activities.

So I’ve got an old style alarm where I can easily change the waking hours because of my paramedic night shifts. (If there is much to do in the night, I sleep longer, if not I wake up earlier.)

Anyway, since I almost never have appointments before 9 o’clock in the morning, I’m hitting the snooze button pretty badly sometimes.

Today was such a day. The alarm took off at 4:55 a.m. (my paramedic nightshifts normally end at 5 a.m. and I need to return the pager on point) I pressed snooze so often, it was 7:30 a.m. until I finally got up. I hate when I do that.

I’ve tried everything, placing the alarm in another room, so I have to stand up to cancel it. Try different alarms, try multiple alarms. Nothing really helped, somehow my brain managed to stay in a sleepy mood and conducted me back to bed.

I think I need to make a Streak out of this wake up early thing, to make it a habit. We’ll see.