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The great snooze debate

Do you abuse the snooze?  I think there are two kinds of people in the world, snoozers and non-snoozers.  I’ve never understood the latter.

stll_alarm_clock_snooze.gifDan and I have very different ideas about waking up in the morning.  I want to make myself believe that I’ve slept longer, so I set my clock a 20 minutes fast and set the alarm to go off at least a half hour before I need to get up.  That way I can hit the snooze button a few times before starting the day.  Dan thinks this is ridiculous strategy.  He feels that if you want more sleep, then just sleep longer, rather than wake yourself up every 9 minutes or so.

I see his logic, but snoozing works best for me.  If I sleep until the minute I need to get out of bed, I feel robbed.  I feel like I have to spring out of bed and go! Go! Go! – rather  than take it easy and make my way into the world at my own pace.

But i have to admit…I have tried to change.  For the benefit of my husband who probably wouldn’t even use an alrm clock if it wasn’t for me.  I figured I owed him as much.  I tried moving the alarm clock across the room so I’d have to physically get out of bed to hit the snooze button, but that didn’t work.  I’d crawl right back into bed, close my eyes and wait for the next alarm.  No go.  I eventually just moved it closer, figuring it was just easier on both of us.

Then, the other day, my friend Andre alerted me to a brilliant idea.  His name is Clocky and he is an alarm clock that hides on you when you hit the snooze button.

Get this: When the alarm clock goes off and the snooze button is pressed, Clocky will roll off the bedside table and wheel away, bumping mindlessly into objects on the floor until it eventually finds a spot to rest. Minutes later, when the alarm sounds again, the sleeper must get up out of bed and search for Clocky. This ensures that the person is fully awake before turning it off. Small wheels that are concealed by Clocky’s shag enable it to move and reposition itself, and an internal processor helps it find a new hiding spot every day.

I might stomp the crap out of Clocky by day 3, but I’m willing to give him a try.

November 8, 2008 - 3:29 am

Kris - Why does Clocky look like a piece of banana bread?

November 10, 2008 - 9:00 am

Shannen - It’s actually supposed to be fur. Why fur? No idea. Perhaps so you think Clocky is cute and so you may be less inclined to flush him down the toilet.

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