The Mystery of the Internal Clock

I haven’t needed an alarm clock for the past two years. I used to need one. I used to set the loud buzzer on my clock radio. It would go off, I’d press snooze twice and then my watch would go off. I knew that once my watch went off I would have to get up. But that was a long time ago.

Now I don’t need an alarm to get up in the morning. I still set my watch, just in case, but I tend to wake up before it goes off everyday. I think that my brain and body have gotten accustomed to waking up at the same time everyday. I don’t know why this has happened. But my internal clock seems to be running my days now.

I used to be able to sleep in on the weekends too. I can’t anymore. I’m an early bird and I can’t seem to help it. Even when I want to sleep in or I need to, I don’t normally sleep passed nine o’clock. Normally, I’m up by seven o’clock everyday. On the weekends, I can go back to sleep for a little bit but not much longer.

I don’t know why I’m like this. I used to be a heavy sleeper when I was a teenager but over the past few years I have turned into a light sleeper. I’ve written about this here before. I used to need an alarm but now I don’t.

I actually don’t think I know anyone who wakes up before their alarm goes off every single day. People always seemed surprised when I tell them this.

I like the fact that I don’t need an alarm. Alarms seem unnatural. We should be able to wake up whenever we have gotten a good night’s sleep. We shouldn’t need to rely on an alarm to get out of bed. I know that it is nice not to hear a loud buzz and search for the way to shut it off in the mornings. I certainly don’t miss that.

The mystery of the internal clock is something that fascinates me. So, let me know, do you need an alarm to wake up in the morning or do you just wake up like me? I’m curious to see if other people have this clock thing like me.

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