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[–] raydeen 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

I can usually do this as well. I think it just takes getting into a regular schedule. For quite a few years I wasn't able to do it because I'd be pretty hammered almost every day. Now that I'm not drinking, I often beat my alarm by a few minutes or so.

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[–] mxd 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Being a functioning alcoholic sucks :/

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[–] raydeen 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah. It's a vicious cycle until you break out of it. Another 2 weeks or so and I'll have 2 months under my belt.

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[–] Gardmeria 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

I always wake up 30 minutes before my alarm. And I always fool myself into thinking I can get back to sleep and wake up fine when the alarm rings. I always fail.

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[–] crazy_eyes 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

That's awesome, I myself do not have that ability. Not even close. If I don't set an alarm I will sleep hours beyond what I am supposed to. Thats cool that you can do that. Do you sleep deeply? Get the REM?

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[–] Frenchgeek 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

If you have an heart attack inducing alarm clock, you'll learn to turn it off the minute right before it'll start...

The trick is fairly simple : you wake up enough to read the time but not enough to remember doing it.

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[–] Nazibot13 [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Nope, because I can do it without a clock in the room. Good theory though. I've met one other person who could do this btw, I'm just wondering how uncommon it is. It has to do with my circadian rhythm, which is basically your body's internal clock.

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[–] crazy_eyes 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

but I don't want to have a heart attack

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[–] Nazibot13 [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I don't know what stage of REM sleep I reach, but I always wake up feeling well rested.

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[–] crazy_eyes 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Do you wake up during the night to check the time at all? How do you know what time it is when you're asleep?

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[–] Lag-wagon 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Nope, I can do it. I have to know what time it is when I go to bed. Then I repeat what time I want to wake up, in my head, about 3 to 5 times... then I wake up at that time.

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[–] Nazibot13 [S] 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Dude... That's EXACTLY how I do it too.

We have a rare ability man.

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[–] Nazibot13 [S] 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

That's awesome man. Literally exactly how I do it too. Kinda crazy.

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[–] 5321762? 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Two replies to the same comment?

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[–] Codewow 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I end up doing this when I forget to set my alarm the night before. Not only this, but I also wake up and am instantly aware of my surroundings before someone even gets to my room when they are going to come in.

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[–] RobAlter 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

For me it is usually 1 minute before I need to wake up, every time. I have been doing it my whole life.

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[–] IggyReilly 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I do this too, unless I'm extremely stressed out. Then I just don't want to wake up. If I'm not stressed, I'm up by 6:45 a.m., no matter when I went to sleep.

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[–] BB-3 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Out of curiosity, do you wear a watch? Because I used to wear one years ago, and I remember it had a profound effect on my sense of time. I'm not sure if it was because I checked the time more often and got used to the feeling of time passing, or just subconsciously noticed it because it was in my field of vision frequently, or what. People would ask me the time because I had a watch and I would tell them without looking, which would be met with skepticism until showed them I wasn't wrong. One day the battery died, and I started using my phone to tell time until I got around to getting a replacement, and I just never did. Since then my sense of time has almost completely degraded. I think that the fact it was an analog watch also helped, as I would always think of the time as the hands on the clock face which move at a constant rate.

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[–] Nazibot13 [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Naw, I don't wear a watch.

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