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'DH' sets his alarm for 06.10 but doesn't bloody get up until 6.45!

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sandyballs Tue 20-Nov-12 09:02:43

He snoozes it and drifts off into another lovely sleep, I'm lying there FUMING.
He don't get what the problem is. I don't want to wake up that early every bloody morning. angry

ll31 Tue 20-Nov-12 09:04:13

I do that-tho am on own so doesn't bother anyone!

HousewifefromBethlehem Tue 20-Nov-12 09:04:33

Sabotage it. When he's asleep change it to 6.30 then he only gets one snooze. Sorted!!

HecatePropylaea Tue 20-Nov-12 09:04:35

Secretly set it for 5am.

See if he gets what the problem is then.

JambalayaWarmMincePie Tue 20-Nov-12 09:05:38

I sympathise, My DP does this, for an hour. He really doesn't understand why it's annoying. Usually I'm up before him so I don't notice, but when I'm not..... Grr!

There was a piece in the news recently about why constantly hitting snooze was bad for your sleep, and mood. Maybe show him that? grin

HecatePropylaea Tue 20-Nov-12 09:06:45

Or swap it for an alarm clock that doesn't have a snooze function?

Jsa1980 Tue 20-Nov-12 09:06:53

My OH does this and it drives me up the wall too. I mean why on earth do I want to wake up at 6? I'm 20 weeks pregnant and it normally means I then have to use the loo and therefore I'm up and there is no going back to sleep for me!

HecatePropylaea Tue 20-Nov-12 09:07:58

oh, or - as soon as it goes off the first time, get up, put the bedroom light on, open the curtains and start chatting away to him. If you've a TV in your bedroom, put that on too.

His alarm has gone off - it's time to get up, right? grin

Jojoba1986 Tue 20-Nov-12 09:09:09

My DH does that too! Sometimes I think the function of his alarms are to wake me up so I can wake him up! I think half the problem is that he's allowed himself to get used to not having to get up when his alarms go off so just tunes them out now! He has 4 different alarms, all of which he ignores, & has been know to sleep through all of them & be late for work! If he just trained himself to wake up when one went off he wouldn't need 4 going off for nearly an hour before he bothers to get out of bed! Grrrrr!!!

StrawberrytallCAKE Tue 20-Nov-12 09:09:22

My dh has done this once or twice, I have told him if it happens again his phone will be out of the window. I think you just need to stand your ground a bit, sleep is important.

ChunkysMum Tue 20-Nov-12 09:11:06

My DH does this and it drives me mad. He seems to drift straight back off to sleep while I'm now lying awake. It's worse when one of his many alarms (that he doesn't snooze quick enough) wakes the baby early.

Mintyy Tue 20-Nov-12 09:12:13

WHY can't they understand its annoying? Are they really really really stupid or something?

I do that blush Therefore yabu wink

handsandknees Tue 20-Nov-12 09:13:57

Oh. I do this. I set the alarm for 6.00 but I don't get up until 6.40, which is the latest I can possibly get up, make lunches, and make sure dcs are ready to leave at 7.15. Doesn't seem to bother DH - he gets up around 6.20/6.30, wakes up the dcs and helps them with breakfast. I guess you are someone who wakes up quickly OP?

OldBagWantsNewBag Tue 20-Nov-12 09:14:00

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scarletfingernail Tue 20-Nov-12 09:14:03

My DH does this too, it drives me mad. I lay there raging while he goes back to sleep until the next time. I changed the time on his clock once so that when it went off and he thought he had another half an hour really he didn't. He leapt out of bed when I told him. I only got away with that once as he now checks the time on it before bed every night.

StuntGirl Tue 20-Nov-12 09:23:16

Ooh interesting. This topic was posted a while ago and everyone said the OP was being unreasonable and her husband shuld be allowed the snoozes and different alarms to wake up properly!

Personally I do have about 4 alarms, but my boyfriend is up and gone by that point. Not sure how I'd approach it if he wasn't, I do understand how annoying being woken up early is though!

RabbitsMakeGOLDBaubles Tue 20-Nov-12 09:28:06

I have to do that to be able to get up. It's a long slow process for me waking up if my body doesn't want to. I think that he could perhaps try for a different kind of alarm, I use an alarm on my phone now which tracks my sleep and has a window of time to wake me up when I am usually in lighter sleep thus easily woken. So even the peaceful sound of water and seagulls pulls me awake and I don't often need to snooze. And if I do, it halves the time each time and it's not worth it anyway.

Grr, my DH does this too. It does disturb 8 mo DD sometimes, even in the next room, which makes me feel stabby. Even stabbier, I should say - bad enough being woken up myself, but when DD gets woken up I have to get up and try to soothe her back down, which is not always successful. Last night we'd had a power cut and DH started resetting the radio alarm and tuning it loudly - I was convinced DD was going to wake up, and I was furious with him. I went and fumed in the living room and the phone rang and I barked 'YES?' into it, only to discover it was MIL. blush

Zzzzmarchhare Tue 20-Nov-12 09:30:51

YANBU -my DH does this and whilst it really pissed me off when I was pregnant, now when quite often I've just got back to sleep after a 5am feed, it drives me nuts.

HipHopOpotomus Tue 20-Nov-12 09:32:51

It's a very inconsiderate habit. But it is just a HABIT and can be changed.

He needs some retraining to get up when the alarm goes off & give up the snooze button. He is effectively robbing you and himself of 35 minutes sleep. As someone who in the past has used a trail of alarm clocks (including one in a pot) across the floor to get up, I'm speaking from experience - things can change.

The Lumie alarm clock made a huge difference to my waking habits - by the time the alarm goes off my brain is awake. They are really VERY good. Perhaps put it top of his Xmas list?

MerryCunnyFuntingChristmas Tue 20-Nov-12 09:33:25

DP does this but it really doesn't bother me, I sleep right through them grin

But I can understand how annoying it can be. I second Hecates suggestion about getting up when it goes off!

freddiefrog Tue 20-Nov-12 09:33:33


DH did it here as well. The alarm went off every 7 minutes for nearly an hour before he gets up.

I moved the clock to the other side of the bedroom so he had to get out of bed to snooze it grin

Primrose123 Tue 20-Nov-12 09:34:07

I do that too. I physically can't get up when the alarm first wakes me. I need at least half an hour of snoozing before I feel even vaguely human. Luckily DH sleeps through it, and I wake him when I get up. smile (YABU!)

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Tue 20-Nov-12 09:34:16

YABU - i do that too smile

I set my alarm for 6.15 but get up at 6.45.

My dh has already got up though so i'm not disturbing anyone.

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