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To think that it's abnormal to not remember turning off your alarm clock?

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NotAnotherUser123 Sat 24-Jun-17 12:19:36

Had to get up at 5am today to travel to a wedding eve pre-preparation, and I ended up being 4 hours late. I might have had a particularly rough night last night, but I am 100% positive I set 3 (!!) alarms for the appropriate time (2 on one phone, one on another). The problem is I have absolutely no recollection of turning them off! Surely this isn't normal? confused

Nicknacky Sat 24-Jun-17 12:20:34

I do it all the time. Don't think it's abnormal at all!

ProudBadMum Sat 24-Jun-17 12:20:44

It is. I've done it many times, also forgotten to set the alarm and instead typed it into the calculator confused

That happened not long after having a baby grin

LRDtheFeministDragon Sat 24-Jun-17 12:20:58

Unfortunately I think it's completely normal!

If you're very tired, you can do this. Do you often get up at 5am? If not, I can totally see how you'd manage to turn alarms off while still basically asleep. Sorry.

Redsippycup Sat 24-Jun-17 12:23:59

I have to put the alarm on the other side of the room so i actually have to get out of bed, otherwise i switch it off in my sleep.

Alison100199 Sat 24-Jun-17 12:25:17

Nope. Not normal at all in this household. I can't imagine missing or turning off one alarm let alone three. But then I'm a very light sleeper. Hope you apologised profusely when you were four hours late.

NotAnotherUser123 Sat 24-Jun-17 12:42:35

Sorry but ProudBadMum the thing about the calculator made me laugh! I'm usually up around 8 (perks of being in walking distance to my office) so definitely not used to being up this early. And Alison turns out the timing my Aunt gave me was a "recommended time"... Everyone is here but no one is doing anything other than taking pictures for instagram LOL. wine

1mouse2 Sat 24-Jun-17 12:45:57

I once managed to alter both my alarm clocks in my sleep! Dh came in to ask if I was getting up and when I checked my alarms they were set for totally random times!

vikingprincess81 Sat 24-Jun-17 13:07:52

Haha yes!!! All the time! One thing that's helped is my Fitbit - it vibrates on your wrist when you set alarms on it. Helps wake me up. --me telling it to F off at 6am was an added extra --grin blushhalo

kmc1111 Sat 24-Jun-17 13:13:24

I do this all the time. I've even managed to get up, turn off a blaring alarm across the room, then go straight back to sleep with no memory of ever being up.

The phone alarms where you have to take a picture of something or shake the phone a bunch of times usually keep me awake, but if I'm really tired and DH isn't there there's always a good chance I'll just sleep through the noise.

NotAnotherUser123 Sat 24-Jun-17 13:16:42

vikingprincess81 Ooh I've never thought of using my fitbit as an alarm - might try it out the next time I've got to be up early! My phones' alarms for this morning had the vibration switched on too though, so I'm not too sure anything barring cold water to the face would've gotten me into a stage of consciousness. blush

NotAnotherUser123 Sat 24-Jun-17 13:18:28

kmc1111 I've never heard of that! What's the name of that app?

Xmasbaby11 Sat 24-Jun-17 13:19:47

I do it all the time.

As pp said, fitbit vibrating is more reliable alarm and also gentler!

DorotheaBeale Sat 24-Jun-17 13:23:03

I leave the landing light on when I go to bed. Sometimes in the morning I find it's been turned off. I assume I must have gone to the loo in the night and turned it off then, if it was light or getting light. But I have no memory of it.

vikingprincess81 Sat 24-Jun-17 13:24:08

Haha! We've all been there, especially those of us who sleep deeply/have had a rough night. I find my Fitbit feels quite annoying and it seems to vibrate a second or so before the alarm goes off, so it wakes me up enough to hear the alarm. Cold water may be the next step!! grinhaloshock

BlurryFace Sat 24-Jun-17 13:30:20

I'm great at turning my alarm off and going back to sleep with no memory of doing it. In fact, if I wake up, do or say something then drift off again I usually have no memory of it. DH is confounded by it.

RebootYourEngine Sat 24-Jun-17 13:33:16

This isnt normal to me but then i am a morning person and a light sleeper.

I have to get up before 5am for work.

Sashkin Sat 24-Jun-17 13:40:15

Yep, totally normal. I've also "answered" my alarm thinking it was a phone call, and "snoozed" actual phone calls thinking they were my alarm.

VestalVirgin Sat 24-Jun-17 13:48:06

Totally normal.

If I absolutely have to get up at a specific time, I place the alarm clock in a place I have to walk to.

Next to the bed, if I am still very tired, I will turn it off and go back to sleep.

Though if you have to drive, it is safer to get enough sleep you actually get up when you hear the alarm clock!

It only happens to me when I got only like three hours of sleep.

WoofWoofMooWoof Sat 24-Jun-17 13:54:00

Happens to me all the time as well! I usually set around 5 alarms on my phone about 8 minutes apart (as the snooze is every 5 mins). I usually manage to wake up from the annoyance at the 5th alarm lol.

JaneJeffer Sat 24-Jun-17 14:04:47

Completely normal for me! Also can have the alarm going for ages and not hear a thing.

ScarlettFreestone Sat 24-Jun-17 14:09:32

Completely normal.

Witchend Sat 24-Jun-17 14:11:17

Dh, I didn't know you were on mn!grin

DandelionAndBedrock Sat 24-Jun-17 14:13:39

I can sleep through DP coming in from work, having dinner and getting ready for bed and climbing in next to me. Definitely put your phone out of reach. I have an old fashioned metal alarm clock that is truly terrifying when it wakes you up. I have it set for 10 minutes after my phone alarm so I get up with my phone and then turn the scary one off before it starts to ring. It means if I sleep through my phone I know I will still wake up.

NotAnotherUser123 Sat 24-Jun-17 14:15:34

Thank goodness for MN! Was starting to think I was an utter weirdo because all 3 of my cousins are firmly in the "surely you won't be able to go back to sleep after hearing the alarm ring for the first time" camp! grin

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