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Big Blog Fridays #13 - The Early Bird Catches The Worm

Posted 04-20-2017 at 04:33 AM by TheManFromMudos
Hello everybody, it's me, TheManFromMudos, and I'm here again today for another Big Blog Friday, or as I now like to call it, Big Blog Usually-on-Friday-but-occassionally-on-other-days-of-the-week. Yes, the observant amongst you will have noticed that today is Thursday. However, there is a perfectly logical explanation for this. You see, I'm going away tonight, and I won't be back until Sunday. So, I decided that instead of posting my blog late this time, I'm going to post it early instead.

Now, being early is not something which I do very often. I'm usually quite punctual for my affairs, or so horribly late that I simply don't bother turning up at all (although that's a very rare occurence, I'll admit). However, there is one area in which I've always been early, and that's getting up in a morning. For as long as I can remember (and according to some sources, i.e. my parents, since birth), I've almost always woken up before seven o-clock in the morning. Most of the time, it's around quarter past six, but it's also been as early as half past five on some mornings. And it's not like I'm sleep deprived, either, and I don't have insomnia. It's almost like there's a built in alarm clock in my head that gets me up at six everyday, without fail.

Here's an interesting fact about me that may surprise you: the latest time I have ever gotten out of bed was twenty past eight. Twenty past eight! For some people, that's the earliest they've ever gotten out of bed. And it doesn't depend on what time I go to bed, either. I go at nine, wake up at six. I go at ten, wake up at six. Even on New Year's Eve, stayed up 'till one, and guess what? Got up at six. And I've never actually met anyone else who does this. I don't want to think of myself as a freak of nature for my unique ability to awake at such an hour every day, but given that nobody else seems to do it, I don't know what to think anymore.

So I thought I'd ask you. Obviously, physically and mentally speaking, getting up at six o'clock every morning for my entire life hasn't had any negative effects on me. But it still seems a bit weird. So my question for you today is this: Do you know anyone else who gets up early, every day of every week of every month, without the aid of an alarm clock? Or do you yourself have an inexplainable 'built in' alarm in your brain that goes off at six o'clock every morning? Let me know, and I'll see you at the usual time next week. Goodbye!
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Varrok's Avatar
Sad to hear you're not sleeping well. I can sleep for more than 12 hours
Posted 04-20-2017 at 05:02 AM by Varrok Varrok is offline

Manco's Avatar
I donít have a built-in alarm clock, but I have an even stranger ability: my alarm clock is always switched on, even when I donít need to wake up early; but my brain knows that I donít need to get up and just ignores the alarm when it goes off on those days. The alarm still wakes me on days that I do need to wake up.

Recently Iíve been trying to get out of bed earlier, since Iíve grown into the habit of sleeping in as late as I can before getting up. On days when I have kicked myself out of bed, Iíve found I tend to feel more prepared and awake for the rest of the day, which is great Ė but itís still hard to actually go to the effort of getting up in the first place.
Posted 04-20-2017 at 01:42 PM by Manco Manco is offline

Nepsotic's Avatar
My brain has an even STRANGER ability. When my alarm goes off, regardless of whether or not I have to be up, my brain just ignores the alarm.
Posted 04-20-2017 at 01:50 PM by Nepsotic Nepsotic is offline

Gunnr's Avatar
I used to able to wake up at 6:16am when going to school, normally seconds before my alarm would go off. All year every year. This didnt keep on later in life, these days my nightly sleep is very inconsistant and erratic. Praise be to coffee<3 \o/
.. and dark teas from time to time
Posted 04-20-2017 at 02:05 PM by Gunnr Gunnr is offline
Updated 04-21-2017 at 06:20 AM by Gunnr

Varrok's Avatar
My brain usually gets upset around few minutes before the alarm is supposed to go off and I wake up just before it does.

I guess that's a STRANGE ability
Posted 04-20-2017 at 10:13 PM by Varrok Varrok is offline


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