Why do I wake up five minutes before my alarm clock goes off?



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Kara Wolf
December 05, 2019 10:54PM

Your body is so skilled at regulating when you’re supposed to be awake that, if you follow a consistent schedule, it gets pretty good at beating your alarm and letting you wake up more gradually.

Certain stress hormones in your brain increase during the day and decrease at night. As the cruel alarm approaches, those hormones increase steadily from their nighttime levels to their daytime ones, waking you up slowly and naturally. If your alarm interrupts this process, the body learns to start increasing those hormones earlier so it doesn’t get jarred awake.

Waking up a few minutes before your alarm goes off typically means you’re getting a good amount of sleep, and your circadian rhythm is doing a good job.

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Kylie Paige
December 15, 2019 4:16AM
Because you don't want to hear want the annoying alarm sounds like cuz ur body knows itz annoying DUHHH
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December 15, 2019 9:23PM
all you gotta do is make your body get used to the schedule of waking up at that time. eventually youll be able to beat your alarm clock
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Kitty bookworm
December 15, 2019 3:02PM
because you instinctively know when your alarm is therefore waking up early becomes a habit helpful?
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Joliene Miller
December 13, 2019 5:41PM
i agree your body is used to waking up at that time.
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Jaedon Mercer
December 22, 2019 7:20PM
You don't...... You wake up five minutes AFTER your alarm clock goes off.
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Deli Vuka
December 19, 2019 2:21AM
I was connected with a city clock that could be seen through my window so much that I stopped using my alarm clock. One day I overslept for few hours, I got up when it was nearly noon. City clock stopped. Next day I bought a newspaper with an article about "city clock stopped for the first time after WW2" to show it to my co-workers as "my excuse". I emphasize that city clock was not making any sound, no bells, nothing. This makes my story incomprehensible. True but incomprehensible. I still think about it.
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Dang Nguyen
December 18, 2019 10:03PM
you want to
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Lukas Jenkins
December 18, 2019 8:16PM
because um you get so hungery that you eat every thing and your body is mad at you for making it have to digest everything and then your punishment is waking up 5 mins earliy p.s i know that was a doo doo answer
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December 18, 2019 5:39PM
Probably because your body clock is used to your routine. If all you have left is 5 munutes, you may as well get up anyway, but if you'd rather let the alarm go off, then lay there with your eyes open for that little bit.
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James Whitlock
December 18, 2019 12:34AM
because why
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Emmalee Simonetti
December 17, 2019 5:46PM
I know why you wake up five minutes before your alarm goes off; you are use to your alarm going off so you wake up when your body thinks it is time to wake up.
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ayaan imran
December 13, 2019 12:05AM
because that is the time you snooze it so when it accually goes off you get up
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December 16, 2019 3:35PM
ether somebody woke you up or you fell off the bed!
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Aurelia LaFlamme
December 14, 2019 9:17PM
maybe because when it goes off you want to slam it
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Remmy J. Knowings
December 12, 2019 5:38PM
I dont know, I do not own one. But proberbly to throw it out of the GD window!