By plzstop - 04/10/2016 11:03 - United States - West Lafayette
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I remember being a college student with a full-time job. A lot of stress and sleepless nights getting things done. I still cherish my sleep, even those extra 5 minutes I can sometimes treat myself to. I would also still snap at anyone waking me up 2-3 hours earlier than I need to. Plain disrespectful.
As a person whose slept through some earthquakes and hurricanes, I can say shaking my pillow doesn't really help. I also do the many alarms thing for two hours, and I always get up after around 3 of them. The rest are to ensure I don't fall back asleep or keep me up if I need to do anything. If I'm completely up though, I'll turn the all off.
Me too... I have to have like 12 alarms every 5-10 minutes just to wake up every day at 4 am for work. I even keep my phone under my pillows, and every alarm is a different tone. I still sleep through them. It's a good thing I live alone.. I'm sure my bf would kill me if he lived with me lol
I think many people sleep through alarms because they are used to the same tone every morning and the brain starts to ignore it. I have an alarm that has my own voice yelling to get up. A human voice calling out for someone to wake up is much more effective than a continous alarm tone that you are used to.
I set a few alarms (usually around 3) about 5-10 minutes apart each around 20-30 minutes before I have to get up. This isn't because I won't hear it, but because I have trouble getting up and functioning after one alarm and being shocked out of a deep sleep. This way, it's kind of a gradual wake up, I wake up to the first alarm, check the time, realize I have a few a bit more to sleep (which is so precious and awesome) then I go back to sleep but it's a really light sleep and is easier to get up the next time or two around. My alarms also vibrate to the ring.
I had a similar situation one year. My roommate woke up to "Come and Get Your Love" daily, which is the song Peter Quill dances to in the beginning of Guardians of the Galaxy. When I first saw the movie in theaters, I nearly had a panic attack, thinking I was waking up from a dream to his stupid alarm.
Have you thought about talking to your roommate? Maybe she'll understand if you ask her to set fewer alarms!
Take it up with your DM (Dorm Manager).