On school days, Daughter’s alarm sounds at 5:30 (it’s ringing as I write this). Does she need to wake up at 5:30? No. She likes to be awakened and then to turn the alarm off before she goes back to sleep; she treasures the I-can-go-back-to-sleep relief.
How much do we subject ourselves to just because it makes us feel good, for a moment?
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Yes, but then there’s the difference between “I can” and “I should.” I’m using an old phone as a backup alarm to get me past those “I can sleep” moments.