The wife has an alarm that goes off every morning at 0900. I decided to try out an alarm again and set my alarm for 0600. It's been like this for a week or so now.
Two nights ago, I really wanted to wake up and stay up at 0600, no matter what. This materialized into a dream wherein if I didn't wake up at that time and stay up, the world would end. Yesterday, I woke up in a panic and unplugged and replugged my sunrise alarm clock, thinking that this would allow me to go back to sleep without thew world ending.
Then, 3 hours later, my wife's alarm went off. I jumped to my feet with the resolve to stay awake.
Now, neither the 0600 or 0900 alarm woke me up. I was up before them in anticipation. This is often the case when I first start using an alarm. Usually, however, Iturn off the alarm and go back to sleep. Eventually, this is a trained response and I don't even wake up when doing it.
However, every once in a while, I program a response to an alarm that results in me actually waking up. It seems this dream of the world ending programed a "jump out of bed" response, which is pretty effective at waking me up.
Despite a reasonable wake-up time of 0900 (and reasonable sleep amount), I wasn't feeling particularly well all of yesterday. I ended up accomplishing little at work and watched TV the rest of the day at home.
With the "success" yesterday of waking up at 0900, I decided to switch my alarm from 0600 to 0830. Again, I woke up before my alarm. Around 0800 with attempts to fall back asleep. At 0830 my alarm went off and I jumped out of bed. And I'm feeling pretty great today! Further, I find myself capable of choosing to do productive things. My tickler is caught up, and I stretched when I got to work.
I think I'll move my wake-up time 15 minutes backwards each day until I wake up at 0600. Then, hopefully, I can reignite my climbing habit.
In any case, now it's time to focus on work.