Eli5: how do People often wake naturally 1 or 2 minutes before their morning alarm ?

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It seems scary precise.

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Anonymous 0 Comments

if you keep a regular schedule, your body gets used to waking up at certain time.

moreover, there could be some noises (like neighbors or birds signing) that your mind learns to associate with wake-up time.

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I think that is biased. I’d say that people most often wake up at the sound of the alarm or even hours earlier, but they notice and choose to remember those few times when they wake up 1 or 2 minutes before the alarm.

Anonymous 0 Comments

I actually know this one but not all the fancy parts..

Basically when your alarm wakes you up, it’s alittle jarring for your brain/body. If you do it constantly enough, your body adjust to natural wake up before the alarm jars you.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Your circadian rhythm is pretty powerful, and, more often than not, your brain subconsciously has a pretty good idea of what time it is. When you set your alarm the night before, you’re essentially telling your circadian rhythm that this is the time when you need to wake up. Assuming you’ve given yourself enough time to sleep (multiples of 90 minutes also help make this process smoother), your subconscious will tend to wake you within a few minutes of the time you “told” it to do so.

What I’ll actually do a lot when I don’t NEED to be up at a certain time but rather WANT to is tell myself repeatedly as I’m falling asleep, “I will wake up at x o’clock”, and it has a pretty high rate of success. That being said, I’m speaking purely from anecdotal evidence, and I’ve been using that technique since childhood, so take what I’ve said with a grain of salt. I’m sure there are more scientifically inclined people who could give a more solid answer

Anonymous 0 Comments

People often wake up naturally 1 or 2 minutes before their morning alarm because their body is used to the sleep schedule.

Anonymous 0 Comments

As long as I got eight hours sleep and went to bed at the same time, I’d wake up at the same time too.

It’s so so cool, but annoying af when you want to stay up late and throw everything out of whack because you can’t wait until tomorrow to watch another episode of whatever show you’re streaming atm.. 🤦‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️

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