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I regularly wake up moments before my alarm clock rings, no matter what time I set it for. Does this mean I have supernatural powers? Have you ever considered taking up the drums? Tom Attah, Farnborough UK The reason why you wake up moments before your alarm clock goes off, is because you are woken up by a mechanical or electrical "click".
You say your clock rings, suggesting a traditional mechanical alarm clock - these are more likely to do this since the alarm is triggered by a cam dropping into a notch in a rotating wheel, and if the notch is worn the cam may drop into it in stages, making one or more little clicks on the way.
Robert Hanstock, Pangbourne England Yes, you seem to have a super-human capability to wake up in the morning, I fight with my alarm clock for at least 10 rounds before I am able to perform the same miracle.
Stu, Brighton UK Both myself and several of my friends also have this skill. One morning recently I awoke a minute after my alarm should have gone off.
I awoke from a dream in which I was watching an opera. I experience the same phenomenon almost every morning - waking anything from 10 minutes to two minutes before my alarm.
None makes a noise prior to going off. In fact, the effect can be replicated by simply writing what time you want to get up on a piece of paper and placing it under your pillow Kiki, London England Waking up before the alarm clock rings has nothing to do with a the alarm clock making a noise beforehand.
This is an action your subconcious mind makes and is well known amoungst hypnotists, hypnotherapists, etc. Everyone has a kind of internal clock which seems to have developed in the subconcious mind through a long association with clocks.
However, although not entirely accurate, some people have a better sense of time than others. Whereas people live their day to day lives using mainly their conscious mind, the subconscious mind becomes more alert and domineering when a person is in deep relaxation.
This happens during hypnosis but also every night during sleep. Waking up just before the alarm clock goes off is therefore very common and no indication that you have supernatural powers. Without realising, by setting the alarm clock to a certain time you have registered in your subconscious mind the time that you have to wake up the next day.
The following morning, the subconscious mind which has actually been active all night may serve as its own alarm clock, at or around the time impressed in your mind. In fact, if you make sure that the time you need to get up is firmly instilled in your mind you can do away with your annoying alarm clock.
It is strange when I change the time and still wake up just before it though Karen Hood, London I suspect the first answer is more correct.
I have never worn a watch but can generally tell the time to within ten minutes. I also wake before my alarm and can normally tell myself to wake at a given time before I go to sleep.
I think the click concept comes from radiation from mobile phones giving you warning before it rings. I tend to wake about 5 - 10 minutes before my alarm goes off. Calvin, london UK I believe that, were you to not set the alarm any given morning, you would wake up around the same time.
Or tapping your forehead, say, six times if you need to be up at six for something important? I often wake up at the right time even if I forget to set my alarm, so the brain must be busy Out There even though the body is still dormant. But then again, if you and I are the only people with these supernatural powers perhaps we should work it up into a music hall act Annie, Edinburgh UK I do something completely different and a bit more annoying: I wake up about half an hour before my alarm is due to go off and then lie awake for 25 minutes or so before going back to sleep just moments prior to the alarm sounding.
Is there something wrong with me?! Rebecca, Perth Scotland I agree with Kiki. But as, like the questioner, I unfailingly wake immediately before my clock radio goes off, I rarely need this technique these days.
This can probably be proved by noting that a young child who can tell the time would probably not waken up just before the alarm other than by pure chance.
Iain Kennedy, Falkirk Stirlingshire I read a study which claimed that this common phenomenon is closely linked with the consumption of large amounts of soya-based foods. Apparently, soya has tremendous properties as a promoter of subconscious activity, making them spill over into consciousness, as in this case.
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