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What do you use to wake up?

Postby joelop » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:19 am

Hi All,

I didn't know where to post this question but, since it's about pre-meditation time, I thought this corner of the forum would be right; Moderators, feel free to move it to a more proper section if needed.

Well, my problem is as follows: I want to start again my morning meditation sessions before doing anything else for the day, the problem is that, if I set up my alarm to get up earlier than usual, I'll wake my partner up who shares my bed. In the past, whenever I wanted to get up earlier I just tried to be aware of the time during the night and get up before the alarm would set off, but this left me restless and sleepy not only for the meditation session but for the rest of the day.

How do you -who share room with a partner who does not want to be awoken 1h earlier- solve this problem? Is there any device out there for these cases? I've been thinking that an ankle bracelet which vibrates with no sound when the time is right would be a good idea if it's not invented yet :smile:

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Postby Reductor » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:44 am

I take my cellphone, set an alarm on it and reduce the volume to "vibrate". Set is on the night table beside my bed, aka "the shrine" and there you have it. It doesn't seem to wake the wife, but I can't rule out a forbearing attitude on her part :tongue:

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Postby Annapurna » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:58 am

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Postby Ben » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:01 am

I use an alarm clock,or like reductor, my cell phone's alarm settings.
I actually find my phone's vibrate setting more wake inducing than the cheesy marachi-style tone it unleashes at the gadawful wee hours when its time to meditate.
I should also point out that my wife and I decided to sleep in separate rooms some years ago. Both of us get restful sleep and because she is such a light sleeper, I can get up early without disturbing her.
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Re: What do you use to wake up?

Postby PeterB » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:28 am

My wife and I do the same Ben. Of course its not an option for everyone..but we both sleep a lot better in seperate rooms. I use my mobile cell phone as an alarm too. It does not of course receive or send signals in the same way when in alarm mode. I fact most easily verified by the fact that with most sp's you will incur no charge...

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Postby Sobeh » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:50 am

"The World Health Organization, based upon the consensus view of the scientific and medical communities, has stated that cancer is unlikely to be caused by cellular phones or their base stations and that reviews have found no convincing evidence for other health effects."

http://www.who.int/features/qa/30/en/
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs193/en/

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_pho ... and_health

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I wake up because others in the house where I live are waking up, so atm I use those people. I'm probably going to get a watch with an alarm function, for portability without needing an outlet for charging.

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Postby Annapurna » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:55 am

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Postby Sobeh » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:19 pm

"A recent assessment was published in 2007 by the European Commission Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR). It concludes that the three lines of evidence, viz. animal, in vitro, and epidemiological studies, indicate that "exposure to RF fields is unlikely to lead to an increase in cancer in humans."

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Re: What do you use to wake up?

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:37 pm

i use my cell phone as an alarm.

i'm not worried about cancer from it, i mean i'm not the greatest scientific mind around but something tells me that there cant be too much of a risk, the "waves" are out there bouncing off of everything, my phone is just an antenna and a speaker for converting them into sound, so i should be exposed to the same amount of radiation with or with out the phone.
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Re: What do you use to wake up?

Postby KonstantKarma » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:54 pm

Anybody out there tried the "Peaceful Progression Alarm Clock"? I've eyed it for years, but I need something rather BLARING to get me up so I figure it would be a waste of money.

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Postby jcsuperstar » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:41 am

i had a Chinese CD that progressively wakes you up, it was okay, but you have to have a CD player with an alarm
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Re: What do you use to wake up?

Postby chownah » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:41 pm

In the days of yore...when American Indians (Native Americans?) had to get up early (to go scalp white people presumably) they would drink alot of water before retiring.......I suggest making an "alarm glass".....it is a large water glass with markings on the side to indicate how much water to drink to awake at what time.....I should probably patent this invention but since I am definitely of the opinion that intellectual property has no self I guess I'll suppress my desire to get rich off of this most excellent idea....
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