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2/7/11 4:33 P

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I think cellphones, like TV, have no place being in the bedroom. I am a total hypocrite here, though. I use my cell as an alarm clock (I found an alarm clock app I like) so it's by my bedside, charging. I put a sock over it to keep the light from bothering me. But I'm not tempted to check emails, etc, in the middle of the night.
All that being said, if you must have your cell with you in the room, can you keep it across the room? In your purse, even? I'm not sure why it's so close to you, so I don't know what else to advise. Best of luck, whatever you decide!!

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2/7/11 1:27 P

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Thank you Everyone! Yes, someone else emailed me about the wrist watch idea which I also think is brilliant! Hopefully that will help. I woke up again this morning and laid awake, however this time I only woke up 10-15 minutes before the alarm went off anyway!

Our lives are a never ending journey. What we do as we travel to our destination is what makes all the difference. ~RaZella



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2/7/11 12:33 P

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When I need to get up early I set the alarm on my wrist watch and use that as an alarm clock. This keeps me from being worried about not waking up.


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2/7/11 2:09 A

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I dont need an alarm clock im my own alarm clock!!

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2/7/11 12:54 A

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Hi Bedside Clock

Turn the clock so you can't see it. If you sleep in because of a storm that is maybe just where God wants you to be.........safe in bed. Don't worry so much and relax.....that goes a long way to getting a good nights sleep.



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2/6/11 12:03 P

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Yes. Battery operated would probably be the best idea so that way I won't have lying awake moments of "has the power gone out". I am out in the country and that's always a real possibility.

Our lives are a never ending journey. What we do as we travel to our destination is what makes all the difference. ~RaZella



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2/6/11 12:03 P

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I wish I needed an alarm clock...................

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2/6/11 12:00 P

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I am not sure what to suggest. I never turn my cellphone on so that's a non-issue for me. I have a clock radio beside my bed and I turn it 90 degrees away from my face (and not facing the wall either which would brighten the room) and then I put my metal water bottle in position so I don't see the light at all. I have my radio set for low volume but loud enough for me to hear to wake me up. My cats are often my second alarm too because they will hear the radio and get up and come into the room begging for food.

When I lived in the country and the power went out frequently, I set up a second alarm clock that was battery operated. It had a beep beep kinda alarm rather than a bell ringing. Loud noises waking me up is not a good thing. My heart pounds and I jump!

It sounds like a battery operated digital alarm might be an option for you.

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2/6/11 11:55 A

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I started my sleep journal and used the print out suggested here for the questions and answers. Last night there was a snow storm pushing through with wind and it woke me up hearing banging against the house several times.
The other problem was that I was anticipating having to get up early this morning so in the back of my mind every time I woke up I was wondering "is it close to time to get up? Should I just get up now?" There are no clocks in my bedroom for me to check the time other than grabbing my cell phone and turning it on. Then there is a bright light and the temptation to check emails and other non-sleep things. I'm almost wondering if having a clock right next to my bed would ease my anxiety of laying awake wondering what time it was?

Any thoughts?

Our lives are a never ending journey. What we do as we travel to our destination is what makes all the difference. ~RaZella



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