Bronze Conversationalist

For the truly retired: Do you still regularly use an alarm clock? Why or why not?

In nearly a decade since I retired, I have used an alarm clock only when I absolutely had to. I've set an alarm for a doctor or dentist appointment I couldn't make for later in the morning, a funeral or viewing, vacation plans that included long drives or early flights, and so on. Most the time, I just shoot for 6 to 8 hours of sleep from the time I go to bed. My bedtime is based on several evening activities and factors, so I might go to bed between 10 p.m. and 1:30 a.m., or so.


What about you? Do you use an alarm clock? Do you get up about the same time each day, anyway? Tell us about it.


Stay well and enjoy!



Social Butterfly

@Brightpool Always been and early to bed ( 10 PM ), early to rise ( between 5- 5:30 AM ) gal.  Still set an alarm for 6 or 6:30, very rarely need it.

Honored Social Butterfly

Nope, kicked the alarm clock to the proverbial curb.  And it is great!


Actually, I lie.  On very rare occasions I do set it when I absolutely have to get up for one thing or another and I still have to set 2 alarms to go off at 5-min. intervals to make sure I pay attention to it.


(Edited:  Wow, I just noticed I am really late to jump into this conversation.  Should have set my alarm. 😁)

Bronze Conversationalist

You're not late. You're retired and right on time. 😎

Not applicable

@Brightpool since retiring last year July and then quitting a retirement job due to virus, I now only set an alarm for doctors' appointments. Ahhh, the perks of retirement 😉

Social Butterfly

The first retirement action I took was not setting the alarm!


I do set if something important is scheduled but 300+ days per year, not!


I guess that was the thing I least thought about while working, but was the first thing I found happy when I retired!


Yes, I still set the alarm for volunteer opps, MD appts, important events; but not daily, and that probably makes me the happiest!


Perhaps corporate America might look at WFH as more important to health and productivity? 



Phil Harris, actor and showman, to John Fogerty of CCR: “If I’d known I’d live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”
Social Butterfly


Yes 5:53am, 7 days a week.


Even after 7 years of retirement Old Habits hardly die. At least my habit of getting up at the crack of dawn from my younger days is still with me. However, I do have the luxury of hitting the snooze button most anytime I want.


I like to get up early for a leisurely start to the day before the heavy lifting starts, my deciding what I’m going to do for the day. I’ve got a lot of life to live don’t want to waste it sleeping.

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