I've realized over the last few years that I have become my own alarm clock. I have this weird ability to wake myself up in the morning at the time I want to wake up.
It's not exact though but pretty close. It ranges within 15 minutes before the time I want to wake up to the exact time I want to wake up. Sometimes I wake up one minute before my alarm is set to go off.
All I have to do is say to myself the night before, "you have to wake up at ______ time tomorrow." And then I do. It's very strange.
Tuesday morning I had to be up by 4:30 am which is not my normal time. So Monday night I told myself to wake up by 4:30 am and went to bed. During the night I woke up and needed some water. I remember thinking, 'no, it's not 4:30 yet,' and I hadn't even looked at the clock. So I got my drink and went back to bed.
A little while later I woke up and 'knew' it was about time to get up. I looked at my clock and sure enough it was 4:15 am.
I'm not sure why I have been able to do this but I think it might stem from having to wake up early for so many years and being paranoid about sleeping through my alarm. Aside from that, I am a very light sleeper.
But even though this method of waking myself up seems to be fool proof, I still set my alarm clock- just in case. :)
Can anyone else do this?