I'm sure a lot of people are having a hard time maintaining a regular sleep schedule with everything going on around the Coronavirus outbreak. Some people are stressed and can't fall asleep at night, and others are just feeling worn down which is causing them to sleep through their alarms in the morning. I was a little late this morning but for a whole different reason.

I've been doing morning radio for over eighteen years now. You would think by now I would be used to getting up at 4 in the morning, but you would be wrong.

I remember when I first started doing mornings, I was worried because I was a night owl and didn't think I could handle waking up earl in the morning. When I first stated doing mornings back in 1998, the legendary Binghamton Broadcaster John Carter, God rest his soul, who actually used to work here doing Mornings on 99 1 The Whale many years ago, told me “don't worry, you will get used to getting up early and you will probably get to the point where you won't even need an alarm clock”. He was wrong too.

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I set three different alarms on my cell phone every morning and I have another alarm
set on a clock radio next to the bed. I hit snooze on each alarm at least once if not twice, and sometimes, like this morning, more than twice.

The first alarm starts going off at 3:30 and I usually get out of bed a around 4:10 or 4:15. Thank God it only takes me about 10 minutes to drive from my house in Endicott to the station here in downtown Binghamton that early in the morning.

This morning I literally ran in the the door just in time. Then I started looking for Strange But True stories and I found results from a survey about people hitting snooze button on their alarms. That was kind of ironic don't you think?

The survey results that I found on SWNS, said the average person hits their snooze button at least twice and spends an extra 24 minutes in bed because of it. Hey, what do you know? I'm actually above average in something.

[via SWNS]


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