Just don’t set it.
It’s that simple. 🙂
I can expect a skeptical reply like “That’s not realistic” or “That’s bullocks!”.
Well, I’m not saying we don’t need alarm clocks at all. Human beings invented time to bring structure into their existence. We all live in the super-fast world where lack of sleep is a common thing. And many would find their lives ruined without an alarm clock.
What I’m saying is our bodies know best how much sleep we need.
Yeah, sometimes I tend to do the same. “OK, it’s 11 pm. now. I’d better go to bed at midnight and wake up at 6. They say we’d better sleep 8 or 6 hours, not 7.”
These types of ‘calculations’ are widespread. Yet the best solution is to trust your body. After all, human body has been evolving for thousands of years. Compared with an average life expectancy, our bodies must ‘know’ something better than us, right?
So the best is this.
Go to bed not too late. Don’t set your alarm clack. Just tell to yourself:
“I trust my body (organism, subconscious mind, etc.). Tomorrow I wake up on time. I wake up completely refreshed and energized.”
Of course, if you go to bed at 3 am aiming to wake up at 6, this may not work. There must be a reasonable approach here like anywhere else.
The bottom line is we need to allow our bodies do their job – get us up exactly after we have resumed our power and ready to kick off a brand new day.