Last night I slept deep! I had vivid, colorful dreams with incredible detail. Central themes: strife. I haven’t used an alarm clock since about 6 months before Amy was born. So for about 6%frac12; years I have gone to sleep by saying, "I will wake up at ____." Usually, I wake within 5 minutes of the time I say as I lay down. Today I overslept 45 minutes! I was just so mentally and physically exhausted. Amy still made it to school on time although just under the bell.
Last weekend our Scout troop had its monthly scout master meeting. Eight adults showed up and I had the opportunity to relate my success of waking without an alarm clock. Another adult chimed up and said, "Oh yes. I’ve done that for 10 years." 25% of the people sitting at the table spent the bulk of a decade successfully waking without an alarm clock. I wonder if the numbers hold. Does ¼ of society choose to not have an alarm clock and still wake on time?