For the last 3 days, I have woken up 2 minutes before my alarm goes off.  I hate that!  It just kind of ruins your morning.  However this morning I woke up 30 minutes after when my alarm should have gone off.  Oops! 

So I started thinking, what is worse, waking up before your alarm or forgetting to turn your alarm on when you go to bed.

For me waking up a few minutes before the alarm goes off means that you can't even hit snooze and there is no point in rolling over and going back to sleep because by the time you do that the alarm is buzzing.  So you just get up.

Forgetting to set the alarm, well yes, this could get you in big trouble with work since you will probably be late, but most of our internal clocks are set to wake us up at the normal time or near our normals wake up time.

The only exception for me, is the weekends, I tell myself before I go to bed, "sleep in, sleep in, sleep in."

So in your opinion:

Great thing is, this morning, I made it to work only 15 minutes late.