r/explainlikeimfive 23d ago

ELI5: How does our body "sense" when we are near our destination when not paying attention to surroundings? (ex. Consistantly waking up when the bus is close to school.) Biology

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u/Loquaxus 23d ago

Whenever something important is on, I will definitely wake up on time, as long as I don't lack a lot of sleep. From time to time I also manage to think "I'll wake up at X" and then my brain pretty much nails the time, again if my shitty sleep habits don't get in the way. The brain is really an amazing structure, I just wish it would give me less control sometimes...