Clock? My original word was Click, but autocorrect seems to be in favor of that word.

I set my alarm clock fifteen minutes ahead of the real time so that every morning when it goes off, I have a brief moment of panic that I’m going to be late. Even though I remember a few seconds later, that burst of adrenaline is enough to keep me from going back to sleep.

Send me a word, I’ll tell you a fact about myself.