Do you have trouble waking up in the morning? With the beginning of daylight saving time on March 12, it’s about to get a lot harder to get out of bed. Most people use the alarm clock apps that come with their phone, but using your phone in bed has been linked to increased feelings of alertness, less restful sleep and suppressed production of melatonin. If you want to improve your sleep schedule (and your wake-up time), getting your phone away from your bed is a healthy habit to get into. Fortunately, there are a variety of top alarm clocks that can wake you up instead.
Alarm clocks don’t have to be ugly. The compact USCCE Digital Alarm Clock Radio has a wood grain style that will make it feel at home in any room. It also comes in three other colors. This classic digital clock has a dimmable LCD display, an FM radio, a battery backup in case of power outage and a customizable alarm. It also comes with two USB ports that you can use to charge your phone. Note the giant snooze button on top. Buy it here.
Do you find most alarm clocks to be a bit too abrupt? With the Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock, you can wake up to your own personal sunrise every morning. This sunrise simulation, complete with natural soundscapes, climbs from 10% brightness to 100% brightness over the course of half an hour. If you’re still not awake after that, an alarm will sound. You can change the time span of the wake-up light to suit your personal needs. You can also toggle the color of the light, with seven different colors to choose from. Buy it here.
If you miss the traditional, analog alarm clock, check out the Peakeep 4 Inches Twin Bell Alarm Clock. Users will enjoy the retro style, non-ticking hands and loud alarm. Plus, there’s no snooze button – the perfect solution for people who find themselves snoozing over and over again. This clock comes in a variety of colors. It might be simple, but that’s what makes it one of the top alarm clocks. Buy it here.
If you’re hard of hearing, some alarm clocks might not work for you. The Extra Loud Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker comes with an attached bed shaker that vibrates your mattress to shake you awake. If you only need the alarm noise or you only need the bed shaker, you can set them separately. This clock also features a large, easy-to-read LED display. Buy it here.
Are you a heavy sleeper? The Sonic Bomb Dual Extra Loud Alarm Clock might be just the thing that finally wakes you up. With a name like “Sonic Bomb,” you know the alarm is bound to be loud. Like the clock above, it also comes with a bed shaker for extra effect. The 113-decibel alarm comes with an adjustable tone and volume control if you find it’s a little louder than what you can handle. It also has built-in flashing lights. Buy it here.
The snooze button is a wonderful invention, but some people hit snooze too much. If you want to make sure you wake up on time and without any snoozing, it’s time to get the CLOCKY Alarm Clock on Wheels. Just like it says in the name, this alarm clock has wheels and will run away from you when it’s time to sound the alarm. You won’t have the option to turn the clock off or hit snooze unless you get up and chase after it. It’s designed to get you out of bed and ready to start your day. It jumps, runs, walks and shakes to try and evade you. The wheels work on carpet and wood. Buy it here.
The Tinload Night Light Analog Alarm Clock glows in the dark, so that you can easily see what time it is all night long. It will glow all night after a day’s exposure to indoor light or just 10 minutes of sunlight. Its alarm gently increases volume over time, and it can be snoozed. If ticking clocks annoy you, don’t worry. This clock is silent. Buy it here.
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