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Wake Up With These Top Alarm Clocks

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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.

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USCCE Digital Alarm Clock Radio

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.

sunrise alarm clock

Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock

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.

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Peakeep 4 inches Twin Bell Alarm Clock

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.

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Extra Loud Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker

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.

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Sonic Bomb Dual Extra Loud Alarm Clock

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.

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CLOCKY Alarm Clock on Wheels

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.

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Tinload Night Light Analog Alarm Clock

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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10 Thoughts on “Wake Up With These Top Alarm Clocks

  1. I loved seeing all the different alarm clocks. Fortunately, now being retired, I can wake up when I want. That seems to always be around 6:45-7:00 AM regardless of the time zone I’m in at the time. I never seem to suffer from jet lag when I travel :-).

    When I do have to catch an early flight, we have an ancient radio alarm clock that has a dual source of power, that works well if we remember to set it! :-O! I usually end up not needing the alarm because I spend most of the night waking up, looking at the time, going back to sleep for 30-40 minutes, then repeating those steps over and over until I give up on sleeping and get up for the day. 🙁

    If there was an alarm clock that could shut off my worrying about missing my flight so I could sleep, THAT would be quite an alarm clock!

  2. Back in the 80’s, I had a great travel size alarm . It was small and square, battery operated and it lit up.The brand may have been Hofritz.
    THE BEST FEATURE WAS THAT YOU OPERATED THE SNOOZE BY SOUND. I usually said QUIET, however a good grunt or any other noise would work. Although this was was not the best for an undisciplined person who needs the runaway one on wheels. Not having to even move to activate the snooze function was made it easier to
    fall asleep and use it to many times

    1. Hi Ann! If you click the product name or photo, it will take you to an Amazon page where you can purchase the alarm clock. Thanks for reading!

  3. I think it’s time to do away with daylight savings time. The first week after is torture getting up in the morning! I feel like I am looking fo that lost hour for a week! Ugh!

    1. I agree. Sometimes I feel I’m looking for that missing hour all summer! About the only use I have for Daylight Savings Time is that it allows me to be outdoors later for things like gardening & sailing

      BTW, I have a great alarm clock – the Big Ben Moonbeam Clock which I bought from Vermont Country Store. It wakes me up gently, with a flashing light. (If I don’t turn it off or hit the snooze button, then it sounds an alarm.) It also has a softly-lighted dial so I can see what time it is in the dark – and batteries in case the power goes out. I love it!

  4. I love my little Sony dream machine, but after the switches on the first one wore out (ending a decade of constant use) a second I found on EBay will soon wear out too. Does any small clock radio have both a sleep button (for when you want 15 mins of news or music as you doze) and a nap button (10 min to 120…ahh). One-button summer time change button? Besides two radio alarm settings – all this in one small and nicely designed unit. I like to put my phone away at night or rest times, and love these features on a bedside alarm. Still looking!

  5. When it is really important that I wake up extra early (e.g., for a 6:00 am plane) I use 3 clocks: One battery operated, one electric clock radio and my voicemail calls me on my land line as well. So, if my batteries die the electric clock and phone should work. If the power goes out the battery clock and phone should still work. If the phone system fails then the battery clock and electric clock should work. I’m also protected if I have 2 failures. If all 3 fail my getting up early just wasn’t meant to be.

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