Waking up in the morning to a blaring alarm clock isn’t pleasant, but we all have things to do in the morning. Finding an alarm clock that will actually wake you up without making you want to chuck it out your window can be challenging. Luckily, we’re here to help!
Many modern alarm clocks offer alternatives to shocking you with a loud alarm noise if you would like to wake up a little less jarringly. Some use lights that mimic early sunlight for those dark winter mornings. Others try to progressively wake you up in the hopes that you wake up at the optimal point in your sleep cycle. Even if you want a traditional alarm clock, there are plenty of great options available.
Early mornings aren’t exactly something you look forward to, but hopefully the picks on our list of the best alarm clocks can at least help make them a bit more bearable.
Hey, we all need a big reminder of the day and time some days. The JALL Digital Calendar Alarm Day Clock has an auto-dimming feature for nighttime and brightens in the morning. With three finishes to pick from (black, white, or wood), you’ll be able to fit it into practically any design scheme.
The LittleHippo Mella Ready to Rise Children’s Alarm Clock has a happy smiling face on the front, three brightness options, and a unique setting that slowly flashes yellow half an hour before the alarm to provide a more natural wake-up call. When Mella turns green, it’s time to start the day.
The Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock has a built-in Colored Sunrise Simulation, giving the user an easy, natural, progressive wake-up that mimics sunrise. It’s also good for light therapy. It even has a built-in FM radio and will slowly turn up the volume as the alarm starts.
You can trace back the history of mechanical alarm clocks to 1847. Before that, people used roosters. It doesn’t make sense to buy a rooster, so buy yourself one of our top alarm clock picks.
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