Alarm Clocks for People Who Can’t Wake Up for Work

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If you’re one of those lucky ones that have a job you love, waking up in the morning for work might not be an issue for you. But for the rest of the folks who dread going to work in the morning, they might need a bit more of a push to get them out of bed.

We long moved past the traditional alarm clock that just goes ‘BRRIIINNGGG!’. These days, there are many clever designs that motivates us to get up in various ways. You can the ones that talk to you, project the time on the wall, make you stand up, or even better, force you to run around the room.

Hopefully in this list of alarm clocks, you might find one that works well for your personality.

  • Witwatia Pressure Sensitive Rug Alarm Clock
    Currently not available
    This rug's alarm will only shut off with you standing on it for 3 seconds. A surefire way to get you up! You get to use either the default alarm or upload your own through an USB connector.
  • Philips Wake-Up Light with Sunrise Simulation
    $119.99
    This sun simulator shines softly in you face 30 minutes before your set alarm time, easing you out of your sleep to a refreshed day. Comes with accompanying nature sounds, and you can also turn up the brightness to use as a bedside reading lamp.
  • Sunrise Alarm Clock
    $29.99
    A cheaper alternative to Philips, this Sunrise clock wakes you up gently to sunshine in your face. Gradually increasing in brightness, with accompanying nature sounds. You can change its color if you prefer, or choose to wake up to FM radio.
  • Echo Dot
    $49.99
    Don't forget that you can use the amazing Echo Dot to set alarm just by talking to it. Wake up to a celebrity greeting you in the morning, or say "Alexa, wake me up with the news at 6 am."
  • ArtNaturals Essential Oil Diffuser and Humidifier
    $36.95
    If your nose bothers you when you sleep, you'd love this. The Bluetooth Oil Diffuser wakes you in the morning, and it also plays music.
  • Hello Sense Sleep System
    $17.62
    This smart alarm comes with sensor to learn more about how you sleep, the environment you sleep in and how you can improve your rest cycle. Plays sounds to gently lull you to sleep, and wakes you up gently from a refreshed morning.
  • iHome Zenergy Sleep Therapy Machine
    $17.62B01K5IE6CY
    This light therapy alarm clock can light up with different combinations of colors, swirling and pulsing to create a meditative experience. Practice your breathing with slow pulsing red light, or wake up to flashing blue light.
  • Clocky Alarm Clock on Wheels
    $39.99
    You will either love or hate this one. It will jump off the nightstand from up to 3 feet high, and roll around the room. You'll need to run to catch to shut off the alarm. Genius.
  • iHome iBT230 Alarm Clock Radio with Speakerphone
    $85.00
    If it's music you prefer to wake up to, the iHome can stream music from your phone. You can also answer calls through it.
  • Sonic Alert Vibrating Alarm Clock
    $17.62
    Here's an interesting way to wake up. Clip this to your pillow, and let it shake you out of your slumber! Guaranteed to annoy the hell out of you enough to wake you up.
  • Sonic Alert SBB500SS
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    If you sleep like the dead, this is the one you need. At a 113 decibels (adjustable volume), if this doesn't wake you, I don't know what will. What's great about this is that if you have roommates you don't want to wake up, simply turn of the alarm and have the vibrating bed shaker wake you instead.
  • SmartShaker by iLuv
    $99.99
    Perfect for senior citizens or folks with hearing loss, this slim device slips under your pillow and wakes you up by vibration (optionally with sound too). Connects wirelessly with your phone via Bluetooth.
  • Olfactory Alarm Clock
    $99
    They say the power of smell is extremely strong. This clock wakes you up with a gentle melody and a whiff of your favorite scents. Go for the smell of toast, coffee, croissant, peppermint, chocolate, seaside or grass.
  • Reminder Rosie Talking Alarm Clock
    $99.95
    If you need a gentle coaxing voice by your loved ones to wake up you in the morning, this is perfect for you. Record up to 25 messages, up to 6 seconds long. Get your loved ones record a loving, motivating message to get you going, or a reminder for you to take your pills.
  • The Barisieur
    $420
    This one a real indulgence. Rather expensive, but the promise of waking up every morning to coffee automatically, the price might be well worth it. Still in fundraising stage, but definitely keep an eye on this. Due to come in September 2017.
  • GAOHL Keep Calm & Carry On Alarm Clock
    $28.00
    If you like a standard alarm clock design, go for this one with 'Keep Calm & Carry On' message. A good positive message to get you started for the day.

All prices are last updated on 2017-11-19 / Product images credit: Amazon.com

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