The alarm clock is my enemy!

Anyone out there who actually likes alarm clocks? The poor objects are the unlucky first things we touch smack in the morning after their sound brings us back to reality. Well, at least the two that I use I don't have to smack--> Yes, lately I've been using my cell phone and another alarm clock that was in my brother's room but that used to be mine. And now that I think about it, I should put it back in his room because it's making me wake up later! Since I know there is another alarm coming, I let myself sleep 'a few more minutes.' Also, since I am still in that weird realm of sleep-awake, I confuse the two and I press one a million times only to find out that that's not the one sounding! So I guess I'll just stick with my cell phone. My boyfriend laughed when he realized several alarms were set: one for 7:30, one for 7:35, one for 7:38, and probably one more after that.
So speaking of alarm clocks, today I came across an interesting article about creative alarm clocks. Here are some:

Pillow Alarm Clock The pillow uses an LED fabric substrate below the surface to wake the user using light. This substrate also functions as display, showing the time on the surface of the pillow.

Very innovative! But who knows if it would work with me... I can sleep with anything, even lights on.

Smash Alarm Clock The alarm is switched off by punching on the top of the alarm clock. 

I like it! And you don't have to feel bad for smashing it :)

Gun Operated Alarm Clock Old NES light gun was modified with tilt switches to control a vintage digital clock radio. When the alarm wakes you up, grab the gun and kill it off!

Interesting concept! But I don't think it would fit in my tiny night stand. Plus hmmm I would feel like Tomb-Raider or something with an object like this in my room.

Here are three alarm clocks that work for Marcela:

Clocky Alarm Clock Unusual alarm clock that jumps 3 feet from your night stand and runs away beeping to get you up. You can only snooze once.

Probably very ideal for me. Once I am up, I probably wouldn't get back into bed. I would have to get used to this object jumping from my night stand though...

Carpet Alarm Clock If you want to turn the alarm off, you have to get up and step on it. 

Anything that makes me stand up is great! I know I could put my current alarm clock far away in my room, but if I had this carpet, it would be much easier to obey. 

Puzzle Alarm Clock doesn’t let you drift off so easily thanks to an alarm setting that requires some quick puzzle skills, and more than a little coherence, to shut it off. 

How neat! I like those colors. 
For now I guess I just have to keep hitting the snooze button many times. I need to be able to wake up after the first time, though, like I used to! One day... :)
Have a lovely weekend everyone!!


  1. i hate alarm clocks ... even more i hate when my hubby hits the snooze button 20 times. I set my alarm for the minute i have to get up, he sets it like 30 minutes early & then hits snooze until he decides at the very last minute to get up by which time i'm wide awake!

    i like to wake up to the sunlight streaming in my window ... thankfully i don't have to be up too early!

  2. Bah! Amazing! So many creative ways to wake someone up. I've never had to deal with this since I've had chronic insomnia since I was about 5. But if I couldn't wake up, I think I would love the duck hunt gun alarm clock!

  3. A digital clock is the inspiration for which allows you to to share associations with the numbers on the clock.

  4. Wow that is quite the variety of clocks! I too don't like clocks that much, especially waking up to one, lol.

  5. I'd love one of these, especially the smash alarm clock. I have to get up really early, and I'm not always too keen to go to school (understatement much?) so smashing something first thing would really stop me screaming into my pillow. Right now, I ask my mum to hide the alarm clock in my room the night before, so it takes me about 15 minutes to find it when I'm still half asleep. Problem is, I normally just flop back into bed when I finally turn it off!


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