Lucera Labs was working on an electronic device to wake you up before they closed.

Here are some alternative devices to help you get up out of bed in the morning:


Upon further research I found:

Edition research reports that Americans wake up mostly at 630am. found that people sleep 7h 29m and go to bed at 10:57pm on average. They also report that 35% hit the alarm snooze. wrote that we use the following wake up methods:


Every morning, my quest to wake up feels like a mission in itself, one that requires a carefully orchestrated symphony of gadgets and gizmos, each with their own role in rousing me from my slumber. As someone who could easily sleep through a marching band parading through my room, I've come to rely on an arsenal of devices to ensure I start my day on time.

My first line of defense is my smartphone, a device that's practically become an extension of my hand. It's a high-end model with a 6.1-inch OLED display that's bright enough to light up the room with its wake-up call. I've set multiple alarms on it, each with a different, increasingly annoying ringtone. The first alarm goes off at 6:00 AM with the gentle strumming of acoustic guitar, which I almost always sleep right through. By the third alarm at 6:15 AM, my room is filled with the blaring sounds of an electronic siren that could wake the dead.

But I don't stop there. On my nightstand sits a digital alarm clock with large, red LED numbers that are impossible to miss, even with my eyes half-closed. It's set to go off at 6:20 AM, just in case my phone alarms fail to do the trick. This one has a backup battery feature, so even if the power goes out, it's relentless in its duty. The alarm clock is loud—a jarring beep-beep-beep that escalates in volume until I'm forced to reach out and slam the snooze button.

Adjacent to my alarm clock, I have a more gentle wake-up assistant: a sunrise simulator. This clever device gradually fills my room with a soft, orange glow, simulating a natural sunrise. Starting at 5:45 AM, it slowly brightens over a 30-minute period, reaching its peak brightness at 6:15 AM, just as my phone starts its cacophony. The light it emits is a warm 300 lux, enough to trick my brain into thinking the sun is actually rising just for me.

For an extra layer of insurance, I wear a fitness tracker on my wrist that vibrates to wake me up. It's a sleek, water-resistant model with a heart rate monitor and a sleep tracker. At 6:25 AM, it begins its silent but insistent buzzing against my skin.

Splash some cold water on your face will cause a shock response.

If you are having trouble waking up, then try reducing caffeine, going to bed earlier, colder room temperature, or a different mattress.

If you are on a camping trip, then the birds will probably wake you at sunrise with song.

Note that you must get up at the same time every day, even on the weekends. Sleeping late will mess up your internal schedule and make waking early difficult during on weekdays.

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