So I still use an alarm every day.
I know, I know.
Why not just use my phone?
Well I like turning my phone off every night.
I like seeing the time in the middle of the night.
I like having a snooze button I can whack.
So if you're like me and you still want a physical alarm, you have lots of options of all different shapes and sizes.
So how do you pick Number one, look for one with red or orange numbers.
The other colors are gonna cast a glow.
Red or orange let you see the numbers from across the darken room.
Number two, focus on the basics.
Look for a big snooze button you can smack.
Look for a clear indicator that the alarm is set.
And look for an easy way to double check your alarm time incase you're feeling paranoid when you're falling asleep.
Number three, know your sleep habits.
Are you a super deep sleeper that has trouble waking up?
Something like this Sonic Bomb could help.
Are you paranoid about waking up?
Make sure your alarm has a backup battery.
And some let you set multiple different alarm times.
Do you hate being startled awake?
Lots of alarms will gradually ramp up the sound of their buzzing, which can help.
Also, I really like the sunrise feature on this Phillips alarm.
30 minutes before the set time, it starts gradually getting brighter to ease you out of your sleep.
So while your alarm clock might not be the most glamorous piece of tech in your home, picking the right one can be pretty important to help start your day on the right foot.