The modern urban life is not conducive for heavy sleepers. Working day and night drains every ounce of energy from your body, leaving you knocked out on your pillow cushions. Under such circumstances, it would be impossible for you to wake up on time in the morning all by yourself. This necessitates the presence of alarm clocks.
When you are completely spent and deep in sleep, it’s not a good option to rely on the good old stout table alarm clocks. They almost never wake you up. It is also a foolish idea to rely on the built in alarm clock of your phone, since those are known to be quite ineffective as well. What you need is a specialized alarm clock app for your smart phone.
There are plenty of incredibly innovative and highly effective alarm clock apps available in both the Play Store and the App Store. Regardless of whether you have an android device or an iOS device, you are sure to find the perfect alarm clock app for you after a little bit of browsing.
If you are too tired from the day’s work to conduct your own search, then take a look at the top ten alarm clock apps for 2015 listed below. These will make sure that you wake up, and stay up.
Top 10 Alarm Clock Apps for your Smartphone
1. Alarmy (Android)
The more annoying an alarm clock is, the better it performs. Alarm clocks are meant to be annoying, and there are few alarm clock apps that can challenge Alarmy for the title of the World’s most annoying alarm clock. In order to make Alarmy work, you have to first take a picture of an object that you usually head over to after waking up, for instance the wash basin.
Once you take the picture, it gets registered in the app. When the alarm rings off in the morning, there is only one way for you to turn it off. You have to get up, walk over to the wash basin and take a similar picture of the object in order to shut Alarmy off. Make sure you deactivate the alarm when shifting locations.
2. Morning Routine-Alarm Clock (Android)
This app has a function that is very similar to Alarmy. The difference here is that instead of taking a picture of an object, you have to scan the bar code of the morning serial you are eating or the toothpaste container you will be using. It’s worth noting that the app interface and its visual appeal are simply mesmerizing.
3. Puzzle Alarm Clock (Android)
As the name suggests, this alarm clock app gives you a puzzle to solve every morning when it’s time for you to wake up. Unless you open your eyes, recover your senses and solve the puzzle, you will not be able to turn off the app. There are three difficulty levels to choose from and the puzzles can be based on math, memory or patterns. It sounds evil, but at the end of the day, you will be thanking the app for saving grace at work.
4. Shake-It Alarm (Android)
This app is far less annoying than the previous ones mentioned in the list. To rid yourself of the nuisance of irritating alarm sounds, all you need to do is shake your phone a few times. Next thing you know, you will be relaxing in the calm and quiet of your bedroom. It’s perfect for those who do not like to be tortured out of their beds.
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5. Sleep as Android (Android)
This is a hi-tech app that you will absolutely love. Instead of annoying you or bothering you with puzzles, this app keeps track of your sleep activity when placed overnight on the mattress. It uses an accelerometer to determine your periods of deep sleep and light sleep. When the time is right, it wakes you up gently and saves you the trouble of having messy hair and bloody shot eyes.
6. CARROT Alarm (iOS)
What is special about this alarm clock app is that it talks to you. Yes, you heard that absolutely right. This app has a built in AI, called CARROT that will speak to you when your alarm goes off in the morning. CARROT is unbelievably hilarious as she tries to cajole you out of bed with temptations, and at times resorts to violent threats.
7. Sleep Cycle (iOS)
Sleep Cycle is a lot like Sleep as Android. It picks up, analyzes and monitors your sleeping activity when you place the phone overnight next to you on your bed. It wakes you up at a time that it feels is right and avoids interrupting your deep sleep.
8. Alarm Clock Pro (iOS)
This is a rather simple app that allows you to use your phone as a traditional alarm clock. With the time being displayed in fancy colours throughout the night, you can set your phone on your bedside table. You can select your favorite song from your library as the alarm tone. You can also shake your phone to snooze the alarm and enlarge the snooze buttons. The apps gives you the weather update for the day as soon as you wake up.
9. Rise (iOS)
The function of the app is as simple as the name is. It has a really fun interface which makes setting the alarm for the morning a little more pleasing than it usually is. There is a quick nap alarm feature which is well praised by the users. Similar to the Alarm Clock Pro, you can use this app to turn your iPhone into a classic beside alarm clock. If you are having trouble falling asleep, you can play sleepy music in the app.
10. Wake Alarm Clock (iOS)
With this app, you have three simple choices for waking up in the morning and shutting off the alarm. You can slap the screen of your phone, flip your phone over or shake your phone to eliminate the annoying noises and slither back to sleep. Usually, shaking the phone proves to be enough to wipe sleep right off of your eyes. The app comes with varying degrees of difficulty that allows you to take on an extra challenge when waking up. You can read the full app review for Android here.