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    Speaking of Alarm Clocks . . .

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    I hate my alarm clock! The alarm is a noxious, jarring sound that sends my heart racing and puts my whole body into a fight-or-flight state that can't possibly be healthy first thing in the morning. There's GOT to be a better way! I don't have the luxury of just sleeping until I naturally wake up nor the luxury of a $150 Zen-chime clock. Please recommend other more gentle ways to awaken. Something that'll play CD's maybe? Thanks!

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    Do you have a cell phone? I use mine as my alarm clock and selected the most pleasant low key ring to gently wake me up.

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    I have my cell phone play Moonlight Sonata to wake me up. Works well for me.
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    The Verilux Rise and Shine Natural Alarm clock has changed my waking-in-the-dark mornings to sunrise and chirping birds. I don't know if they carry the one I have, but Verilux has others.
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    After getting onto a schedule i don't need an alarm clock. I set my alarm for a worst case scenario time and i generally wake up 1/2 hour befoer that and turn it off, i almost never hear my alarm clock

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    We were talking about this at work today. There is an Android application called Gentle Alarm which starts off with low volume and gradually increased volume over a thirty minute period. So if you set your alarm for 8am, it starts at 7:30am and it gradually gets louder until it's 8am. This will wake you up immediately if you are in light sleep, and will gradually wake you up if you are in deep sleep. There may be a similar app for the iPhone.

    I personally do not use any alarm at all and I find that this works best.
    Last edited by Grok; 07-06-2010 at 05:58 PM. Reason: Add sentence about not using any alarm

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    I only use an alarm when i have to catch an early flight. Otherwise the toddler wakes me up in plenty of time to get to work.

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    Some of you might think this short story is crazy but it is as true as can be...

    For months I set my alarm clock for 7 am. Then I decided to go primal on April 5. For the next 8 straight days I woke up before 7 am and therefore never heard my alarm clock. I decided to throw it out. 9/10 times at minimum I wake up between 6 and 7 am. The other time it will usually be just after 7.

    If I need to make a flight, wake up early for a 5K, etc. then I will set my alarm. But, the sun wakes me up naturally today and I believe this can be the case for anyone during the summer months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisous View Post
    I only use an alarm when i have to catch an early flight. Otherwise the toddler wakes me up in plenty of time to get to work.
    Exactly my first thought! Have a baby, you'll never need an alarm again!

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    I would be scared to death to go without an alarm clock. Bosses are not forgiving when you try to explain that your primal lifestyle internal alarm clock failed.

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