I don’t really know why I’m posting this, quess I just felt like doing it. If there’s one thing that has obsessed me for the last three years, it’s alarm clocks.
About three years ago, i moved out on my own. Now I don’t have the safety of my parents waking me up if I ignore my alarm. Over these years, I have gone through insanely many setups. I had a clock-radio to begin with, I found that I couldn’t wake up to radio alone. After some time I went over to the old school wind-up clock, but it didn’t take long before the ticking noise became a problem. For a year or so I stayed on a cell-phone alarm doubled with my clock-radio, but my phone started to act weird and it severly impacted my ability to get up in the morning.
After many attempts, I think I have found the best solution. There are two problems I have with regular alarms. There’s the snooze button which I despise. And then there’s the fact that most alarms are too easy to shut down without being completely awake. I resolved to getting a smartphone app that lets me customize my alarm to every single detail. First thing I did was getting an annoying alarm sound, then I disabled the snoozing completely. And then there’s the main piece; THE MATH. I now have to perform three tasks of simple math in order to shut down my alarm, which forces me to be mentally awake before I can actually stop the annoying sound of my alarm. After three months of this setup, I have not overslept once.
Now let’s get some sharing of opinion done and spread the love for the alarm-clock!