Vibration. My alarm clock has a little pod attached to it by a cable, which slips in between the mattress and the box spring. When it goes off, the entire bed shakes with a deep pulsing vibration. Really hard to sleep through, although I've managed it once or twice...
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I use CD Player. I have a Stereo System with a "timer" function and I utilize that for my alarm clock. I've become conditioned enough to allow the sound of my CD player turning on to wake me up. However, back in the day, I did have a near heart attack when I woke up.
Originally posted by Bizzle IzzleThe buzzer going off is just too much of a shock to my system. Such a horrible way to wake up. The radio wakes me up a little gradually and I can lay in bed and listen to it while I get back to the land of the conscious. The buzzer damn near gives me a heart attack.
Hey, let me ask you about that thing. Do you notice the smells that it gives off, or the lights? I've considered getting it, but I don't know whether any of that would be helpful to me.
Yeah, you do notice the smells. They never actually woke me up, but they are a nice consolation prize.
The plastic cover for the top where you load the scented beads is very easy to lose. We lost ours within about a month and have since made and lost several replacements out of aluminum foil.
Overall, the clock is great. 30 minutes before the alarm time the light begins to slowly turn on, which also ramps up the scents. By 15 minutes before the light is at full strength and the "nature sounds" kick in. Then at t=0, you get the BEEPing. You can use set it to use any combination of those effects.
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Originally posted by Kei PosiskunkBuzzer. I don't think I'd wake up if it was anything else. I need for the noise to be jarring in order to actually awaken.
I'm with Kei. I can sleep through the TV, so I'm sure that I would sleep through the radio. I have had the same buzzer alarm clock for as long as I can remember, and it is the only thing that can wake me up.
Originally posted by OliverEasy answer: The STAR WARS theme on my cellphone.
Yes, I'm a geek.
I do this when travelling except for me it's Hulk Hogan's old theme song, that one before Real American.
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Radio, though I've been waking up 5 minutes or so before the alarm quite often recently. Even though I'm not a morning person, I normally manage to get going. When I'm really tired I play snooze tag, but knock on wood never sleep through it. MRS, on the other hand, sleeps through all alarms, but one of the dogs can cough and she'll wake up wanting to know what's wrong.
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With my job forcing me to stay away from home this year, and with most of my friends going home or elsewhere for the holiday, my Thanksgiving dinner will probably consist of some leftover pizza or something.