How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

A peek at my phone alarm settings instantly reveals I’m not what you’d call a morning person.

For my 6:30am wake up, I set no less than six alarms spaced at 10-15 minute intervals leading up to the very last possible moment where I actually have to get out of bed or risk being late to work.

My logic is that if I’m awoken earlier than I need to be, I’m in a lighter sleep and can gently dose for a little bit longer without worrying about failing to wake up. #Science.

I’m not alone – statistics show more than a third of us hit the snooze button at least three times each morning in order to steal a few extra moments of precious ZZZs. Foolproof and harmless, right?

Wrong. So very wrong.

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“Although we are all different, generally speaking from a mood and sleep quality point of view I would never recommend this,” says Angela Bradley, Principal Psychologist and Director of Therapeutic Services at the Gold Coast’s Mood & Mind Centre.

“Multiple alarm-wake episodes will repeatedly draw you out of the deeper, more productive stages of sleep. Your brain is actively healing and resetting during deep sleep stages and unnecessary disruption to those processes is not going to help your energy and mood in the long run.”

This activity is important – it’s your brain sorting out and filing the previous day’s activities and consolidating memories. Depriving your brain of this chance is what leaves you feeling scrambled and confused.

Although you think you’re getting more sleep through staggering your waking up process, it’s actually not really benefiting you anyway.

“The disruptions by multiple alarms repeatedly arouse the brain then settle, and it’s these repetitive awakenings that disrupt the continuity of the sleep. It’s not an efficient way of getting the extra sleep,” says the Sleep Health Foundation‘s Professor David Hillman. (Post continues after gallery.)

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“By misbehaving sleep-wise, you’re putting pressure on yourself and also making it more likely that you’ll sleep through your alarm.”

What’s important to work out is why you’re relying on so many alarms to get you out of bed in the morning.

“If this is the only way you can wake up, it suggests you have a significant problem with your sleep. You could be chronically sleep deprived and your brain is desperate for just a couple more minutes sleep, or you have a sleep disorder,” says Dr Jenny Brockis.

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The average adult requires seven and a half to eight hours of sleep a night, something many of us aren’t getting. In fact, the Australian average is just seven hours.

“A lot of us are walking around in sleep-restrictive state; we have enough sleep to function but not enough to function optimally. Our tendency to sleep through alarms is result of this,” says Professor Hillman.

The most affected group is women between the ages of 35 and 55, when we are often at our busiest — juggling work, family, social lives and our own needs.

While missing out on half an hour’s sleep might not seem a lot, do that regularly and each week you’re accumulating a sleep debt of almost four hours.

Experts also recommend looking at what’s keeping you in bed.

“The urge to avoid getting up and facing the day is likely to be an indicator of an avoidance of getting on with what your day has in store for you. It would be far more helpful to get proactive about why those feelings exist rather than just sliding though life hitting the snooze button,” says Bradley.

So what’s the magic waking-up trick? It’s all to do with what you do the night before.

  1. Take a look at the quality of your sleep. From experience you’ll know how much you need and try to stick to a regular routine of both going to sleep and waking up. Even going to bed 20 minutes earlier can help ensure you feel more refreshed.
  2. Try ditching the electronics (yes, that includes Netflix) in the last hour to 90 minutes before you sleep to allow your mind to wind down.
  3. Put your alarm away from your bed so you have to get up to turn it off.
  4. Ban the snooze, period. Sleeping in causes rushing to be prepared, which is a horrible and easily avoidable way to start to your day. (Post continues after gallery.)

Waking up in the morning is something that almost everyone dreads, particularly on a workday. The sound of a morning alarm is often enough to put people into a bad mood even if they’re already awake, due to the preconditioned horror that the sound accompanies.

But it doesn’t have to be this way!

Too many people have a rude awakening each day, and this can lead to all sorts of issues from poor mood to various health issues, particularly if you aren’t getting enough sleep.

There are many ways to make the dreaded morning alarm more enjoyable and healthier for your sleep and rest, and in this guide, we’re going to look at some of these solutions to make your morning wake-up more peaceful and natural.

Waking up to the panicked clamor or sudden and loud alarms almost always makes for a more sluggish and unmotivated start to the day, and using some of these solutions will likely improve your mood as well as your productivity in the morning, and help you to unlock your full potential even if you’re not really a morning person.

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

Your Natural Rhythm

First and foremost, you need to ensure you maintain the natural rhythm, known as the circadian rhythm, as not maintaining a healthy rhythm can lead to all sorts of health issues both physically and mentally.

Having the discipline to go to bed at the right time and allow yourself a full night’s sleep is critical to being able to wake up for your morning alarm. While it can be tempting to steal an extra hour or two for yourself at night, it almost always comes back to bite you the following morning, leaving you tired and stressed, and generally run down.

The Importance of Routine

The importance of routine for getting up with your alarm is critical. You should be striving to get at least a solid 7 hours of sleep, and ideally, allow yourself an hour before bed to rest and begin the process of getting to sleep so that you have more time for real sleep.

This will make it much easier for your body to get up at the proper time.

Additionally, it’s important to ensure you sleep when it’s dark and wake when it starts to get light, as the natural hormones which control your circadian rhythm and sleep cycle react with the changing light conditions and fighting these natural hormones can lead to a lot of disruption of your sleep.

Use a Gentle Alarm

A great way to make waking up easier is to change your alarm to something gentler, or one which gradually becomes louder over the course of a few minutes. This will allow you to wake up slowly and gradually, lifting you out of sleep gently and with care, which is much more natural and leads to a much more effective and lasting wake up that starts with alertness and improved mood, instead of a loud and abrupt alarm which breaks your sleep suddenly and unnaturally.

This sudden break in your sleep rhythm can deprive you of valuable REM sleep and lead to poor mood and tiredness even when you’ve had enough sleep, so consider using a gentler alarm for a vastly improved wake-up. Also, try to avoid using the snooze button whenever you can.

Use a Natural Sounding Alarm

You can improve your morning routine even more by using a more natural-sounding alarm, ideally birdsong or waves or even rainfall, as this will lift you out of sleep much more gradually and easily, and is also far more pleasant to wake up to than the sound of a bell or other loud alarm ringing in your ears.

Combining this with a gradual increase in volume is one of the best ways to improve your morning routine.

Set Multiple Alarms

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

If you’re someone who still struggles with getting up, setting multiple alarms and staggering is a strategy you can use, especially if you have urgent plans or appointments you need to be able to wake up for.

While this isn’t ideal, for some people it’s the best way to ensure that you get up, even if it can be a little annoying.

Really you should only need one or two alarms maximum, but using more is possible if you’re really struggling to wake up in the mornings.

Place Your Alarm Away From Your Bed

Positioning your alarm away from your sleeping space is perhaps one of the best ways to ensure you wake up fully in the morning, as getting out of bed and onto your feet is a way to wake your body up and get the blood flowing, which kick starts your metabolism and your hormones, making it much harder for you to fall back to sleep.

Position your alarm so that you have to get out of bed fully to use this to its fullest effect.

Look Forward to Breakfast

Another great way to get up to your alarm is to ensure you have a nice breakfast to look forward to.

Ensuring that you have a healthy and enjoyable breakfast to get up to will improve your mood and make it much more likely that you will actually get up.

Think of it as a small bribe to yourself for actually getting out of bed at the correct time.

Go to Bed Earlier

If you’re struggling to wake up, it likely means you aren’t getting enough quality sleep. Going to bed earlier is the best way to ensure your body wakes naturally and refreshes.

Use Light

There are some alarms which give off a natural light that brightens as your wake up time nears. This helps trigger the hormones in your body to start waking you up, and can be hugely beneficial in the winter or if you live somewhere dark.

Additionally you can use lighter curtains to allow more light into your room in the morning which will also help you to take up more naturally.

Final Thoughts

Sleep is something that’s really important for our health, and waking up effectively and efficiently is a big part of this process.

A rude awakening is a horrible way to start the day, so try to use these tips to make the morning something to look forward to instead of something to dread.

Last Updated on January 20, 2021

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Waking up early is a great way to start your day. You have more time to tackle your to-do list, be productive, relax and recharge, and maybe even watch the sunrise– my personal favorite.

And for students, waking up early is often mandatory. Classes can start super early in the morning, and I sometimes found myself struggling (really badly) to get up.

In this post, I’ll teach you how I managed to overcome the pain of waking up early. There are a few habits I built and some tricks I use, and I hope they’ll be helpful for you, as well! Let’s get straight into it.

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How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

Table of Contents

Have A “Why?”

Having a sense of purpose behind waking up early can motivate you and make it easier (on your mind) to wake up early. It can help you start your day with a positive attitude and direction, which is a great way to ensure a good rest of the day.

So determined a “why?” behind waking up early– other than being forced to for school. It could be because you want to take the time to take care of yourself in the morning, to have some alone time and get ready for the day, or something else.

Once you’d decided upon your purpose, keep that in mind! You can even write it on a sticky note and stick it above your bed, or write it in a journal. I’ve always loved collecting short and inspirational quotes to motivate myself during the day.

Plan The Next Morning

Planning ahead is something I’ll never stop talking about; planning the next morning– whether you’re time-blocking, writing a to-do list, or following a routine– can create a sense of purpose and urgency, which will get you through the morning more efficiently.

I usually follow a morning routine that includes washing up, making breakfast, cleaning the room, journaling or relaxing for a while, and then getting to work. If you don’t yet have a morning routine, build one now!

If you’d rather not follow a routine and create a to-do list instead, be sure to do so the night before! And if you want to go the extra mile, time-block your morning on your calendar or planner.

Set Multiple Alarms

If you struggle physically to wake up in the morning, try setting multiple alarms. There are 2 approaches you can try:

  1. Setting 2 alarms
  2. Setting alarms by interval

The first method is for people who wake up but struggle to get up. In this case, set 1 alarm for waking up and another for getting up (around 5 minutes after the first one). Once you hear the second alarm go off, that’s your cue to get up and face the day.

But if you’re one to sleep through an alarm or fall asleep right after hitting snooze, try the second method instead. Set multiple alarms (as many as you need) by 5-minute intervals, making sure the first one sounds early enough so that you won’t be late.

Of course, the most effective method is to not hit snooze. Once your alarm goes off, let your mind wake up, then get off your bed. It’s okay to not instantly start doing things, but it’s always best to wake up as soon as the first alarm goes off.

Do Something You Enjoy

Instead of sulking about having to wake up early, do something you enjoy to feel happy and thankful that you woke up early. Gratitude and happiness are good for your soul and can ensure a good rest of the day as well.

If you’re not sure how exactly you should start your day, here are some ideas:

  • Listen to your favorite song.
  • Listen to a motivational podcast.
  • Watch the sunrise.
  • Call a friend or family member.
  • Watch an episode of your favorite show.
  • Make your favorite breakfast.
  • Take a walk.
  • Walk your pet.
  • Stretch/meditate/dance/exercise.

Go To Sleep Earlier

The most obvious and simple (yet difficult) way to wake up earlier is to go to sleep earlier. Many students struggle with this, but in truth, it will solve so many of your problems.

A common cause of sleeping late is procrastination. You wait until the latest possible moment to complete your homework or other tasks, and by the time you finish, it’s already late.

Knowing this common problem, I’ve written a complete guide on beating procrastination: How To Stop Procrastinating. Be sure to check it out for all the top tips to stop procrastinating!

If you believe that procrastination is not the cause of sleeping late (which is 100% justifiable), here are some extra tips for you:

  • Do not go on social media starting at least 2 hours before you sleep.
  • Begin your night routine early.
  • Dim the lights and make the room smell nice.
  • Read in bed instead of going on your phone.
  • Play soft music or ambient sounds.
  • Meditate while laying down in bed.

Have A Positive Mindset

Keeping a positive attitude and a healthy mindset can greatly increase your motivation and thus prevent procrastination and help you get up easier.

It can be hard to build a positive mindset, but always think back to your “why?”. Remember and remind yourself that each day is a new day, and you’re able to tackle everything.

If it’s difficult for you to implement this, simply think of something you’re looking forward to doing this morning. I often think of the breakfast I always make (I absolutely adore bagels) and remind myself that as soon as I wake up, I can make some delicious breakfast.

Find something that makes you happy and use that to motivate yourself and build a positive mindset.

Sleep In Sometimes

It is totally okay to sleep in sometimes. Especially if you’ve had a long week or are feeling sleep-deprived, a late morning can be just what you need.

However, I don’t recommend sleeping past 12pm, as you’ll be skipping multiple meals and likely messing up your Circadian rhythm (essentially getting jet-lagged). Simply sleep until your body is well-rested, and get up and get moving.


I hope these tips will help you successfully get up earlier! Leave a comment with what you struggle with most during the mornings, and I’ll try to give you my best tips!

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There are two kinds of people: those who immediately wake up in the morning and others who wake up only after multiple alarms.

The people who hit the snooze button about six times or have to set several alarms at strategic points around the bedroom to make them get up would probably say of themselves that they are not morning people.

However, it’s not as simple as that. How you sleep at night and your morning wake-up call can have a marked effect on your day. The impact of your morning alarms can be far-reaching, with the general consensus being it’s not a good idea to set multiple alarms.

How many alarms should you set?

The answer is just one, because setting multiple alarms to wake up may actually be harmful to your health. Despite almost one-third of adults saying they hit the snooze button over and over again, as they feel deprived of sleep, this makes you feel worse.

The adults surveyed said they got less than seven hours’ sleep a night and always felt tired. Hitting the snooze button multiple times made them think they would grab a few extra minutes’ sleep before finally having to get up. However, they couldn’t understand why this still left them feeling sluggish.

The problem is you’re not really resting, or sleeping well, between the alarms. This is because the most restful parts of your sleep cycle have already happened by this time. Imagine you’re trying to reverse the whole sleep cycle in the space of about five minutes. It just doesn’t work. It doesn’t lead to restful slumber and doesn’t give your body the time it needs to wake up.

Trying to go back to sleep with the snooze button, only to be awoken again five minutes later, is confusing your body and brain. It isn’t part of your sleep cycle and hence it does no good whatsoever.

What do the experts think?

Although we’re all different, generally speaking, setting several alarms is not recommended. Our brain is healing and “re-setting” during deep sleep. Angela Bradley, the principal psychologist at the Mood and Mind Centre, describes “multiple alarm episodes” as causing unnecessary disruption to these natural processes.

We are repeatedly drawn out of the more productive, deeper stages of sleep when our brain is “filing” the previous day’s memories and activities. Depriving our brain of this important activity leaves us feeling “confused and scrambled”, according to Bradley.

Rather than pressing the snooze button every five minutes for half an hour, just set the alarm for 30 minutes later and enjoy a longer sleep without disruption. This will help your energy and mood during the day, research has shown. You’re not actually getting any more sleep when you stagger your wake-up process.

The Sleep Health Foundation reinforces these views. It explains how multiple alarms repeatedly cause the brain to start waking up and then settle again, only to be disturbed five minutes later. The repetitive awakenings disrupt sleep quality and are the most inefficient way of trying to get extra sleep.

What impact does this have on your working day?

The average adult needs seven-and-a-half to eight hours’ sleep a night to function efficiently during the day. However, the average amount of sleep is only seven hours, with some people having much less than this. This means many of us have had enough sleep to function, but not to give our optimum performance.

Unfortunately, this is a vicious circle, as we spend the day feeling tired and struggling to keep up. However, we will probably do the same routine the following morning, setting and re-setting the alarm, getting off to a poor start again and continuing the cycle of poor sleep.

While missing out on just 30 minutes’ sleep per night might not seem a lot, when you’re doing this all the time, you’re losing almost four hours’ sleep a week. It adds up and you start to feel worse the longer this pattern continues.

Many bodies of research have cited the negative impact a lack of sleep has on our performance at work. It reduces alertness and performance, which impairs your memory and reduces your ability to retain information, think and process your thoughts.

The worst-affected group is women aged between 35 and 55, according to research. This group is more likely to be juggling work and family life, without leaving enough time for personal needs. The effects of sleep deprivation can feel much worse when you’re exceptionally busy and trying to manage several aspects of life.

If you lose just 90 minutes’ sleep one night, this can mean a reduction of around 32% in daytime alertness. Not only will it reduce your productivity at work; it can also lead to poor quality of life in general. Participating in any activities that require sustained attention can become more difficult.

If you work for a large corporation, in an open-plan office, you may be able to get away with sitting in a corner at your desk, consuming large amounts of coffee – although this isn’t ideal!

However, if you’re a freelance worker, an entrepreneur or a lone company director, there’s nowhere to hide. Your business depends on you to be on the ball, so feeling continually below par will eventually cause your company to suffer.

If you work in a coworking space, where you’re surrounded by lots of like-minded, talented individuals, collaboration and productivity are the key to your success. Why risk damaging this for an extra few minutes’ disturbed sleep every morning? It’s far better to set the alarm slightly later, have a little more continual sleep that is more beneficial and then get straight out of bed as soon as that first alarm goes off.

Have a shower, leave yourself time to have a coffee and a healthy breakfast and set off for work in good time. This is a much more efficient way of managing your time in a morning. It won’t leave you feeling tired, fuzzy-headed and moody before you even start.

I wanted to create a birthday reminder app. I save the name of person , date of birth and a birthday message in the database . I wanted to send the message automatically on that date . Can anyone suggest an idea to do this. Can shared preference be used here? Can the specific id be passed to the database on a specific date for sending greetings to a person at his DOB. Can anyone please suggest an idea to handle multiple alarms in this case.

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Ignoring the fact that there are multiple apps that can do this already (and as a disclaimer I’ve released an app which does exactly that) here’s how I did it.

  1. Set an alarm to wake the device once a day
  2. When you receive an alarm grab a wake-lock
  3. Work out if any birthdays are going to happen today
  4. If so send / queue a message etc
  5. Set the alarm to be tomorrow

You will also need to catch the reboot of the device because any alarms will be destroyed when the device reboots. In which case simply have the intent for BOOT_COMPLETED call into the steps above at number 2.

I actually specify a fixed point in time each day, say about 5am to wake the device and work out what might need to be done that day, but that’s relatively easy to deal with (and happens elsewhere in my app for other reasons).

Whilst you could set alarms for all the birthdays over the next year it’s a waste of time as all alarms are removed when the device reboots and if the user changes anything you may have to throw the alarm away anyway.

If you really want to pass a database ID through the alarm simply add it to the Intent:

Sending the message (assuming an SMS message?) automatically requires that you have the SEND_SMS permission and you send an SMS message in the background – like this stackoverflow answer

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

Keri Peterson, MD, is board-certified in internal medicine and operates a private practice, Age Well, in New York City.

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

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Should you use an alarm clock to wake up from sleep in the morning? Could using an alarm clock actually be harmful and contribute to sleep deprivation? It may seem hard to believe, but your alarm clock actually promotes unhealthy sleep habits. Following good sleep hygiene guidelines and making a few simple changes to your schedule may make that rude awakening a thing of the past.

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

Do You Need an Alarm Clock?

Alarm clocks are a modern nuisance. We use them to get us up in the morning, and they are supremely effective. Unfortunately, they will get us up regardless of how much sleep we have gotten, and whether or not we are fully rested. Moreover, if we are sleeping with someone else or if we have children, we may have our sleep disrupted more than once during those early hours.

Ideally, you would be able to sleep as much as you need to. Each individual seems to require an average amount of sleep to feel rested, which may vary across a lifetime, and certainly is different from person to person. A simple experiment can be done to determine how much sleep you need. If you get less, you can feel sleep deprived and are prone to naps and other health consequences.

If given the chance, most of us can sleep longer if we go back to bed immediately after awakening, a concept called sleep inertia. However, if we have properly determined our sleep needs, this extra sleep wouldn’t be necessary. It is also important to treat other sleep disorders, like sleep apnea, as these can undermine the quality of sleep.

Consider Various Alarm Clock Types

There are a handful of alarm clock types to consider:

  • Traditional Wind-Up Alarm: The oldest alarm clock required winding to prime the gears with a chime and bell on top. Largely replaced by modern types, this may still be a favorite among traditionalists. It could also add a little style to your nightstand.
  • Digital Alarm: Most alarm clocks are now of the digital variety. The bells and whistles are more elaborate. It is possible to set multiple alarms. You may wake to a buzzer, radio, or your favorite music. The snooze may be the most enjoyed feature, allowing for additional periods of sleep (often in 9-minute increments).
  • Telephone Alarm: With the advent of the smartphone, many people now rely on their phones to wake them. This may be desirable for ease, but be careful about bringing a disruptive device into the bedroom. Phone calls, text messages, and the alluring assembly of apps (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, games, etc.) may make it hard to put down.
  • Sunrise Alarm: There are even alarm clocks designed to simulate a rising sun. With the integration of a lightbulb, the clock will increase the amount of light in your bedroom gradually. This can help to make waking easier, and may help to reinforce natural circadian rhythms that strengthen the patterns of sleep and wakefulness. Fortunately, a window without shades or blinds can achieve the same phenomenon.

How to Meet Your Sleep Needs Without an Alarm Clock

Most people have constraints on their time and must be up by a certain time. We can’t sleep in and be late to work or school. Therefore, how can we get the sleep we need and not have an alarm clock waking us?

It’s a matter of simple arithmetic. If you find that you need nine hours of sleep and that you must be up by 6 a.m. to get to work, then you have to go to bed at 9 p.m. at the latest. It sounds simple enough, but a key part of this is keeping a regular sleep schedule: going to bed and getting up at the same time every single day, including weekends. Your body likes to keep regular schedules, as part of its natural circadian rhythm, and it will willingly accommodate your desire to get up provided you have gotten your sleep needs met.

Consistent Sleep Habits, Morning Sunlight May Help End Alarm Clock Use

Before smashing your alarm clock to bits, there are a few caveats to these guidelines. First, it is important that you properly determine and adhere to a schedule that meets your sleep needs. If you short yourself by not going to bed on time, you will oversleep. This requires a great deal of discipline, and most people will struggle going to bed at the same time daily, especially if it seems like an early hour.

However, by determining your sleep needs and meeting them daily, you’ll have healthier sleep. It can also be helpful to get morning sunlight upon awakening. If you are able to stick it out, you may just be able to rid yourself of that alarm clock, years before your retirement.

A Word From Verywell

If you’re sleeping poorly, reach out to a board-certified sleep physician who can provide guidance and evaluation to improve your sleep. Wake feeling refreshed each and every day with their help.

Haley Hernandez , Health Reporter

HOUSTON – How many alarms did you set to wake up this morning?

One-third of adults report they are sleeping less than seven hours a night and so sleep-deprived they have to hit snooze many times just to get up on time.


That depends on how many times you do it.

Kelsey-Seybold Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Dr. Puneet Patni said 30 minutes of snoozing aren’t that bad, but it’s not good either.

He said 30 minutes of sleep isn’t giving your body big benefits because it’s interrupted sleep, but hitting snooze for more than 30 minutes could really be hurting your sleep.

“If you’re snoozing it so that you’re waking up every 10 minutes or so for hours, you’re probably not getting great quality sleep,” Patni said.


“You are disrupting your sleep cycle,” Patni said. “You could be in stage three sleep, which is restorative, or REM sleep, which is great for memory consolidation and learning, and you could be interrupting that.”


Patni says you can catch up a little on weekends to where you feel more rested but, if you’re chronically exhausted to where it’s creating cognitive decline, heart disease and diabetes, you cannot undo that by sleeping in on weekends.


If you’re giving yourself enough time to get a full night’s rest and still don’t feel rested or have problems breathing at night, then it’s time to see a doctor.

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

In this detailed step by step guide you will learn how to use iPhone’s Sleep Tracking features. This guide will show you how to set up Sleep Schedule, Sleep Goal and Wake Up Alarm.

In the latest software updates Apple has finally brought Sleep tracking features to iPhone and Apple Watch. Using these features Apple users can track how much sleep they are getting while getting useful bedtime reminders and visual graphs of their current performance.

In order to take advantage of the new iPhone Sleep Tracking features users need to set a Sleep Schedule first. Setting up Sleep Schedule is essential because without it your wake up alarm will not go off and other sleep features will not turn on.

Once you have set up Sleep Schedule you can also set up a Sleep Goal that lets you keep track of your time in bed and recommend a bedtime and Wake Up alarm. Lastly we will show you how you can set up a Wake Up alarm on iPhone and Apple Watch.

Setting Up Sleep Schedule

Setting up Sleep Schedule on iPhone and Apple Watch is very easy and it can be done in a few simple steps. That is exactly what we are going to show you in this article.

How to set up Sleep Schedule from iPhone

In order to set a Sleep Schedule from your iPhone you can follow the steps below. Make sure you are running iOS 14 or later.

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

  1. Launch the Health app and tap on the Browse button from the bottom bar.
  2. From the Browse screen look for Sleep option and tap on it.
  3. From the next screen look for Your Schedule heading and tap on the ‘Sleep Schedule‘ option under it.
  4. Turn on the toggle for Sleep Schedule and then tap on ‘Set Your First Schedule‘.
  5. From the set up screen choose the days you want to activate the schedule for. For example you can choose weekdays.
  6. From under Bedtime and Wakeup move the slider to to set the time for Bedtime and Wakeup, and finally hit the Add button.

Optionally you can also add sleep schedule for weekends. To do so tap on Add Schedule For Other Days and repeat step 6.

How to set up Sleep Schedule from Apple Watch

In order to set a Sleep Schedule from your Apple Watch you can follow the steps below. Make sure you are running watchOS 7 or later.

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

  1. Launch the Sleep app and tap on Full Schedule option.
  2. Turn on the toggle for Sleep Schedule.
  3. Tap on Set Your First Schedule option.
  4. Tap on Every Day button and from the next screen uncheck the days you want to exclude from your sleep schedule. For example, you can only choose weekdays.
  5. Tap on Wake Up button to set the wake up time. You can also enable the toggle for Alarm if you want.
  6. Scroll down and tap on Bedtime and set the time for when you want go to sleep and then tap on the Back button.

Setting Up Sleep Goal

You can easily set up a Sleep Goal from your iPhone and Apple Watch. A Sleep Goal makes it easier for you to track your time in bed and allows your devices to recommend a bedtime and wake up time. To do so simple follow our guide below.

How to set up Sleep Goal from iPhone

Follow these steps to set up Sleep Goal from iPhone.

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

  1. Open Health app and tap on Browse option.
  2. Tap on Sleep and under Your Schedule tap on ‘Full Schedule and options‘ button.
  3. From the Full Schedule page tap on Sleep Goal option.
  4. From the time slider choose the hours and minutes you want to sleep on a daily basis.

How to set up Sleep Goal from Apple Watch

Follow these steps to set up Sleep Goal from Apple Watch.

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

  1. Launch Sleep app and tap on Full Schedule button.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Sleep Goal option.
  3. Using the + and buttons adjust the time you want to set as your sleep goal.
  4. Tap on the back button to exit.

Setting up Wake Up Alarm

iOS 14 and watchOS 7 features the Wake Up Alarm function that will let you set up a Wake Up Alarm from your iPhone or Apple Watch. This alarm will help you in making sure you wake up according to your sleep goal.

How to set up wake up alarm from iPhone

Follow these steps to set up wake up alarm from iPhone.

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

  1. Open the Clock app and tap on the Alarm tab.
  2. Under Sleep|Wake Up heading you should see your alarm. Tap on Change button.
  3. Turn on the toggle for Wake Up Alarm.
  4. Choose the Sounds and Haptics, Ring Volume and whether you want to enable the Snooze function on not.
  5. Tap on the Done button to save.

How to set up wake up alarm from Apple Watch

Follow these steps to set up wake up alarm from Apple Watch.

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

  1. Open the Sleep app and tap on your Sleep Schedule.
  2. Turn on the toggle for Alarm and then choose Sounds & Haptics for your alarm.

There you have it, this is how you can easily set up Sleep Schedule, Sleep Goal and Wake Up Alarm using iPhone and Apple Watch’s new Sleep tracking features.

If you have any questions regarding this guide, then feel free to let us know in the comments below.

Up and at ’em, gf!

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

Nothing puts a wrench in your day more than waking up to find that you’ve slept through your alarm (not to mention multiple, every-five-minutes alarms). And so you’re left to hastily hustle to get back on schedule as if you were a contestant in the Amazing Race.

Hopefully you only experience this panic every so often because sleeping through your alarm is pretty rare. If it’s not, and you regularly continue to catch Z’s as your alarm sounds. and sounds. and sounds, then you’re going to want to listen up, as well as invest in a new and improved wake-up call, roosters not included.

Why doesn’t my alarm wake me up?

The obvious answer: It might not be loud enough. Sorry in advance to your partner or roomie, but if you’re having trouble bolting out of bed in the a.m., your volume might be to blame. So set the sound to the max and then get back to me.

Now, if you’ve tinkered with the tones and you’re still having trouble waking up to your alarm, then you might be dealing with the effects of an inconsistent bedtime and wakeup time.

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

Sleeping late on the weekend might feel like pure bliss in the moment, but in reality, it’s no bueno for your overall sleep routine and, thus, your relationship with your alarms. That’s because a varying sleep-wake schedule can affect the quality of your sleep, which in turn can make it harder for you to wake up from your alarm, explains Rachel Salas, MD, associate professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Similarly, “waking up before your body’s natural wake up time” by, say, setting an unrealistic wakeup call for 5 a.m. after a late bedtime can make it even harder to be aroused by an alarm, says Suzanne Bertisch, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

And if you spent that later-than-usual night out drinking with your buds, you’re also at a higher risk for sleeping through your alarms. Although it shouldn’t affect you strongly come sunrise, alcohol tends to affect your sleep quality, which—as you’ve probably caught on by now—increases your chances for sleeping through buzzers, Dr. Bertisch says. So after a night’s worth of vino, be sure to set ample alarms for the upcoming a.m.—but more on that later.

It’s also quite possible you’re just not getting enough sleep, which in turn can amp up your “sleep drive,” according to Dr. Bertisch. Similar to hunger, the higher the sleep drive, the more your body craves—and needs—sleep. So if you’re running on empty, your body’s going to have an excessive need to catch up on sleep, making it harder for an alarm to stir you from your deeper-than-usual slumber, adds Dr. Bertisch, who recommends aiming for at least seven hours of snooze each night.

Okay, but are some people just naturally deep sleepers?

Technically yes, according to Dr. Bertisch, Dr. Salas, and research. Some heavier sleepers don’t always hear their alarm or, more often than not, continually hit snooze and doze back off only to do the same song and dance again.

Sound familiar? Well your in good company. Kelly Ripa says she’s a snooze button abuser:

But as you age—starting as early as your 30s to be exact—the amount of time you spend in deep sleep decreases, Dr. Bertisch explains. So if you are maintaining a steady sleep-wake sched and clocking enough hours each night but are still struggling to rise with even the loudest of rings, there might be something else at play like an underlying sleep disorder. Sound familiar? Talk to your doctor about a potential sleep disorder, Dr. Salas says. “You may be at risk and not even know it.”

So, how can I stop sleeping through my alarm?

In case you missed it earlier, it’s essential you go to bed and wake up at the same times every day, even on weekends and holidays (I know, serious ugh). Not only does this help set your body’s natural clock or circadian rhythm, but it also keeps you from having something Dr. Bertisch calls, “social jet lag,” which is best defined as the difficulty falling asleep and waking up as a result of varying sleep-wake schedules.

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

Another helper? Making sure you get adequate light in the morning, either by leaving your shades partially open before you hit the hay so that they allow the sun to stream in or investing in a light box that you program to gradually brighten in the a.m. hours.

In addition to setting your own bedside alarm (remember: the louder, the better), Dr. Salas recommends reinforcing backup by asking your friend or a family member to call you as a so-called second alarm. If you’re less of a Chatty Cathy in the morning, set your alarm clock (or a second clock to be safe) in a different part of the room. “The sheer act of standing vertical and walking across the room may help reduce some of the ‘sleep inertia’ we feel upon awakening and help you feel more awake,” Dr. Bertisch says.

No matter what backup method you choose, you’ll want to start with one of these *super-loud* alarms.

Some even roll away from you or shake the bed, making it even harder to sleep through your alarm or press snooze.

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

As a couple, you do your best to settle into bed at the same time. It might be one of the few moments of togetherness you get to experience during the day. The only problem is that you need to get up at 5am, while your partner needs to get up at 7am.

How do you make sure that you wake up to your alarm, but don’t disturb your partner – who undoubtedly wants that extra 2 hours of sleep? If your partner feels like they need to get up with you, then you’ve encountered an issue with dyadic sleep.

One way to manage your different sleeping habits is to use two different types of alarm clocks. When you regularly need to wake up before the sun rises, you can trigger a circadian rhythm response with a sunrise alarm. This, along with a radio or sound trigger, can get you out of bed without the blaring alarm of a standard clock.

Then your partner can wake up to an alarm of their own preference.

Here are some other tips for you to consider if your sleeping patterns diverge from that of your partner.

#1. Understand where your mid-sleep time happens to be.

If you get 7 hours of sleep every night, then your mid-sleep point is 3.5 hours from when you went to bed. For most people, that means it is somewhere between 3:30-5am every day. Women have an earlier mid-sleep point compared to men, sometimes up to 2 hours earlier, and this creates a sleep disconnect that can make it difficult to rise when the alarm clock goes off.

Match up your mid-sleep points and you’ll be sleeping better.

#2. Adjust your sleep time to be more in-line with nature.

If you are feeling groggy when you wake up and there isn’t a medical issue causing the problem, then you may be out-of-sync with nature. Take a weekend and go camping. That really is all it takes to restore your natural sleep rhythms. In severe cases of sleep disturbance, especially for those who work indoors on a computer full-time, it may take up to a week of camping or outdoor activities to restore the body’s nature rhythms.

#3. Consider sleeping apart.

Different sleep schedules can provide you and your partner with relationship benefits. If you have young children, this will allow each of you to receive sleep in consistent amounts. You may have time for social activities with friends, but still have time for each other. There will be fewer partner-related sleep disturbances as well.

Mismatched couples in terms of sleep patterns are often better at problem solving. It is important, however, to find time to connect with your partner every day in some way to maintain your relationship.

Sometimes the easiest way to manage multiple alarms is to upgrade your alarm clock. There are other steps you can take to improve your sleep and your partner’s sleep as well. This allows couples to become aware of their differences, which can help teach tolerance, and that action can sometimes be enough to preserve a relationship that is strained by sleep.

HomePod can wake you up to your favorite song, keep track of multiple timers, and more.

Set an alarm

Say something like:

“Hey Siri, wake me up at 5 a.m.”

Snooze an extra few minutes

When your alarm sounds, say:

“Hey Siri, snooze.”

Change your alarm sound

If you have Apple Music, you can choose a song, playlist, or radio station to wake you up.

Note: Siri-enabled accessories cannot play media for an alarm and will instead play a tone.

In the Home app on your iOS or iPadOS device, touch and hold a HomePod.

Tap an alarm, or tap New to create an alarm.

Tap Play Media, then tap Choose Media.

Navigate to a song, playlist, or radio station, then tap it.

To have the song or playlist repeat once it ends, turn on Repeat.

To have a playlist play in a random order, turn on Shuffle.

To set a custom volume for the alarm, tap Use Custom Volume, then drag the slider.

To learn how to subscribe, see Subscribe to Apple Music in the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch User Guide.

Ask about the time

You can ask Siri for the time around the world. Say something like:

“Hey Siri, what time is it in Stockholm?”

Set a timer

You can set multiple timers at once. Try any of the following examples:

“Hey Siri, set a 3-minute timer.”

“Hey Siri, set a pasta timer for 8 minutes.”

“Hey Siri, how much time is left for the pasta timer?”

“Hey Siri, pause my exercise timer.” (Timers are deleted after 48 hours.)

“Hey Siri, what timers do I have running?”

“Hey Siri, resume my exercise timer.”

You can stop alarms and timers using Siri on any HomePod, your iOS or iPadOS device, or the iOS or iPadOS device of a member of your home. (Devices need to be on the same Wi-Fi network.)

To learn how to set a sleep timer for music and podcasts, see Control audio.

They’re not as sexy as tourbillons or as impressively complicated as perpetual calendars, but mechanical alarm watches possess one of the more useful complications for a weary traveler or an overworked executive needing a reminder about that big board meeting. In a way, it’s curious that more watch brands haven’t embraced them. Here are five that are on the market now.


The Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Memovox, a limited edition of 1,000 pieces, channels the spirit of the 1968 original, which was the first diving watch equipped with a mechanical alarm. Housed in its 42-mm steel case, the triple-crown-operated alarm is driven by the modern Caliber 956, a direct descendant of the very first self-winding alarm movement, created by Jaeger-LeCoultre, in the 1950s. The three crowns control the alarm function and time setting thusly: The first winds the alarm function and then sets the alarm and date when it’s pulled out. The middle crown allows adjustment of the bidirectional inner rotating bezel. The lower crown pulls out to adjust the time on the central hour and minute hands on the black, vintage-inspired dial, which is enhanced with “aged patina” luminous details. Price: $12,600. Click here for a full review.

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms


The Heritage Advisor is a modern re-interpretation of an alarm watch issued by Tudor in 1957, with the same shaped lugs, Dauphine hands, and central red alarm hand as its ancestor but updated with a contemporary case size (42 mm) and material (titanium) as well as a cognac-colored dial with a combination of textured finishes. Tudor’s Caliber 2892, an ETA base movement with an in-house-developed module, features an alarm function in which the pusher at 8 o’clock activates and turns off the alarm, a crown at 2 o’clock sets the alarm time via the red hand, which points to the outer minute track, while another crown at 4 o’clock sets the time and date, the latter indicated on the counter at 6 o’clock. Price: $6,000 on leather, $6,225 on steel bracelet. Click here for more details.

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms


The first Vulcain Cricket watch, named for the shrill, “chirping” sound of its built-in alarm, was released in 1947 and contained the revolutionary Caliber 120. The watch quickly became a hit and a favorite of U.S. presidents, inspiring Vulcain to give the Cricket its lofty nickname, “President’s Watch.” Vulcain has been creating new versions of the Cricket ever since, including the Heritage Presidents’ Watch limited edition, a historically faithful replica of a famous model from 1950. Vulcain’s manual-winding V-10 caliber ticks inside the 39-mm case, supplying energy to the alarm, which chimes for a full 20 seconds, from one barrel while storing the watch’s 42-hour power reserve in the other. The watch is offered in either steel or two-tone steel and rose-gold, each limited to 500 pieces. Price: 4,150 euros (approx. $4,600). For more on the Vulcain Cricket’s history with U.S. presidents, click here.

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms


Breguet offers an alarm function in an elegantly nautical package with the Marine Alarme Musicale 5547, part of the recently redesigned Marine collection that takes its inspiration from founder Abraham-Louis Breguet’s historical role as chronometer-maker to the French Royal Navy. Debuting in a new 40-mm titanium case in 2019, the model has a sunburst slate gray dial with an array of indicators: alarm subdial at 3 o’clock, 24-hour subdial at 9 o’clock, alarm activation aperture at 12 o’clock, and a power reserve display for the alarm between the IX and XII Roman numeral appliqués. The self-winding 519F/1 caliber uses a pushbutton at 8 o’clock to operate the alarm and possesses two separate barrels, one providing energy to the main movement, the other to the alarm’s striking mechanism. Price: $28,600. For an overview of Breguet’s revamped Marine collection, click here.

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms


The fruits of a collaboration between Richard Mille and Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ), the RM 62-10 Tourbillon Vibrating Alarm ACJ represents the watchmaker’s most complicated timepiece ever and also the most technically sophisticated alarm function on the market. In contrast to most traditional wristwatch alarms — which use a hammer striking a pillar, a gong, or the interior of the case — the one in the RM 62-01 is absolutely silent, transmitting a vibration that only the wearer can perceive in a similar manner to the vibrating alert function in early mobile phones. The mechanism inside the tonneau-shaped titanium-carbon TPT case of this 30-piece limited edition, however, is entirely mechanical, made up of 816 parts, including two barrels for the 70-hour power reserve as well as a tourbillon. Price: $1,225,000. Click here for more info.

Have you ever wondered how Deaf people wake up in the morning? The most natural way is from the sun itself. Leave curtains open to shine through windows to brighten up the room and Deaf people can sense the lighting in their sleep. Some have their own internal clock that wakes them up. But for those who don’t have internal alarm clocks, how do Deaf people use alarm clocks to wake up?

Alarm Clock Technology

Just kidding! I don’t think anyone would want to wake up with tangled hair like this. We do, however, use special types of technology to wake up. As with fire alarms , we use the same type of device as an alarm clock. Depending on each individual whether you’re a light or heavy sleeper, we all have preferences. Options include a light flasher and a bed shaker called the Sonic Alert.

Sonic Alert

This is one of the common ways Deaf people use alarm clocks. As you can see, the shaker is set under the mattress and shakes the bed. The person sleeping will be able to feel the vibration from the device. Another option is the light flasher. Any lamp can be plugged into the alarm clock and will flash when the alarm clock goes off.

Sonic Boom

Another popular brand for deep sleepers is called the Sonic Boom.

Even my son, who is hearing, uses this as well. The Sonic Boom has a stronger shake and a louder alarm blasting that will wake you up and get out of bed.

iLuv SmartShaker

With the new technologies we have today, people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing are also able to use their smartphones as alarm clocks. For those who have a Bluetooth, the Boom comes with a shaker that can be put under a pillow. I would, however, recommend it to be placed between the mattress and the box springs so it will stay in place. The shaker can easily be knocked off while asleep. I have heard pros and cons about this type of alarm clock. Some say that it does not shake as strong as the Sonic Alert or Boom do. But others love it.

For those who don’t have Bluetooth, you may use your own phone’s vibrate setting. Each phone, however, has different vibration strengths.

Android User

So for Android users under Settings and Accessibility, you have a choice of tones and may be able to include an LED strobe light. Strobe lights on phones can vary. A friend of mine uses a water bottle next to the phone so that, when the strobe light flashes, it makes the light flash brighter.

iPhone User

For iPhone users, Siri is finally accessible for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. If your iPhone is upgraded (iOS 11), then you may want to turn on the type option for Siri instead of the default voice setting. Turn on “Press Home for Siri.” Go to Accessibility and look for Siri and then turn on “type to Siri.”

For alarm clock use, some people leave their smartphones on top of their shoulder, stomach, or chest when they sleep. It depends on the individual how they are able to feel the vibration from their phones. With many reports lately, it is recommended not to leave your phone charging under your pillow as they can catch fire. But if you do, be sure to set your phone on Airplane Mode to avoid being exposed to radiation. One of the most common issues with smartphone use as an alarm clock is that it could be knocked off the bed by accident.

SmartwatchesHow to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

There are also several smartwatches such as the Apple and Samsung watch or the Fitbit.

People may prefer this because it’s always with them, and it can sync with their phone. Even people who can hear use smartwatches when they don’t want to wake up others.


Deaf people use alarm clocks just as people who can hear do. But instead of making a sound, they rely on their sense of sight and touch.

If you’ve been wanting to know how to set an alarm on Mac, we compiled together a short but through guide on how to do so, as well as 3 tips to increase your productivity.

Setting alarms for reminders or events, as well as tweaking a few things here and there on how you use and interact with your MacBook can help you be vastly more productive.

Some of the things that were going to be talking about today include:

  1. Calendar
  2. Third party applications
  3. Reminders
  4. Using an Online Alarm Clock

If you follow some of these Mac-specific handy tips then you’ll be more productive on your Mac in no time.

  • How To Set An Alarm On A MacBook
    • Calendar
    • Wake Up Time – Alarm Clock
    • Wakefy
    • Using Night Shift
  • Reminders
  • Using An Online Alarm Clock
    • Kuku Klok
  • Conclusion
    • Related Posts

How To Set An Alarm On A MacBook


Setting an alarm on your Macbook can easily be done from within the calendar application. You won’t even need to download a third-party software.

1. Click the launchpad application within the dock

2. Click on the calendar application

3. Click the day tab, and choose a date on when you want to set your alarm

4. Right-click the page on the left side of the window, and click on New Event

5. Type out a name for your event

6. Choose a time and date for the event

7. Click the alert box, a drop-down menu will appear.

8. Select Custom from the drop-down menu

9. Click on the “Message” drop down menu.

10. Choose Message with sound

11. Choose your preferred alarm ringtone

If you feel like you want an application on your MacBook that has a greater degree of functionality when it comes to alarms and reminders. Then there are plenty of applications available on the Mac app store.

You can best use these applications by setting up alarms reminding you to take a break and stand up for 5 mins once every hour. Not only is this good for your health, but it can leave you feeling less fatigued at the end of the day.

Wake Up Time – Alarm Clock

The first application on the list comes with great reviews on the app store with an average 4.6 rating form over 2700 ratings. The application comes with a variety of different alarm clock sounds ranging from pleasant to an instant wake up the sound if you’re a heavy sleeper.

The app also has a simple yet retro design to it, that might remind you of some of Apple’s design language from the early 2000s. You can change the settings within the app that allows you to alter things such as snooze length, switching to 24-hour times, as well as adding custom alarm sounds.

To download Wake Up Time, click on the link here.


The next application will work wonders for you if you have a Spotify account. So to use this application your also going to want to down Spotify beforehand and sign up for an account.

With this, you can set up alarm clocks using songs and playlists straight from Spotify library. So if it’s a favorite tune that you want to wake up to every morning. Then Wakefy is the application for you

To download Wakefy click on the link here.

One caveat that we feel that we have to mention with all these solutions is that they will only work if your MacBook is turned on. Wakefy might be able to turn your MacBook on from sleep, but if it’s shut down then none of your alarms will go off.

Using Night Shift

If you’re also going to be using your MacBook as an alarm clock, then you might want to enable a blue light filter so your eyes aren’t dazled by bright harmful blue rays when you wake up.

This feature on Macs is called Night Shift. It is essentially a blue light filter, as it’ll remove all blue light emerging from your screen, and give it a very pale yellow look.

To enable Night Shift

1. Click on the Apple Logo

2. Click on System Preferences

3. Click on Displays

4. Click on Night Shift

5. From here you can adjust when you want Night Shift to be active.


The Reminders application can also be a great way to set alarms and keep track of your daily to do list. With it you can set reminders to go off at specific times and even at specific locations.

Though the alarms on the reminders apps aren’t as loud as those in the calendars app. So stick to the calendar apps for alarms that you use for waking up.

To set up alarms using the calendar app.

Step 1: Click on the reminders icon in the dock.

Step 2: This is the layout you are greeted with.

Step 3: Click on the “+” symbol to create a new reminder

Step 4: Type out the name you want to assign to the reminder

Step 5: Click on the info icon placed next to your new reminder

Step 6: A new popup will appear, from here you can change the specifics of the reminder

Step 7: Click the “On a Day” checkbox to have the reminder remind you at a specific time and day

Step 8: Click the “At a location” checkbox to have it remind you when you are at a specific location.

Step 9: You can change the priority of the reminder from low, medium and high.

Step 10: To view your already scheduled alarms click on “Scheduled” in the left hand side menu

Step 11: From here you can view a list of your upcoming reminders

Using An Online Alarm Clock

You can also use an online alarm clock on your MacBook if your having issues setting up the built in one for whatever reason. With online alarm clocks you have to make sure you don’t close the alarm clock webpage otherwise the alarm won’t go off.

Kuku Klok

Besides the fun name Kuku Klok is pretty simple and easy to use website with a minimalist layout. To set an alarm on Kuko Klok.

Step 1: You can set the time you want the alarm to go off by adjusting the timer on the clock via the “+” and “-” buttons.

Step 2: To change the alarm sound just click on the “>” or

Step 3: Click on the play button to get a preview of what the alarm clock is going to sound like.

Step 4: Once this is all done, just simply click on the set alarm button and your alarm will be set.


With all these handy tips and tricks you should now be able to set up alarms and reminders easily on your MacBook. Tell us which applications or method you used by leaving a comment down below.

Also If you feel we missed out on any really useful tip be sure to leave that down in the comment box below as well!

I am trying to retrieve the list of time stored in Sqlite (it has both hours and minutes) into the alarm manager to perform a reminder via a notification. My approach was to loop all the scheduled time stored in Sqlite into the alarm manager to perform notifications basing on the list of time stored,but the notification doesn’t beep.

But when i specify one time (hour and minute) it works . Below is the code sample which works, but i don’t want this:

But when it comes to loop several time schedules it doesn’t work,and it’s the approach i want, below is the code sample,what am i missing?

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

1 Answer 1

The prototype for getBroadcast looks like:

Setting a unique ‘requestCode’ for each PendingIntent should allow for the scheduling of multiple alarms:

For guaranteed wake-up for user critical alarms:

From the Docs: “Schedule an alarm that represents an alarm clock, which will be used to notify the user when it goes off. The expectation is that when this alarm triggers, the application will further wake up the device to tell the user about the alarm — turning on the screen, playing a sound, vibrating, etc. As such, the system will typically also use the information supplied here to tell the user about this upcoming alarm if appropriate.

Due to the nature of this kind of alarm, similar to setExactAndAllowWhileIdle(int, long, PendingIntent), these alarms will be allowed to trigger even if the system is in a low-power idle (a.k.a. doze) mode.”

  • Use setAlarmClock to wakeup the device to present info to the user.
  • Use setExactAndAllowWhileIdle to do work in the background that must be done during doze. However, the firing of these alarms may be subject to delays ranging from 1 minute to 15 minutes roughly.
  • Use FCM to wake up the device in real time from a remote application. In practise, many apps should use FCM instead of setExactAndAllowWhileIdle if possible.
  • Use setExact if exact syncing during doze is not important. Also, use setExact on pre-API 21 devices instead of setAlarmClock or setExactAndAllowWhileIdle.

You might not be a morning person, but your boss does not care.

The life of a “morning person” sounds so peaceful and organized. Imagine waking up on time—even early—to make breakfast, do yoga, plan an outfit, or otherwise calmly get ready for the day. Must be nice. The reality is that plenty of us wake up in a panic after oversleeping, completely tuning out our alarms until the last possible second, then rushing into the day in a frenzy.

So, h ow can you wake up on time if you keep sleeping through your alarm?

Make sure you’re getting enough sleep

Dr. Guy Meadows, co-founder and clinical lead at Sleep School , explained, “People often aren’t getting enough sleep during the night when they sleep through their alarm in the morning. Whether it’s one night or over the course of several nights, by not getting a full eight hours of sleep, you create a sleep debt that needs to be repaid.”

Sleeping a ton on the weekend does not make up for getting little shut-eye during the week. Your body will fight to reclaim its rest time if you don’t actively give it enough, so make sure you’re setting and sticking to a real bedtime.

Make a plan to go to sleep every night around 10 p.m., for instance. Starting at 9 p.m. , get ready for bed. Relax. Read a book. Drink some caffeine-free tea. Do your skincare routine . Bust out the coziest pajamas you have. Put your phone down.

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Commit, most importantly, to actually going to sleep when you say you will. Don’t stay up to finish a compelling chapter in your novel or scroll TikTok endlessly. Setting a schedule and sticking to it will help you form better sleep habits.

Know yourself and your sleep schedule

You definitely aren’t a “morning person” in practice, but you might not be one by nature, either.

Meadows said, “Additionally, some people could be sleeping through their alarm because they are sleeping at the wrong time for their chronotype, or natural sleep tendencies. Those who are naturally ‘night owls’ tend to stay up later at night, and, therefore, sleep later in the morning. When their alarm goes off in the morning, especially during the earlier hours of the morning, they are in a deeper phase of sleep than those who go to bed earlier in the evening.”

This is tough. The world does not work according to your personal needs. Your chronotype might lend itself to late-night productivity, but the boss at that job you have to clock into at 8 a.m. does not care about your body’s natural rhythms. Your kids’ teachers do not care, either, and neither does the friend you promised to meet for a morning jog or coffee date. The fact is that you have to wake up and exist in the world at the generally accepted times for productivity, whether that aligns with your body’s cycles or not.

Still, knowing yourself is a good practice. Understanding your body can at least relieve some of the disappointment you feel on days you don’t make it out of bed on time. Give yourself grace and try to do better tomorrow.

Consider other factors

It may be that you are someone who has “more sleep spindles” than a so-called light sleeper, which means you sleep deeper and don’t hear as much noise, Meadows said . There could be other factors impacting your ability to hear and acknowledge that alarm every morning, however.

“One of the common symptoms of depression is oversleeping,” Meadows said. “ Therefore, if someone is sleeping through their alarm, they could be exhibiting signs of depression. Additionally, depression and sleep have a bidirectional relationship, meaning that poor sleep habits can contribute to the development of depression, and having depression makes an individual more likely to suffer from sleep-related issues. These sleep issues can affect the function of serotonin, which is the hormone that regulates mood.”

You should consider whether your mental health is affecting your sleep, and i f you think you might be depressed or have another medical issue, consult a professional.

So, what can you do tonight to make sure you wake up on time tomorrow?

Beyond setting and sticking to that schedule we recommended , here are a few other methods to wake up on time:

  • Create a morning routine. Whether you need a shower, caffeine, exercise, or breakfast, start routinely indulging each and every morning. Give yourself something exciting to wake up for.
  • Wake up to light. You can leave your curtains open or use a sun lamp, but you need to have brightness to get you up and keep you up. This should be pleasant and natural, like sunlight. Remember your parent flipping on the overhead light to wake you up before school when you were a kid? That’s not the way to go.
  • Have an accountability partner. Make plans with someone else so you have someone you can’t let down. Take an exercise class with a friend, walk the kids to school with a neighborhood parent, or visit a new breakfast spot with your partner. The embarrassment of potentially flaking on them only for them to learn you were sleeping in might just be a motivator for you. You could also ask an early-rising friend to call you or convince your partner to force you to wake up in the morning.
  • Change the alarm sound. Toggle your alarm to a different noise every night when you set it. The surprise of an unfamiliar sound can propel you up and out of bed. Consider a wakeup call, too. is a free option for a wakeup call that could rouse you with the sound of your ringtone.
  • Use an app. Meadows’ Sleep School has a “30-Day Sleep Essentials” course that teaches you how to establish a regular wakeup routine. There are also apps out there that sound an alarm until you complete a task. Alarmy , for instance, has a number of settings. You can choose to type complex sentences, solve a puzzle, or scan a predetermined barcode (like the one on your toothpaste) to get it to shut up. Engaging your brain like that should push you out of sleep mode, even if it’s a little annoying.

“Finally, if all else fails and you truly cannot wake up to your current alarm, I recommend setting several very loud alarms and placing the clock or phone out of reach,” Meadows said . “This means you have to physically get up to set the alarm off, which makes it impossible to ignore it or press snooze, and gets you out of bed.”

Bright is best. Here’s why.

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Is every morning a struggle to wake up? Are blaring alarms not working? You may be able to hack your brain into waking up at the right time by changing the stimuli around you.

How? With zeitgebers, or social and environmental cues that affect our natural internal clocks. These include light exposure, when we eat meals and exercise.

That first one is really important when it comes to going to sleep and waking up. If you create the right lighting conditions, you can make waking up much easier and far more enjoyable than an alarm.

Why waking up to light is better

If you’re a late riser, controlling the amount of natural light you’re exposed to immediately after you wake up, and throughout the day can help you wake up earlier.

This is because your eyes have light receptors that gauge the brightness of the light around you and tells your brain, “Hey, it’s daytime,” if it’s light around you, or “It’s night, go to sleep,” if you are in the dark for a while.

When you wake up to an alarm in a dark room, your brain is still in “sleep” mode. But if you throw open the curtains immediately and let sunlight in, your brain will accept the fact that it’s time to be awake. If the lighting gradually gets brighter, like during a sunrise, our bodies are even more responsive and you’ll feel much more refreshed.

This gets tricky as the seasons change, when we are more likely to wake up before the sun rises. Luckily, there are ways to fake it and still wake up feeling refreshed.

How to get better sleep in 2019

How to wake up to light

If you have to wake up before the sun, there are some easy ways to add natural light to your wake-up routine to get you going. Just turn on a light, right? Well, it has to be a certain kind of light.

Adding natural daylight to your routine can be an important signal to your brain to wake up, but most indoor lighting is much dimmer than natural lighting. It confuses our bodies. Daylight bulbs mimic natural light to trick your brain, and many different devices use this technology.

For example, consider getting a sleeping mask that you can schedule to become gradually brighter as your wake-up time closes in, like the Sound Oasis Illumy.

You can also purchase lamps or nightlights, such as the Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock or the hOmeLabs Sunrise Alarm Clock, that have a sunrise simulation which mimics the rising sun to wake you more naturally.

The Illumy mask.

If you’re more of the DIY type, you can also buy a smart bulb, like Philips Hue, Emberlight, Stack Lighting, Lifx or WeMo, that you can connect to your phone or fitness tracker to create a sunrise alarm. Taylor Martin has the full step-by here.

Light therapy: How bright lights can make you sleep better and fight seasonal depression.

Wondering how well you slept last night? Just ask Alexa : These smart mattresses and accessories now work with Amazon Alexa.

The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.

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How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

Sometimes it’s hard for me to get out of bed in the morning. I’ve tried a ton of things:

  • Waking up to music
  • Automations that turn the lights on gently to simulate a sunrise
  • Setting multiple alarms across the room
  • An Accountability Buddy / Internet Stranger to check in with each other in the morning to make sure we’re up
  • Apps that ask me to do math problems

But I always enjoyed getting the wake up call on business trips. Going off of that idea, I set up a landline in my house and acquired a really annoying loud phone with an actual bell to call me in the morning and wake me up with a quick math problem to get my brain activity going.

If this doesn’t work, I’ll have to look into making an ejector bed lol

Call this number: (415) 358-6870

It will ask you a simple math question and tell you if you’re right or wrong. If you get scared talking to people on the phone, don’t be. It’s just a robot on the other side.

First, I pulled up the Twilio Console and purchased a phone number ($1/mo)

Next, I navigated into Twilio Studio and built a Studio Flow that calls you when you hit the Studio Flow URL with a request from Home-Assistant.

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

I’ve glossed over how I created the Flow, but it went through a couple iterations. Basically, I built a function that picks a random, whole, positive number in a simple equation that always returned a whole and positive number as an answer. It’s running in a Twilio Function that is run during the call, so there is sometimes a longer pause because it has to run the function a few times if one of the conditions isn’t met. I’m sure there are better ways to accomplish it, but this works for me. The entire interaction is less than 30 seconds.

After that I needed a way in Home-Assistant to trigger the REST command and ultimately in an automation.

This REST command triggers a phone call to the number specified in it.

I’m using Node-Red to trigger my wake up automation. It looks like there’s a lot going on, but basically I only trigger the the alarm based on certain conditions:

  1. A switch on the dashboard is turned on (for example, I turn it off during a holiday)
  2. I’m physically home
  3. It’s a work day at 7am

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

You can also trigger the REST command with a normal automation within Home-Assistant.

During the testing phase, I wanted a button on my dashboard that I could press and trigger the phone call. Unfortunately, it’s never that easy lol — I had to use a custom button-card so I could call a service (the REST command) from the button. You can’t trigger a service from a normal button card!

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

Last thing is I needed a landline. I bought a Grandstream HT801 Analog Telephone Adapter and set it up with Twilio SIP. You can read more about how I set that up in this blog post. I plugged it in, configured it, and then connected it to my home phone network.

Once I did that, I was able to have an old landline telephone connected to the Telephone network with a phone number.

Now every morning, I get a wake up call and it asks me to do a simple math question. Nothing peaks my anxiety like trying to solve mental math questions on the spot early in the morning!

It’d be fun to see if I can pull a Quote of the Day from an API to provide morning motivation to users getting ready to wake up.

If you’re interested in setting this up for yourself, please contact me. I’m happy to help you set this up and we might be able to set up a way where you can use my Studio Flow and Phone Number.

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Like many other adults with ADHD, I struggle to wake up in the morning. My alarm clock buzzes, chortles, and even vibrates, but I have an amazing talent for turning it off and going back to sleep.

My clients (I’m an ADHD coach) are equally talented. Despite their best efforts to get out of bed on time, many are late to rise on a daily basis. I’ve had them try setting multiple alarm clocks, positioning their alarm clocks across the room, even placing alarm clocks inside their pillows. All to no avail. Surely there’s an ADHD tool that will help them rise and shine. Right?

When I began my quest, I found a lot of great timers, but little in the way of a surefire alarm clock.

Best Alarm Clocks for ADHD

Shake Awake (#CommissionsEarned) ($17.99). This vibrating, tuck-inside-your-pillow device can create enough of a ruckus for sleepyheads.

Alarm Clock and Vibes Bedshaker ($73.95) If you’re like me and some of my clients, you may need a foghorn to wake you up. And if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a deer in the headlights, this is the alarm for you, which flashes a bright light and shakes your bed.

Sonic Boom (#CommissionsEarned) ($34.99) Available on Amazon or from In addition to shaking your bed and flashing lights, it generates a 113-decibel shriek.

The Screaming Meanie (#CommissionsEarned) ($39.99) clocks in at an ear-popping 120 decibels. (For inquiring minds, that’s louder than a jet airplane.)

Philips Wake-up Light (#CommissionsEarned) ($99.99) During my research, I met a woman who swore by progression wake-up clocks like this one. Over a 30-minute period, this clock it gradually wakens you with light, nature sounds, and aromatherapy. Something soothing to start the day, kind of makes you go ahhhhhhh.

Zen Alarm Clock (starting at $139.95 from The literature claims that this clock can “awaken the soul,” and, as I discovered the next morning, that’s not far from the truth. First once, then with increasing frequency, it sounded the gentle, soothing chimes that one associates with mountain monasteries. After 10 minutes, it coaxed me out of bed. I felt calm and refreshed.

Only one hitch: The effect was so relaxing that I just had to try it again. So I reset the alarm and went back to sleep.

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The market is filled up with a variety of digital alarm clock with multiple alarms, but the best digital alarm clock with multiple alarms that suits your needs can be a bit difficult to find. But, if you leave it in the hands of experts, like us, then you can be assured that you will land up with a reliable and trusted digital alarm clock with multiple alarms. So, without wasting any further time, let’s dive into the article.

We spent hours scouring the internet for the best digital alarm clock with multiple alarms, reading reviews and pulling from our own personal experiences to bring you our list of the top ten available on the market right now. We have presented a variety of options, so that there’s something out there for everyone. If you ask us personally, then the ultimate choice, that we would recommend you is Peakeep Battery Operated Cordless Digital Dual Alarm Clock, 7-6-5-day Programmable Alarm, Calendar, Indoor Temperature, Smart Sensor Light (Black). If you are looking for something a bit on the cheaper side, then you have got your Robin, 2020 Version, Digital Day Clock 2.0 with Custom Alarms and Calendar Reminders, Alarm Clock with Extra Large Display Helps with Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s and Dementia, White. For the rest options, read the article till the very end.

All ten of the options on our list have their own unique features that make them great, it’s up to you to decide which one makes the most sense for you. if you are looking for an efficient and effective digital alarm clock with multiple alarms, our comparison chart should be of great help to you. Here is our comparative guide to the digital alarm clock with multiple alarms available as well as our recommendations

Most Linux users know how to set scheduled automatic shutdowns using cron . Did you know you can also set automatic wakeups? Most motherboards built after 2000 support real-time clock (RTC) wakeups, so you can have your computer turn itself on and off on a schedule.

BIOS Wakeup

One way to wake up your computer at a scheduled time is to enter your computer’s BIOS and set a wakeup alarm in the Power Management settings. This will be managed either by APM or ACPI settings, depending on the age of your BIOS and any modifications made by the motherboard manufacturer. APM, Advanced Power Management, is an older power management standard. ACPI, Advanced Configuration and Power Interface, is the newer, more advanced standard. Chances are you’ll see both. Look for a setting to set the date and time for wakeups. If this does what you need, you’re done and can go read something else now. On my main workstation it’s limited and only schedules one wakeup event per day, and it won’t let me schedule weekdays only. So this is a job for Linux itself.

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarmsJoseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower, tallest clock tower in England. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Kernel Support

If you have any scheduled wakeups set in your BIOS, remove them, and then verify your system has all the necessary pieces in place. This how-to is for kernel versions 2.6.22 and later; run uname -r to see your kernel version. Your Linux kernel should already have everything you need, unless you or your distribution maintainer have removed RTC support. So check your kernel configuration file, like this example:

That returns a couple dozen lines of output showing full RTC support. Another way is to check your system log. The syslog is configured a little differently on various distros, so one of these two examples should work:

And then you should see several lines of useful output like this:

This example shows that the RTC is set to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which is desirable because then you don’t have to hassle with daylight savings time. (I love how we can change time itself, instead of adjusting our schedules.) rtc0 is the clock’s device name, which is standard because it would be unusual to have more than one RTC.

Simple Wakeup Test

Now let’s get to the fun part and do a simple manual wakeup test. First check if any wakeups are set:

No value returned means no alarms are set. These two commands reset the alarm to zero, and then set a wakeup alarm three minutes in the future:

Now when you run cat /sys/class/rtc/rtc0/wakealarm you should see a value similar to 1354037019 . This is the Unix epoch time, which is the number of seconds since UTC midnight 1 January 1970. You need to see a value here to verify that a wakeup time has been set. Next, shutdown your computer and wait for it to start. If this simple test succeeds you are ready to use this simple shutwake script to shutdown and start up your computer whenever you want:

It works like this: make it executable, put it in root’s path (like /usr/local/bin ), and create a root cron job to run it when you want your computer to shut down, like this example that runs the script at five minutes past midnight on weeknights:

The script will set the wakeup alarm at 420 minutes after shutdown at 12:05AM. This is a lot simpler than hassling with UTC and epoch time conversions, which is what you’ll see in other RTC wakeup howtos. You can easily create multiple shutdown and wakeup times by creating different crontabs and modifying the number of minutes in the wakeup alarm.

RTC can be vexing, and there are a number of factors than can gum it up, so please check out the excellent MythTV ACPI Wakeup for troubleshooting various distros, and what to use for older kernels.

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarmsHow many times have you woken up to your alarm clock, rolled over, pressed snooze and fallen back to sleep? And when it goes off again, you press snooze again. And again, and again, until you dare to glance at the time and to your shock discover you’ve only got a few fleeting minutes to get dressed and dash out the house.

Sounds familiar? This happened to me more times than I care to admit during my days as an insomniac. Even worse is when instead of hitting snooze, you accidentally turn the alarm off. I did that many times too. In fact, I missed my very first day of college because of it!

For years I searched for an answer to the problem. The advice as usually one of the three:

  1. Use multiple alarm clocks
  2. Put your alarm clock over the other side of them room
  3. Buy an extra loud alarm clock

But no matter how loud the alarm clock, or how far away it was, I would just get up, press snooze and promptly fall straight back to sleep. And I would repeat the process for multiple alarms as many times as necessary.

The reason why the common advice doesn’t work is simple. The problem isn’t waking up as such, it’s staying awake. So the problem isn’t finding a way to wake up in the morning – that’s easy – but instead how to feel more alert so that you don’t fall back to sleep once you’ve woken up.

If you be really honest with yourself, you know that you probably could wake up as soon as your alarm goes off if you really wanted, but the truth is that deep down you don’t want to. If you got up straight away you know that you’d feel drowsy. An extra 10 minutes in bed doesn’t seem much, but when you’re feeling so sleepy in the morning, you want to catch as much sleep as you can.

So what if when you alarm goes off, instead of pressing snooze and falling back to sleep, what if you pressed snooze and instead just lay awake in bed, gradually feeling more awake, so by the time your alarm goes off again 10 minutes later you’re really to get out of bed feeling alert.

Sounds much more realistic than jumping out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off right? It’s a lot more doable too and I’m going to share with you a simple technique that will help you feel gradually more alert in the morning.

When your alarm goes off in the morning, press snooze and then just before you lay back down, pull your curtains wide open to get as much sunlight into your room as possible. You won’t feel awake straight away, but after ten minutes you’ll be wide awake and ready to get out of bed.

Now this seems ridiculously simple but the reason this works is because it deactivates your body’s night-time sleep system and activates your body’s daytime wakefulness system.

Your body uses light as an indicator as to whether it should wake you up or send you to sleep. When it’s dark your body secretes a hormone called melatonin designed to send you to sleep. But when there’s daylight, the light travels through your eyes, through your optic nerve and right to a part of your brain called the suprachiasmatic nucleus where your body clock lives. Your body clock sees the light, realizes it must be morning, and so stops the production of melatonin and proceeds to wake up your body.

If you keep your curtains shut your body clock thinks it must still be night and so it keeps the melatonin flowing and keeps you asleep. That’s why just opening your curtains is so effective at waking you up.

If you do this at the same time each morning your body clock will slowly be trained to expect you to wake up at the same time each day. So even before your alarm clock goes off, your body is preparing to wake you up. If you be consistent, in time, you’ll wake up in the morning feeling totally refreshed as soon as your alarm goes off and you won’t even need to hit the snooze button.

If you need to get up when it’s dark outside, take a look at the Philips Wake Up Light. It’s a dawn simulator that uses a special light to mimic the rising of the sun. The drawback it’s not as bright the sun, but the big plus is that it turns on 20 to 40 minutes before your alarm goes off. So before you’re even aware of it, the Wake Up Light is preparing your body to get you up so that when your alarm does go off you’re already feeling awake and alert.

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Even though it’s essential, getting a good night’s sleep can be almost laughably difficult.

It’s a simple request, but it seems to require both near perfect conditions and the general goodwill of the universe: no humming ACs, no neighborhood dogs undergoing kennel training, and no beloved partners with a siren horn snore.

These conditions get more complicated when you add in the variable of other people — either a partner or roommates — who have the same need for sleep but vastly different preferences and schedules.

And if you’re living with other people and enjoy starting the day with feel-good energy rather than panic and guilt, you’re probably in the market for alarms that localize their effect, using sound, vibration, lights, or another sense to wake you up rather than external noise alone.

Below are 6 silent alarms that can wake you up without disturbing your partner or roommates:

Bose Sleepbuds

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October 2019 editors note: Bose is discontinuing its noise-masking Sleepbuds due to a battery issue detected in some units that can’t be fixed and doesn’t meet the company’s standards. Bose is offering any Sleepbuds customer — whether impacted or not — a no-hassle refund between now and December 31, 2019, or the opportunity to get another pair that is less susceptible, but not immune, to the issue. Read the entire company message in full here.

Bose’s brand-new Sleepbuds are specifically designed to be compact and unobtrusive enough to sleep on top of comfortably — even while laying on your side. By virtue of being private in-ear buds, your alarm will also occur inside this closed system, and it shouldn’t bother a partner or roommate if you’ve got thin walls.

It’s important to note, however, that although the Bose Sleepbuds are indeed the most comfortable traditional in-ear buds, they do not stream music. The Sleepbuds were engineered with sleep as their primary concern, and the technology needed for streaming would have pushed them into a bulk that would have been uncomfortable to wear at night.

However, the Sleepbuds do mask noise throughout the night via an app with preloaded noises optimized for soothing or relaxing.

With one charge, they’ll deliver 16 hours of playtime. If you plan to use the Sleepbuds as an alarm, you may want to combine them with a fitness tracker or another device for backup. I tested the Sleepbuds, and while they never fell out of my ears (or felt like they might) during the night, the possibility is enough to warrant extra insurance.

AcousticSheep Headphones

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Created by a family physician, the AcousticSheep Wireless Bluetooth Sleep Headphones are the original sleep-friendly headphones designed to help patients fall asleep faster without relying on drugs.

The speakers are slim enough to sleep on top of without waking up with a sore neck in the morning, and you can fall asleep listening to your own music, white noise, or an audiobook thanks to streaming capabilities. You can also use an alarm app to keep the alarm isolated to just yourself, sparing your partner or roommates from undue noise.

I’ve tested AcousticSheep’s headphones, and I think they’re your best option in terms of comfort and sound capability if you’re looking for sound only you can hear before bedtime or when waking up.

A bed shaking alarm

Sonic Alert Sonic Bomb Extra-Loud Dual Alarm Clock available at Walmart and Amazon, $31.19 – $42.30

If your alarm concerns are more accurately tied to thin walls and roommates than a partner, you may find yourself a fervent convert to bed shakers, like the adjustable 12-volt shaker attached to Sonic Alarm’s dramatic alarm clock.

The alarm clock itself comes with the drama of lights, noise, and the 12-volt bed shaker, but you can opt to combine or select only one feature (like the bed shaker) to customize your morning routine.

You could probably get away with putting it under your pillow if you’re aiming to isolate the effect, and the alarm does come with adjustable strength levels, but it depends on how heavily your partner sleeps. If they stir when you get out of bed for a glass of water at 3 a.m., it may not be a fit.

There’s also just a bed shaker available, but it’s nearly the same price and has worse reviews, largely due to complaints of dying after a few months. On the other hand, the Sonic Alert has almost 6,000 reviews and a 4.3-star rating. It’s also in our guide to the best alarm clocks.

Fitness trackers

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Among the many, many capabilities of fitness trackers — tracking distances walked or run, calories consumed, heartbeat, and quality of sleep — most also have a silent vibrating alarm.

It depends on how deeply both you and your partner sleep, but you should be able to wake yourself up with the vibration on your wrist without disturbing your partner. And the “smart” sleep-centric interface that’s likely already tracking your heart rate will be able to provide insight into your own sleep patterns and quality.

Wake-up lights

Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock with Colored Sunrise Simulation and Sunset Fading Night Light available on Walmart and Amazon, $44.95- $104.99

Again, if your primary concern is waking roommates rather than a partner, Philips’ Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock is another solid option. It’s used as light therapy and mimics a calming, dimming sunset at night and a natural sunrise in the morning to improve sleep, energy, and well being — especially in months with less natural sunlight.

Backed by clinical research, the sunrise simulation should wake you up with an improved mood and energy level, while the dimming at night should improve restfulness.

The Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock wakes you gradually with a natural light (increasing between 20 to 40 minutes before your alarm time) and a speaker that plays a choice of five wake-up sounds, or FM radio with tap-to-snooze functionality. You can also adjust the sound all the way down to zero, so the only thing waking you up is the light.

However, if you set the light to brighten for 30 minutes before your chosen wake-up time, you should be awake, naturally, before the 30 minutes are up.


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Like fitness trackers, smartwatches are another viable personal alarm thanks to an on-wrist vibration that you can feel and your partner should not.

Most smartwatches have this function, though the one pictured above has been noted as a particularly good value in the space. The Amazfit Bip is $80, and admittedly lacks the sleekness of $200 or $500 competitors, but it has many of the same features as the Apple Watch or Fitbit family, and has often been confused with them at a glance as well.

As an added benefit, smartwatches, like fitness trackers, will generally track your sleep for you, providing insights into efficacy, cycles, and duration.

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If you have a long commute, it only makes sense to catch a bit of shuteye while you’re headed to work on the train or bus. The only problem with this is that, if you’re napping a little too hard, you might end up oversleeping and missing your stop when the subway pulls into your station.

Thankfully, developer Prax-6 has come up with an app that will solve this problem once and for all. It works as a location-based alarm, so you can enter your destination address, then your phone will wake you up when you get close to your stop. It uses multiple location sources, not just GPS, so it’ll even work underground in the subway. To top that all off, the app is completely free and quite flexible, so I’ll show you how it works below.

Step 1: Install Alarm-Me

If you’re a train-sleeper, the first thing you should do is install Prax-6’s new app, which is called Alarm-Me (Location Alarm).

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

Step 2: Grant Location Permission

Open the app, and if you’re running Android Marshmallow or higher, make sure to tap “Allow” when asked if you’d like to let Alarm-Me access your device’s location. From there, you’ll see a couple of tips that help you learn to use the app, so go ahead and flip through these.

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Step 3: Pick a Destination & Radius

Once you make it to the app’s main menu, there are two ways that you can set a destination address: First, you can either type the name of your stop or destination into the Where to? field at the top of the screen, or you can tap and hold a spot on the map to put a pin in that location.

Once you’ve selected a location, use the field towards the bottom-right corner of the app to set a radius—this represents how far away from your destination you would like to be when your alarm goes off. When you’re done there, tap the “Alarm Here” option near the bottom of the screen.

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Step 4: Set a Location-Based Alarm

You’ll see a screen that allows you to adjust several options for your location-based alarm. For starters, you can give this alarm a name, which will save it for future trips. From there, in the Alarm action section, you can choose how you’d like to be notified—and once you’ve done that, you can pick a specific alarm sound from the Ringtone field. When you’re satisfied with all of this, make sure to tap the “Add” button at the bottom of the screen, then your location alarm will be set.

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Step 5: Never Miss Your Stop Again

Immediately after setting your location alarm, you’ll see an ongoing notification that tells you how far you are from your destination. This is here to ensure that Android’s memory management system doesn’t close Alarm-Me, which allows it to run in the background to make sure it knows exactly when you arrive at your destination.

Then, when the time comes and you hit that radius zone around your destination, the alarm will go off and you’ll see a full-screen notification telling you that you’re getting close to your station. Once you’ve woken up and rubbed your eyes, just tap “Stop Alarm” and get ready to hop off your train or bus!

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At 6 AM, most of us are lucky if we have the energy to reach for a cup of coffee. Mornings may be rough, but hold off on sleeping in. There are perks to waking up with the sun, and we’ve got some tips on making it easier.

Snooze and Lose: The Need to Know

The old “I’m just too tired” complaint may be more than a sorry excuse for waking up late. Research suggests there are biological differences between early larks , who wake up at the same time every morning and feel most active around 9 AM, and night owls, who get more stuff done once the sun goes down [1] . One survey found more than half of Americans fall into the morning category, saying they’re at their “personal best” from 5 AM to noon. And it may get easier to greet the day at dawn as we get older, thanks to body clock changes as we age [2] .

It turns out the early bird may get more than the worm. According to self-reports from college students, those who wake up earlier feel more optimistic and proactive than those who rise later. Other studies have found morning larks tend to be harder working and conscientious than night owls. (Still, it’s not clear whether waking up early actually makes someone more productive or optimistic.)

And perhaps the secret to a 4.0 isn’t only hitting the books: Another study of university undergraduates found those who said they function better in the morning received higher grades than those who preferred the evening [3] . That’s possibly because morning risers are more likely to get to class on time or to forgo late-night partying. Researchers also suggest memory may improve during sleep, so getting to bed earlier in preparation for a morning alarm could help those exam notes soak in.

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Being a morning person may actually be good for our health, too. When UK researchers questioned adults about their sleep habits, they found people who stay under the covers on the weekdays until 9 AM are more likely to be stressed, overweight, and depressed than those who get up at 7 AM. Another study found teenagers who went to bed and woke up late were less inclined to hit the gym and more likely to be overweight than those who went to bed and woke up early [4] . Talk about waking up on the wrong side of the bed. (Again, remember it’s not clear that waking up early causes stress, depression, or weight gain.)

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Night owls aren’t totally out of luck. One study found evening lovers are more productive than morning people are at night [5] . Still, being a morning person may be more advantageous for most people’s work schedules and routines, since the workday typically starts around 9 AM and the office is (usually!) not open at midnight. Regardless of the situation, there are ways to reset the body clock and happily greet the day:

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

Waking up early in the morning can be an easy task for some, while others have to rely heavily on alarm clocks. In this modern world with many people sleeping with their phones near their beds, it is no surprise they are also using the built-in alarm clock app to wake them up. On the other hand, there are plenty of alarm clock applications you can use if you are looking for more features that are missing in the stock alarm clock app. Here are five of the best Android alarm clock apps you should check out.

Also read: How to Use Google Assistant with Android Alarms

1. Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers

As the name of the Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers app suggests, this app is for those who think they will wake up early but keep on dozing way past scheduled hours. The app is simple yet comes with many features, including support for Android Wear, sleep stats, and more.

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

Notably, it allows the user to set an unlimited number of alarms, countdown alarms, recurring alarms, and one-time alarms. The Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers is smart and very customizable. You can set the alarm within the app to wake you up slowly, naturally, gently as well as a loud alarm clock, especially for heavy sleepers.

Other features include uset challenges like math problems and other fun puzzles to prevent oversleeping. Since it is smart, it knows public holidays for your country. This prevents the alarm from waking you up on these days so that you can get more sleep. There is a paid version of the app that removes the ads.

2. Alarmy

Alarmy is a very popular third-party alarm clock application available on the Android Play Store. The Play Store description states that it is no. 1 in 97 countries. It touts itself as “the world’s most annoying alarm clock.”

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

It has a unique way of getting you out of your bed. While normal alarm clocks go off and can be snoozed by pressing any button, Alarmy adds an image of something in your house. The user needs to go to that specific spot and click a picture in order to stop the alarm. I already felt annoyed typing the previous sentence!!

There are several other features, such as temperature information, select background colors, alarm music, snooze, gradual volume increase, time pressure to dictate the exact time, a custom message every minute until you turn your alarm off, typing mission, step mission, and much more. Moreover, the app is ad-free.

3. AlarmMon

AlarmMon is a wonderful and easy-to-use alarm clock app for Android users. It can do all the basic operations like setting up unlimited alarms, set your choice of alarm tones, snooze instructions, etc. However, just like Alarmy, the AlarmMon app also has several games that you need to clear in order to turn off the alarm.

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

These games range from a noisy alarm, quiet alarm, game alarm, video alarm, voice alarm, and idol band alarm. Apart from that, there are multiple cartoon characters to help get you out of your bed. You can also use the AlarmMon app for setting a news alarm, cooking alarm, weather broadcast alarm, etc.

The application is available for free from the Play Store. You can go ahead with the in-app purchases to download some extra features. It can also record your alarm history to keep track of your wake-up time and sleep habits.

4. Sleep as Android

Another popular Android alarm clock is the Sleep as Android app. The app analyzes your sleep and performs sleep cycle tracking with your phone or wearable’s sensors.

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

The app also has great integration with Google Fit, Samsung S Health, Galaxy Gear, Android Wear, Pebble (RIP), and Spotify. Sleep as Android features sonar technology that performs sleep tracking using ultrasonic techniques so that you do not need to put your phone near your bed.

You can control your smart bulb with this app, get your sleep score, which includes duration, deficit, deep sleep percentage, snoring, efficiency, and irregularity. It features multiple alarm tones (birds, sea, storm), jet lag prevention, sleep talk recording, snoring detection, and plenty more.

5. Early Bird Alarm Clock

If you are bored with your alarm clock because it’s too basic, then the Early Bird Alarm Clock app is the one to go for. It includes features such as an infinite number of alarms, themes, alarm challenges, weather, and more.

How to wake up with the use of multiple alarms

The app sets different alarm tones every day, preventing you from ignoring the alarm because you’re too familiar with the sound. The app has alarm challenges like a combination of QR code, voice recognition, and typing to get up.

Early Bird Alarm Clock is also a talking clock that repeatedly tells the alarm time until the alarm is not snoozed. The free version of the app has ads, but you can get rid of them by purchasing the premium version of the app.

Wrapping Up

With these annoying alarm clock apps for Android, I am sure you will now wake up on time. If you prefer something simpler, you can try setting Spotify as your alarm clock so you can wake up to your favorite tunes.

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