Getting up in the morning can be a challenge, especially when your. While many smartphones offer alarm features, it's smart to have a dedicated alarm clock in your bedroom as a backup. That's especially true if you struggle with waking up.
We've found some basic alarm clock models that get the job done on the cheap, plus some new alarm clocks with added features designed for heavy sleepers.
Top products in this article:
Best smart alarm clock deal: Echo Show 5, $50 (reduced from $85)
Two-phase alarm clock: Loftie, $149
Alarm clock with built-in light: Philips SmartSleep wake-up light, $170
Echo Show 5
The Echo Show 5 with Alexa is more than just an alarm clock. You can use it to listen to music, play white noise and more via voice command. Use the display to watch the news and check in on compatible security cameras and smart baby monitors. Choose from charcoal or sandstone colors.
Bose Wave music system
This alarm clock with a dual-alarm setting doubles as a powerful music system. It combines high-performance sound with a compact design. It comes with a CD player and an AM/FM radio tuner. Use the auxiliary inputs, or a Bluetooth adapter (not included) to stream music from your phone.
Philips SmartSleep wake-up light
The Philips SmartSleep alarm clock simulates a sunrise and sunset with five natural wake-up sounds to choose from. It includes an FM radio, tap snooze option and automatic dimmable display. It can also function as a bedside reading lamp with 10 brightness settings.
The Loftie alarm clock has a dimmable display, nightlight and a two-phase alarm. The first alarm phase is gentle, while the second phase really gets you up and at 'em. You can customize your alarm tone, volume and day-of-the-week settings.
The Loftie also functions as a white noise machine (or a provider of nature soundscapes). Its Bluetooth speaker plays music, podcasts and more. And if that isn't enough, the Loftie also offers a sleep timer, blackout mode and wellness content, including breath work, meditation music and guided meditation. Choose from white or black models.
The Fred minimalist alarm clock
Amazon Basics small digital alarm clock
If you're looking for a simple digital alarm clock at an affordable price point, consider this 4.5-star-rated Amazon Basics model. It has a built-in nightlight and repeating snooze function.
USCCE loud dual alarm clock with bed shaker
This extra-loud alarm clock makes noise and vibrates to wake you up. The alarm clock vibrates on three adjustable levels -- gentle, medium and strong. This clock features an adjustable dimmer for the display so the light won't keep you awake at night.
U-Pick digital alarm clock
This affordable, mirrored digital alarm clock has large, easy-to-read numbers, making it ideal for people who wear glasses or contacts. It has two USB charging ports and a big snooze button that's easy to find. It offers three levels of brightness, and automatically lowers to the lowest brightness state at night.
Newgate Clocks Covent alarm clock
This classic, battery-run, analog alarm clock has a traditional hammer-to-bell time-ticker.
Jall digital alarm clock
This affordable, multiple-alarm clock has a wooden finish and comes in black, brown, white or yellow. You can set up to three alarms on it. It also has a weekday mode, which sets the alarm clock to ring only on Monday through Friday. The digital display shows the time, room temperature and relative humidity.
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