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The Most Diabolical Alarm Clock Apps to Get You Out of Bed #30DaysofGOOD The Most Diabolical Alarm Clock Apps to Get You Out of Bed #30DaysofGOOD

The Most Diabolical Alarm Clock Apps to Get You Out of Bed #30DaysofGOOD

by GOOD Worldwide
May 15, 2012

Things are easier said than done, or so the old adage goes, and we couldn't agree more. That's why we do The GOOD 30-Day Challenge (#30DaysofGOOD), a monthly attempt to live better. Our challenge for May? Sleep better.

Many experts warn against keeping phones, laptops, and iPads in your bedroom, citing studies that suggest a link between light-emitting screens and poor sleep. That hasn't stopped developers from making hundreds of apps designed to assist you with slumber. There are apps to help you fall asleep, to control your dreams, and to wake you up in weird and (intentionally) annoying ways.

Like we said before, it's important to get on a consistent sleep schedule. If you're having trouble waking up at your set time, check out a few of the innovative alarm clock apps below. Have you already tried any of these? Have you used other digital sleep aids that you'd recommend to the GOOD community? Let us know in the comments section.

This free alarm clock for Android phones makes you get out of bed and scan a barcode in order to deactivate it. If you don't trust yourself not to cheat by keeping an orange juice carton by your bed, you can set the app to require a whole series of scans.
Wake N Shake's site says it best: "No snooze button. No lowering the volume. The only way to shut off the alarm is to shake the hell out of the iPhone."
 
 

This new app from Lufthansa wakes you up with street sounds from a randomly selected city. To turn the alarm off, you must guess which city you've been virtually transported to. Unfortunately, it's currently only available to iPhone and Android users in Sweden. Hopefully Lufthansa will wake up and start offering it to customers around the world.

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