LIFE HACK

Shake up your wake up call

Apps to help get you out of bed more effectively.

Have you ever suspected that a spell has been cast over your bed so that you fall into long, unshakable slumbers? Are you the type of person who sets more alarms than there are days in the week?

If so, ordinary alarm clocks are just not going to cut it. These apps will help kickstart your day with a bit more force.

Gotta get up, gotta get up

If you use the same alarm sound every morning, you may find yourself gradually becoming desensitised to its beeping, no matter how loud it is. Dawn Chorus breaks the monotony of your regular alarms with a flock of virtual birds that tweet, squarwk and chirp until you're awake and hitting that ‘off’ button.

You can fight your alarm fatigue by adding more bird sounds to the mix and creating a personalised alarm, so that no two mornings ever sound the same.

Dawn Chorus chirps its alarm: Birds appear in trees and create a singing chorus.

    Dawn Chorus

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Snap back to reality

Rocket Alarm will help break your morning routine of repeatedly hitting the snooze button (and consequently being late for work).

In order to turn off the alarm, you have to complete a different task every morning. Whether it tells you to shake your phone, do some maths or take a crazy selfie, by the time you silence the alarm, you’ll be wide awake and ready for the day.

You’ll have to complete a task to turn off Rocket Alarm.

    Rocket Alarm

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Good morning, good morning!

Forcing yourself to wake up while your body is still in a phase of deep sleep can make it harder to get out of bed, but can also make you drowsy and grumpy throughout the mornings.

In order to combat this, Sleep Cycle uses the numerous sensors found in your iPhone or iPad to analyse your sleep. It wakes you up at the optimal time so you can feel refreshed every time.

Use Sleep Cycle to wake up when your body is ready.

    Sleep Cycle: smart alarm clock

    Sleep tracker to better health

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