Some alarms don't let you sleep, and they compel you to come out of bed immediately.
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4 alarm apps that will actually wake you up
If you don't struggle to rouse yourself first thing in the morning, then consider yourself lucky—or at least very well-rested. For the rest of us, technology can help overcome that bleary-eyed and dreamy-headed feeling to get us out of bed at the right time.
The following apps for Android and iOS can prevent you from endlessly hitting the snooze button, or wake you up gently at a time that suits your body. Some even give you statistics on how well you slept as well. Choose the best option for your needs, and wake up the right way.
Snooze no more
In an ideal world, you'd wake up when your alarm rings, turn it off immediately, and get out of bed like a responsible adult. All too often, though, you grope for the snooze button and drift off again. That's not necessarily a problem—until you hit the button again, and again, and again, and all of a sudden it's time to leave. Or worse, you accidentally turn the alarm off entirely and sleep through the start of the workday.
Instead of giving you such easy alarm-silencing options, the following apps force you to jump through hoops in order to quiet the blaring. By the time you've solved a puzzle, played a game, or even snapped a selfie, you'll have shaken off the fog of sleep and resisted the siren song of your cozy bed.
1. For photographers
If you really need a jolt to get out of bed, then Alarmy provides one: By default, the app's alarm only stops ringing once you've taken a photo that matches one you've already registered. It could be the bathroom mirror, for example, or the coffee machine downstairs if you really have trouble staying awake in the morning. By the time you've located the designated object and framed it properly, you'll be awake and ready to face the day.