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What do you use for your alarm clock? – Friday Question #143

Written By: Gary on January 17, 2011 3 Comments

This week’s question is What do you use for your alarm clock – an actual alarm clock or your phone (or maybe the sun, your kids, your pet, other)?

Sleep is a complicated issue for me, I like a fan or a white noise machine (fortunately there’s a White Noise app* for that) to help me sleep. whitenoise-app.pngGenerally I sleep with a fan on, that automatically turns itself off about 10 minutes before the alarm clock; if I got enough sleep, sometimes that’s enough to wake me up. Then a few minutes later a bright “natural” light turns itself on. Then the alarms start going off, the alarm clock (with the traffic report), then the phone alarm, then the alarm clock CD player (currently an upbeat Avril song is playing), then the phone again. And my friend Mark will call sometimes to make sure I’m up…

There is (generally) a new Friday Question every Friday.

* The White Noise iPhone app I mentioned is great, it’s got lots of sounds (I like the white noise) and timers (countdown, alarms, etc.). It’s quite possibly the best $2 I’ve spent in the app store.

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3 Responses to “What do you use for your alarm clock? – Friday Question #143”

  1. kris hansen says on: 19 January 2011 at 6:55 am

    My blackberry! But soon I think I’m getting a Droid. Then I may change to an app.

  2. Pablo says on: 20 January 2011 at 3:32 am

    I use FreeAlarmClockSoftware.com on my notebook. I set a quiet music and all is OK.

  3. kilax says on: 20 January 2011 at 6:29 pm

    All of that? Holy crap?

    My roommate in Italy slept with the fan on (we all slept in the same room). It was really bothersome to me. It is interesting what different people like when they sleep!

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