Let’s face it, waking up naturally is the best way to wake-up; however, it is not the way most of us begin our days. Instead, we rely on alarm clocks to get us out of bed. Whether you hop right out of bed on the first chime, sleep right through it all, are a “serial snoozer,” or immediately throw your alarm clock against the wall, you have to wake up somehow. Given that, wouldn’t you like an alarm clock that allows you to pick the functions? Most of us use the alarms on our phones. For those with an iPhone, here are three great alarm clock apps that are free!
The first one is the iHome + Sleep. This award-winning alarm clock app is rich with features. It takes into consideration that not all people like to or can wake up the same way. With this app, you are able to utilize nap alarms and gentle wake up alarms. You might prefer to wake up to an alarm that begins softly then progressively gets louder. This app provides you with sleep statistics and allows you to log in your hours of shuteye. Over a period of time, you are able to see your sleeping patterns. Probably one of the most unique features of this app is that you can set wakeup and sleep reminders and coordinate them with Twitter and Facebook. You will never have to miss a beat when it comes to social networking! You have the feature of “Overnight News” to see what went on while you were in dreamland.
Clock Pro Free is another great app. This multifunctional app combines all clock and timer functions into a single application. A great perk to it is the ability to use iPod and iOS4 notification alarms. What better way than to wake up to your favorite jam each morning? If you are afraid you will enjoy it too much and drift back to sleep, then you can always select and obnoxious song that will immediately jolt you out of bed. A noteworthy feature of this app is the selection of clocks – stop watch, nature times, sleep timer, countdown clock, and project clock. The nature times has a GPS to follow the sunset and ecological aspects of your location, while the sleep timer allows you to drift into slumber while listening to a soothing sound or song of your choice for a designated length of time.
Lastly is the Alarm Clock for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad Free. With its high ratings, users are able to customize their alarm clocks to suit their needs. This app allows you to wake up with all of the information you need for the day. Forget writing yourself reminders or having to look up the temperature outside. You get four apps – alarm, sleep timer, clock, and weather – in one with this app! The ability to pick the display screen and type of clock to match your personality can make waking up more fun.
After reading about these alarm clock apps, I am tempted to say goodbye to the iPhone’s built-in alarm clock and find something more exciting. Anything to make waking up more enjoyable, right? For me, I usually pick the most annoying sound for the hope that I will get bothered enough to jump out of bed and get my day going. I may consider a pleasant wake-up call to a favorite song now!