Not sure whether an alarm clock is worth buying in this day and age? Here are four surprising reasons why the gadget will benefit you more than an app.
With seemingly infinite applications on our smartphones and everyday devices, it’s been questioned whether or not some sole-purpose gadgets are still worth possessing. Sure, living minimally and the having convenience of an app at your fingertips is great, but are you benefitting or missing out?
We’ve got four reasons why you should ditch the app and opt for an alarm clock – we’re talking the real thing. Go on, the pros will surprise you!
1. It’ll encourage better sleep
Phones in the bedroom disturb the quality sleep you should be getting. According to Sleep.org, phones can make it harder to fall asleep at night with their bright blue lights suppressing much-needed melatonin.
They also keep your brain alert with the buzzing of notifications for emails, texts and calls. Even putting your phone on silent won’t necessarily prevent you from reaching over to finish that pesky level of Candy Crush!
Keep the phone out of the bedroom and get an alarm clock by your side instead. It’ll help you stick to a healthy sleep routine and get your eight (or so!) hours of blissful rest.
2. You’re more likely to be on time
Reaching to grab your phone and stop your alarm (or snooze it!) isn’t ideal for two reasons.
Firstly, looking at your phone as soon as you open your eyes makes it all too easy to spend more time in bed opening up your notifications and scrolling through your social media. We all know how crucial a few extra minutes in the morning can be!
Secondly, turning off the alarm on your phone doesn’t require much effort, so there’s a greater chance of you holding the phone in your hand and falling asleep again. Sounds silly, but who isn’t guilty of going into work claiming ‘The alarm didn’t go off!’? 😉
Having an alarm clock on your bedside table will encourage you to get your feet on the ground before hitting the button and starting your day.
3. It’s a stylish décor piece
OK, so an alarm clock isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when redecorating, but hear us out. There’s a reason why wall clocks and wrist watches are still bought every day and make popular gifts: They’re stylish.
There are plenty of alarm clocks and radios on the market with different designs that’ll add a style statement to your bedroom. So being more than just a practical gadget, what wakes you up can also add character to your space.
In love with everything retro? These vintage-inspired alarm clocks from VQ are for you! They’ve got dual alarms, so you know they’re practical, and their chic style blends seamlessly into your décor!
4. They’re multipurpose
You don’t need to wake up to a repetitive beeping tone if you’ve got a radio alarm clock. Set it to your preferred station, and you’ll get to brush your teeth while listening to the morning news or make a cup of coffee while tuning into your favourite songs. That’s a nice change from the usual morning rush!
Other features you could look out for are Bluetooth connectivity, sound quality, light displays and dial or button controls.
Some even have phone-charging ports, so if you insist on having your phone in your bedroom at least it’ll be ready to go in the morning 😉