Rise and shine!


For all you sleepyheads out there that are constantly tussling with the sheets and the snooze button in the morning, here are some apps to make life decidedly simpler for you

By Karen Ann Monsy

Published: Fri 6 May 2016, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Jun 2016, 10:18 AM

Alarm Clock Xtreme
Are you a chronic snoozer? Not a chance of a few more minutes of shut-eye with this one. Highly customisable, you can use the app to wake you up with an alarm that slowly increases in volume, set a maximum number of snoozes or force yourself to do math puzzles in order to dismiss the alarm - but good luck going back to bed after that!

If you've ever been jolted out of bed with a blaring alarm, you'll be grateful for this one. SleepCycle tracks your sleep so that it can wake you up in the lightest phase of your rest cycle. No more crashing out of bed. Also tracks your sleep patterns as a bonus!  

The Rock Clock
A lifestyle app to help users reach their personal goals, it allows you to input your goals and set a date for completion, as well as choose from 25 alarm tones to wake you up in the morning. No snooze button available because "life has no snooze button". says The Rock, not us! You can also get motivational videos and messages from him to help you reach your goal.

This one's zany! For every time you hit the snooze button, you donate to a charity of your choice! All you have to do is set the alarm, choose your charity, and decide how much each snooze is worth. Donations are made via SMS. If you decide to sleep in, you can argue it's for a good cause!

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