Waking up is hard to do, which is why we compiled this list of the 10 best alarm clock apps on iPhone and Android for heavy sleepers.
We all know the struggle of the alarm going off in the morning and slamming the snooze button and rolling back over. Or maybe you’re like me and have sometimes slept completely through your alarm because it’s too quiet or it’s trying to wake you right in the middle of REM sleep. It’s hard to be a heavy sleeper. I find myself setting alarms heinously early just to make sure that even if I hit snooze in my sleep or, even worse, turn my alarm off in my sleep, that I won’t be late to whatever I’m trying to get up for in the morning.
Sleep is important in order to have a productive day when you wake up. Not enough sleep will lead to adverse health effects. If you’re like me and you have a problem falling asleep, check out these 16 Science-Backed Tricks to Fall Asleep Fast while Lying in Bed. Once you are asleep though, it’s sometimes really hard to actually wake back up and function. We can’t all live a life where we fall asleep around 4 a.m. and wake up at midday, sad though that be.
For this list, we focused on some alarm clock apps that are helpful in waking you up, rather than just being a loud noise at whatever time you select. Some of these even have the ability to track your sleep cycle during the night and wake you at a time when you’re not mid-REM sleep. The Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone’s default alarm clock app has a function that tries to do this, but it’s still not absolutely perfect, nor is it all that accurate. These apps work to make you feel like you woke up naturally. We also made sure to check out some apps that will make you get out of bed even when you want to curl up in your sheets forever. This will often mean you’ll have to actually get up out of bed for the alarm to turn off or there’s a task for you to complete. We used Life Hack, Beebom, and JOA for app recommendations. Then, we looked up their respective ratings on the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iTunes or Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)‘s Google Play store. If the app is available on both platforms, we took the average rating and then ranked them using those scores.
Don’t get too cozy because here’s our list of the best alarm clock apps on iPhone and Android for heavy sleepers, beginning on the second page.