When looking for the best alarm clock to suit your needs, the biggest mistake that most people make is to fall in love with the design of the clock. The best alarm clocks don’t look like the others on the market – they have a completely different look and feel to them.
You have a few options when it comes to an alarm clock: You can buy one with built-in features, like a remote control and display, or you can purchase one that is already made to be used in a bedroom settings. If you are buying a clock to use in a bedroom setting, then you’ll probably be looking for a fully programmable alarm clock. You’ll also need a night light or strobe light in the room with the clock, so that the display doesn’t accidentally turn on in the dark.
A fully programmable alarm clock, with the ability to control every aspect of the alarm function is the best alarm clock to buy. These are usually battery operated and require either a standard wall outlet or a battery change every few months.
Night light: If you have trouble sleeping during the day because of the glare from a bright light in the room, the radio is the perfect solution. Night lights are designed to give off a dim light that won’t cause problems like glare. Some models come with a color spectrum to simulate the effect of sunlight, which helps you sleep at night, too.
Strobe light: If you are only going to use the clock in the daytime, then you don’t need a similar function to the daytime type. At night, the room will be dark, so the light level in the room will be much lower than it is in the daytime. Also, these designs can only be dimmed down a bit.
Programmable features: When buying a clock, look for one that has a basic programmable feature. Most of the best alarms have this built-in, and the features include volume controls, fade-in/fade-out, repeat, stop watch, and alarm beeps. Programmable alarms will also come with an alarm volume control.
Daylight reading lamp: This is another useful feature that many people overlook. A daylight reading lamp is a lamp that automatically turns on at a certain time, so that you can read before bed or while still in bed.
Take a break in the morning commute and watch the traffic flow and sound as the car takes you to work. Without it, you might struggle to get the drive started, let alone get through the whole commute. Also, an alarm clock without a reading lamp will simply be noisy and will be mostly annoying in the mornings.
Battery backup: For most people, having a clock with a backup battery is more important than an alarm that you can choose the time you want it to go off. Most people find that the alarm is loud enough to wake them up in the middle of the night, but the battery that is in the clock will die before it wakes you up.
There are many different types of alarms, and not all of them will work for all people. Most of the best alarm clocks have a silent alarm, which is extremely popular.
As for the other types of alarms, they include “quieter”louder” versions, and some people prefer louder ones. We’ve found that the loudest alarms often annoy people with sleep disorders and sleep apnea, so we recommend a quiet alarm that is around 70 decibels.
Finally, if you know exactly what you want from your alarm, it’s a good idea to choose one with a digital display. That way, you can have just the information you want on your face and not have to struggle to keep track of the time, the date, the time, the alarm pattern, the caller id number, etc.