England alarm clock: Best alarm clocks for men 2020

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Acctim Alarm Clocks


All Categories- – Alarm Clocks- – – – By Colour- – – – – – Cream- – – – – – Black- – – – – – Blue- – – – – – White- – – – – – Pink- – – – – – Red- – – – – – Silver- – – – By Power- – – – – – Mechanical- – – – – – Battery- – – – – – Mains Operated- – – – By Type- – – – – – Analogue- – – – – – Twin Bell- – – – – – Digital- – – – – – Projection- – – – – – Radio- – – – – – Travel- – – – – – Silent- – – – – – Radio Controlled- – – – – – LCD- – – – By Design- – – – – – DAB Radio Alarm- – – – – – Bedside- – – – – – Retro- – – – – – Classic- – – – – – Stylish- – – – – – Minimal- – – – – – Vintage- – Childrens Clocks- – – – Childrens Clocks- – – – – – Pendulum Clocks- – – – – – Shelf Clocks- – – – – – Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Wall Clocks- – – – – – Teach The Time- – Clock Brands- – – – Acctim- – – – – – Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Mantle Clocks- – – – – – Wall Clocks- – – – – – All Acctim Clocks- – – – Karlsson- – – – – – Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Mantle Clocks- – – – – – Wall Clocks- – – – – – All Karlsson Clocks- – – – Leff Amsterdam- – – – – – Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Wall Clocks- – – – – – All Leff Clocks- – – – Lemnos- – – – – – Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Wall Clocks- – – – – – All Lemnos Clocks- – – – London Clock Company- – – – – – Wall Clocks- – – – – – Pendulum Clocks- – – – – – Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Mantle Clocks- – – – – – All London Clock Company Clocks- – – – Newgate- – – – – – Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Wall Clocks- – – – – – All Newgate Clocks- – – – Nextime- – – – – – Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Wall Clocks- – – – – – All Nextime Clocks- – – – Present Time- – – – Roberts Radio- – – – Roger Lascelles- – – – – – Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Wall Clocks- – – – – – All Roger Lascelles Clocks- – – – Smith Taylor- – – – Thomas Kent- – – – – – Mantle Clocks- – – – – – Table Clocks- – – – – – Wall Clocks- – – – – – All Thomas Kent Clocks- – – – Vintage Playing Cards- – – – TFA- – – – – – Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Wall Clocks- – – – – – All TFA Clocks- – – – 1922 By LC Designs- – – – – – Wall Clocks- – – – – – All 1922 By LC Designs Clocks- – – – – – Alarm Clocks- – – – Fallen Fruits- – – – La Crosse- – – – Smiths Wall Clocks- – – – AMS Clocks- – Mantle Clocks- – – – By Colour- – – – – – Black- – – – – – Silver- – – – – – Cream- – – – – – Oak- – – – – – White- – – – – – Gold- – – – By Material- – – – – – Glass- – – – – – Wooden- – – – – – Brass- – – – – – Metal- – – – By Shape- – – – – – Anniversary- – – – – – Carriage- – – – – – Napoleon- – – – – – Skeleton- – – – – – Table Clocks- – – – – – Arch Top- – – – – – Flat Top- – – – – – Shaker- – – – By Style- – – – – – Modern Classic- – – – – – Shabby Chic- – – – – – Unusual- – – – – – Traditional- – – – – – Radio Controlled- – – – – – Retro & Vintage- – – – – – Modern Transitional- – – – – – Nostalgic- – – – – – Design Lead- – – – – – Flip- – – – – – Wooden Digital- – – – – – Retro- – – – – – Simple Elegance- – – – – – Miniatures- – – – – – Yesteryear- – – – By Finish- – – – – – Mahogany- – – – – – Oak- – Outdoor Clocks- – Pendulum Clocks- – – – By Material- – – – – – Glass- – – – – – Wooden- – – – By Style- – – – – – Modern- – – – – – Radio Controlled- – – – – – Traditional- – – – – – Skeleton- – – – – – Mechanical- – Projection Clocks- – Wall Clocks- – – – By Colour- – – – – – Black- – – – – – Cream- – – – – – Green- – – – – – Red- – – – – – White- – – – – – Blue- – – – – – Grey – – – – – – Chrome- – – – – – Silver- – – – – – Multicoloured- – – – – – Gold- – – – – – Orange- – – – – – Pink- – – – – – Purple- – – – – – Yellow- – – – – – Brown- – – – Large- – – – – – Analogue- – – – – – Digital- – – – By Material- – – – – – Glass- – – – – – Ceramic- – – – – – Wooden- – – – – – Metal- – – – – – Synthetic- – – – Specific Types- – – – – – Something Different- – – – – – Simple Hands- – – – – – Plain Hands- – – – – – Starburst- – – – – – Time Zone- – – – – – Office- – – – – – Round- – – – – – Square- – – – – – Rectangle- – – – – – Oval- – – – – – DIY- – – – – – Station- – – – – – Bathroom- – – – – – Perfectly Small- – – – By Style- – – – – – Contemporary- – – – – – Modern- – – – – – Retro- – – – – – Transitional- – – – – – Vintage- – – – – – Traditional- – – – – – Designer- – – – – – Nostalgic- – – – – – Minimal- – – – – – 1950’s – 1970’s Influence- – – – – – Modern Classic- – – – – – Retro Modern- – – – – – Clean Lines- – – – – – Modern Glass- – – – – – Retro Thick Bevelled- – – – – – Wooden- – – – – – Vintage Classic- – – – – – Vintage Modern- – – – By Movement- – – – – – Commercial- – – – – – Digital- – – – – – Garden- – – – – – Radio Controlled – – – – – – Silent- – – – – – Analogue- – – – – – Mains Powered- – – – – – Flip- – – – Kitchen- – – – – – Classic- – – – – – Nostalgic- – – – – – Vintage- – – – – – Retro- – – – – – Metal- – – – – – Square- – – – – – Timer- – – – Themed- – – – – – Art Deco- – – – – – Cuckoo – – – – – – Floral- – – – – – Animal & Bird- – – – – – Flags- – – – – – Food & Drink- – – – – – Soft Tones- – – – – – Britannia- – – – – – Colourful- – – – – – Perfectly Small- – – – By Size- – – – – – 0 – 30cm- – – – – – 31 – 40cm- – – – – – 41 – 50cm- – – – – – 51 – 60cm- – – – – – 61 – 90cm- – – – – – 91- 100cm- – – – – – Large Clocks- – – – By Style- – – – – – Modern Classic- – – – – – Contemporary- – – – – – Glass- – – – – – Minimal- – – – – – Transitional- – – – – – Wooden- – – – – – Retro Classic- – – – – – 1960’s & 1970’s- – – – – – Nostalgic- – – – – – Thick Bezel- – – – – – Traditional- – – – – – Vintage Style- – – – – – Vintage Rustic- – Featured- – – – Alarm Clocks- – – – – – White Digital Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Silver Digital Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Black Digital Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Radio Controlled Travel Clocks- – – – – – Loud Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Glow In The Dark Alarm Clocks- – – – Clocks by Type- – – – – – Atomic Clocks- – – – – – Digital Clocks- – – – – – Traditional- – – – – – Novelty- – – – – – Modern- – – – – – Mains Powered- – – – – – Radio Controlled Clocks- – – – – – All Clocks- – – – – – Square Clocks- – – – – – Battery Powered Digital Clocks- – – – – – Cream Clocks- – – – – – White Clocks- – – – – – Black Clocks- – – – – – Silver Clocks- – – – – – Analogue Clocks- – – – – – Red Clocks- – – – – – Expensive Pendulum Clocks- – – – – – Outdoor Thermometer Clocks- – – – – – Waterproof Clocks- – – – Wall Clocks- – – – – – Atomic Wall Clocks- – – – – – 24 Hour Digital Clocks- – – – – – Large Black Wall Clocks- – – – – – Black Modern Wall Clocks- – – – – – Red Square Wall Clock- – – – – – Black Kitchen Wall Clocks- – – – – – Large Cream Wall Clocks- – – – – – Living Room Wall Clocks- – – – – – 60cm Wall Clocks- – – – – – Wooden Radio Controlled Wall Clocks- – – – – – Square Metal Wall Clocks- – – – – – Digital Calendar Wall Clocks- – – – – – Purple Kitchen Wall Clocks- – – – – – Large Roman Numeral Wall Clocks- – – – – – Red Kitchen Wall Clocks- – – – – – Oak- – – – – – Copper Wall Clocks- – – – – – Aluminium Wall Clocks- – – – – – Brushed Metal Wall Clocks- – – – – – Stainless Steel Wall Clocks- – – – – – Hourly Chime Wall Clocks- – – – – – Expensive Wall Clocks- – – – – – Weather Forecast Wall Clocks- – – – – – Temperature Wall Clocks- – – – – – Art Wall Clocks- – – – – – Flip Wall Clocks- – About us- – Contact Us- – Special Offers- – – – Wall Clocks- – – – Alarm Clocks- – – – Mantle Clocks- – – – Pendulum Clocks- – – – All Clearance Offers- – – – Projection Clocks- – New Ranges For Autumn 2016- – – – New Wall Clocks- – – – New Pendulum Clocks- – – – New Mantel Clocks- – – – New Projection Clocks- – – – New Outdoor Clocks- – – – New Alarm Clocks- – – – New Childrens Clocks- – Cyber Monday- – Chunky Retro Wall Clocks- – Wooden Clocks- – Modern Minimalist Clocks- – In Stock- – June Special Offers

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Karlsson Alarm Clocks


All Categories- – Alarm Clocks- – – – By Colour- – – – – – Cream- – – – – – Black- – – – – – Blue- – – – – – White- – – – – – Pink- – – – – – Red- – – – – – Silver- – – – By Power- – – – – – Mechanical- – – – – – Battery- – – – – – Mains Operated- – – – By Type- – – – – – Analogue- – – – – – Twin Bell- – – – – – Digital- – – – – – Projection- – – – – – Radio- – – – – – Travel- – – – – – Silent- – – – – – Radio Controlled- – – – – – LCD- – – – By Design- – – – – – DAB Radio Alarm- – – – – – Bedside- – – – – – Retro- – – – – – Classic- – – – – – Stylish- – – – – – Minimal- – – – – – Vintage- – Childrens Clocks- – – – Childrens Clocks- – – – – – Pendulum Clocks- – – – – – Shelf Clocks- – – – – – Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Wall Clocks- – – – – – Teach The Time- – Clock Brands- – – – Acctim- – – – – – Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Mantle Clocks- – – – – – Wall Clocks- – – – – – All Acctim Clocks- – – – Karlsson- – – – – – Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Mantle Clocks- – – – – – Wall Clocks- – – – – – All Karlsson Clocks- – – – Leff Amsterdam- – – – – – Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Wall Clocks- – – – – – All Leff Clocks- – – – Lemnos- – – – – – Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Wall Clocks- – – – – – All Lemnos Clocks- – – – London Clock Company- – – – – – Wall Clocks- – – – – – Pendulum Clocks- – – – – – Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Mantle Clocks- – – – – – All London Clock Company Clocks- – – – Newgate- – – – – – Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Wall Clocks- – – – – – All Newgate Clocks- – – – Nextime- – – – – – Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Wall Clocks- – – – – – All Nextime Clocks- – – – Present Time- – – – Roberts Radio- – – – Roger Lascelles- – – – – – Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Wall Clocks- – – – – – All Roger Lascelles Clocks- – – – Smith Taylor- – – – Thomas Kent- – – – – – Mantle Clocks- – – – – – Table Clocks- – – – – – Wall Clocks- – – – – – All Thomas Kent Clocks- – – – Vintage Playing Cards- – – – TFA- – – – – – Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Wall Clocks- – – – – – All TFA Clocks- – – – 1922 By LC Designs- – – – – – Wall Clocks- – – – – – All 1922 By LC Designs Clocks- – – – – – Alarm Clocks- – – – Fallen Fruits- – – – La Crosse- – – – Smiths Wall Clocks- – – – AMS Clocks- – Mantle Clocks- – – – By Colour- – – – – – Black- – – – – – Silver- – – – – – Cream- – – – – – Oak- – – – – – White- – – – – – Gold- – – – By Material- – – – – – Glass- – – – – – Wooden- – – – – – Brass- – – – – – Metal- – – – By Shape- – – – – – Anniversary- – – – – – Carriage- – – – – – Napoleon- – – – – – Skeleton- – – – – – Table Clocks- – – – – – Arch Top- – – – – – Flat Top- – – – – – Shaker- – – – By Style- – – – – – Modern Classic- – – – – – Shabby Chic- – – – – – Unusual- – – – – – Traditional- – – – – – Radio Controlled- – – – – – Retro & Vintage- – – – – – Modern Transitional- – – – – – Nostalgic- – – – – – Design Lead- – – – – – Flip- – – – – – Wooden Digital- – – – – – Retro- – – – – – Simple Elegance- – – – – – Miniatures- – – – – – Yesteryear- – – – By Finish- – – – – – Mahogany- – – – – – Oak- – Outdoor Clocks- – Pendulum Clocks- – – – By Material- – – – – – Glass- – – – – – Wooden- – – – By Style- – – – – – Modern- – – – – – Radio Controlled- – – – – – Traditional- – – – – – Skeleton- – – – – – Mechanical- – Projection Clocks- – Wall Clocks- – – – By Colour- – – – – – Black- – – – – – Cream- – – – – – Green- – – – – – Red- – – – – – White- – – – – – Blue- – – – – – Grey – – – – – – Chrome- – – – – – Silver- – – – – – Multicoloured- – – – – – Gold- – – – – – Orange- – – – – – Pink- – – – – – Purple- – – – – – Yellow- – – – – – Brown- – – – Large- – – – – – Analogue- – – – – – Digital- – – – By Material- – – – – – Glass- – – – – – Ceramic- – – – – – Wooden- – – – – – Metal- – – – – – Synthetic- – – – Specific Types- – – – – – Something Different- – – – – – Simple Hands- – – – – – Plain Hands- – – – – – Starburst- – – – – – Time Zone- – – – – – Office- – – – – – Round- – – – – – Square- – – – – – Rectangle- – – – – – Oval- – – – – – DIY- – – – – – Station- – – – – – Bathroom- – – – – – Perfectly Small- – – – By Style- – – – – – Contemporary- – – – – – Modern- – – – – – Retro- – – – – – Transitional- – – – – – Vintage- – – – – – Traditional- – – – – – Designer- – – – – – Nostalgic- – – – – – Minimal- – – – – – 1950’s – 1970’s Influence- – – – – – Modern Classic- – – – – – Retro Modern- – – – – – Clean Lines- – – – – – Modern Glass- – – – – – Retro Thick Bevelled- – – – – – Wooden- – – – – – Vintage Classic- – – – – – Vintage Modern- – – – By Movement- – – – – – Commercial- – – – – – Digital- – – – – – Garden- – – – – – Radio Controlled – – – – – – Silent- – – – – – Analogue- – – – – – Mains Powered- – – – – – Flip- – – – Kitchen- – – – – – Classic- – – – – – Nostalgic- – – – – – Vintage- – – – – – Retro- – – – – – Metal- – – – – – Square- – – – – – Timer- – – – Themed- – – – – – Art Deco- – – – – – Cuckoo – – – – – – Floral- – – – – – Animal & Bird- – – – – – Flags- – – – – – Food & Drink- – – – – – Soft Tones- – – – – – Britannia- – – – – – Colourful- – – – – – Perfectly Small- – – – By Size- – – – – – 0 – 30cm- – – – – – 31 – 40cm- – – – – – 41 – 50cm- – – – – – 51 – 60cm- – – – – – 61 – 90cm- – – – – – 91- 100cm- – – – – – Large Clocks- – – – By Style- – – – – – Modern Classic- – – – – – Contemporary- – – – – – Glass- – – – – – Minimal- – – – – – Transitional- – – – – – Wooden- – – – – – Retro Classic- – – – – – 1960’s & 1970’s- – – – – – Nostalgic- – – – – – Thick Bezel- – – – – – Traditional- – – – – – Vintage Style- – – – – – Vintage Rustic- – Featured- – – – Alarm Clocks- – – – – – White Digital Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Silver Digital Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Black Digital Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Radio Controlled Travel Clocks- – – – – – Loud Alarm Clocks- – – – – – Glow In The Dark Alarm Clocks- – – – Clocks by Type- – – – – – Atomic Clocks- – – – – – Digital Clocks- – – – – – Traditional- – – – – – Novelty- – – – – – Modern- – – – – – Mains Powered- – – – – – Radio Controlled Clocks- – – – – – All Clocks- – – – – – Square Clocks- – – – – – Battery Powered Digital Clocks- – – – – – Cream Clocks- – – – – – White Clocks- – – – – – Black Clocks- – – – – – Silver Clocks- – – – – – Analogue Clocks- – – – – – Red Clocks- – – – – – Expensive Pendulum Clocks- – – – – – Outdoor Thermometer Clocks- – – – – – Waterproof Clocks- – – – Wall Clocks- – – – – – Atomic Wall Clocks- – – – – – 24 Hour Digital Clocks- – – – – – Large Black Wall Clocks- – – – – – Black Modern Wall Clocks- – – – – – Red Square Wall Clock- – – – – – Black Kitchen Wall Clocks- – – – – – Large Cream Wall Clocks- – – – – – Living Room Wall Clocks- – – – – – 60cm Wall Clocks- – – – – – Wooden Radio Controlled Wall Clocks- – – – – – Square Metal Wall Clocks- – – – – – Digital Calendar Wall Clocks- – – – – – Purple Kitchen Wall Clocks- – – – – – Large Roman Numeral Wall Clocks- – – – – – Red Kitchen Wall Clocks- – – – – – Oak- – – – – – Copper Wall Clocks- – – – – – Aluminium Wall Clocks- – – – – – Brushed Metal Wall Clocks- – – – – – Stainless Steel Wall Clocks- – – – – – Hourly Chime Wall Clocks- – – – – – Expensive Wall Clocks- – – – – – Weather Forecast Wall Clocks- – – – – – Temperature Wall Clocks- – – – – – Art Wall Clocks- – – – – – Flip Wall Clocks- – About us- – Contact Us- – Special Offers- – – – Wall Clocks- – – – Alarm Clocks- – – – Mantle Clocks- – – – Pendulum Clocks- – – – All Clearance Offers- – – – Projection Clocks- – New Ranges For Autumn 2016- – – – New Wall Clocks- – – – New Pendulum Clocks- – – – New Mantel Clocks- – – – New Projection Clocks- – – – New Outdoor Clocks- – – – New Alarm Clocks- – – – New Childrens Clocks- – Cyber Monday- – Chunky Retro Wall Clocks- – Wooden Clocks- – Modern Minimalist Clocks- – In Stock- – June Special Offers

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11 Best Alarm Clocks 2021 To Buy For Working From Home

Is anyone else getting screen fatigue? Working from home tends to look like this: smartphone alarm goes off (screen number one), log on to the work laptop (screen two), put on Netflix in the evening (screen number three). Without the commute to break up the day and with motivation to go on daily walks in the cold dwindling, we’re getting fed up of rotating from screen to screen all day. Blue light can affect our sleep, speed up the ageing of our skin, and negatively impact on our wellbeing.

You probably can’t ditch the work laptop and Netflix is probably keeping you sane mid-pandemic, but looking at your phone first thing in the morning is something you can easily change by investing in one of the best alarm clocks.

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Pre-lockdown, we relied on our smartphones to get us out of bed in the morning. But with the pandemic making us want to prioritise our mental wellbeing, wellness, mindfulness and a healthier sleep routine, more of us are choosing to sleep without our phones in sight. They’ve been demoted to the other side of the bedroom, in a bid to reduce pre-kip blue light exposure and increase our chances of falling into a deeper sleep more quickly. So, we’ve been on the hunt for an alternative way to wake up that doesn’t involve Mr. Smartphone. Hence the resurgence of the humble, classic alarm clock.

It usually takes me 2 hours to fall asleep but after slathering this lotion on, I’m out like a light

Recent research has even shown that waking up to a melody (read: not Apple’s jarring alarm bleeps) can leave you in a better mood, as can being woken up gently. Luckily, there are all manner of sunrise alarm clocks out there (like this one) which wake you up slowly with gradually-intensifying light. It starts gently, and by the time the alarm goes off, the clock is as bright as a lamp so your body feels more like it is waking up to a natural sunrise. Genius.

In short, demoting your phone to the other side of the room and choosing to be woken up by an *actual* alarm clock is much better for your mood, quality of sleep and sleep routine. So, we’ve whittled it down to the very best. From smart clocks to stylish alarms that act as a welcome – and affordable – decor upgrade, here are the very best alarm clocks to help you seize the day.

We’ve found a mix to suit everyone from heavy sleepers to style obsessives and those on a budget or those looking for high spec clocks.

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How did people wake up in time in the days before alarm clocks? I imagine rich people got their servants to wake them up, but how did THEY get up? Was it just a case of relying on cockerels or the sun? | Notes and Queries

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How did people wake up in time in the days before alarm clocks? I imagine rich people got their servants to wake them up, but how did THEY get up? Was it just a case of relying on cockerels or the sun?

Liz Bland, Reading, UK

  • To answer part of your question, I do know that the factory workers of the day were woken up by a “knocker-upper” who walked the streets and banged on bedroom windows with a large pole. Now as to who “knocked-up” the “knocker-upper” – that I cannot answer.

    Mel, Sheffield, UK

  • Before the industrial revolution time keeping was less important. You worked on your farm or wove your cloth at home, to your own timetable. There were no trains to catch or business meetings to miss. You had a set amount of work to do in a day or a week and you just got on with it. Only with the introduction of factories and factory-like systems did it become important to work the hours rather than doing the tasks.

    Susan Deal, Sheffield UK

  • I suppose drinking two long glasses of water before going to bed would be fairly effective.

    Planxty, Madrid Spain

  • There were those called the night watch. Then there was the church clock. Notice how big those clocks were so those working the feilds had no excuse for being late for this or that.

    Jim Walsh, New York USA

  • Knocker ups were common in all the mill towns across the north of England at the height of the Industrial Revolution and until the advent of cheap clockwork clocks in the latter half of the 19th Century. They were usually retired workers, or younger men unfit to work in the mills. They were paid to stay up at night and wake up the mill workers in time for work. Incidentally, and this maybe untrue, the expression for a young women becoming pregnant out of wedlock, getting ‘knocked up’, relates to the opportunity such people had for a bit of nooky after all the men had gone off to work.

    Mike wood, Leeds

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Best alarm clock 2021: Start the day off right with our top picks

Even the most morning-y morning people sometimes need a little bit of help to get out of bed. But the wrong alarm clock can make you more likely to dig yourself deeper under the duvet than bound out of bed. The good news is that the best alarm clocks won’t just try to wake you up; they’ll keep going until your day is well and truly seized.

The best alarm clock for you depends on the kind of sleeper you are. If you could sleep through the end of the world, look for a loud and/or vibrating alarm that will shake you awake; if you’d rather ease into the day, an alarm that wakes you with natural light can help avoid the morning grumps (for more on those, check out our guide to the best wake-up lights).

If you’re searching for a perfectly restful night, be sure to head to our official ranking of the best mattresses right now, too.

How to buy the best alarm clock for you

Pretty much any alarm clock or smartphone will get the job done, but some do it more beautifully than others. An alarm clock that’s also a smart speaker can also give you the weather forecast, traffic report or play your favourite podcast; one with Bluetooth can pair with your phone for a getting-ready soundtrack.

If you’re wondering why not use your phone as an alarm clock too, there’s of course nothing to stop you – but phones put a world of tappable temptation (and in some cases, late-night work emails) right next to your bed, which can play havoc with your ability to relax. And if you forget to turn on do not disturb mode, they can do a lot of disturbing as notifications from your various messaging apps buzz or ping.

Also, alarm clocks look better than any dull glass slab. Leave the phone in another room and embrace one of these best alarm clocks instead.

Our pick of the best alarm clocks to buy today

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1. Amazon Echo Dot (3rd generation) with Clock

The cheapest Amazon Echo is also the best alarm clock around

Specifications

Best for: Smart homes

Backup battery: No

Alarm options: Alarms, reminders, timers

Reasons to buy

+Alexa for a knock-down price+Simple, effective and useful+You can turn the mic off

Reasons to avoid

-Not great for music

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If you’ve a fan of smart home technology – and as a T3 reader you almost certainly are – then the best alarm clock is a smart speaker, and the best value smart speaker is Amazon’s third generation Echo Dot. It retains the hockey-puck design of the previous generation but puts a clock display on it to make it a proper alarm clock as well as a very useful smart speaker.

Don’t be fooled by the promised improved speaker technology: there’s only so much you can do about the laws of physics and the Echo will not deliver big, impressive audio. But the Dot’s speaker is fine for radio and Alexa announcements, and while it’s not going to sound as good as a big Echo or a JBL Horizon you’re buying for price and convenience here. And Alexa is very convenient, enabling you to get information and control tech such as Hue lights with simple voice commands. You can even use it to make phone calls without getting out of bed.

To see how this sits within the Echo range, head to our guide to the best Alexa speakers. And you probably don’t need to pay full price, either, as there are regular price drops on this range. Head to our roundup of the best Amazon Echo deals for the cheapest current offer.

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2. Lumie Sunrise Alarm

The best alarm if you’re looking for a gentler way to wake up

Specifications

Best for: Gentle awakenings

Back-up battery: Yes

Alarm options: Natural light, coloured lights, beep and nature sounds

Reasons to buy

+A gentler way to wake+Sunset mode is very relaxing+Coloured lights feel gimmicky

Reasons to avoid

-Too bright for some reviewers

TODAY’S BEST DEALS

There are lots of natural light alarm clocks out there, but few of them manage to combine good looks and a low price tag like this entry-level Lumie. In addition to 10 levels of white light it can do colours too, so you can wake yourself up with colours as well as with natural light. It’s not as adjustable as some of the more expensive Lumie daylight lamps, and some reviewers report that it gets a little too bright a little too quickly for their taste. If that sounds like you, it may be worth looking at a more adjustable lamp with more than 10 discrete lighting levels.

The Lumie starts working half an hour before your alarm time. It slowly increases the illumination so that by the time it’s time to get up, you’re already starting to stretch and greet the dawn of a new day. You can use it to help you sleep as well as to wake you up: there’s a 30-minute dimmer that slowly lowers the light level to help you drop off.

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3. Braun Classic Analogue Alarm Clock

The best analogue alarm clock for design fans

Specifications

Best for: Design fans

Back-up battery: Battery-powered

Alarm options: Crescendo beep, snooze

Reasons to buy

+Iconic design and small footprint+Very quiet quartz movement

Reasons to avoid

-No bells and whistles-Alarms but no surprises

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The Braun Analogue Alarm clock doesn’t have Bluetooth, so you can’t stream Spotify to it. It doesn’t know what a smart bulb does, it doesn’t have wheels, and you can’t charge your phone with it. It won’t wake you with natural light, and it can’t tell you the weather forecast. It doesn’t receive texts, and it won’t keep you awake with overly loud ticks.

It’s brilliant. This is the kind of alarm clock Steve Jobs would have had. It’s a design icon – that face! – and its features are purely practical. This model, which is positively extravagant by Braun’s minimalist standards, has grudgingly added a light so you can see the time in the dark, but other than that it does just two things: it tells you what the time is, and it wakes you up at the time you set it to. And sometimes, that’s all you want.

(Image credit: Clocky)

4. Clocky Alarm Clock on Wheels

The best alarm clock for serial snoozers

Specifications

Best for: Snooze button addicts

Back-up battery: Battery powered

Alarm options: Single, one optional snooze

Reasons to buy

+Try snoozing through this+Ideal for the kids’ room

Reasons to avoid

-Movement’s the only interesting bit-Can be very annoying

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We love the thinking behind the Clocky Alarm Clock on Wheels. It’s one of those just-daft-enough ideas that you tend to have in the shower: wouldn’t it be great if your alarm clock ran away when you tried to snooze it? By sticking the alarm clock on twin powered wheels and giving it a fairly loud speaker, Clocky is the alarm clock you won’t sleep through. It’s tough, too: as it’s been designed to survive bedside table drops of up to 3 feet, it probably won’t complain too much if you mash it in an attempt to stop the alarm.

There have been lots of imitators since Clocky first arrived, but while some are pretty good – we have a soft spot for Sony’s various rolling speakers – Clocky manages to be both affordable and robust. Take that helicopter alarm clock out of your basket; if you want a clock that moves and that will still move after a few days of use, you’re better off with a Clocky.

(Image credit: JBL)

5. JBL Horizon

Boom! Shake the room! And other rooms too!

Specifications

Best for: Music fans

Back-up battery: Yes

Alarm options: Two individual alarms, LED ambient light

Reasons to buy

+Good sound from streaming+Integrated ambient LED lighting+Doubles as a portable speaker

Reasons to avoid

-FM reception isn’t always great

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JBL is best known for its speakers, and the Horizon doubles as a portable speaker that plays FM radio or streams audio from your phone via Bluetooth. The sound quality is, as you’d expect, very good, although FM reception isn’t always brilliant and the twin 5W speakers lack some of the low end you might expect from a dedicated audio device. We think the copywriter who described the sound as ‘room filling’ may live in a very small room, but it’s fine for occasional listening and for the all-important alarms (browse the best portable speakers instead if you’re after a speaker with oomph).  

The Horizon isn’t just about sound. It also has an ambient LED light feature that helps wake you up gradually, and you can set two different alarms so it wakes you at a separate time to your partner. It doubles as a charger too, so if you ignore our advice and take your phone into the bedroom you can use the Horizon to charge it. 

6. Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock

A stubborn wakeup call for stubborn sleepers

Specifications

Best for: Serial snoozers

Back-up battery: 9V

Alarm options: 2

Reasons to buy

+Shaker pad+Very loud

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The Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock is as relentless as it sounds and is one of the best alarm clocks for heavy sleepers. This clock is incredibly loud and includes a shaker pad that is placed underneath your pillow to literally shake you awake. It’s incredibly annoying, but if you think there is no other way you’re going to get up on time, this is sure to do the trick.  It features two different programmable alarms (both as piercingly loud as each other) and an adjustable snooze button for those who just can’t kick the habit. This is ideal for those who need a kick up the backside in the morning.  

7. iHome Bluetooth Color Changing Dual Alarm clock

Start your day the smart way with this funky smartphone hub

Specifications

Best for: Smartphones

Back-up battery: No

Alarm options: Multiple

Reasons to buy

+Bluetooth speaker+USB Ports+Funky lights

Reasons to avoid

-Mains-only power

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If you currently use the alarm on your phone, then the iHome Bluetooth Color Changing Dual Alarm clock is the best alarm clock for you. There is nothing particularly exciting about the alarm options (although you can choose from a range of alarm settings), but it does sport some funky coloured lights, if you fancy waking up to a kind of gentle disco effect. This alarm clock also boasts some smart special features, including echo recognition and a Bluetooth Speaker for plug-and-play music from your smartphone.  

8. iLuv SmartShaker

The best silent alarm that’s deceptively good at waking you up

Specifications

Best for: Not waking up the whole house

Back-up battery: Internal Li-ion

Alarm options: 4

Reasons to buy

+Great battery life+Portable

Reasons to avoid

-Not for technophobes

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We know it sounds weird, but bear with us: the iLuv Smart Shaker is an alarm that’s completely silent. Instead of using sound to rouse you, this clever alarm clock vibrates to quietly and gently bring you out of your slumber, without disrupting the whole house. It’s a great option for anyone with thin walls, or those who work different hours from their partner, or anyone who tends to sleep through their alarms – no more incessant beeping to irritate your family, neighbours or housemates as you happy snooze away. 

(Image credit: Amazon)

9. Amazon Echo Show 5

The smartest alarm clock around

Specifications

Best for: Smart homes

Back-up battery: No

Alarm options: Multiple alarms, reminders, timers, smart lights

Reasons to buy

+All the usual smart speaker fun+Doubles as a photo frame

Reasons to avoid

-Never pay full price-There’s a risk Jeff Bezos is watching you sleep

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The Amazon Echo Show 5 is slightly more expensive than our favourite smart alarm clock, the Echo Dot, but it adds a screen that’s big enough to be useful without being too big for your bedside. A light sensor means it won’t fill your room with light and it does all the smart speaker stuff you’d expect from controlling lighting to telling you the weather forecast, and the Alexa app works with the usual online suspects including Spotify. It doubles as a digital photo frame too, and while it includes a camera – something that generally speaking, you don’t want in a device that’s next to your bed – there’s a panel you can slide over it for peace of mind.

As with all Amazon hardware, you should never pay full price. The Echo Show 5 is regularly discounted during Amazon’s headline sales events and sometimes just because the day has a ‘y’ in it. Explore our regularly-updated guide to the best Amazon Echo deals for the cheapest current offer.

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