ADDers often have problems waking up, due in large part to difficulties in turning off their racing minds before going to sleep.
Some people need the more hardcore Alarm clocks.
More gentle than the jarring noise of traditional alarms, this clock uses a gradual increase in ambient light, stimulating aromas, and peaceful sounds from nature to awaken sleepers. At 30 minutes before wake-up, the clock’s light begins to glow softly, brightening over the next half-hour.
Fifteen minutes before wake-up, the clock generates your choice of six nature sounds (including ocean surf, thunderstorm, white noise, spring rain, mountain stream, and forest stream). The cycle concludes with a chime (that gradually increases in volume) to wake the most stubborn sleepers.
Sometimes a gradual transition in waking up may lead to a happier (or at least less grumpy) mood in the morning.
Of course those of us with ADD often have a back up alarm, that we have to get out of bed to turn off, just in case.
If you’ve had trouble getting up in the morning, what alarm clock has worked well for you?