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Old 08-31-2015, 08:19 PM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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I don't wake up easily these days and am starting my morning later and later. I know this is counterintuitive to retirement, but I'm trying to find, online, a small digital alarm clock with a really gentle wakeup sound...like a soft ding or a light gong... I do not want the nerve shattering kind of sound that jolts you out of a deep sleep and makes you put a pillow over your head. Does anyone have a suggestion, thanks.

I have a medication alarm that I got from amazon for less than $5. I hate loud piercing noises. This is perfect and easy to shut off.

 
Old 08-31-2015, 08:35 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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I don't wake up easily these days and am starting my morning later and later. I know this is counterintuitive to retirement, but I'm trying to find, online, a small digital alarm clock with a really gentle wakeup sound...like a soft ding or a light gong... I do not want the nerve shattering kind of sound that jolts you out of a deep sleep and makes you put a pillow over your head. Does anyone have a suggestion, thanks.
Google: Zen Alarm Clocks.
 
Old 08-31-2015, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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I don't wake up easily these days and am starting my morning later and later. I know this is counterintuitive to retirement, but I'm trying to find, online, a small digital alarm clock with a really gentle wakeup sound...like a soft ding or a light gong... I do not want the nerve shattering kind of sound that jolts you out of a deep sleep and makes you put a pillow over your head. Does anyone have a suggestion, thanks.
If you have a "smart phone", try the alarm that's built in to most. You can set your wake-up sound to suit your taste.
 
Old 08-31-2015, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I don't wake up easily these days and am starting my morning later and later. I know this is counterintuitive to retirement, but I'm trying to find, online, a small digital alarm clock with a really gentle wakeup sound...like a soft ding or a light gong... I do not want the nerve shattering kind of sound that jolts you out of a deep sleep and makes you put a pillow over your head. Does anyone have a suggestion, thanks.
I picked one up at Target that runs on batteries -Crosley - about 4"round, bronze color, soft bell. Less than $20 - I like it - it travels.
 
Old 08-31-2015, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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I don't wake up easily these days and am starting my morning later and later. I know this is counterintuitive to retirement, but I'm trying to find, online, a small digital alarm clock with a really gentle wakeup sound...like a soft ding or a light gong... I do not want the nerve shattering kind of sound that jolts you out of a deep sleep and makes you put a pillow over your head. Does anyone have a suggestion, thanks.
Get a small clock radio, set it on soft, relaxing...instrumentals?...music to wake you up. I used to do that till my radio got broken and I just haven't bought another one. Luckily we have a local radio station that plays nothing but that kind of music.

I wish I could sleep later in the mornings. Especially on my days off. Most of my work days seem to be 7 AM to 3 PM most of the time these days so I am up at 5 AM most days. I usually wake up before the alarm goes off so don't have to listen to the annoying thing. Days off I might 'sleep in' till 5:30. I think 7 AM would be ideal! It doesn't matter what time I go to bed either. The good thing about it lately has been being able to get started on big projects early in the day before it gets unholy hot. Like painting...
 
Old 09-01-2015, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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I have a medication alarm that I got from amazon for less than $5. I hate loud piercing noises. This is perfect and easy to shut off.
What is the sound like?
 
Old 09-01-2015, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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RiverBed: I have a flip phone that has an alarm in its settings. You can choose the sound you want and the volume. I prefer it to a regular alarm clock. With clock radios I usually hit snooze too many times, but don't seem to do that with my phone alarm.
 
Old 09-01-2015, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Get a small clock radio, set it on soft, relaxing...instrumentals?...music to wake you up. I used to do that till my radio got broken and I just haven't bought another one. Luckily we have a local radio station that plays nothing but that kind of music.
All I would get on a radio at that hour would be the news. What a depressing way to wake up, lol.
 
Old 09-01-2015, 06:48 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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RBird, do you have pets? Easiest alarm clock ever. Nobody sleeps past nine in this house. LOL
 
Old 09-01-2015, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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RBird, do you have pets? Easiest alarm clock ever. Nobody sleeps past nine in this house. LOL

I recently adopted a cat that would get me up at 4 a.m. For a retired person (me) that doesn't go to bed till 1 a.m., this was not a good thing. I kept her for a couple of months hoping she would change her ways, but ended up having to take her back. Still feel bad about doing that, but I need to get enough sleep, too.
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