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    I just bought a sunrise stimulating alarm clock for $115 ...ouch


    it better work or else its getting returned! I'm a sucker for new gadgets and i hate waking up from dead sleep to a beeping noise, so i thought i should give this a try.


    its a biobrite sunrise alarm clock


    * Gradual sunrise wakes you gently and naturally
    * Gradual sunset enables your body to wind down and promotes sleep
    * Optional backup audible alarm
    * Dimmable bedside lamp for reading or soft lighting
    * Optional white noise to mask outside noise or partner's snoring promoting sleep


    i'll let you all know if it works, some people say it creates the best waking experience they've ever experienced. im excited, i feel like a kid on christmas day

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    Damn that's expensive. I wonder how well it wakes you from a drunken stupor.
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    That's a pretty neat idea.

    I use my cell phone for an alarm clock ... I'm thinking of putting a Rooster sound byte on there to wake me up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Gimpy! View Post
    it better work or else its getting returned! I'm a sucker for new gadgets and i hate waking up from dead sleep to a beeping noise, so i thought i should give this a try.


    its a biobrite sunrise alarm clock


    * Gradual sunrise wakes you gently and naturally
    * Gradual sunset enables your body to wind down and promotes sleep
    * Optional backup audible alarm
    * Dimmable bedside lamp for reading or soft lighting
    * Optional white noise to mask outside noise or partner's snoring promoting sleep


    i'll let you all know if it works, some people say it creates the best waking experience they've ever experienced. im excited, i feel like a kid on christmas day

    I can understand $115 on maybe an expensive weight scale, but a clock ? Gimpy, these are the kinds of things ppl shouldn't admit to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RenegadeRows View Post
    That's a pretty neat idea.

    I use my cell phone for an alarm clock ... I'm thinking of putting a Rooster sound byte on there to wake me up
    let me know where you find one...i do the same thing, and i'm getting sick of the "Hello Moto" one I use now.
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    and kwyck didnt backhand you for buying that?!
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    All I need is the good ole fashioned beep beep beep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk View Post
    All I need is the good ole fashioned beep beep beep.
    yup same here.
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    I have one that projects the time on the ceiling.... every morning its the same thing when I look up "Oh ****!!! I'M LATE AGAIN!!"
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    That thing looks like a butt implant

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    lol.

    I don't have one of those clocks but I did fork out some dough for full spectrum lightbulbs. I put them in our bathroom vanity so when you get up and turn them on, it's like noon day bright and you wake up faster. It really does seem to help.
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    Alarm clock = me pissed off every morning. The sound drives me MAD. If this works out I'm getting one, too, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer82 View Post
    I wake up to these nasty rings on my phone. It scares the **** out of me every morning. Sometimes I automatically wake up JUST before it goes off so I don't have to hear it.
    exactly why, even thought its ridiculously overpriced, kinda ugly, to me.... i've spent more money on purses (i hate my useless purse fettish) and this , if it works, could improve my life tremendously. if
    this works, i think $115 is cheap for a lifetime of waking happiness
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    I get to hear my wife's alarm clock..2-10 times, then her cell phone goes off as her back up.

    So yeah, I understand the waking up angry thing. lol
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    kwyck is the most angry morning waker ever. seriously, he wakes up hitting the wall and fuming. lol im bad about mornings but a groggy, snooze 10 million times bad
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    I don't hit the walls But I am fuming...I hate it when people talk to me before I've eaten or spent at least 30 mins in the car listening to the radio, then I'm the most mellow guy ever
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    If we could all wake up like my baby girl..life would be grand.

    I say her name a few times and she unsnuggles from the covers, looks up at me, smiles and starts kicking and laughing.

    Oh to be 8 months old again, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00 View Post
    I don't hit the walls But I am fuming...I hate it when people talk to me before I've eaten or spent at least 30 mins in the car listening to the radio, then I'm the most mellow guy ever

    you so DO. you smack walls sometimes, always smacking the bed, violently toss around grumbling .
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    Quote Originally Posted by bioman View Post
    If we could all wake up like my baby girl..life would be grand.

    I say her name a few times and she unsnuggles from the covers, looks up at me, smiles and starts kicking and laughing.

    Oh to be 8 months old again, lol.
    that is too precious. when i hear things like that, it makes me "almost" want children.

    waking up like your daughter does sounds like heaven
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    Is it just a regular incandescent light bulb or is it a full-spectrum one? I'll admit that I bought a "full-spectrum" (or some blue only version that was advertised to be better than full-spectrum) a few years ago to help me wake up.

    I like that idea of putting it in the bathroom because I fell out of the habit of using it in the morning due to me always being late, lol. I always took that extra 15min for sleep instead of looking at light.

    If yours is just a regular type of light (although it sounds like it dims/brightens automatically over time instead of an instant on/off), there might be a cheaper, less cool way of doing it:

    There are timers that you can plug lights into. My ex had one in the living room to light up at night so it looked like ppl were home even if we weren't. I imagine you could use one of those in your bedroom too - just that the light would be instant and most annoying, lol.

    I don't hit walls and stuff when I wake up...I just sometimes bump into them. But it's not out of anger, but more out of a lack of awareness of where my body is, lol.
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    On a side note on the quest for a better sleep / wakeup experience, I'm on my 2nd box of MHP's Secretagogue-One.

    Yeah, I know, everybody and their dog on here says how natural GH enhancers don't work and are a waste of money. The only thing they ever got from them is a better sleep........hmmmm....... a better sleep is what I've been looking for.

    PowerFull helps put me to sleep and I think gives me a deeper sleep. But I think Secretagogue-One has been helping me wake-up earlier. Still too early to tell IMO, but I've experienced enough anecdotal evidence within myself to be buy a 3rd box...
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    You could have saved yourself $95 by buying 3 $5 plug-in timers and 3 lamps (3 for $5 at a garage sale) then setting them to come on 5 minutes apart.
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    Cold air blast wake-up apparatus
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigAsTheSky View Post
    You could have saved yourself $95 by buying 3 $5 plug-in timers and 3 lamps (3 for $5 at a garage sale) then setting them to come on 5 minutes apart.
    If you knew gimpy like I do, you'd know she'd consider the $95 extra well spent because she didn't have to do any work to get the product. Plus, I believe the three bulbs coming on five minutes apart may not work the same as a single full spectrum bulb by your head gradually turning to full brightness over the course of your choice of between 30 and 90 minutes!
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    I've always wanted to try one of these..Now & Zen - The Zen Alarm Clock

    it is supposed to be progressive and wake you gently and I like the way it looks. Although nothing will ever make me want to get up in the morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crader View Post
    I've always wanted to try one of these..Now & Zen - The Zen Alarm Clock

    it is supposed to be progressive and wake you gently and I like the way it looks. Although nothing will ever make me want to get up in the morning.
    Dsade just moped off...crying, I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RenegadeRows View Post
    I'm thinking of putting a Rooster sound byte on there to wake me up
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    Quote Originally Posted by RenegadeRows View Post
    I'm thinking of putting a Rooster sound byte on there to wake me up
    i had an alarm clock once that did the rooster noise and i swear to me, it was 10 times worse than the standard beeping alarm.


    oh and yes, i like the idea of a progressively brightening light source instead of 3 separate lamps with 3 separate timers . i am a lazybum when it comes to electronics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crader View Post
    I've always wanted to try one of these..Now & Zen - The Zen Alarm Clock

    it is supposed to be progressive and wake you gently and I like the way it looks. Although nothing will ever make me want to get up in the morning.
    hm, i listened to the sound byte they offered and it sounds okay, but im a heavy sleeper and need extremely loud alarm clocks to wake me.


    i heard my new light one wakes up heavy sleepers easily i have my doubts but the clock has a progressive regular alarm built in as well, just in case you dont wake up with the light
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    I need to invent and patent myself some sort of alarm clock flesh feeling suction device... place that strategically at night, and slowly wake up to....I'm thinking much less grumpily...lol
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    Wouldn't work for me, I screw in my sleep. Hell, half the time when I get started with my woman in the middle of the night I don't even know who I'm next to for about 5 minutes because I'm still sleeping, lol.
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    I have a $4.98 alarm clock from walmart. Besides the couple of times i threw it against the wall and one of the buttons broke off, i have had it for a couple of years. wakes me up fine! I personally could never spend that much on something like that, and I would beat Chad's ass if he spent that much money on that too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Otter_Wife View Post
    I have a $4.98 alarm clock from walmart. Besides the couple of times i threw it against the wall and one of the buttons broke off, i have had it for a couple of years. wakes me up fine! I personally could never spend that much on something like that, and I would beat Chad's ass if he spent that much money on that too!
    chad enjoys a nice beating on the ass from what i hear...something about a leopard skin paddle and furry pink handcuffs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Otter_Wife View Post
    I have a $4.98 alarm clock from walmart. Besides the couple of times i threw it against the wall and one of the buttons broke off, i have had it for a couple of years. wakes me up fine! I personally could never spend that much on something like that, and I would beat Chad's ass if he spent that much money on that too!
    She makes up for it by being cheap on everything else. (In a good way of course.) But when you consider the clock will probably last 10 yrs, its just pennies a day and isn't that expensive.
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    What about this?



    That's right, when the alarm goes off you have to wake up and chase the frickin thing around to turn it off.
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    i saw that clock. nifty idea, but would drive me even more insane than a regular alarm clock. if i had kids, id get that clock for them


    and yeah im not used to spending so much money on useless things (unless its a dumb purse) but something like this that improves my day to day living is well worth it.
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    lmao a running clock.
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    So when you say 'Beat Chad's ass' does that mean some type of hidden sexual connotation, or just a figure of speech for 'physically hurt' ?
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    I have always wondered if these were any good. I have smashed an alarm clock in the past and now use a mobile… perhaps you should keep a log!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk View Post
    lmao a running clock.
    I know right? I swear to God by the time I got that thing my house would look like a Tornado hit it, and afterward I'd be so pissed I probably wouldn't talk to anyone all day.

    Its totally comical though; to think of myself running around pissed off as hell as this annoying ass alarm clock runs away from me.

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