Smash Your Alarm: 3 Better Ways to Wake Up

We all hate our alarms. They rouse us from our comfortable sleep in such a harsh manner. It’s jarring, stressful, and no way to start the day! It’s so tempting to hit the snooze button, and get right back to that Zonkd mattress. Fortunately, technology has given us better options for waking up in the morning. Check out these three better ways to wake up and get ready to smash your alarm clock for good!

Wake-Up Light

Waking up while it’s still dark outside can be a huge challenge. We naturally want to wake up with the sun. Consistently waking up while it’s still dark outside disrupts our circadian rhythms and can lead to seasonal affective disorder. The Philips Wake-Up Light mimics a natural sunrise, waking you up with light instead of noise. You’ll awaken from your slumber with less stress and an improved mood!

Progressive Alarms

A sudden, loud alarm is a cruel way to wake up. It jolts us awake and makes our hearts race. A progressive alarm starts out soft and gradually gets louder. This allows you to slowly, and peacefully, awaken from your slumber. You can purchase a progressive alarm clock online, or simply download an app onto your phone. The Rise app includes several progressive alarm options, and you can wake up to calming sounds such as chimes or a babbling brook.

Wake Up Naturally

Learning to wake up naturally is a challenge, but it can be done! Here are a few steps to take to wake up naturally and give up your awful alarm for good:


  • Prepare Yourself - Make your morning routine as easy as possible be preparing for it the night before. Lay out your clothes for the next day. Prepare your breakfast in the evening before you go to bed. Overnight oats are a favorite “make-ahead” breakfast in our household!
  • Establish a routine - Go to bed and wake up around the same time every night. Include an evening ritual, such as a hot bath or a mediation session, to prepare your brain and your body for sleep. Stick to your sleep schedule, even on the weekends. Sleeping in s awesome, but doing it too often can wreak havoc on your sleep schedule.
  • Eliminate distractions - Turn off your TV, and limit your screen time before bed. You will fall asleep faster and have less trouble waking up in the morning!


Wake Up Peacefully on a Zonkd Mattress

Quality bedding is the key to falling asleep faster, and waking up well rested. All Zonkd mattresses include an ingenious 3-layer foam system designed for a cool, comfortable sleep. We also offer a line of pillows for all sleep styles. Our specially designed mattresses and pillows are the ultimate sleep accessories. Get yours today and wake up peacefully every morning!

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