I do not enjoy walking up to an alarm. There is something just so horribly jarring about “sudden” noise when you are sleeping. I don’t think nature intended us to wake up this way, but (of course) we have to wake up when it’s time to wake up.
Alarm apps abound, and over the years I have downloaded several. (Well, to be honest, more than several 🙂 )
Of them all, the Progressive Alarm Clock always rises to the top of my most-used alarms.
It has been completely reliable, and has never, ever let me down.
It provides a gentle, peaceful way to gradually wake up in the morning, using the chime sounds of Tibetan Singing Bowls.
There are a variety of options, so you can tweak it to your personal preference.
I have set a deep bell on my alarm. When morning comes, it starts to chime very softly…… so softly at first, that it is barely audible.
Then, every 10 seconds, it chimes again. Just a little louder, then a little louder again. A peaceful, gentle wake up.
Progressive Alarm Clock by Spotlight Six Software is $1.99 in the iTunes store.