Waking up is never easy

ZEN TIMEPIECE
£95
now-zen.com

By striking a subtle B-note on a brass bowl, the Zen Timepiece promises to “summon your consciousness with complex tones” to wake you up. The small hammer strikes the bowl every 5 seconds until it is turned off, and is meant to set a calming tone for the day.

WAKEUP WORKOUT
£22
gadgetsandgear.com

For those who need a little motivation in the morning, this dumbbell clock forces you to get up and work out. The clock’s alarm will only shut off after you complete 30 bicep curls, tracked by the built-in motion sensor that counts the number of reps completed.

AXBO
£165
axbo.com

The aXbo alarm clock measures the biorhythm of the person sleeping by using a wristband that must be worn every night. After setting a wake-up time, the aXbo will sense when the body is naturally ready to get up, and plays a birdsong to gently wake you.

BIOBRITE SUNRISE CLOCK
£112
amazon.co.uk

This alarm is meant to waken people by gradually getting brighter, mimicking the light of a sunrise. The ball can be set to glow within 15 to 90 minutes before the designated wake-up time, and also comes with a white noise option to help fall asleep faster.

OPUS AROMA DIFFUSER ALARM CLOCK
£72
amazon.co.uk

The alarm clock has multiple features to make it easier to get up more naturally in the morning. The clock switches from a light colour to an intense one within a half hour of the set time, while its aroma diffuser creates a scented mist. It also has a variety of sounds to serve as the alarm.

SLEEPTRACKER WATCH
£95
sleeptracker.com

A movement sensor inside the watch sets off the alarm when your arm moves, waking you within a half hour of the set wake-up time. It is based on the belief that when a person fidgets, they have moved out of their deep-sleep phase, making it easier to wake up.