Waking up in the morning is something almost everyone struggles with. Trying to get ten extra minutes in your cozy bed turns into an hour and messes up your day’s schedule. If you are having difficulty waking up on time, and your usual alarm clock isn’t cutting it, take things up a notch. These annoying alarm clocks are explicitly designed for heavy sleepers and those who need help waking up.
1. Roxicosly’s Super Loud Alarm Clock With Bed Shaker
First up on our list is the Super Loud Alarm Clock With Bed Shaker from Roxicosly, which, as the name suggests, aims to wake you up in more ways than one. More specifically, the alarm clock attacks your ears with an annoying buzzer and shakes your bed with a powerful bed shaker attached to the clock via a generously long 71-inch cord.
But that’s not all. This alarm clock has a range of other features, including dual alarm settings, adjustable volume levels, and a large 7.5-inch LED display, to make sure you can see the time clearly, no matter where you are in the room. And if you’re worried about power outages, this device has a battery backup option to keep the time and your alarms intact, even if the electricity goes out.
Some owners of this annoying alarm clock have found its setting buttons to be less than intuitive, so it may not be the best choice for those who aren’t tech-savvy. But if you’re willing to navigate a somewhat tricky setup process, this product can ensure that your morning routine starts right on time every time.
- Includes loud buzzer and bed shaker
- Dual alarm settings for varied schedules
- Inoffensive design
- Adjustable volume and screen brightness levels
- Battery backup option
- Affordable price
- Battery backup does not power the display
- Somewhat confusing settings buttons
Tip: Apple fans can set an alarm on an Apple Watch for an additional annoying alarm in the morning.
2. Clocky, the Runaway Alarm Clock
Clocky is a cute little menace that will run around your room and make annoying (yet adorable) R2D2-like sounds to wake you up. It will only wait for a single snooze, and after that, it will roll down from your side table and start running around your room while making loud beeping sounds. You must leave the bed and catch the little rascal to turn it off.
Catching this agile alarm clock is no simple task, given its swift speed and unpredictable movement patterns. Built to withstand the test of time (and your attempts to silence it), the clock is ruggedly constructed, making it durable enough to handle the occasional bump or collision. Just steer clear of punting it into a wall, and it should serve you well for years.
Some users find the alarm volume too loud and potentially triggering for those susceptible to migraines. Moreover, the clock doesn’t offer an option to adjust the alarm volume, so what you hear is what you get. But if you’re someone who doesn’t mind a brief morning chase and can handle a high-decibel wake-up call, this clock is a fitting choice to jumpstart your day.
- Physically moves around the room, forcing you to get up
- Loud enough to wake even heavy sleepers
- Invented by an MIT student
- Allows for customizable snooze times between 1 and 9 minutes
- Kids love it
- Too loud for some
- Requires clean floor space to operate efficiently
- Impossible to adjust the alarm volume
3. Screaming Meanie
If Clocky’s sound wasn’t loud enough and its battery died while bumping into walls for hours, then you need Screaming Meanie. As the name suggests, Screaming Meanie can blast you with up to 120 dB (equal to a chainsaw at full throttle). If that sounds like too much, there are two other volume settings for you to choose from (70 dB and 90 dB), so you shouldn’t have a problem customizing the loudness to suit your preferences (loud noises can be bad for your ears).
But the Screaming Meanie’s volume isn’t its only standout feature. Turning off the alarm requires a two-handed operation, simultaneously pressing three buttons. No more accidental snooze hits or half-asleep turnoffs; this clock ensures you’re up and alert.
The Screaming Meanie sports a compact design that allows for easy portability and has a clip on the back. It’s a go-to choice for heavy sleepers and individuals working in loud environments, like factories. When you’re required to wear hearing protection that renders regular alarms ineffective, Screaming Meanie’s extreme volume levels can cut through that ambient noise, ensuring you never miss an alert.
- Extremely loud volume settings up to 120 dB
- Three volume options for customized wake-up
- Requires a conscious effort to turn off
- Compact and portable design
- Can be used as a timer
- Risk of hearing damage at the highest volume setting
- Alarm settings do not save, requiring a daily reset
- May be too loud for some, even at the lowest setting
Also helpful: need a wall clock? If so, check out the Echo Wall Clock.
4. Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock
If loud alarm clocks attract you, then Sonic Bomb is worth a try. Sonic Bomb comes with a 113 dB beeping alarm with adjustable volume. On top of this, it has red flashing lights and a 12-volt bed shaker unit that can wake you up even without the heart-attack-inducing alarm sound. Its red display and lights are both easy to read and frightening enough to wake your brain. If you want a combination of sound, vibration, and lights, then Sonic Bomb is perfect.
The Sonic Bomb includes three wake-up modes: vibration, buzz, and a vibrate/buzz combo. This allows you to tailor your wake-up experience based on your personal needs. It also offers the flexibility to adjust the alarm duration, ranging from 1 to 59 minutes, and the snooze time, between 1 and 30 minutes.
However, while the Sonic Bomb’s multiple features are a strong suit, they’re also a drawback. The plethora of controls can be confusing, especially if you’re not keen on keeping an instruction manual handy. The clock’s design may not win any usability or beauty contests, but if your primary concern is ensuring you wake up on time, it’s a surefire winner.
- Extra loud 113 dB alarm with adjustable volume
- 12-volt bed shaker included
- Adjustable alarm duration and snooze time
- Red flashing alert lights
- Three different wake-up modes
- Complexity and multiple functions can be confusing
- Aesthetic design may not suit everyone’s tastes
- Risk of accidental adjustments
5. AYRELY’s Retro 4-Inch Twin-Bell Alarm Clock
This traditional twin-bell alarm clock from AYRELY may not look annoying, but don’t let its vintage charm fool you. It’s only after they hear it that most people realize this clock means business. With a ring loud enough to jolt even the heaviest sleeper out of their dreams, this certainly isn’t your grandma’s alarm clock.
The clock’s face is made of durable plastic infused with luminescent material. It soaks up light during the day and glows softly at night, letting you see the time, even when it’s pitch black. And if that’s not enough, you can activate a built-in light bulb with the press of a button for some extra visibility.
Aesthetically, the clock is a charmer with its vintage twin-bell design and sleek silver finish. Fortunately, it’s nowhere near as loud as a vintage twin-bell alarm clock. You won’t even hear it ticking, thanks to its silent mechanism that guarantees your sleep is sound – until the alarm goes off.
- Luminous dial and hands for easy nighttime viewing
- Vintage design adds character to any space
- Silent, non-ticking second hand
- Simple and intuitive to set
- No volume control
- Limited to one alarm setting
- Requires a bit of guesswork for precise alarm time, due to being analog
Good to know: some people use smart speakers with screens as alarm clocks.
6. uscce Loud Dual Alarm Clock With Bed Shaker
When your regular alarm clock isn’t enough, the uscce Loud Dual Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker comes to the rescue. Described as “small but mighty,” this annoying alarm clock doesn’t just rely on sound to get you out of bed. For heavy sleepers or those with hearing loss, the three-level adjustable shaker is a real boon.
Adjusting the time and setting the alarm is straightforward, thanks to the two “ears” on the clock. All buttons are clearly labeled, so the product is easy to use right out of the box. Plus, it offers dual alarms, making it the perfect choice for couples on different schedules.
Apart from waking you up, the clock offers modern conveniences like a USB charging port at the back, so your phone stays up overnight. It’s also worth noting that the uscce Loud Dual Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker is AC-powered with an optional battery backup, so you won’t miss your alarm even during an unexpected power outage.
- Three adjustable shaker levels are great for heavy sleepers
- Dual alarms for varied schedules
- User-friendly with clearly labeled buttons
- USB port for charging your device
- Optional AAA battery backup for alarm settings
- Vibration and USB charging won’t work in backup mode
These annoying alarm clocks can wake up even the heaviest sleepers. Do keep in mind that these alarm clocks may also negatively affect your mood.
How do you wake up every morning? Do you use a smart alarm clock, or does an alarm clock app work fine for you? We have options for those as well.
Image credit: Pexels. All screenshots by David Morelo.
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