Why You Want
an Alarm Clock

Tivoli model three clock radio

Why You Want
an Alarm Clock

The best options to kick-start your day

This weekend, we’ll be “springing forward” to start Daylight Saving Time. And as we all lose the proverbial hour of sleep, it seems like the perfect time to discuss alarm clocks. In practice, they're all but extinct. But using your phone for your wakeup comes with its own inherent problems—they can interrupt sleep or keep you a bit too connected when you're hoping to relax before bed or wake up calmly.

Does your phone do the job? Sure, but we think there's room on your nightstand for a dedicated alarm clock. The good news is that many of the best ones bring both style and function to the bedroom. From cutting-edge smart clocks that can charge your phone while promoting better sleep cycles to stylish design elements that will undoubtedly upgrade your bedside table, we've rounded up the best alarm clocks to help you start your day like a winner.

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Your Best Options

Arne Jacobsen Station Alarm Clock

Station alarm clock,
$139 by Arne Jacobsen

Anker Wireless Charging Bluetooth Alarm Clock

Wireless charging
bluetooth alarm clock,
$74 by Anker

Cloudnola All Silver Alarm Clock

All silver alarm clock,
$29.95 by Cloudnola

Newgate Wideboy Archival Clock

Wideboy archival clock,
$49 by Newgate

Snooze button illustration

Lay Off the Snooze Button

Rafael Pelayo, MD, a sleep specialist at Stanford University, says that when your alarm goes off again, it shocks your body and brain, resulting in that groggy feeling called sleep inertia, which can last for hours. Pelayo recommends setting your alarm for the time you'd typically snooze to (when you really have to be up), then actually getting up right when it goes off.

Tivoli Model Three Clock Radio

Model Three clock radio,
$299.99 by Tivoli

Braun Travel Alarm Clock

Travel alarm clock,
$35 by Braun

Alume Cube Clock

Alume Cube Clock,
$48 at MoMA

Biegert & Funk Touch Table Alarm Clock

Touch Table alarm clock,
from $70 by Biegert & Funk

Mooas Retro Flip Clock

Retro flip clock,
$42 by Mooas

Snooze button illustration

Lay Off the Snooze Button

Rafael Pelayo, MD, a sleep specialist at Stanford University, says that when your alarm goes off again, it shocks your body and brain, resulting in that groggy feeling called sleep inertia, which can last for hours. Pelayo recommends setting your alarm for the time you'd typically snooze to (when you really have to be up), then actually getting up right when it goes off.

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