Letter of Recommendation: The Dohm Sound Machine
Late one night in 1962, a resourceful insomniac named Jim Buckwalter found himself wide awake once again. Unlike so That was part of the issue, she said, with a knowing shake of her head. I bought an analog alarm clock, my first since middle ...
May 28, 2015
20 Alarm Clocks That Will Mess With Your Mind In Order To Wake You Up
Several inventive companies have attempted to change the way we wake up, both through a new level of comfort and even some discomfort. From an alarm clock that delivers us the wonderful smell of bacon, to a clock that literally flies away and makes you ...
December 26, 2014
How Setting an Earlier Alarm Could Change Your Life
I wake up when I hear a dog barking and the sun shining too bright into my bedroom windows. I'm so angry at this dog. Why won't someone shut this dog up? Oh, it's my dog. Ugh, I feel so tired still. I'm going back to sleep. Twenty minutes later …...
How Kansas' Jordan Shelley-Smith gained 50 pounds and earned look at left ...
The alarm clock was set for 3 a.m., every night, no exceptions. When it sounded, Jordan Shelley-Smith would pop awake in the middle of the night, still groggy as he pawed his way through the darkness of his apartment. He was tired, but functional....
April 23, 2015
Latest Quakes Have East Bay Residents Pleading 'That's Enough' On Social Media
CONCORD (CBS SF) – It's been an unsettling week for East Bay residents who live fear of a major quake. Since Sunday, the area has been hit by a swarm of small quakes, many of them strong enough to feel. On Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey initially ...
May 6, 2015
9 Simple Rules Good Sleepers Swear By
We're really, really bad at sleeping. Seriously. Think about it: How many times have we been tired but pushed through just one more episode of "House of Cards"? Or how often do we check our email right before crawling under the covers? Luckily, cliches ...
March 1, 2015
Your Health: Better sleep with sleep-inducing bedtime snacks
If you wake up with an alarm clock, experts say, you are not getting the best of sleep. Sleep Expert, Dr. Paul Stephen, M.D. with Alabama Sleep Medicine says, "Your body needs to know when you should be awake and when you should be asleep....
April 28, 2015
I wake up when I hear a dog barking and the sun shining too bright into my bedroom windows. Why won’t someone shut this dog up. Oh, it’s my dog. Twenty minutes later …. Would someone please shut that dog up. Where’s my phone. I’ll read it. I’m so tired. Twenty minutes later …. I’m so tired. Related: 5 Things You’re Doing Wrong Every Morning. Twenty minutes later …. Alright, I’m up. But not really awake. The myth of the morning person I told everyone for years, “I’m not a morning person,” and I believe my hatred of the alarm clock was one of the primary reasons I became an entrepreneur. I just wanted to sleep in. My theory was simple: buy enough rental properties to produce more income than I needed to live, and I wouldn’t need to wake up early. I could sleep in and wake up on my own, every day, refreshed. Waking up without an alarm does not equal “refreshed. Instead, the story usually looks more like the one at the beginning of this post. For years, I refused to use an alarm clock and valued the “freedom” I had to wake up whenever I wished. This all changed when I read The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) by Hal Elrod. As you might expect from the title, the book focuses on the power that waking up early can.
The alarm clock was set for 3 a. m. , every night, no exceptions. When it sounded, Jordan Shelley-Smith would pop awake in the middle of the night, still groggy as he pawed his way through the darkness of his apartment. Each night, when the alarm performed its duty, Shelley-Smith would chug a large protein shake and then return to bed. “I was that guy,” Shelley-Smith says. On a Monday afternoon in April, Shelley-Smith is sitting in the Anderson Family Football Complex, waiting for another day of Kansas spring football practice. In the last eight months, Shelley-Smith has transformed from a 248-pound sophomore tight end to a 297-pound offensive lineman. “To watch what he’s done with his body,” Kansas offensive line coach Zach Yenser says, “that’s just one thing (that shows) how much the kid cares. As Shelley-Smith sits in a chair in the football facility, he pulls up his left sleeve to reveal a dark tattoo. “I didn’t really realize it until I tried to go put on a pair of old jeans,” Shelley-Smith says. Shelley-Smith arrived at Kansas in 2012 as a tight end, but even then, there were signs that he might be destined for the offensive line.
Since Sunday, the area has been hit by a swarm of small quakes, many of them strong enough to feel. On Sunday, the U. S. Geological Survey initially reported an earthquake with a magnitude of 4. 0 at 2:13 p. m. That quake was later downgraded to a 3. 6 by the USGS. It was centered a mile south of Concord, along the Concord fault. As of Tuesday, another 8 smaller quakes , up to magnitude 3. 0, had hit the area following the larger earthquake. 7 or higher earthquake striking on the Concord of lower Green Valley Fault in the next 30 years compared with 6. 4 percent for the San Andreas and 14. 3 percent for the Hayward Fault. Get the latest earthquake headlines and tips for preparing in the CBS San Francisco Earthquakes Section.
I’m jolted awake by the sound of the fire alarm. My first instinct is to jump to my feet and ... A few of the cots in the room are abandoned, even though my internal clock tells me that it’s nowhere near morning. The other girls are heading towards ...
June 29, 2015
New alarm clock wakes you up with the smell of bacon
A MEAT-loving teen has come up with the world's meanest alarm clock that tempts users awake with the delicious smell of cooking bacon - but gives them nothing to eat. The teenage creator behind the world's first scent-diffusing alarm clock, Guillaume ...
June 12, 2015
Wake up to the smell of fresh-baked croissants, bacon with new alarm clock
Introducing SensorWake, an alarm clock that wakens sleepers with smells rather than sound. The device was created because creator Guillame Rolland, a teenage entrepreneur from France, is “damn sure happiness lies in simple things like a great morning or ...
June 10, 2015
13 ingenious alarm clocks that are TRULY alarming
For some, a pleasant reward might be all that’s needed to coax them awake in a morning. For others, a harsher approach may prove more fruitful. Here’s a list of the 13 most original, effective alarm clock designs around – starting with the lovely ...
April 20, 2015
This alarm clock will not stop until it forces you to get out of bed
When the Ramos alarm sounds, the only way to deactivate it is to get out of bed, walk to a wireless keypad and punch in a code. By which time, you’ll be sufficiently awake to make heading back to bed futile. The clock boasts a lockdown mode which means ...
January 12, 2015
I Can't Wake Up! Alarm Clock
Can't wake up? With this alarm clock you sure will get up on time, thanks to up to eight different Wake Up Tasks which won't let you turn the alarm off until you finish them! Mind or body stimulation? Or maybe having to actually leave the bed? ...Read more
October 24, 2014
Fancy being woken up by a stranger every morning? There’s an app for that
Similarly, if you’re wide awake and a user in New York needs to hear your charming British accent to get them moving, then you can serve as a human alarm clock too. There really seem to be few drawbacks, as numbers remain anonymous so it’s easy to hang ...
September 23, 2014