It’s about that time again. With the new year comes the opportunity to make some big changes — and if getting up on time has historically been a thorn in your side, a new alarm clock could be just what you need to transform your morning routine. Let’s face it: Everyone is guilty of hitting the snooze button a few times, especially after a night of decidedly less sleep than your body actually needs. A good alarm clock can help you wake up gently, without jarring you from your restful snooze. Here are our picks for the best alarm clocks of 2023.
Echo Dot 5th Generation
You can’t go wrong with the Echo Dot, Amazon’s best-selling smart speaker. This model doubles as a clock and offers the type of customizable details that make getting up in the morning easier and gentler on your body. Alexa itself possesses richer vocals and better sound quality, while the bright LED display provides even greater visibility. You choose what you want to wake up to, be it a quiet tune or your favorite morning show.
The revolutionary Loftie Clock is a game-changing addition to the ever-burgeoning world of timepieces. This particular model is compact and sleek, so it won’t occupy too much real estate on your bedside table. Beyond that, it’s preprogrammed with a variety of soothing sounds that help you ease into a better night’s rest, including white noise and nature sounds. There are even sound baths and meditations built into it, helping you sleep smarter and more deeply in the new year.
Not only is the Hatch Restore aesthetically pleasing, but this eye-catching clock is also designed to optimize your sleeping habits. Filled with a selection of dreamscapes and guided rest exercises that help you drift off more easily, the clock also blocks out unwanted noises and features a gradual sunrise light that mimics the world’s natural light — which, in turn, can help you wake up more peacefully.
Arne Jacobsen Alarm Clock
More than just an alarm clock, this Arne Jacobsen masterpiece is a true work of art. It boasts a distinctive, old-world appearance that sets it apart from other timepieces. The piece is inspired by the works of the famed Danish designer for whom it’s named, and it’s true to form with its retro-influenced design. Available in a trio of colors, it adds a stylish element to any bedroom.
JALL Digital Alarm Clock
You can’t go wrong with a modern timepiece that does all that you expect it to — and even goes a step beyond. That’s what you can expect of the JALL digital alarm clock, a sleek and stylish accent that offers an LED display reading the time, humidity level, and temperature. It’s available in an array of colors and lends any contemporary space an eye-catching finishing touch.
DreamSky Compact Digital Alarm Clock
When space is at a premium but you don’t want to sacrifice your penchant for great style, look to the DreamSky compact digital alarm clock. Aptly named, this little dynamo proclaims the time in bold, crisp numerals that stand out in an array of colors. Choose from shades like white, neon green, red, and turquoise, all of which pop against the rich inky background.
Philips SmartSleep Wake-Up Light
Offering a variety of features in one, the best-selling Philips SmartSleep wake-up light could be just what you need if getting up in the morning is truly a chore. This stylish accent is designed to simulate the sunrise with gradual light that shifts from one color to the next about half an hour before you’re set to wake up. Preprogrammed with five natural sounds to ease you awake, it also has an FM radio so you can wake up to tunes if you prefer.
Lemnos Alarm Clock
If an old-school analog clock is more your jam, you won’t find a better option than this piece from Lemnos. In natural wood, it contributes to a clean and unassuming look. It’s great if you’ve recently decluttered for the new year and you want to commit to a more streamlined space that isn’t overwhelmed by too much. This does the job efficiently.
Here’s a big win for the minimalist style category. The Mudita Bell is memorable despite its best intentions — and that’s a tribute to its successful style. The analog design and crisp alarm both lend it its charm, while the simplicity of the design makes it a memorable alternative to more high-tech options that crowd the 21st-century shelves.
Tivoli Audio Model Three BT
If you’re ready to truly upgrade your wake routine, the Tivoli Audio Model Three BT is destined to take you places. It’s a must for any music lover, what with its gorgeous design, built-in Bluetooth wireless technology, and AM/FM tuner. Featuring a wood console, it’s a handsome accent that will give you reason to wake up with a smile every morning.
Newgate Wideboy Analog Alarm Clock
If your home could double as a mid-century modern museum, there’s no question the Newgate Wideboy analog alarm clock will fit in nicely. Just a glance at this wondrous design may be enough to transport you back in time — and you’ll love the way the authentic MCM design truly fits into your home and complements your décor.