30 Best Alarm Clocks Of 2020 That Won't Let You Oversleep

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Best Alarm Clocks

Many of us use our phones as alarm clocks, waking up to the incessant ringing of a select few ringtones. For that reason, buying a standalone alarm clock may seem a bit outdated. Despite what some may believe, it's not at all.

If you use your phone to keep track of the time at night, there’s a good chance it’s messing with your sleep, especially if you don’t mute it. Luckily, there's a great option. Leave your phone across the room and get the best alarm clock for your sleeping habits.

A good night's sleep is so important, and that means comfortably falling asleep but also easily waking up. The best alarm clocks on the market don't have to stun you with loud bells and whistles either, unless that's something you find entertaining to start your day.

No matter what kind of alarm clock you choose, you'll start your day refreshed with enough energy to get through it.

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1. Philips SmartSleep Lamp

A clinically-proven sleep and wake-up light designed to help people relax and sleep and wake up naturally. The alarm clock has a built-in AmbiTrack sensor to measure your bedroom’s temperature, noise, light and humidity levels, giving recommendations for better sleep. Additional features include customizable alarm, themes through your smartphone, an FM radio, power backup, USB mobile phone charging, and AUX dock.

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2. LBell Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock

Wake up on the natural side of the bed, with LBell’s Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock. Similar to a sunrise, this wake-up light will slowly increase the brightness before the alarm goes off, allowing your body to mimic an organic awakening. You can also simulate a sunset to get your body relaxed and ready for a restful night's sleep.

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3. HoMedics Deep Sleep Alarm Clock and Sleep Machine

Drift off to the deep sleep your body craves with the aid of the HoMedics Deep Sleep Revitalize alarm clock. Loaded with sleep therapy programs, white noise, and meditation sounds, it provides everything you need to help yourself to a better night's sleep.

(HSN, $89.99)

4. Crosley Corsair Bluetooth Alarm Clock Radio and CD Player

Modern functionality meets fabulous retro style in this awesome clock radio. Styled like a 1950s automobile, this beauty features enough color and chrome to get your engine revved up and rolling each morning. Modern touches include Bluetooth connectivity, dual independent alarms, AM/FM radio and CD player and dynamic, full-range stereo speakers to bring your wake-up call in rich clarity. 

(HSN, $79.99)

5. Rest+ Sound Machine For Kids

The new Rest+ also offers parents hands-free help thanks to Alexa, as well as cord-free capabilities that give parents a backup battery in case of a power outage. The best part? Rest+ grows with parents’ needs — first providing soft light for middle of the night diaper changes and nursing sessions, then alerting their toddler via the Time to Rise feature.

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6. Lemnos Riki Alarm Clock

This wooden clock is beautifully harmonized with a dial plate, offering a simple form. The round frame body makes a light and soft impression for the sleeper, and allows for an easy wake-up.

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7. RCA RCD30 Alarm Clock

Sometimes you just need something simple that's easy to use. RCA has you covered, with a streamlined alarm clock offering snooze, a simple interface, a large 1.4"display that's easy to see, and No Worry battery back-up that lets you rest easy too.

(Walmart, S9.99)

8. Travelwey Home LED Digital Alarm Clock

The bedside clock comes with an alarm that can be set at Low or High in volume, and will continue for 5 minutes ensuring you definitely wake up. There is also a 9-minute snooze that can be continually pressed until the alarm itself is switched off. Perfect for heavy sleepers!

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9. Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock

The Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock is perfect for heavy sleepers. It has the strongest vibrating alarm shaker in the world, with 113 dB. The clock comes with features like the super loud alarm clock sound, full range dimmer, and battery backup.

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10. DreamSky Compact Digital Alarm Clock

This clock has a compact streamline design with large number display. Jumbo illuminated LED digits ensure time is easy to see, and patented smart brightness dimmer design allows you set the brightness of display. Plus, it comes with a USB port to charge your device.

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11. Wooden Digital Alarm Clock by Oct17

Designed for simplicity and elegance, there are no buttons or plastic parts on the front and sides of the clock. Included are voice control function with acoustic sensor, display time, and 3 types of alarm clocks with LED lights that glow through the wooden finish.

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12. Amazon Echo Show 5

Compact 5.5" smart display with Alexa is ready to help you manage the calendar, make to-do lists, get weather and traffic updates, or cook along with recipes. Voice control compatible devices or manage them using the display. You can also personalize it by choosing a favorite clock face or album from Amazon Photos.

(Target, $59.99)

13. Sony ICFC-1 Alarm Clock Radio

Rise and shine with the Sony alarm clock radio. While a large, easy-to-read, backlit LCD display with jumbo LEDs make reading the time from across the room a snap, a battery back-up is also there to ensure you never miss an important appointment. Wake to radio, buzzer, or gradual wake alarm via FM/AM radio with 10 station presets.

(Walmart, $32.01)

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14. Magnasonic Projection Alarm Clock

Feature-rich alarm clock radio offers a large, crystal clear 3.6” blue LCD display that can be dimmed to adjust to brightness preference. Project time or even temperature onto your walls or ceiling so the time is always in full view. Plus, 180-degree swivel projection means you’ll never have to roll over to view the time again.

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15. Lenovo Smart Clock with Google Assistant

Start and end your day smartly with the Lenovo Smart Clock. The Google assistant enables you to set up daily routines by controlling compatible lights, surveillance equipment, door locks, and more.

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16. Classic Silent Sweep Alarm Clock by Marathon

This clock was engineered with a silent, continuous-sweep second hand quartz movement. An ambient light sensor triggers a soft glow to illuminate the dial when placed in low light. Easy to set alarm function with conveniently placed on/off and snooze buttons.

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17. Peakeep Travel Alarm Clock

A large convenient alarm on/off switch is located on top where it is easy to reach. Easy access snooze and light bar is on right hand side of the front, away from the backside time and alarm setting wheel. Manual-backlight illuminated dial glows evenly for night time viewing.

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18. Digital Alarm Clock by Travelwey

This clock was designed with absolute simplicity in mind. The clock has a clear display with a convenient 5-second on-demand light which can be used to see the time at night, an alarm and snooze facility, and on/off button that switches off the display and renders the light switch inactive. 

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19. DreamSky Decent Alarm Clock Radio

This alarm clock comes with large LCD screen, easy tuning in FM radio channel, benefit sleep timer function, extra USB port, adjustable alarm and snooze, and main powered battery backup.

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20. Pictek Projection Alarm Clock

The 5" LED screen display projection clock has 4 adjustable options for brightness. You can also adjust the light to the dimmest and read the time from the screen at night.

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21. HeimVision Sunrise Alarm Clock

Many sunrise alarms use an irritating bright white light to wake you in the early morning. But HeimVision A80S starts with a more soothing red-tinted light that gradually grows into white light. This approach feels more natural and may be more effective at helping you feel less groggy when you wake up.

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22. American Lifetime Day Clock

This unique 8" high resolution digital alarm clock clearly spells out the time, period of the day, full day of the week, month and date in large, clear letters. It's the only one of its kind to include 5 multi-function alarms, with the option to set reminders. It also has a battery backup in case of a power outage.

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23. Edge Alarm Clock

Use the light side for reading, then when it's time for some shut eye, flip it over to the clock side. The light is soft, so it won't disturb your sleep. If you need a snooze, just give it a shake.

(Uncommon Goods, $49)

24. Miami Sunrise Alarm Clock

Wake up in peace with this gentle sunrise alarm clock that gets your day off to a bright start. The built-in speaker can play an array of six natural sounds as well.

(Nordstrom, $79.99)

25. Clocky Alarm Clock on Wheels

The best wake up call ever! Clocky is the only bedside alarm clock that will run away, hide, roll, wheel, beep, and jump up to a 3 feet. The only way to turn this loud alarm off is to get up out of bed and start your day.

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26. Tech Tools Flying Alarm Clock

If you're looking for an interesting way to wake up, you can start every morning with the challenge of finding the key once the alarm goes off. This clock has a large font and neat backlit display, snooze function and off settings, and it's easy to set the time and alarm.

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27. Wooden Cube Alarm Clock

Talk about minimalism! This clock has a wood veneer with red LED digital time. All you have to do is clap your hands to make red LED time appear.

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28. SWAN Vintage Teasmade and Alarm Clock

This is an alarm clock and tea maker all in one. Featuring a revised sleek and sophisticated design, but maintaining the aesthetics that made it so popular upon its inception, the Swan Teasmade is not only a stylish addition to the bedroom, but multi-functional too. Never over-sleep again thanks to the built-in alarm.

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29. Mesqool Projection Alarm Clock

This will literally project the time onto the wall. The 180-degree swivel projector is clear and non-obtrusive. You can rotate the projection in both directions and flip the orientation so the numbers are always right-side-up. Focus dial adjusts clarity of projection numbers as well.

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30. ESMART Shape Up Dumbbell Alarm Clock Barbell

Get exercising every morning, no excuses! This dumbell alarm clock includes  two modes to choose from. It requires 30 upward swings and the clock will count down from 30, which can be seen in the LCD screen. 

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.

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