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Alarm clock suggestions?

All throughout college before my diagnosis people from professors would suggest I set an alarm or ask me if I can “just use an alarm clock” to make it to class. It was the most infuriating and discouraging question because it showed how little people understood what I was going through.
I’ve made a lot of progress in managing my symptoms in my life and I guess this is growth, but now I really need a good recommendation for alarm clocks that have worked for you guys, haha!
Any types of alarm clocks you’ve tried and work well for you? I’m in a heavy stupor when I wake for about 15 minutes before I’m making conscious decisions. I’d love to hear how you guys do it.

  1. Hi ! I thought I would check in and see whether you ever found an alarm clock and, if so, whether it works for you. Warm wishes. - Lori (Team Member)

    1. Ok so I found the best alarm app ever! I'm so glad you brought this issue up because I've never actually shared this but it is such a vital part of my life! So I have hugeee issues waking up too and had been late to work so many times in a row that I was seriously worried about being fired. That's when I discovered an app called "alarmy"! I have an Android phone so I'm not sure if it's also available on iPhones but I would recommend it to anyone who has issues waking up!

      The app had these options for alarm tones that are seriously louder than any I've heard but the best part is that they have this option of doing activities like shaking the phone or playing a memory game an "x" amount of times otherwise your alarm will not stop ringing!

      It's seriously amazing!

      Hope this helps and do let me know if you try it out!

      Wishing you all the best,

      Iris xxxx

      1. Wow! I can't even do math when I'm awake! Lol! I just use the shaking method because it physically forces me to move! It's shame it stopped working for you though! Sorry to hear! I'm going to try and do some research to see if I can dig anything else up! 😉

      2. please do let me know if you find anything!
        I started using one of those sunrise alarms. It’s only effective if I’m facing it and it shines in my eyes lol

    2. Turning off the phone setting that says the time aloud has helped me a bit! I realized that hearing what time it is while in a daze makes me more likely to do the "oh I can take a few more minutes" which I do for like 10 alarms and dont get up at all! LOL

      Also living with someone without IH who can wake me up in combination of my multiple alarms has been a life saver! so thankful to have people who dont mind my IH

      1. Hi . How smart. I never would have thought about the impact of hearing the time verses having to wake up a bit and clear your head to read the clock and process the time. Thanks for chiming in. - Lori (Team Member)

    3. This is a great topic for a forum post, . I hope you get lots of input from the community. I wish you'd had more support earlier on, but I am glad you are making progress now. Best of all wishes. - Lori (Team Member)

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