If you're at all like me, and I know that's what a lot of you strive for, you're not a morning person and your snooze button gets a hell of a workout every morning - usually causing you to rush or be late every day.  If that's the case, get a load of these innovative ways to rouse us sleepyheads out of bed as the sun rises on a new day!

The Rug Alarm

Designed by Sofie Collin and Gustav Lanber, this is essentially an alarm on the carpet that will not turn off until your full weight is on it.  "Well, hell... now that I'm out of bed..."

Hanging Clock

Sfera is a radio alarm clock which hangs above your bed and wakes you in the morning by forcing you physically to get out of bed.  When the alarm chimes in the morning, the only way to silence it is to reach up and gently tap the Sfera. This action initiates the snooze function, but it also makes the Sfera rise above your head towards the ceiling. As it slowly rises away from your reach, you must stretch higher each time to gain another ten minutes of snooze. When it reaches the ceiling, you have no option but to reach for it and drag it back down to your bed – an action which switches off the alarm and forces you finally to get up.

Puzzle Clock

When the alarm goes on on this bad boy, the puzzle pieces are sent flying.  You have to reassemble them to turn the alarm off.  Would throwing it against the wall work?


This is an interactive alarm clock from The Sharper Image.  Instead of a read out, you simply ask Nooby what the time is.  When his alarm goes off he says, “Rise and shine, it’s time to get up!”. When you go back to sleep and don’t turn the alarm off right away, he’ll beep again, but this time he gets nasty, “Take your fingers out of your ears!”. To put an end to this harassing wake up call, you simply wring the clock’s blue neck. If he senses that you are angry, he’ll get grumpy and ignore you.

Shock Clock

Not the most pleasant way of starting a morning.  When this alarm goes off, the only way to silence it is to hit the button on top which delivers a sizable shock - making certain that you won't go back to dreamland anytime soon.


You snooze, you loose... literately!  This clever and evil little clock connects to the internet via Wi-Fi and will transfer money out of your bank account towards charities that you hate if you do rouse of a morning.

Pillow Power

From Japan, this alarm clock pillow inflates and deflates every seven seconds to wake you up.

Bacon Clock

Who doesn't enjoy waking up to the smell of fresh bacon?  This innovative clock will cook bacon (which you place in the clock the night before) ten minutes before the alarm goes off.  Personally, though, I'm not sure eating a slice of bacon every morning would be fabulous for my health.


Clocky, the result of some brainstorming at MIT, works like a regular alarm clock until you hit the snooze button.  At that point, it will roll off your nightstand and find a place to hide before going off again, forcing you out of bed and into a search for the goddamned thing.