By Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© July 2015, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
If possible, try not to need an alarm clock every day. They often awaken a person from a deep sleep, which is somewhat rough on the body. They also prevent one from sleeping in, which many people need. So, if possible, please do not use an alarm clock.
ALTERNATIVES TO ALARM CLOCKS
1. Go to bed early so that your body will get enough sleep and will wake up on time without needing an alarm clock. There is nothing wrong with going to bed at 8 PM, if needed. It is always best to go to bed by 9 or 9:30 PM. Staying up late is never recommended.
2. Use another method to wake up, if needed, such as leaving a blind or curtain open so that sunlight awakens you. This is not ideal, either, since it prevents you from sleeping in. However, it is likely to be more gentle than an alarm clock.
3. Alarms that use light instead of sound may be gentler.
4. Some people can change their working hours so they do not need to get up so early.
5. If young children wake you up early, give the children a little Paramin, or better yet, a full nutritional balancing program and perhaps they will sleep in later in the morning. Of course, be sure their room stays dark and quiet to promote more sleep.