Update:

The struggle is over! I've tried both of my new alarm clocks and while the 'Wake Up Light' was a total bust, 'Clocky' is a big, huge WIN! While waking up to the 'natural' light of the 'Wake Up Light' was nice, the sounds of birds and whatnot were so digitized and annoying I just ended up wanting to smash the whole thing to smithereens and roll back over.

However, I tried 'Clocky' last night. 'Clocky' was a HUGE WIN! This bad boy will actually leap off of your bedside table, or if you're like me and slept on the couch last night because you were too lazy to make your bed, your coffee table, roll around, flash its lights and make annoying sounds. I was up and running around the living room instantly to shut it off. I even had the help of my dogs. Once I finally caught it, I was UP! If you go back to sleep after that, you might be a hopeless case! So, if you have a hard time waking up, 'Clocky' might just work for you. I should add, that I am in no way being compensated for this. I spent my own hard-earned money on both of these products. Take a look at the videos I got this morning in my sleepy haze! I apologize that they aren't more professional;)

Original Post:

I feel like I've tried everything in the struggle to wake up and not sleep through my alarm clock in the morning! I've tried going to bed earlier, Melatonin, showering before bed, showering as soon as I get up, apps that make you get up and turn three circles before the alarm will turn off, an alarm that shakes your bed and more! Seriously, the struggle is real!

I guess it was almost five years ago now that I started doing the morning show on Kiss Country... which requires getting up by 3 am at the latest to get to the studio on time to prepare for our show. I constantly find myself sleeping through multiple, okay, five alarms, and I still wake up late and find myself rushing every morning... not a great way to start your day!

Here are my two latest purchases in the quest to wake up! After all, if sleeping was an Olympic sport, I'd be a contender! So far, I've tried the natural light and sounds alarm. I've put it to the test for the last week... I give it a big, fat FAIL! I like the light, but the sound of the unnatural bird chirping has me slamming my hand down on the 'off' switch... and there's no snooze.

Up next, I'm going to try 'Clocky.' This bad boy supposedly will jump off your nightstand and make you chase it! I'll let you know how it goes!