In an ideal world, we wouldn't need alarm clocks. We'd all get the perfect amount of rest every night and wake up, feeling completely rested, of our own accord. But in reality, 43 percent of Americans report rarely or never getting a good night's sleep, and we wake up groggy and cranky to blaring alarms day after day.
Whether you are a snooze button addict, or perpetually sleeping through your alarm, new-fangled alarm clocks aim to get your butt out of bed the minute the clock strikes rise-and-shine time.
The latest, the Ramos Clock, might be "the world's most exasperating alarm clock", according to the AP. The only way to stop its incessant ringing -- which sounds like angry pounding of a hotel's concierge bell -- is to get out of bed and type in a code on the clock's wireless "Defuse Panel", which you might store in the kitchen, bathroom or somewhere else outside the bedroom. Unplugging it won't do the trick either, as Ramos has an internal battery with hours of juice.
"I wanted to make something that would essentially force me to get out of bed when I wanted to get out of bed the night before," Ramos creator Paul Sammut told the AP. "Now I wake up before it goes off. I subconsciously fear it and know I have to get up."
Sammut has raised over $150,000 via Kickstarter to fund the production of his clock, which should be available later this year.
Watch the video above for more on this innovative alarm clock from 'Good Morning America'. Then check out some other techy alarm clocks here and more annoying ones that work here.. Tell us in the comments: What do you use as an alarm clock?
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