Why does waking up in the morning have to be so damn hard? Nobody likes leaving their warm and cozy nest in the a.m... not that we know of anyway. And the rude awakening of an alarm clock only makes it even worse.
If you thought you struggled getting up, there are some people out there who have to be practically surgically removed from their beds in the morning. Luckily there are some fantastic apps out there that can rouse even the sleepiest of heads from their slumber.
The following apps are the most effective Android alarms for getting you out of your pit.
It's for your own good... Walk Me Up! might be the most practical and evil yet. This cunning alarm clock won't turn off until it registers that you've walked a requisite number of steps.
All the other features are just like any standard alarm clock - you can set recurring alarms, set your preferred tones etc. But it has a few sneaky extras too: like setting the number of steps you need to take before it switches off, and an 'Evil Mode' which disables the snooze button.
If you have a rough time getting out of bed in the morning, you're going to end up hating Wake Me Up!
If walking about isn't enough to get you going in the morning, then maybe Alarmy (Sleep If U Can) can get you moving instead. This time around, rather than hitting a required number of steps, you must take a picture of yourself in the registered area.
If you can't handle so much early morning activity, then you can bypass the Photo Mode and opt for the Shake or Math Modes... but they're just for scaredy cats.
Microsoft's Mimicker Alarm let's you choose from a range of activities to complete in order to deactivate your morning wake up call. To dismiss your alarm in the morning, you must mimic the action given: snap a selfie, speak a phrase, or even get out of bed!
If you don't complete the action, the app will assume you've nodded off again and will set your alarm a-ring-a-dinging all over again. A novel idea that works super well. You'll have no more excuses in the mornings.
If you're fed up of the same beep-beep-beep alarm that you've been using forever, perhaps it's time you get your hands on this app. AlarmMon is a really fun alarm clock. It's got different characters (cats, chicks, lions and loads of other animals) with a selection of games that'll make waking up much more entertaining.
It has plenty of games to motivate you to wake up, and if you end up tapping on "snooze" instead of getting out of bed, you'll lose points, and this wake-up session will be classed as a failure.
With Wake Social - Alarm Clock you can wake your friends up in new and unique ways, and they can do the same to you. Create the fun alarm, invite your friends, then pick the challenge you want them to complete in order to turn the alarm off.
You can select challenges like Barcode Rush, Repeat After Me and Snapshot to wake your pals up. The concept is really unique and fun, makes for great moments with friends.
Ever wished you could wake up with a professional WWE wrestler? Haven't we all. The Rock Clock is a unique alarm-cum-goal-setter that will wake you up each morning with non other than Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.
It features 25 different alarm tones The Rock recorded himself (singing, playing guitar, shouting 'beep beep' at you - the guy does it all). Enter a personal goal, set your morning alarm, and wake up with a daily motivational video. You can even set 'Rock Time', syncing your phone to his so you can wake up at stupid o'clock like he does.