I read “somewhere” that being jolted awake isn’t good for your health.
I’ve noticed that it does make my heart rate spike, so there’s something to that.
I’d heard of gradual alarm clocks being a better way to wake up. The alarm goes off quietly, and the alarm volume increases over time.
So I looked around and couldn’t find a alarm clock which did this.
“What about an app?”, I thought.
Progressive Alarm Clock was the first iPhone app I found.
So I’ve tried it for a week, and I’ve found that it is relaxing to be woken up each morning with the ringing of a Tibetan Singing Bowl. My only dislike is that the user interface looks dated.