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Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Jul 8, 2020

Puzzle Solving Alarm Clocks

It seems that there are two different kinds of people in the world when it comes to waking up in the morning: those that pop out of bed and those that struggle to get out of bed.

For those that struggle, finding the right kind of alarm clock can make all the difference in the world.

To that end, there are a number of apps for your smartphone that have incorporated puzzles that need to be solved instead of a snooze button.

The theory behind this approach is to wake up your cognitive skills over the simple motor skill of slapping the snooze button that leads to failure in waking up.

You can set these apps up as a regular alarm that uses various sounds, music or opt for the necessity to solve a puzzle in order to turn it off.

A simple search for puzzle alarms in your associated app store should provide you with a number of options or here are a couple of free apps to try out: