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I don't like the standard android alarms. I have used Alarm Clock Xtreme for many years. It overrides the standard volume. I especially love that I can set the allowed number of snooze and the different methods to snooze or dismiss. I have mine set to allow 3 snoozes of 10 minutes, then require I solve 2 math problems before it will dismiss.
I use this app. You can set the alarm to automatically stop after a couple minutes.
I have trouble waking up too.
I currently use the Alarm Clock Xtreme app on my phone (it's free). You can set it so you have to solve a maths problem or enter a captcha style thing to switch it off. It can also limit the number of times you can hit snooze.
If the problem is that you just don't hear it, then you could look at an under pillow vibrator style alarm clock.
If daylight wakes you up, then there are daylight alarm clocks; these slowly turn on a bright light to simulate dawn.
Alarm Clock Xtreme.
Dumbest name ever, but dammit if it doesn't get me up in the morning by making me solve numerous math equations before I can even mute the son of a bitch
I use this. Lets me use a playlist of favorite songs on random. It's like having a personal radio station without the wacky morning deejays or commercials. I've never woken up happier.
Alarm Clock Xtreme. Lets you solve math problems to snooze and dismiss your alarms. It really wakes me up. Google Play link
I use Alarm Clock Xtreme. You have to solve math problems before the alarm will turn off. Plus you can change settings like how long to snooze, how many times you can use snooze, etc.
Not op but if you're on android, there's an app called Alarm Clock Xtreme.
There's an auto dismiss feature so it works like the op's alarm app.
A fair few number of them do it, but the best in my opinion is
Alarm Clock Xtreme
Also comes with a Stopwatch and Timer, so I got to delete the apps I had for those!
There are different alarm clock apps and some of them have different difficulty levels for people like you ;) Alarm Clock Xtreme for example.
Try this https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alarmclock.xtreme.free&hl=en, Alarm clock xtreme has autodisable features and how long you want a certain alarm to play. you can even download files off youtube like nature sounds and set that as your alarm for the method.
You can use this app(assuming you are an android user),https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alarmclock.xtreme.free&hl=en
1)Set an alarm, and click edit->Auto-dismiss duration( I usually keep@ 45 sec)
Yes. If you see using stock Android clock app for the alarm. That is the issue. Alarm Clock Xtreme
I had the exact same problem with that exact model phone and alarm app except it wasn't audible it was Google play music.
It appears to be android only but I'm pretty sure the math problem thing can be found on some IOS apps.
Another nice feature is that the chosen alarm song or sound can be started at a very low volume and rises the longer you wait to dismiss it. This makes for a less jarring up-an-at-'em.
Hmm, app hasn't been updated in over 2 years and the ad supported version doesn't work on Wednesdays? That's weird.
However, I found this one and it seems to work great.
Second that been using the pro version for years. Tons of features like shake to silence and the auto time out you seek. Looks like it's Android only tho.
I use Alarm Clock Xtreme. Allows me to set multiple alarms and they turn off automatically depending on the time limit you set
I don't know of an alarm that would do exactly that, but Alarm Clock Xtreme has options to do things like mathematical computations before stopping. There is a new option that is rather neat. It requires you to scan a bar code or QR code before you can wake up.
I use it to scan the bar code on one of my vitamin bottles. I have to start with my first daily activity before it'll shut up.
I've never had a problem, but I use a great 3rd party app (alarm clock xtreme) and I've excluded it from all the power saving.
! I almost forgot. silly name, but the app is "Alarm Clock Xtreme", and it's a freebie.
It's a solid tool. Now that I've gotten used to the timers and stopwatch on there as well, it's all the better.
Good Luck, Keep it up!
I'm on Android and I use alarm clock xtreme (stupid name, but it's actually really good and free). I have it set up so I have to do math to snooze, and enter a captcha to dismiss. Usually I try snoozing, but after I'm done with the two math problems, my brain is too awake to go back to sleep, so I enter the captcha to turn it off, which wakes me up more
It's free on the play store here and you can configure snooze length, amount of problems, difficulty, and have different settings for snooze and dismiss.
Get this Android alarm clock app
Set your alarm time and select auto-dismiss. Configure it whether you want a sound alarm or just vibrate.
If you have an android device, there's an app called Alarm Clock Xtreme. Adjusted to the most merciless settings, it does not stop blaring until you solve ten or so tough math problems like three digit multiplications and so on.
Also, have one thing in the morning that you really look forward to. In my case, I love breakfast and I love eating breakfast foods. It could be anything- a mug of hot chocolate or a piece of some sweet you like, or going on a run or reading your favorite blog, basically, make an association with that thing to waking up, so that waking up becomes imperative and exciting in order for you to have your indulgence. Good luck.
My personal favorite is this android app.
Arguably the best feature is that you can set the volume of the alarm to slowly fade in over the course of a few minutes.
I believe the best and most reliable way of improving your dream recall is keeping a dream journal /voice-record your dreams and then regularly going back and analysing them.
If you record your dreams everyday and do ~20 (conscious) RCs per day (not(!) 20 different ones of course, can be the same RC), you're already investing more time than most other lucid dreamers do.
It's not really about investing a lot of time every day. It's about investing a very, very small amount of time every day, but keep doing it for the next few months /years.
I use this alarm app which requires me to solve a math question before it will shut off. Having to figure out what 27+38 is right after I wake up guarantees I'm actually awake by the time I can get it to shut up!
There's an app called 'Alarm Clock Xtreme' on the google play store, I use it myself. Here's the link.
It allows you set a snooze time of up to 60 minutes and you can configure a variety of ways to reset the snooze timer or turn off the alarm completely.
For example, my configuration currently is like this: When the alarm rings, shaking the device (a smartphone, in my case) stops the alarm and starts a timer to ring again in 10 minutes. This goes on forever. If I want to stop the alarm completely, I have to solve 3 simple math problems (to prove I'm in fact awake).
Sounds to me like that might be what you're looking for?
Personally i use Alarm Clock Extreme which allows all sorts of customization to how your alarm behaves.
You can set different degrees of maths problems difficulties, Captchas, Shake device etc...
I've used this for years now and I'm now 99% on time for work!
I have no idea if it's the best out there for the purpose, but Alarm Clock Xtreme Free +Timer does the job.
It can shut itself off after a while and also can do a configurable "crescendo". It can be turned off, but you can disable snoozing and configure it to only accept being being turned off if you do a captcha or solve a math problem.
Don't know of a way in the native clock app. However, I use Alarm Clock Xtreme due to other features and it does have a toggle for routing sound through headphones. I have not tested that functionality but it may do what you are looking for.
Been using alarm clock exterme for many years now, heavy sleeper and tired during the morning. Got nice features like solve a Math problem before the alarm turning off.
Does have ads though, but at like €3 for no more ads it's not an issue IMO.
"Alarm Clock Xtreme" was my solution to this. It requires you to solve math problems to turn the alarm off, and includes a lot of customization options for how snooze works. I have an old, loud plug-in alarm clock that I keep on the opposite side of the room that I call my "hard alarm" that is set to go off as a last resort in the case of excess snoozing or if the alarm app fails for some reason.
Besides that, I do recommend trying to get more sleep. I understand how difficult that can be, though.
Alarm clock is close.
Not perfect but it would suffice with a bit of a workaround.
Unfortunately their quick alarms are semi-useless but you can adjust an existing alarm in about the same time as it would take to set up a brand new one. Labels are as simple as tapping the bit that says "Standard alarm" and editing the text. The alarm sounds are customizable so you can set different ones for regular events like taking meds or leaving the house. I like using emojis in my labels because the symbols mean that it's one less task to drain my executive function and it helps me maintain a routine for when I need to 💊Take meds💊 or 🚗Leave the house🚗 etc.
In fact having alarms pre-labeled for regular events then it would be quicker than using a quick alarm because all you would need to do is to adjust the time it's set for.
What's really useful to me with the app is the wake-up check function - you can set your alarm to be dismissed and then you can be prompted in x mins to dismiss an "I'm awake" reminder or your alarm goes off again.
This works really well for me with medication because if I have a 2 hour window of time for taking my afternoon dose of meds, I can set an alarm with 4x 30 min snoozes and if I dismiss it and I'm about to take my meds but then I go looking for my water bottle and get distracted by a phone call and then notice that the washing machine is done... you know this story... I will get a prompt asking me if I'm "awake" or it will go off again and remind me that I need to take my meds and bring me back to my original task.
I hope this is a useful suggestion!
I have long wanted an app that does exactly this. Setting alarms simply doesn't meet the need because it can't be set for a point in the the future (beyond this day / week).
The best I've found so far is this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alarmclock.xtreme.free . But I think there could be something much better.
Probably because you're in deep sleep
I had the same problem.
Try using this alarm clock app and use vibration (if you want also sound)
I use Alarm Clock Extreme. It has never failed. It can override even Do not Disturb and volume controls to play the alarm at max volume.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alarmclock.xtreme.free&hl=en&gl=US for example
For anyone that can never get up in the mornings and have multiple alarms I HIGHLY recommend getting an alarm that requires you to scan a barcode. I use this app on Android. I paid for it but any app that has that feature will do the trick. My alarm goes off at 6am and is LOUD and it requires me to scan the barcode for my box of cereal on top of my fridge. There isn't a way to snooze or mute it from my understanding.
I have an android phone and found alarm clock xtreme.
I use Alarm Clock Xtreme. It has a feature where you can have an alarm auto-dismiss after x amount of seconds. It would probably work for your purpose. You could just set an alarm at the time you want and have it dismiss itself after five seconds or whatever.
Some time ago, I used "Alarm Clock Xtreme" , which, besides making you solve math problems to snooze/dismiss, was able to select a random song from a folder, so it was always a surprise.
The inconvenience is that it was only local files, so you had to transfer your mp3s to your phone. Not sure if there has been any significant updates in this regard in the last couple of years.
For android, Alarm Clock Xtreme is excellent, featuring highly customizable alarms.
Alarms can be individually configured to require that you scan a bar code (on your toothpaste tube, for example), or solve an automatically generated math problem(s) (select from five 5 levels of difficulty), QR/barcode, password, shaking the phone, etc.
I've got a terrible habit of "borrowing from tomorrow" (ie. going to bed with barely enough time to fall asleep, let alone get a good night's rest, before I'm supposed to wake up). I'm also unfortunately able to turn off just about any alarm or series of alarms in my sleep (Like, 4 different devices with different ways of turning them off, set up in repeating sequence in 1 minute intervalls, with a second sequence half an hour later, that's about a 50/50 shot for getting me out of bed when I'm really fucking tired). This thing though? Works great, you can set it up to force you to do (simple) calculations in order to snooze it or turn it off, I like it a lot.
Of course, at this point, having used it for a couple months, I've started developing a resistance to it and found myself solving the damn calculations without waking up, but it still works better than just about anything else, especially if I combine it with a couple different other alerts that confuse me enough in my sleep-addled state to force my brain to wake up.
I used to have the same problem at times - I'd shut of my alarm, only to fall asleep again immediately. I fixed it at the time by using this alarm app - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alarmclock.xtreme.free&hl=en (only has an android version afaik)
It has an option that makes it so you cannot shut off the alarm unless you first solve a mathematics problem (of configurable difficulty). In my experience, once you're awake enough to figure out what 39+48 is, you're awake enough not to fall asleep again without meaning to.
I use Alarm Clock Xtreme, and it has a 'Skip Next' option you can hit to just skip one instance of a scheduled alarm.
I'm not an expert at this but I think the most important thing is that you are active throughout your day very tired when you go to sleep, because I've had times where I woke up in the middle of the night then tried to go to sleep paralysis and I just couldn't. Instead I was in sort of half-awake half-asleep state for like an hour and I eventually got bored of it and just went back to sleep.
And I think the less you move after waking up the better. I use this THIS app, so the alarm turns itself off.
Idk about the last part. Sometimes the alarm wakes me up in the middle of a dream then I just re-imagine that same dream and I'm lucid. Also you could try to go to sleep paralysis. But I haven't had any success with this so far. One time I got scarred because the vibrations were too strong and I forced myself to wake up.
I use Alarm Clock Xtreme.
I also use the Math difficulty level feature, where you have to solve a simple math problem to make the alarm stop. You can easily set 15 alarms, with customized rings and varying difficulty levels to pass in order for the alarm to snooze or end.
I can recommend Alarm Clock Xtreme. You can set it to vibrations only, set time to auto-snooze or choose a way of turning it off. Highly customizable.
Download this alarm app on your phone. Make it so that you have to do math in the morning to turn your alarm off.
Get a long ass phone charging cable and make it a habit to plug your phone in before bed.
I used to sleep through alarms. Now I use that app and do not sleep through, because it is relentless. Also if I make the math hard enough I get pissed at it and that helps wake me up.
It comes with option to stop the alarm with couple of simple equations (34 + 5, 3 * 14, 55 - 34 etc.).
By the time you finished doing them, you wont feel sleepy.
Alarm Clock Extreme
Set it so you have to solve 10 medium difficulty math questions to cancel or snooze it.
I get out of bed on time, plus I can now solve 10 medium difficulty math questions in about half a minute.
Don't know how Reddit feels about Alarm Clock Xtreme Free (Google Play link because I'm too lazy to search, but despite the terrible name, I've used it for years with no complaints. It works great, gives you options the stock clock app doesn't, and has been my go to alarm, stopwatch and timer for so long I don't remember using anything else. Try that instead, and as always, throw the developers a bone if you end up liking it.
I prefer these two over the default android alarm
Xtreme alarm clock! You can set it so you have to answer maths problems of varying difficulty before it snoozes or switches off. Diabolical (and if you have roommates, they'll hate you), but it's pretty hard to sleep through.
A lot of people telling you how to do something else, but yes this is an annoying thing. I like some other 3rd party apps that allow you to make the snooze button really large and the dismiss button much smaller and other options like that. If you download a different app just remember to go into your battery settings and then choose that app under the "ignore optimizations" section. It might disable/delay the alarm if you are not plugged in and the phone hasn't moved (Marshmallow's Doze-the stock app is automatically setup this way)
or Google one:
Had a similar problem until I started using this app on android. You can set a certain number of math problems and varying difficulty before it lets you hit snooze or turn it off.
That might actually be it: Alarm Clock Extreme hasn't been updated since April of this year, so that might be why it's not playing nice even though I removed it from battery saving mode. Thanks for the hint!
I think I'll give the stock clock a try tonight and see how it goes :)
I use an Android app that forces me to solve math problems in order to turn it off; it makes me angry enough while trying to turn it off that I'm wide awake by the time I shut it up.
Before this tried radio alarms and two regular alarm clocks. I would unplug them and remove the batteries in my sleep... even if they were across the room... I think I threw one clock at another one time.
These issues are with the stock clock, yes.
Do you have any particular suggestions? It seems like some of the first results searching for "alarm" have recently made some less-than-desirable changes or are a tad unreliable.
I'm going to give Alarm Clock Xtreme and Digital Alarm Clock a try soon, though.
I'm not sure if there's an app with that automation. I would turn it off manually for that day and then turn it back on sometime before the end of the week. This one had a function "auto-dismiss" that might be what you are looking for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alarmclock.xtreme.free&hl=en
The alarm app that came with my phone (LG G Flex) inexplicably stopped working after a few months. It would just decide to snooze itself instead of going off. I switched to Alarm Clock Xtreme and haven't looked back.
You'll have to use an alarm app and not the built in alarm on the phone.
Alarm clock xtreme free
Go to settings>general settings>uncheck use phone speakers and it will play through the external speaker. I just tried it on my S5 and it works.
If you really want to get crafty and make it work with stock alarm, get tasker or a similar app and have it set to a task with something like when the alarm goes off, open music player and play this file You can do some amazing things with the app, though it does have a learning curve to use. Maybe try ITTT which is more user friendly.
Alarm Clock Xtreme does this for Android.
It is alarm clock extreme:
Link for the lazy: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alarmclock.xtreme.free
Alarm Clock Xtreme for Android has both a "Skip Next" option and a free version.
Link for the lazy
It needs me to answer some math problems so that it will stop being so loud.
I use Alarm Clock Xtreme (on Android) for a couple of features that really help me with this:
I've also set up a Sengled Elements smart light bulb to incrementally increase brightness over a few minutes at the same time. If you don't have a smart home hub, there are bulbs that don't require a hub, like this one.
Hope this helps!
I've used Alarm Clock Xtreme for years. It has a lot of features that I now can't live without.
Alarm extreme https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alarmclock.xtreme.free
Its called Alarm Clock Xtreme
Here's a link for the play store
Download an app that makes you have to do math problems to turn your alarm off. Here is the one I used on Android
It's "Alarm Clock Xtreme" for Android phones. Not sure if there's an equivalent app for the Apple store.
MILD is the best for you.
Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreams
There is also VILD.
CANWILD and FILD are the ones you can do without getting out of your bed, but you have to wake up after 4-6 hours of sleep.
Lemme explain. I will provide TL;DR versions of the methods.
Custom Alarm Noise - Wake Induced Lucid Dream
Finger Induced Lucid Dream
I just found a app!
I don't know if this is also available on iOS.
If you're running Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alarmclock.xtreme.free
Has an auto dismiss feature on the alarm and van personalised etc.
It's in the Google play store. It's called Alarm Clock Xtreme Free.
Link to Android app
I hate duplicate apps but I can honestly say this one never failed me:
I use Alarm Clock Xtreme from AVG Labs
I don't know if it is available for IOS since I dont have one
Link to Playstore https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alarmclock.xtreme.free
I use Alarm Clock Xtreme and have never had a problem.
It's not too pretty, but it's pretty good. Set up a math test to stop the alarm if you have a hard time waking up.
Alarm clock xtreme, developer "AVG labs". I don't know whether there's an ios version as I use android.
this is a similar app, it also has math and puzzle problems to force you to be alert
Maybe use this app and put your phone somewhere else so you have to stand up
Alarm Clock Xtreme on Google Play
My build in alarm clock doesn't support this but this app does, but it's ad supported
Alarm clock xtreme
Sorry, i didn't remember the name but I looked it up 😅
What's alarm snooze got to do with WBTB? You don't need snooze for it. But if you got a 'droid, you can try Alarm Clock Xtreme or Stopwatch and Timer, they both allow for setting a custom alarm sound so you can download and pick anything soft enough that suits your needs, they also let you choose for how long the alarm will go off before shutting itself off or snoozing itself.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fps.stopwatch&hl=en Huh, I've been using this one since forever for AP but haven't updated it, I don't think I have the "talking" thing, don't know what it is but the timer itself has served me well.
I found this one to be decent - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alarmclock.xtreme.free&hl=en_IN
There you go buddy. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alarmclock.xtreme.free
Seems like one of the new restrictions of starting an Activity in the background, as I wrote here:
Does it at least work when there is a lock screen or when the screen is turned off?
Can you try this app instead:
If this also doesn't work, something is wrong with how OnePlus changed the OS, so you should try this:
Best for android
Best for android, just plug in your head phones
But adjust the alarm volume.
Heres the one ive been useing custom auto dismiss and auto snooze hope it helps
Was able to try the technique yesterday. I tried doing it over the last 2 weeks and was partially successful with it. I tried doing it on an app called Xtreme alarm clock and was able to get down the relaxation part on my back (only once). Last night I tried using three alarms for an app called alarmy and it woke me up to the point of where I couldn't go back to sleep. I'm going to try what I did last night one or two more times but with just two phones instead of three phones. Thanks.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alarmclock.xtreme.free lets you play a radio station at the time you set instead of an alarm.
Yeah. It could also read .WAVs and MIDI (.MID) files (and probably .OGG too), which was really helpful.
It also has an optional math step prerequisite to cancel alarms. I would highly recommend you try downloading it and checking out everything that it's capable of. The reason I'm looking for a better version is because I can no longer type in the minutes (selecting the minutes to change that part of alarms via typing seems to do nothing now). So it's a pain to set minutes 30 minutes away from the default.
EDIT: hey /u/fish- I spent more time with your app:
The themes are great. I think they could be even better if there were no presets and, instead, users just pick their own colors for everything. So there should then be only one widget that follows the user's color scheme.
I LOVE the minute-hand flip animation! I have never seen an app that does this.
Alarms should have individual names and individual ring tones. It is very helpful to be able to read (and/or hear through the different ring tones that I set) what the alarm is for. I sometimes set MANY one-time alarms that are close to each other (using them as timed reminders), and having no names loses this precious potential.
"Do you want to exit application?" This is not needed (or at least give it an on/off option in the settings). Pressing the back button on accident is extremely rare, and can always be reversed quickly by the multitask button. I need to get to the next app quickly, so pressing Back, but then seeing the popup and having to think about it and move my finger up to "Yes" is a big turnoff for my time/efficiency.
"Ring only every X# weeks" would rock!
"Alarm Volume" should say "The maximum loudness of the alarm" (otherwise it is a bit confusing as it could possibly mean how loud the alarm starts if gentle wakeup is on).
Some other users might prioritize alarm apps that can set an individual gentle wakeup per alarm.
I can see this app dominating the Play Store if it gives many more individual alarm features. I highly recommend you study AVG Labs' Alarm Clock Xtreme. If you can cover its features and also add some that it doesn't have (like #5 above), I would buy a paid version of your app right away. It's very hard to find an alarm app that can do all these things.
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You win the Kewpie doll!
It is. If you have an Android device, you might want to give it a try.
Yes, it's this one right here.
Alarm Clock Xtreme is what you want to accomplish this https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alarmclock.xtreme.free you can force it to play only through headphones.
I'm currently using this app and would definitely recommend giving it a try.
i use alarm clock xtreme, but it doesnt have the qr feature
Alarm clock xtreme has this. Great all around alaram clock app.
My alarm-clock-app allows me to limit how often I can use snooze.
Have you tried this one?
I think that you can choose a different sound for each alarm and have it fade in.
I'm not sure. I don't use the default clock app though. This is my go to.
It has a lot more features such as volume crescendo, max alarm sound, and time to max volume. Hope this helps.
Its already here and here