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Probá [link], me cambió la vida.
Configurás la alarma, ponele para que suene al palo, y que solo la puedas desactivar sacando una foto, de algún lugar lejos de la cama, si es afuera de tu casa mejor.
Te bloquea el celu, no podés ni apagarlo hasta que te levantes y saques esa bendita foto.
Repito, posta me cambió la vida, yo me ponía 10 alarmas y las posponía todas y no me levantaba, con esto, nunca más.
As a further tip for number 5, I recently started using an alarm app that forces you to perform an activity in order to shut off your alarm.
You can choose between solving some mathematic equations, shaking your phone X number of times, or scanning a barcode of something you have in your house.
Prevents you from just hitting that snooze button again and again and forces you to get thinking/moving.
Highly recommend if you struggle getting out of bed in the mornings like I do. [link]
Hi, in the past I used an app called Alarmy which, like the Puzzle Alarm app you described, makes you do something before turning off the alarm (for example scan a QR Code or solve some math problems if that wakes you up more).
The way that Alarmy could help you is its "prevent phone turn off" feature. I have never really used it but it sounds like it could help you.
If your brain figures out another shortcut, uninstalling the application, Alarmy has a feature to prevent that too. You'll have to wake up.
I hope this will help you, and best of luck!
Edit: Here's the link for Alarmy
Get a really loud, obnoxious alarm and put it on the other side off the room. Make sure it's one that won't turn off unless you physically press a button, not one that turns itself off.
Another option is to get an app like Alarmy ([link]) that forces you to do things tht will make you wake up before it'll allow you to turn it off.
Or use an app like this, it has done wonders for me
To turn it off you'd have to scan a bar-code or take a specific picture which requires you to get up. Also has an option to prevent you from turning off the phone.
I'm terrible at staying awake in the morning and doing even half of what I need to do, so I've been working on a system to help me!
The key is using ALARMY to set multiple alarms, which are turned off only when I am where I need to be. plus you can disable app uninstall and powering off while the alarm's active!!! (android only)
Here's an overview of the system:
The get-out-of-bed alarm is more obnoxious, but I have set the routine-reminder alarms to be gentler sounding :) this was my first morning where I combined all of these and it went really well and I am happy :)
I use an app on android called 'alarmy' there are options to switch the alarm off such as answer maths questions or shake your phone x times. There is no other way to switch the alarm off not even switching your phone off. Try this link
Download the app called alarmy, it's loud as fuck and wont let you dismiss it until you answer math questions and will even prevent you from turning off your phone
Edit: Link: [link]
Or use Alarmy (Android | iOS), u can set it up so you HAVE to solve math problems, shake your phone, or even take a picture of somewhere around the house to take the alarm off.
Try Alarmy. Its free on android. Set your alarm to be shut off only with a bar code in your bathroom, or your lawn and you'll always wake up on time.
I installed this app, and now I have to scan a barcode on the side of my refrigerator if I want to turn the alarm off. I've never been so pissed at / proud of myself.
Als wekker gebruik ik Alarmy. Het heeft een aantal functies, maar de functie die ik gebruik is dat je voordat je de wekker uit kunt zetten eerst een aantal rekensommen moet oplossen. Je kunt zelf instellen hoe moeilijk je de sommen wil hebben.
Take this puppy for a spin. Use the barcode function to scan a barcode of your shampoo in your shower (any other item far away from your bed will do), enable the no power off function, and say goodbye to sleeping in.
First, a big thank you on his behalf for the support you are giving him. I struggle in the mornings, one thing I've found that really helps is getting up earlier to incorporate some physical activity. I used to do some yoga-type routines, followed by some simple bodyweight exercises such as push-ups and sit-ups.
I found it best to follow an online video because if I told myself "hold this stretch for 90 seconds", I'd likely hold it for five minutes and then fall asleep. On a broader note, it can be beneficial to your relationship to do something like that together.
These days we have a dog so my morning routine (in theory) goes like this:
5:00 alarm, hit snooze - only allowed once
5:20 alarm, get up - I use the Alarmy app which makes my do lots of hard maths or scan a barcode downstairs to turn off alarm
5:30 throw on running pants, hoody, and trainers left out night before
5:45 bring dog for walk
6:15 feed dog, wake wife
7:00 dress (clothes left out night before)
7:15 eat breakfast with wife (which she has mostly prepared)
7:30 back lunch in bag (which she has also usually prepared)
7:45 leave house (10 mins from work)
8:00 clock-in for work
Yes it means I'm getting up three hours before I've to be in work, but I feel much better for it, and I'm more likely to be productive at the start of my shift.
There's lots of padding there, so if I'm running late I still make it.
What does your husband do between 6:25 and 7:00? Is he doing work duties or 'on his free time'? If it's his own time can he actively plan to do something he enjoys in that time, such as read a chapter of a book or watch an episode of something on his phone?
"Alarmy (Sleep If U Can)"
You set a "registered place" by taking a photo of it. ie. bathroom sink/fridge.
The alarm keeps going off until you get up and re-take a photo of it.
Also on iTunes store.
Download the alarmy app it's designed for heavy sleeping you have to tasks to get it to shut off like math or take a photo it's really good app
I use Alarmy. You can set it so that you have to scan a barcode to turn it off, or like i do, set it so that you have to take a picture that is the same as what you set it to. I set mine to the bathroom sink. So every morning when my alarm goes off, I have to go to the bathroom and take a picture of the sink to turn it off. Then start my day.
sunt aplicații cu alarme care se opresc doar dacă scanezi un cod de bare / rezolvi un puzzle simplu etc.
eu o foloseam pe asta mai demult. îmi puneam in aplicație codul de bare de la ceva din bucătărie (ex punga de cereale) și, ca să opresc alarma, trebuia sa îl scanez cu camera.
If you have overall motivation to get out of bed earlier (just not when you actually have to), Alarmy could help a lot. You can set it so only a barcode will disable it. (I have to scan my toothpaste). This forces you to get up at the alarm.
I don't know much to say about the second part. It might be worth going to a therapist to see if it is depression. That way you can either rule out depression, or start working on getting rid of it.
I love this evil little bastard of an alarm app. Mines set for infinite snoozes one minute apart. 3 alarms set about 10 minutes apart, and the only way to turn it off is for me to haul my ass out of bed and take a picture of the coffee pot, or a picture on the wall in the room upstairs...
I say I love it, but it's more like loving a root canal after the procedure is finished and you're not sore anymore.
Try Alarmy , honestly, this app is far bettar than any alarm that i know and give you plenty options.
Trust me, being forced to shake you phone or resolve maths equations as soon as you get up makes you lucid
Well, I can say that what works to me is the puzzle/math problems app, but I put the most difficult level and put a calculator in the living room, so that I need to get up to turn it off. When I get up, I usually don't go back to the bed because I can think properly. And, even if the most difficult puzzle do not work for you, the app that I use also have the option to turn off only when you take a picture of some especific place of your home. Try to see if it works to you :).
Here is the app I use, just in case (it's free): [link]
Besides the important points posted by other redditors, here's my 2 cents,
This alarmapp will do the trick of waking you up. Use loud alarm number 6, take a picture of your bathroom and use that picture to shut down the alarm.
Hey! I dont think Kiwake is on android, but there's a similar app called Alarmy on the android that makes you take a picture of something away from your bed before it shuts off :)
I have the same problem as you, and as well as the alarm across the room I've used the Alarmy app android. One option on the paid version is that to turn off the alarm you need to scan a particular bar code. I use the one on my shower gel. By the time I'm in the bathroom trying to line up my camera with the bar code I'm awake enough to then just get in the shower and start the day. The alarm is extremely persistent and annoying and so far sleepy me hasn't found a way to bypass the switch off mechanism. It's only the paid version that has the option but the price is certainly less than an hour's lost wages.
There's an app that allows you to scan a QR code and/or Bar code to stop the alarm. I think that'll work out well for you, just stick it somewhere close to your bed so you'd know you have to go to sleep soon.
Also, as for waking up, try this method but instead place a photo of the code in the bathroom.
Keep doing things until it becomes a habit, once you master the habit, it'll be something effortless and worthwhile. Lastly, give yourself some sort of reward. Make yourself a scrambled egg instead of just taking coffee.
Waking up early = Good breakfast, good hygiene.
Waking up late = Bad breakfast, bad hygiene.
Give it a try mate!
Edit: App For Android and iOS.
I've been using Alarmy for Android but there are similar ones out there.
Using this song as my alarm has also helped me. It's a decent mix of motivation, calm, and goddamn-I-need-to-turn-this-thing-off-now! I do use the 30-60sec snooze/silencer while completing the alarm tasks so I don't go completely insane.
This is an alarm app that allows you to scan a QR code or barcode to turn off the alarm. I use this to wake up in the morning but you could totally incorporate this into taking your medication.
If your pill bottle doesn't have a barcode or QR code, Google QR code maker and print one out small enough to tape to your bottle. It's super easy and I think it'll totally help you take your medication on time (as long as you turn the snooze off on your alarm so you have to do it as soon as the alarm goes off)
I had the same issue and highly recommend Alarmy [link]
I have the math option setup and trying to math in a semi coherent state doesnt work too well
> i either turn it off in my sleep or i completely sleep through it.
This seems like it goes beyond the scope of this subreddit; perhaps /r/sleep would be a better place to post this.
With that said, there are phone apps designed with heavy sleepers in mind. They make your phone ring obnoxiously loud and require special intervention from your part to disable. This has options for Math equations, using a Bar Code to disable the alarm, or taking a photo of a particular object/location. There are many more like it on the Android and iOS app stores.
I struggled with this since my senior year of high school (I'm now working after college).
I broke the cycle this year and now wake up at 7:30 AM each morning. It was really 2 problems. The first, getting to sleep. The second, getting my ass out of bed.
To fall asleep, I picked up some sleep-eze. I had tried melatonin, but it didn't have any effect on me, but I wasn't willing to cross over to the prescription medication. The pharmacist said to take Sleep-eze 1-hour before bed, and, surprisingly, it worked.
For step 2, I got an alarm that can only be shut off by taking a photo; in my case, one of my coffee maker in the other room. The alarm I used (Alarmy) doesn't have a sleep setting unless enabled, can't be shut off or uninstalled until you take that photo. By the time I snap the photo, the hassle of getting up and walking around has made me relatively alert and able to start my day, which typically involved brewing a pot of coffee and reading/catching up on news before work.
I'll also just add that once you've used Sleep-eze a few times, you can and ought to stop using it. Your days will be longer, and you'll naturally be more tired come bedtime. Do not keep using it for an extended period and risk a dependency. It's an aid. Treat it as such.
I know the post is hours old and it's not likely many people will see this comment. But this advice would have changed my life in college and the early days of my career.
You're doing great man! Keep the determination and don't end up like this sad sac of shit
For night horniness: make a habit of turning off your phone/computer etc. and putting them away somewhere not in your room. Lie on your back for as long as you can. In case of emergency, do some squats to help with the blood flow ._.
For morning horniness: make sure you have a plan of what you're doing in the morning. Immediately get up and do that thing. Alarmy is a great alarm app that forces you to get up and take a picture of something before the alarm goes off which might help.
Hey! I had the same issue for years! been using an alarm app called Alarmy and it’s been a life-changer for me.
Basically you stick a barcode or qr code in your bathroom (or anywhere else that helps you get out of bed), and you turn the alarm off by scanning the code.
There’s no other way to turn off the alarm - so you have to get out of bed.
I didn’t have barcodes lying around so I just peeled it off the box my earphones were packaged in. And there’s also an option to take a photo of the location instead of scanning a code.
There are other missions too like solving math problems... but setting a destination for my body to physically get to has been huge for me.
Discovered it from a Reddit thread so passing the love forward:
If you’re on iOS: [link]
If you’re on google: [link]
I no longer trust myself to play this game so I got Alarmy (alternative alarm apps available) and set up an alarm that forces me to get up and take a picture of the door from outside my room in order to shut it off.
This happened to me three times in one week an then two more times that month. I almost got fired and bought an Amazon Echo just for the alarm function (I mean I use it for more than that but), and tossed the iPhone for a pixel
I'll admit that was with my iPhone 6 plus but still.. on the iPhone there's nothing you can do to fix it but with Android you can download some apps that just don't let you silence alarms at all. I use Alarmy (Sleep if You Can!) (pro) that thing will not even let you turn your alarm off and go to bed without realizing it. And now that removable batteries no longer exist it really is impossible to sleep through an alarm.
I use this app called Alarmy. It absolutely will not turn off the Alarm unless you fulfil something really difficult (ie you can't just half-awakenly turn off the alarm and go back to sleep).
I set mine so that I have to get up and take a picture of my bathroom sink for the alarm to turn off. and it WILL NOT turn off if I don't do that. Assuming of course that the battery doesn't die. So just make sure the phone is charged.
I also set my alarm to the most jarring, annoying sound possible to ensure that I wake up.
The app alarmy combined with a wake up light that mimicks the sun did wonders for me.
In alarmy I put a alarm that can only be turned off by scanning my toothpaste , this stops me from snoozing and falling back asleep.
Also , the alarms they have cut holes in your eardrum. The only downside is that you need to have your phone close to the bed.
As a cronic oversleeper im much more confident in waking up in time. I am still late alot but at least im not sleeping when i should be at work or something
So now everymorning i wake up in the bathroom holding my toothpaste in one hand and my phone in the other.
I also heared there is a alarm that gives you electrical shocks....
EDIT : link to the app.
Pengen banget bisa bangun jam 6 pagi tapi gak tau kenapa gak pernah denger alarm bunyi. Padahal udah pake alarm kayak gini. Kadang habis matiin alarm pasti tidur lagi dan kebablasan. Udah minta tolong orang rumah buat bangunin tetep aja gak mempan, sampe pada capek bangunin. Selalu bangunnya antara jam 8-9an. Dan itu menurut gw udah siang, jadi bikin gak mood.
I downloaded this App
(there are others like it)
In order to turn my alarm off it requires me to get out of bed, stagger downstairs and into my living room to take a pic of a painting on my wall.
I found getting up early to be the the single catalyst for all the good changes I've made in my life. This app or one like it works.
best of luck .
I found it brutal - I'm just not a morning person at all. I couldn't just get straight out of bed and run - had to sit with a coffee for 20mins or so and try to wake up.
Either way best tip I had was to use Alarmy for my alarm - only goes off if you solve a math equation or take a photo of the same thing. Otherwise, I just wouldn't get out of bed. Possibly there is an iPhone equivalent.
Alarmy (Sleep If U Can) - Alarm clock
I have a real problem getting up in the morning, this has some failsafes just in case, like making you solve some math problems or take a specific picture with your phone. Random alarm tones. Saved my career.
It won't send it to your mom, but there's an app that can force you to take a dick pic before it will shut the alarm off. Take one while hard and force yourself to rub one out in the morning to shut your alarm off!
Here, Alarmy. Set it to require you to take a photo of an object outside your bedroom, disable snoozing and keep the volume at ear blasting level. You will absolutely hate it, but you will also wake up.
I'm the same as /u/Mrludy85, I used to set an alarm on the other side of the room. Come morning, the alarm rings, I walk to the alarm, set it off and go back to bed, while having no recollection of this when I actually wake up.
Thankfully I found a solution to my alarm problems. An app that forces me to get out of bed before shutting up.
Not sure to be honest.
Alarmy has a barcode scanner so I HAVE to scan a barcode in order for the alarm to stop. I scan my mouthwash then immediately turn on my shower. There's also one where you have to take a pic of something that you have on file, and Alarmy is able to verify if the pic matches the one you have on file.
They have a free version, here ya go!
Working out in the morning will definitely wake you up for the rest of the day as well will make you more productive since your brain gets more oxygen this way.
Also I suggest using this alarm app [link]
you will hate it but it will get the job done
I used to need a dozen alarms going off throughout the course of an hour before I finally got up. Now my 1 alarm is turned off within a couple seconds and I'm up and alert.
This is what worked for me:
After doing this consistently for about 6 to 8 weeks, I didn't need the camera alarm app anymore, nor did I need to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day.
Alarmy is the app that I use to get out of bed. It has a setting that stops you from shutting off your phone. You can also set it to use a picture for turning off the alarm. I have to go to the kitchen and snap a picture of the kitchen table to turn mine off.
You could try Alarmy. You can add features like solving a math equation or shaking your phone a various amount of times. If you pay for the premium you can also play something like a game I think...
Saca una foto bien falopa para sacar la alarma, sino no para.
Créditos a Castorcito de Rayos catodicos. Y vayan todos a escuchar rayos, no sean hijos de Perón.
Find the loudest alarm you can, keep your phone a little away from your bed where you'll have to get up to shut it off. Worked for me.
Alternatively, try "Alarmy" - [link]
This app helped me when nothing did, it requires you to do some activity to turn off the alarm like solving some Maths problems (the difficulty of which is adjustable), taking a photo of something specific (like something in your kitchen) or barcode.
Hey! I personally suffer from fairly bad narcolepsy as well as sleep apnea. I bought an alarm clock about 4 months ago that has actually helped me a decent bit. I'm an extremely heavy sleeper as well, but since using this alarm clock I've gone from waking up on time on my own like 10% of the time up to more like 75% of the time.
SonicAlert Alarm Clock w/ Bed Shaker
I highly recommend trying that for him. It will sure as hell wake you up too, but maybe it'll help kick him into gear more with the bed shaker, strobe light, and extremely loud alarm. It is fairly expensive though at $60.
Another thing I recommend is the alarm clock I have on my phone. It's an app called Alarmy
It's a heavily customizable alarm clock that you can set challenges on to prevent you from turning the alarm off. I currently have it set so that I have to complete 3 different 3 part math equations to turn the alarm off (such as 34+51+93).
I hope my recommendations help! I don't know if Alarmy is on IOS but it is on Android.
> The “getting out of bed” part is the problem
Easy solution: Alarmy
Set it as a barcode of a product that you have on the kitchen and set it as prevent shutdown, there's absolutely no way to not get up.
Bonus points: set to no snoozes, you'll quickly get use to get up as soon as you wake up, even in days you don't need to.
Extra tip for winter: get a wake up light, it's actually easier for me to wake up in winter since I get the "sun" to come up everyday at the same time, I don't even need the sound alarm any more, just the light.
I've alternated between two apps, I'm not too satisfied with either.
Alarmy. Pros: You can take a picture of any object of your choosing to turn off the alarm. Is the popular choice
Cons: It looks bad and is barely updated.
I can't wake up
Pros: Looks better, is more customizeable. They take feature requests and actively update.
Cons: You can't take pictures of your running shoes before a run like with alarmy, you have to use barcodes. They don't have the technology I guess.
As others have said, sounds like it might be a medical issue worth getting checked out.
However, on the short term, consider this alarm app. I suffer from depression which makes it hard to get out of bed sometimes but, with this app I have no choice.
I've set it up so that the only way to turn it off (you can temporarily silence it, but not for long) is to get up, go all the way into my kitchen and scan the bar code on my coffee.
There are settings you can enable in the app that prevent uninstalling it or even turning off your phone so the literal only option, other than have your alarm blaring non-stop, is to get up.
Worked wonders for me. Give it a shot and good luck.
It was an alarm app called alarmy
It didn't seem to do anything. It happens alot with full screen video too. I'm guess it's a big with 'draw over other apps' but can't be sure. Also I'm not 100% sure it's solved now but all seems good at the moment
I get that this is relevant to this sub, but if anyone needs a practical solution, I use Alarmy. Lets you set an alarm that requires scanning a barcode or taking a picture or solving some math or masturbating furiously and has options to disallow almost anything but the hard reset on your phone that would let you disable the alarm without completing the action.
Get an alarm app that requires you to perform a task in order to disable it.
There are lot of options on the app/Play store. I personally use Alarmy ([link]) because it has some really loud AF alarms. I set it so that I have to get up and scan a particular barcode in order to make it stop ringing. You can also grant the app administrator privileges so that you can't force shut it to bypass the alarm. I think even 'Sleep as Android' has such a feature.
I also like to set the alarm at the loudest setting because when it rings, I'm more likely to jump out of bed because I don't want to wake the whole building up at 4 in the morning. 😅
Alarmy for Android Play Store is awesome.
You can set different "missions" you need to complete before you can dismiss the reminder/alarm. Math problems, a photo, a QR code or shake.
For example If you have problems remembering to take your afternoon dose stick a QR code on the bottle and you'll have to scan the bottle to get it to shut up.
I'm not sure if there's an iOS equivalent.
Imposta il sistema di spegnimento con foto, allarme alto e blocco del cellulare fino a foto fatta.
Una settimana con sveglia alle 6 e vedi che ti passa qualunque problema del sonno.
Try an app like alarmy/sleepifyoucan . It seriously works for me. You can set it up so that you need to do math of a configurable complexity, scan a specific barcode, etc. You can give the app admin privilege (if you trust it) so that no matter how difficult you set your alarm you cannot kill, disable, or uninstall the app without solving it.
I set 3 alarms. First is basic math, second involves multiplication, division, and exponents with about 4 or 5 operations total, and third is pretty much straight up calculus. I've also got automated rules that make all of my connected speakers throughout the house (including my roommates smart assistant) to blare the alarm for the third alarm.
I don't sleep past the second one anymore.
I like Alarmy because it has tasks for you to do when it goes off because I'm really bad at getting out of bed. I have it set so to turn the alarm off, I have to scan the barcode of my shaving cream.
very good alrm app, forces you to do something more complicated to turn off the ringing.
example: scan a bar code
I use the one of my brothers shaving butter, and then I HAVE to get up into the bath. But quick! If it goes off again my mother will beat the shit out of me for not letting her sleep
For your final alarm time, this alarm makes you solve a math problem to turn it off (though I don't recommend that option if you share a bed!)
I also use a watch vibrate alarm at the same time as my phone alarm to help stop me from sleep dismissing.
check alarmy out. it doesn't have puzzle but it has math problems and few other new things
Has he tried the mobile app Alarmy? My brother basically crosses over into The Shadow Realm when he sleeps, can sleep through a normal alarm for HOURS, yet this app gets him up.
You can make it so the app can't be uninstalled while it's alarming, the phone can't be shut off, and my brother is presented with some family difficult math problems by the app that he must solve in order to disable the alarm. The alarms you can pick from are obscenely loud (depending on your phone speakers, of course). It's free, give it a shot?
gives you a choice of modes, one of which is "take a picture of something to shut me up". And you can make it as hard to impossible to "snooze" as you need to (up to the phone running out of battery).
This incident happened like 2 weeks ago on a friday or a saturday night gaming binge.
I finally decided to go to sleep like 1 AM , so I endeavoured to turn my alarm off before I finally dozed off for the night(I usually sleep by 9 pm on college days),but when I pressed the back button on my phone a notification popped with this wonderful message.
I was feeling completely elated at that time(before I even saw the message) because I had won multiple matches with my mates on CSGO ,so I think the message did not really get me at that time.
But, just yesterday when I had a shitty day at college and had a very heated argument with my mom, I could not help but go to my bedroom earlier than usual,put my headphones on and start wading in self pity and misery.
But,then I remembered the screenshot I had taken and decided to take a peek at it once more, and a wide smile came to my face, although I was still a little bit sad due to the aforementioned events , I felt the burden in my heart get lighter, and I dozed off to a dreamless sleep :)
P.S. The app's name is Alarmy and this is the playstore link:- [link]
I use Alarmy, the most I've ever oversleeped with this alarm is 5 mins just make sure your using the loud ringtone and also auto turn off, off
I've been using this app for years and it's never let me down. I have it set up to take a picture of something in my bathroom to turn it off, but you can set it to shake, do math etc also. [link]
Go to settings - device maintenance - battery - unmonitored apps and add it there
Settings - apps - 3 dot menu in top right - special access - optimize battery use - select "all apps" from drop-down menu - turn off the switch there
There's an amazing app I've been using for a couple years called Alarmy ([link]).
You can ask it to make you solve some math in order to turn it off, or scanning a code bar (like your toothpaste/shampoo/something that's always in the fridge). The code bar is awesome, you really have to get up to turn it off!
Would anyone suggest an all-in-one permanent/temporary alarm AND timer application much like those found on those disgusting iPhones?
Like when you literally need to scroll a bunch of wheels to get to where you have to be.
I tend to cook quite a lot, so a quick, accurate timer that's not hidden four menus away is a must.
Alarmy is a very far cry from what I'm describing.
I use Alarmy and I know it has a setting to always use the phone's speakers. It also has a ton of other features like you can set it to only disarm the alarm if you take a picture of a certain item in your house. I personally made a barcode and put the barcode in my downstairs bathroom. You can set a maximum number of snoozes. It has helped me to stop over sleeping and avoid being late for work many times and it was easily worth the $5 or whatever that the premium version cost.
lol @ stacking things on top of the alarm, I've done that too. I use Alarmy if it's really important that I don't sleep through. I absolutely hate it, but it works really well.
Yes, in fact you can block uninstalls and even prevent the user from turning the phone off. Check out Alarmy. It is a super strong and cheat-proof alarm app. And it does exactly it, if you try to "Force Stop" the app, or uninstall, it doesn't let you! It's amazing.
About "locked folders": There is no such a thing. Android has a Package Manager, which lists the apps installed in your device. Every Launcher (Home Screen app) can only show apps from the Package Manager. Something that is controlled by the OS.
I really think that drawing over is way cooler than hiding. But if you want to hide some even more personal apps, maybe there is a way that I can't think of. I'm an usual developer (screens, buttons, lists, internet connection, and so on). This kind of subject is very specific and there are guys specialized in this area that may know a way around.
I use the app Alarmy (Sleep If You Can) to mitigate this problem. In order for my alarm to turn off, I have to get up and take a picture of my toilet. 2 birds with one stone here, I take the picture and am already in the bathroom for my morning routine!
You can also set a slew of other ways to wake up, including doing some hardcore math, having to press the button 100x, etc. Oh, and don't you dare try cheating it by rebooting your phone, it knows... Made the mistake of doing this once thinking I out smarted it and it threw the press the button 100x at me.
Play store download
Apple store download
I have the worst habit of hitting the snooze button as many times as possible.
I found this app for Android called Alarmy. What you do is take a picture of something far away from bed, in my case, my kitchen fridge. In order to turn off the alarm, you have to get up and take the same picture. Works for me.
I have tried the whole "put the phone on the other side of the room" trick. I get up, turn it off, go back to bed.
Alarmy forces me to get out of the room and do something.
Had the same problem. It has photo recognition and trust me you can't disable this fucking alarm. Certain morning I hate the god damn thing but I'll tell you what. I've been to work on time for 3 months straight with 5 minutes to spare.
My first session of alarms I literally made it so I had to take a picture of my mailbox. So at 7:00am my alarm would go off and I would go running outside because I had the most obnoxious alarm.
Trust me. Once you're outside and you're up on your feet you'll be awake. Out of all the discipline things I have had to do this one has been one of the easier ones thanks to this app.
I dream about waking up, peeing and then going back to sleep. This way I can remain sleeping.
Real LPT: Install Alarmy app.
I guarantee that you'll wake up with this app. Just use a picture in your bathroom so you can turn the alarm off there and make wudu.
I don't use it every day (because it's REALLY annoying) but when i have something important to attend and i have to wake up in time i use this app: Google Play: Alarmy
Install Alarmy on your phone. You can set it so you have to take a picture of a specific object to turn it off. I use the light switch in my bathroom. You can limit the number of snoozes too. You will hate this app, but you will be awake.
Try this app: [link]
Essentially, you take a photo of a place, and you have to take a photo of that place to stop the alarm.
So make that 'place' your bathroom/basement/etc. and your alarm won't stop ringing until you literally get out of bed.
Man, there's a load of clubs at UofT and you can find most of them here. I would really recommend making sure you've caught up with the courses before full committing to any, though.
Try Alarmy as your alarm. It's super annoying, which is absolutely the point. Basically, you take a photo of a place in your room, preferably as far away from you as possible (washroom, perhaps?). Every morning, the alarm will ring until you take the picture again.
Good luck dude, I'm rooting for you. Better not sleep in tomorrow
PSA, meet Alarmy, the noise won't stop until:
One of my friends started using Alarmy (Android Link and IPhone Link) and hasn't missed a morning workout since.
When you set it up you have to take a picture of something (my friend picked his bathroom sink with the light on) and when your alarm goes off in the morning it will not be deactivated until you take the same picture. How accurate the picture must be can be adjusted supposedly, but my friend had trouble using his tv as the target because of variations in glare. Apparently it also locks out all other commands so that you can't turn off your phone short of removing the battery as well.
I use this alarmy(android)
I use the feature where you have to take a picture of something specific to turn off the alarm. I currently have it as my bathroom sink. When the app first came out I in my half unconscious state found out I can just turn off my phone/tablet, but now there is a setting option so you can't do that either. I'm groggy and not in the right mind set but once I get myself all the way to the bathroom and awake enough to take a picture, my mind is like "I'm up this far, might as well jump into the shower"
Alarmy, you can set up your alarms so you need to either solve a math problem, shake your phone, or even take a picture
Math, QR codes, you name it. Works wonders.
It's called Alarmy
Heres a link to the app if you want to go look at it
This is an awesome app that helped me put a stop to hitting the snooze button. [link]
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First, thank you so much for making a list of applications, OP! You are awesome!!!
Below is the list of helpful applications I have used & have been using. I tried to make this list ADHD-specific, but then I couldn't draw a clear line between those that I won't be using if I didn't have ADHD and those I would be using anyway. Also, the way I use the more popular apps like Google Calendar and Moovit is probably quite different from how non-ADHD people are using it. I will try to address those in the Note section of each apps.
They are all Androind; some of them are also available in iOS, but I don't know which.
For my ADHD, my all-in-one board has the following lists:
- In a Month
- In a Week
Trello is especially useful if you have more than one work & project going on.
Most of the "big" alarm apps do this.
Alarmy. It's amazing and available on all plattforms (as far as I know)
There are a ton of others, just search for math alarm clock.
Use the Alarmy app, make it so you have to take a picture of your bathroom sink (or wherever) before the alarm will stop. If you're on Android it even persists through a phone reboot--force your phone to reboot by holding down the power button, the alarm keeps going off once the phone boots back up. It's an amazing app.
Alarmy is pretty good. I personally have it set to scan a barcode of an item in the kitchen before I'm able to turn it off.
This app, use the math setting or the shake setting. Believe me, you will wake up.
Alarmy has this.
This one works great for me
I know Alarmy, Puzzle Alarm Clock and Sleep as Android have challenges but I don't know if it will work on Android 9.
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Android, free; Android, paid ($2.49); iOS free; iOS, paid ($1.99)
No idea why the Android version costs more. Usually it's the other way around. Google takes a bigger cut and the developer is getting paid about the same from each sale? I don't know.
I started using this app. It won't make you happy but it will make sure you're up.
How does this compare with Sleep If U Can?: [link]
Check out Alarmy
Bueno en mi teléfono figura como alarmy.... Pero allí esta el link de la aplicación...
Not really, I really trust myself to switch it off without even acknowledging it.
Not since I've started using this app though.
I know I'm late to the party but I believe I'm the only one here that actually has the answer. There was a great newsletter I got this week about it. Here's the link: https://preview.mailerlite.com/y0k4z0
Basically it says that there are 3 techniques to wake up earlier:
1. Use the <strong>Alarmy</strong> app:
It has special functions that require you to take a picture or go for a walk, among others, to turn off the alarm. Make it so you have to take a picture of your car, or go for a walk around the block. By the time you do you won't be able to go back to sleep!
2. Trade in coffee for caffeine pills:
Place a 50mg or 100mg pill on top of your phone before you go to bed. When your alarm goes off in the morning take the pill. You might be able to snooze for 10 minutes, but after that the caffeine will kick in and you'll be forced to get up.
3. Practice waking up:
It sounds silly, but this is known as Creative Deliberate Practice. It states that you can practice anything, no matter how small the task. So before you go to bed, do 10 "practice runs" of waking up. Literally pretend like you're asleep, then hit your alarm, then make your bed, then start the shower. Basically, go through your entire morning routine.
Number 2 isn't a long term strategy in my opinion but if you just need to god damn wake up tomorrow then it'll work.
Good luck let us know how it goes!
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I used to use Alarmy
I find Alarmy very effective.
For anyone who wants to do the same, download this app.
[link] here's the app if you want to use it. Highly recommend it... although it might cause you to lose an hour of your life lol
If you have an android phone try something like this
I gave up on default Alarm long time back. For me the volume is too low.
How about you try Alarmy.
[link] - Alarmy(Sleep If You Can).
Jos käytät Androidia, otapa tuosta. Muitakin vastaavia toki on.
I use Alarmy daily and it never fails me: [link]
This one seems pretty cool. Got ads though. Although I'm sure you'll be able to buy an IAP to get rid of them.
Get an actual alarm clock app
Yeah, it has that option too. With varying degrees of difficulty.
Alarmy, or my fire department tones when I'm on call
I use Alarmy, and have it set so I have to take a picture of my toilet before it shuts off.
You know this exists, right? Found out about it a week ago, have had an hour to myself in the morning ever since.