I love sleeping.
Before the arrival of my daughter I was an epic napper – two hours was a short nap! I was also a bouncy, bright (possibly annoying!) morning person!
But these days my sleeping pattern is atrocious. And I cannot really blame it on the kiddo – six years after she clonked my napping habit, I should be able have this sleep thing under control.
In an effort to achieve perfect efficiency I tossed my bedside alarm clock and began using my cell phone as my alarm clock.
Efficiency – – not exactly.
I may get in to bed at 10pm but 45 minutes later I am still checking and responding to email, checking Twitter, Instagram, and playing one last game of Shanghai Tiles.
Waking up in the morning is the same routine – minus the Shanghai Tiles.
So I am revamping my efficiency plan.
Let’s go shopping for a bedside alarm clock that makes sleep just as wonderful as I remember!
I love the combination of the slowly illuminating light and the subtle 1940’s accents.
First, it was originally designed by the French. Second, who can resist this description in the RH catalogue/website – “This trusty timepiece was originally mounted to the cockpit dashboard of a circa-1950s French military aircraft and needed winding only once a week (hence, 8-Jours – the Eight-Day clock). Our replica is faithfully reproduced, including luminous hands and markers, three mounting screws and a large knob for winding (originally sized for greater ease to pilots wearing gloves).”
It is sleek. It is modern. It is the clapper timepiece! Seriously. Need this.
This zen beauty has a gradually-increasing chime progression sequence to wake you up. Om.
And then again….
Why change your habit when you can perfect it!!!!!
Holy toledo Batman! These four dials will display what you need to wake up – alarms, weather, number of new emails, number of new tweets, traffic, etc. and syncs to your smart phone! All the joy of having my smart phone without the time-sucking quality!