The Princess and the Bedside Clock

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.

No bueno.

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.

Moon Beam Alarm Clock in Pale Green – LL Bean $49.95

RH feature

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).”

1950s French Flight Deck 8-Day Clock – Restoration Hardware $69

 It is sleek. It is modern. It is the clapper timepiece! Seriously. Need this.

Kikkerland Clap-On Cube Alarm Clock in Dark Wood – Amazon $12.99


This zen beauty has a gradually-increasing chime progression sequence to wake you up. Om.

Digital Zen Alarm Clock – Now & Zen $119.95

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!

Nimbus Smart Dashboard + Clock – Quirky $99.99


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