The best alarm tones to wake up to are voice, instrumental and composition sounds

By Nicole Ganglani | Photo by Malvestida Magazine/Unsplash

If you depend on your alarm clock to wake you up every morning, research suggests that the alarm tone should be a melodic one. Melodic or harmonic alarm tones help reduce morning grogginess because the rhythm of the beats boost your alertness compared with loud single note alarms.

Researchers from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia examined 50 participants, asking them to answer a questionnaire about the type of alarm they wake up to daily and what they feel throughout the day. Majority of the responses revealed that people who use a more harmonious alarm wake up more quickly and are more energetic as opposed to those who use blaring alarms. The research also proved that waking up more energetic also affects performance in sports and fitness.

If you prefer working out in the morning, it’s also best to wake up to soothing alarm tones because your performance is gradually affected up to four hours after waking up. You may also switch to voice, instrumental and composition sounds to help wake you up.

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