Beeping or Music - which alarm clock is better for you?
How does your alarm wake you up in the morning?
Is it an assaulting beeping sound or a more gentle approach?
According to a group of Australian researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, the way your alarm wakes you up can have an effect on how your brain kicks into action.
The small study suggested that the jarring alarm sounds can contribute to a more confused and anxious state of mind, compared to using a more melodic sound, that showed a link with people feeling like they had an easier time becoming awake and alert.
Researchers theorized that perhaps the rise and fall of notes in a more melodic alarm helps to focus our brain’s attention.
What type of alarm sound do you use?