Peaceful awakenings: taking the "alarm" out of the alarm clock.

@article{Shattell2007PeacefulAT,
  title={Peaceful awakenings: taking the "alarm" out of the alarm clock.},
  author={Mona M. Shattell},
  journal={Issues in mental health nursing},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 11},
  pages={
          1271-2
        }
}
The quality of my daily awakening ritual changed dramatically a few months ago when I was exposed to the Timex Nature Sounds alarm clock. Prior to this, it had never occurred to me to use something other than the traditional buzzer-type alarm clock that I had had since 1986 because “it still worked.” While this was true, it worked by emitting a loud obnoxious sound that stimulated a fight or flight response. Now, I start the day with nature sounds (“ocean surf”), which is much more peaceful… CONTINUE READING

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