No matter what you use as an alarm clock, there's probably an easy (too easy) way to postpone that dreaded, early morning tone. While those few extra minutes of dozing might feel good, it's actually not great for your brain hormones or your productivity. If you're interested in making harmful snoozing a thing of the past, there's Ruggie—a new alarm clock invention that forces you to get out of bed and start your day.
In order to turn off a Ruggie alarm, one has to physically get out of bed and stand on the memory foam rug for at least three seconds, which in theory means that he/she would be less likely to return to sleep. According to the product's Kickstarter campaign, it was inspired by the sleeping patterns of "successful early birds" like inventor Elon Musk, Barack Obama, Benjamin Franklin, and Bill Gates. There are several natural sound alarm options, including chirping birds and running water, which are designed to make waking up less of a chore.
Inside of the Ruggie alarm clock is a "guaranteed snooze proof" touch sensor and an touch-activated LED display. When pressure to the sensor turns the alarm off, the Ruggie can play motivational messages that the owner programs into the unit via a USB connection and a computer.
To support the project and be rewarded with a Ruggie of your own, head over to the product's Kickstarter page.
[Banner image via Kickstarter]