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15 products that make waking up in the morning easier

Amanda Tarlton, Reviewed.com
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15 products that make waking up in the morning easier
15 products that make waking up in the morning easier

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For many of us, waking up is hard to do. And it's even harder in the colder months, when the clocks turn back, there are fewer hours of sunlight, and your bed is just oh-so-warm. If you're not a morning person, you know the struggle that is trying to wake up without downing 14 cups of coffee.

To help make your mornings a little bit better—and make it easier to get out of bed—we've rounded up 15 things that will help you wake up, from the loudest alarm clock to an incredibly popular wake-up light. Some we've tested ourselves here at Reviewed (and given our seal of approval!) while others have near-perfect ratings from thousands of reviewers. Regardless, they'll likely help you put the snooze button to bed (pun intended).

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1. Our favorite coffee maker

One reviewer called it "a Keurig on steroids."
One reviewer called it "a Keurig on steroids."

Caffeine is a must to get you going—but which coffeemaker is going to give you the quickest cup of joe? After testing a variety of models, our experts found that the Nespresso VertuoPlus was the best single-serve pod coffee maker because it brews the richest, most flavorful coffee in seconds and even uses a special brewing method to create a luxuriously frothy foam on top.

Get the Nespresso VertuoPlus from Amazon for $179.99

2. This super loud alarm clock that also shakes your bed

Snooze will no longer be an option.
Snooze will no longer be an option.

If you're a heavy sleeper, your phone's soft alarm probably isn't going to cut it. Enter the Sonic Bomb, which not only blasts a 113db alarm but also shakes your bed and flashes lights. The nearly 17,000 people who have given it a 5-star review say it truly is game-changing and that the snooze button will be a thing of the past.

Get the Sonic Alert Sonic Bomb Extra-Loud Dual Alarm Clock from Amazon for $34.92

3. This breakfast essential with 80,000 reviews

Choose from 8 fun colors including copper, teal, and blush pink.
Choose from 8 fun colors including copper, teal, and blush pink.

The thought of going to work might not get you out of bed but the lure of buttery waffles dripping in syrup might. And since breakfast is the most important meal of the day after all, you'll need this highly-reviewed mini waffle maker. People love how tiny it is (it doesn't hog the countertop) and that it has a completely nonstick surface, so your waffles will slide out smoothly every time.

Get the Dash Mini Maker from Amazon for $15.99

4. This top-rated oil diffuser

Wake up and smell the oils.
Wake up and smell the oils.

You can use an essential oil diffuser for so many things from relaxing to de-stressing to, yes, waking you up. Choose energizing scents like peppermint or citrus, then put them in our favorite diffuser. When we tested it, the Airomé distributes scents evenly throughout the room.

Get the Airomé Serenity Medium Diffuser from Amazon for $29.74

5. This smart plug to make your mornings easier

One small plug, one giant leap for your energy efficiency.
One small plug, one giant leap for your energy efficiency.

What if you could start your coffeemaker from your bed? Or turn on your hair straightener? Or turn on the hallway lamp? Well, you can if you have a smart plug. Our experts recommend the Eufy smart plug because it's a great value and lets you control your appliances from anywhere via the app on your phone.

Get the Eufy Smart Plug from Amazon for $22.99

6. The best water bottle to stay hydrated

Drink up!
Drink up!

One of the things that makes you feel tired besides a lack of sleep? A lack of water. That's why it's so important to drink water in the morning. If you're rushing and need to take your H2O on the go, use our experts' top-tested water bottle, the Brita Filtering Water Bottle. It kept our water odor-free and cold for over 24 hours.

Get the Brita Filtering Water Bottle from Amazon for $24.99

7. This wake-up light that mimics the sunrise

Wake up with the (fake) sun.
Wake up with the (fake) sun.

Nothing is more jarring in the a.m. than the blaring of your alarm clock paired with the overly bright lights of your bathroom. Instead, ease yourself into the day with this Philips Wake-Up Light which imitates the less blinding, natural light of a sunrise. It has thousands of glowing (no pun intended) reviews for its adjustable brightness and the fact that it has an alarm clock feature, too.

Get the Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock from Amazon for $123.52

8. This expert-approved tea kettle

It has six preset heat settings to choose from.
It has six preset heat settings to choose from.

I'm not a tea-drinker but plenty of my coworkers are. And here at Reviewed, everyone loves this Cuisinart kettle for brewing their morning cuppa. It earned the title of the best electric tea kettle because it's super speedy (it boils water in just five minutes) and automatically switches to a "keep warm" mode when it's finished boiling, so you can make your tea at leisure.

Get the Cuisinart PerfecTemp 1.7 Liter Electric Kettle from Amazon for $99.95

9. This pillow for a better night's sleep

Bonus: It's hypoallergenic and machine washable.
Bonus: It's hypoallergenic and machine washable.

Better sleep makes for better mornings. Wake up feeling more rested with a high quality pillow like this one, which our experts chose as the No. 1 bed pillow. Because it comes overstuffed with shredded foam, it's soft enough to be very comfortable yet firm enough to provide support for your head and neck.

Get the Xtreme Comforts Shredded Memory Foam Pillow from Amazon for $49.99

10. This trendy face roller so you don't look tired

A roll a day keeps the puffiness away.
A roll a day keeps the puffiness away.

Face rollers are having a moment right now. And while a lot of people like them for their skin-clearing benefits, they can also help you look more awake in the morning by boosting the collagen in your face. This one, which is made of natural jade, has over 10,000 thousands of positive reviews, with people raving that it really made a difference in their skin and under-eye circles.

Get the Roselyn Boutique Jade Roller from Amazon for $15.95

11. These best-selling weights for an a.m. workout

Turn your home into a gym.
Turn your home into a gym.

Working out may be the last thing you want to do first thing in the morning but getting your blood flowing can wake you up better than caffeine. These dumbbells, which have over 25,000 reviews on Amazon, make it easy to get your workout in at home. Users like that they're easy to grip thanks to the soft neoprene coating and that they come in three different weight options.

Get the AmazonBasics Neoprene Dumbbells 5-Pound Set from Amazon for $18.49

12. The earbuds everyone is obsessed with

AirPods Pro sound better than other wireless options.
AirPods Pro sound better than other wireless options.

Congratulations! You've made it out of bed. To keep up your motivation, you'll need the perfect upbeat playlist—which you can listen to on our favorite wireless earbuds, Apple AirPods Pro. The iconic white earbuds have amazing sound quality (along with active noise cancellation technology), range, and battery life compared to other models that we tested.

Get the Apple AirPods Pro from Amazon for $199.99

13. This wildly popular scalp massager

Perfect for after a long day at work.
Perfect for after a long day at work.

I'm obsessed with this handheld tool (I use it every single day!). Not only does it feel amazing but it also stimulates blood flow to your scalp to help wake you up. The best part is how easy it is to use on yourself—just place it on top of your head, then press down and up a few times for the best at-home scalp massage.

Get the Body Back Scalp Massager from Amazon for $5.99

14. This lamp to get you out of your morning slump

Bring the sun indoors.
Bring the sun indoors.

Just because it's dark when you wake up doesn't mean you have to feel dark, too. This lamp, which is often used by people with seasonal depression, has over 4,000 5-star reviews because it mimics natural sunshine (perfect for those ridiculously early wake-up calls) and is compact and lightweight, so you can carry it around with you.

Get the Verilux Portable Light Therapy Lamp from Amazon for $29.95

15. This energizing body wash

Lather, rinse, repeat.
Lather, rinse, repeat.

Most of us need all the help we can get when it comes to waking up. Like this energizing body wash from Jack Black, which contains invigorating scents like rosemary, eucalyptus, and juniper berry. Reviewers like that it leaves them feeling clean and refreshed and a little more alive after showering.

Get the Jack Black Turbo Wash from Amazon for $10

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