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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
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.
2. This super loud alarm clock that also shakes your bed
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.
3. This breakfast essential with 80,000 reviews
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.
4. This top-rated oil diffuser
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.
5. This smart plug to make your mornings easier
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.
6. The best water bottle to stay hydrated
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.
7. This wake-up light that mimics the sunrise
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.
8. This expert-approved tea kettle
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.
9. This pillow for a better night's sleep
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.
10. This trendy face roller so you don't look tired
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.
11. These best-selling weights for an a.m. workout
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.
12. The earbuds everyone is obsessed with
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.
13. This wildly popular scalp massager
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.
14. This lamp to get you out of your morning slump
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.
15. This energizing body wash
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.
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