If there’s one thing that has always seemed a most unnatural way to awaken in the morning, it’s the annoying buzz, beep, screech, and holler of most alarm clocks. I can’t count the number of times I have started out of a dead sleep to yell incomprehensible phrases at our seemingly evil alarm clock. Not the best way to start a new day! But recently I’ve had the great pleasure of awakening to a beautiful Tibetan bell-like chime from Gaiam’s Digital Zen Alarm Clock. A most unusual clock, this well-constructed beauty is as nice to look at as it is to hear. Mine has a smooth contemporary bamboo case; the lid folds down so if I’d like to use the chimes as a meditation device, I don’t have to be distracted by the time.
The clock includes settings you won’t find in other clocks. For instance, you may wake little by little (progressive awakening), a feature I particularly enjoy. Users can set the alarm to chime once at a desired time, then continue to chime at ever-shortening intervals. It’s a pleasant way to awaken – finish that dream, stare at the ceiling and plan your day, or just pull the covers over your head for a few more blissful moments. And you don’t even have to push the snooze.
Gaiam’s site is filled with unique green gift ideas, so if you’re in the need of graduation gifts soon, I think you may just find what you’re looking for there. (I hear “green” is all the rage for graduates this year!)
Gaiam is kindly giving away one of their Digital Zen Alarm Clocks ($136 retail) to a dkMommy Spot reader. Here’s how to win…
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