With this App, Yelling at your Alarm Actually Does Something

Here at SleepBetter, we don’t normally cover the technology world, but this was too good to pass up.  Who among us hasn’t yelled, moaned, or cursed at our alarm clock when it’s blaring at us first thing in the morning?  Well, if you’re one of the many, many iPhone or iPod Touch users out there, there’s an app for that.  We happened upon the app Sleep Blaster 1.0 that solves an ages old problem.  When you set your alarm using this app, and it yells at you in the morning, you can yell back to turn it off.

When your alarm goes off using this app, simply yell at it to turn it off.  If you have a roommate, this may cause problems, but that’s a risk you’ll have decide whether you want to take.

Aside from the voice activated alarm functionality, the app has some other interesting features.  If you’re taking a nap on the train or on a bus, you can draw a line on the built-in map, and tell the app to wake you when you get to a certain location.  It also features a number of sounds to wake you, including an ocean sound or … horrors … an explosion.  You can, of course, also use music you have stored on your iPhone.

The app is $1.99 and can be found in Apple’s App Store.  Your iPhone or iPod Touch must be running OS 3.1 or greater.