Thursday 23 November 2017

Sick of being woken up by a noisy and irritating alarm? Check out this alternative option

The sleeper will be woken by the delicious scent of freshly-brewed coffee or oven-warm croissants
The sleeper will be woken by the delicious scent of freshly-brewed coffee or oven-warm croissants

Sarah-Jane Murphy

It's January, it's back to work time, and the daily sounding of the bed-side alarm is extremely unwelcome.

So listen up.

A French student has come up with the idea of waking people by releasing delicious smells instead of the traditional shrill sounding alarm. 

Guillaume Rolland (19) took it upon himself to invent the 'Sensorwake' - an alarm that rouses you with scents rather than irritating sounds.

"Human beings were not meant to wake up to iPhone alarms," Rolland said.

A capsule of scent is inserted into the clock and the sleeper will be woken by the delicious scent of freshly-brewed coffee or oven-warm crossaints.

Users can also opt for capsules which embody both the smell of the sea and the aroma of the jungle.

The company behind the innovative product, Sensorwake, reveal that their customer research has shown that the scents are equally as effective as sound-based units.

Interestingly, if you have a blocked nose, there is a backup alarm that you can program to sound if the off button hasn't been deactivated after three minutes of scent.

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