The Essentials

Digital Alternatives to the Wake-Up Call

Forget the hotel wake-up call. There are now more sophisticated apps to make sure you get up and stay up.

These apps are especially helpful while you’re traveling, no matter your location.


WakeMeHere is a great app for when you’re on a bus or train. It makes sure you get an alarm on-time so that you don’t miss your stop.


Sleep Cycle is an app that somehow knows when you’re in deep sleep and only wakes you when you’re in a light sleep cycle.


Then there’s something called CARROT. It’s an app that won’t let you hit a snooze button. It pesters you with an annoying song that won’t turn off until you complete a random task.