I'm a terrible sleeper. I struggle with falling asleep, and staying asleep. I got it from my dad, and I've tried meditation, different levels of mattress and pillow softness, earplugs, heavy curtains, and everything I can think of. And I've learned a few things over the years of trying to feel rested: I need a little bit of distraction to occupy my mind to fall asleep, and once I'm there, I need an absolutely black and silent room to stay that...
The cost of a home-security system can be intimidating, or even preventative. Even everyday folks deserve a safe home, so take a peek at this article from the Smarthomesecurity blog.
1. Trim your garden.
2. Lock up your tools.
3. Make it look like you're home often, even if you're not.
4. Replace outdoor lights.
5. Don't advertise big purchases.
6. Better hide your emergency house keys.
7. Lock your door!
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"Unlike other alarm clocks, this one challenges a person. When the alarm goes off, it rumbles intensely, making it a little harder to find the off switch. Due to the rumbling, the clock also bounces away from the origin, thus creating another challenge of getting out of bed and chasing it around the room (kind of like a pet). After the clock is captured, it rumbles the person awake. Alarm clocks are just too easy to turn off, which leads back to...
Check out Think Geek's Flying Alarm Clock. When the alarm sounds, the clock ‘launches a rotor into the air that flies around the room’ reaching heights of up to 9 feet. The only thing that’ll silence the alarm is returning the rotor to the clock’s base. Okay, it’s annoying but kinda cool too, and at $39.99 it might be just the thing for getting the sleepiest of sleepy-heads out of bed.
Soon to be available through Suck UK, this fabric clock is perfect for those of us who happen to enjoy customization. The stainless steel frame surrounding the face of the walnut veneer clock pops off, allowing you to insert the fabric of your choice. It comes with three fabric swatches to get you started.