Start your day with a peaceful and gradual awakening!
Alarm clocks were recently voted the number one most hated invention by Americans!
It’s not hard to understand why. I despise the sound of the alarm, and therefore opt to set my television to turn on in place of it. That jarring sound that awakes you with fear is not a pleasant way to wake up! But in addition to just hating the sound, did you know that alarm clocks can also be bad for your health?
Certainly the sudden shrill of an alarm that causes your heart to race cannot be good for your health. But scientists have also proven that people who are forced awake by an alarm have higher blood pressure and heart rate than those who awake peacefully. Alarms can also add to your overall stress levels. The sudden noise triggers the body's protective 'fight or flight' response, pumping up your adrenaline levels. Alarms may help you get to work on time, but they can also lead to chronic stress which in turn contributes to high blood pressure, sleep problems and depression.
But the latest and greatest alarm clocks that won’t give you problems come from Now & Zen. Founded in Colorado in 1995, Now & Zen creates natural lifestyle products that make a real difference in people's lives. In seeking to create a natural lifestyle through "quality of thought” and “stillness of being," Now & Zen has invented a selection of alarm clocks that wake you gradually and naturally. A series of acoustic bell-like chimes transforms your daily arrival into a tranquil beginning. Each timepiece combines beauty and versatility to wake you up peacefully with a modern and luxurious alarm clock! Once you hear the peaceful sounds of the Zen alarm clocks, you’ll know why they are becoming such a hit!
Zen Alarm Clock With Chimes
The Zen Alarm Clock's long-resonating Tibetan bell-like chime makes waking up a beautiful experience — its progressive chimes begin your day with grace. When the Clock's alarm is triggered, the acoustic chime bar is struck just once … 3-1/2 minutes later it strikes again … chime strikes become more frequent over 10 minutes. As they become more frequent, the gentle chimes will always wake you up.
Click here to learn more about the Zen Chime alarm clock and hear a sound byte of the E Tone Chime.
Zen Timepiece Gong Bowl Alarm Clock
Now & Zen’s ultimate alarm clock, practice timer, and "mindfulness bell" -the Zen Timepiece – is an acoustic 6 inch brass bowl-gong which fills your environment with beautifully complex tones whenever it strikes. In the morning, its exquisite sounds summon your consciousness into awakening with a series of subtle gongs that provide an elegant beginning to your day.
Click here to learn more about the Zen Timepiece alarm clock and hear a sound byte of the bowl gong.
Have you had enough of jarring awakenings in the morning? If you despise the sound of your alarm clock as much as the rest of America, try reducing stress by getting a Now & Zen alarm clock. See how much more peaceful your days and nights can be! Once you’ve settled with an alarm clock, check out the Now & Zen doorbell or phone ring & timer.
Article Written By: Amy Taylor; Amy is a graduate of FIDM in Los Angeles, CA and enjoys writing and creating pages for Divavillage.com.