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DESIGN | 2 Years Ago By Kimberly Erskine

Get Out Of Bed: Carpet Alarm Clock Forces You To Wake Up

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Do you need some help to get out of bed in the mornings too? I’m not a fan of mornings. In college I always dreaded waking up for my 8am classes, and as the semester wore on, it became more and more of a dreaded chore to me. I would plan to get up early and give myself plenty of time to get ready, grab my books, and make the half hour commute to campus, but then I would find myself going back to sleep for another twenty minutes which would make me late for class. Yikes! Now that I’ve graduated from college, getting out of bed before noon seems harder than ever.

There may be a solution to this problem. Yanko Design recently featured a concept design for a carpet that uses the technology of an alarm clock to get you not only to wake up, but get out of bed in the morning. You set the alarm just like you would any regular alarm clock. When the clock reaches the time you set for an alarm, the carpet will set off the alarm. However, unlike traditional alarm clocks that you can sit next to your bed and slam off, this carpet requires you to physically get out of bed and step on it to turn it off.

Once you get up, you’ll be less likely to go back to bed. Place the carpet further away from your bed and closer to your dresser or closet if you need more motivation to get out of bed and get going in the mornings. The Carpet Alarm Clock was designed by Sofie Collin & Gustav Lanberg. Currently it is only a concept design and not available for purchase. I hope to see this come to life in the near future, and I’m sure many other people do too!

Get Out Of Bed!

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Via: [Yanko Design] Image Credits: [LOL Snaps]

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8 Comments

Marc Parent

January 15th, 2013

I think this is the best idea since the wheel !!! I have a horrable time getting up in the morning and since my work starts a 7 am (not to mention should be there 10-15 mins early) I should be getting up at least 6am to get ready and drive to work. But nooooo. I snooze till 6:30, 6:40 and then eat breakfast in my car while speeding to work as if I’m racing an indi car to get there right at 7 or a couple of min late every day. Good thing I’m a hard ass worker once I’m there but this would really improve my life. Hope it come to the market!

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Jenna Martin

January 15th, 2013

How can I buy this. How much is it?

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Brian

January 24th, 2013

It’s a really cool design, and it’s not a bad idea… but you could also just do what I’ve done for years — put the alarm clock on the far dresser. That works pretty well too.

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The Redhead Riter

January 25th, 2013

LOL LOL LOL You shouldn’t have showed the pic of the person half on the bed and half on the carpet. I would have to put it far enough away from the bed to prevent me from doing the hang off the bed thing. LOL

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Joel

March 1st, 2013

This is incredible! Do you have a link to where this can be bought?

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Steve

October 9th, 2013

where can we buy one

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Trixie

October 25th, 2013

Where can I get this from?

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Kimberly Erskine

November 19th, 2013

Hello. Unfortunately this product is only a concept and not yet available for purchase. To find out more about it visit http://www.yankodesign.com/2007/06/19/carpet-alarm-clock/ .

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