Confession: I’m a chronic snooze button-pusher. I’ve tried setting alarms on multiple devices, forcing myself to get up to turn off my alarm, various sleep apps, and setting my alarm earlier than I need to wake up in the hopes that I could trick myself out of bed on time.
Spoiler alert: none of it worked, and getting out of bed in the morning without hitting snooze enough times to lose count before ultimately crawling into my living room in a sleepy fog felt near-impossible. But in the end, I figured it out—and the answer was on my ceiling, hanging above me the whole time. The thing that saved my mornings was actually the smart bulb in my bedroom.
Personally, I use the TP-Link Kasa smart bulb, which doesn’t require a hub—all you have to do is replace your regular light bulb with it, download the app, and follow the set-up instructions. It’s compatible with voice assistants like Amazon Alexaand Google Assistant, but you actually don’t even need one to do this— though I will say, asking Alexa to turn off your lights at night instead of getting up to flip the switch will make you feel all-powerful.