Addicted to the snooze button? This alarm clock guarantees you’ll get up to turn it off


For all the chronic snooze bar pressers of the world comes the Witwatia Pressure Sensitive Alarm Clock. The Witwatia alarm clock is not like ordinary alarm clocks that rest on the night stand next to your bed. This alarm clock goes on the floor like a rug. Yes, the floor.

The Witwatia Pressure Sensitive Alarm Clock is a large memory foam mat with a built-in clock and digital display. When the alarm sounds, you will need to stand on the pressure sensitive mat with both feet for at least 3 seconds to silence the alarm. The idea is if you can get out of bed and stand on the mat for 3 seconds, then you might as well go ahead and get ready for your day instead of jumping back in bed.

The alarm sound can be customized by connecting the mat to a computer using a USB cable to add your own tunes.

The only down side that I can see with this alarm clock is that it has its own built-in “snooze bar”. If you don’t get out of bed and stand on the pressure sensitive mat, the alarm will play for 5 minutes, stop for 5 minutes, then play again for 5 minutes. So your best bet is to put a really obnoxious alarm sound so you won’t be able to stand listening to it play for a full 5 minutes.

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The Witwatia Pressure Sensitive Alarm Clock can be purchased for $59.99 from Amazon.

Thanks to Pam T. for sending me this news idea.

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  • Andrew Baker March 12, 2017, 11:29 am

    I had the same problem when I was in High School. I came up with the same solution simply by placing the alarm clock as far from the bed as I could. I had to get up and out of the bed. And if that failed to work my mom would get our boarder collie riled up then throw her on my bed.

  • Pam T. March 12, 2017, 1:46 pm

    Being blessed (?) with the ability to get up and take a shower, then promptly go back to sleep, I don’t think this would actually keep me from falling back in bed after 3 seconds. I have a bedroom alarm clock, a dog that wakes me up ten minutes before it goes off, and two phones in two different rooms set to go off in the morning.

    I get up with the dog, let him out, grab the two phones, turn one off, put the other on the table next to the couch, and throw myself down for another five minutes (or more). Usually more.

    Needless to say, I am so not a jump-out-of-bed-in-the-morning-person.

    • Julie Strietelmeier March 12, 2017, 3:45 pm

      I used to have a lot of trouble getting out of bed until recent years. Now I am usually awake before my alarm goes off at 4:50am M-F and I press snooze on my phone 2 times so I end up getting out of bed at 5:10am. I really need to break the 2 snooze habit so I can get up with the first alarm. I don’t usually fall back to sleep, I’m just laying there for 20 minutes thinking about the fact that I don’t want to get up and go to work 😉

      • Pam T. March 12, 2017, 4:41 pm

        Ha! I have some of my best dreams in that 20 minutes between the first alarm and the last one.

        Then there’s the negotiating: “If I take a shower but don’t wash my hair, I can sleep another 10 minutes because I won’t have to blow dry it” competes often with “No one will care if I come in at 7:30 vs. 8:00”. 🙂

  • DougB March 13, 2017, 12:11 pm

    Now if it would also show your weight, the disappointment to the start of my day would be complete.

  • BettyW March 20, 2017, 10:22 am

    I wonder how much weight it takes to trigger it – e.g., would a 15-lb cat jumping on it turn it off? Though knowing my cats they would probably more likely run away from the sound 🙂

    • Julie Strietelmeier March 20, 2017, 10:31 am

      I don’t see anything about minimum weight but I think the cat would turn it off.

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