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The Loftie alarm clock got me to break my phone addiction and sleep better

I used to sleep with my phone tucked inches from my face—until I discovered the Loftie smart alarm clock.

The Loftie alarm clock got me to break my phone addiction and sleep better
[Photo: courtey Loftie]

I never developed a fine-tuned internal clock. I can’t tell which part of my sleep hygiene is off, but no matter what I do, my circadian rhythm needs outside assistance to wake up at a consistent time. I used to sleep with my phone tucked inches from my face, ready to blast through my sleep with an ungodly siren at 7 am. But that was until I found Loftie.

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A sleek, pill-shaped device, Loftie is an alarm clock with a clear agenda: break up with your smartphone alarm.

The device acts as a standard alarm clock—with a two-fold alarm, a 30-second gentle ‘waking’ sound, followed by a more standard alert to get you out of bed. The first time I used my Loftie, I failed to realize this and nearly fell out of bed when my clock began chirping rainforest ambiance just before my alarm was set to go off.

[Photo: courtey Loftie]

The rest of Loftie’s features are nice to haves rather than essentials—but they sure are nice to have. There’s a warm nightlight that glows from the base of the unit, the white display can fade to nothingness as you fall asleep, and there’s a whole slew of built-in digital content, like sound baths, breath work, and sleep podcasts, ready to stream with the touch of a button. I appreciate the ease with which I can crank up pink noise— proven to help you get to sleep faster—when a neighbor decides that 1 am is an appropriate time to start a floorboard-shaking Call of Duty marathon.

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[Photo: courtesy Loftie]
The Loftie looks good on my side table, too, and is easy enough to use. It can also be programmed via a companion app, which I think defeats the point of the company’s whole ‘ban your cellphone from the bedroom’ ethos. I operate my device manually and sleep with my phone charging outside of the bedroom. It’s been life-changing.
However, since I moved house just a few weeks ago, my Loftie alarm clock is currently lost in a sea of boxes. I hadn’t realized how dependent on it I had become. I’m now back to mindlessly scrolling through TikTok before bed and waking up groggier than ever. I’m just waiting until I get to that fateful box and my Loftie and I can be reunited. I can’t wait to break up with my phone again.
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