The most annoying alarm tones to wake stubborn sleepers

Set them at sleep’s peril

When it comes to alarm tones, you want one that’s guaranteed to get you out of bed.

If you’re the type of sleeper who needs to feel like someone’s brought a sledgehammer down on your brain, or a persistent one that will keep snoozing for as long as your smartphone’s settings will allow for it, we’ve got the musical solutions for your sleep-in problems.

LG Good Morning

This is the musical version of the cheeriest person you know bouncing into your room with an equally zesty flash mob choir behind him when you’re just waking up with the world’s most massive hangover.

Samsung Morning Flower

So soothing, so peaceful. Try listening to three more days of this and we promise you will change your tune. Hands off that snooze button, you know it's only going to get worse.

iPhone alarm

WHERE’S THE FIRE? IS IT THE END OF THE WORLD? HAVE THE ALIENS COME AT LAST?! Oh, it’s just 7am.

iPhone Marimba

Ahh, the ringtone that makes every iPhone owner reach into their pocket at the same time. When conditioned long enough, this jolly tone will jolt you out of sleep instantly. If not, perhaps you’d prefer the remix?

HTC Innovation

This could be the opening theme to an X-Files / Criminal Minds crossover series. Which is perfectly effective for a new hit TV series and also annoying you out of bed.

Samsung Whistle

This classic Samsung alert tone is not so bad. If you hear it just once. But repeatedly? And increasing in volume each time? Not so great after all.

Nokia Classic

STOP PLAYING THE SAME RIFF OVER AND OVER AGAIN. PLEASE STOP. Okay okay, you win, we will wake up.