Waking Up on Time: A Comparison of Bed Shaker Alarm Clocks

Published on June 10, 2021, by

Corinna Underwood

If you often find yourself saying, “I could sleep through a tornado,” and your alarm clock doesn’t always get you up in time for work, you may be a very heavy sleeper, or you may be suffering from hearing loss. But all’s not lost, there is a solution to get you up on time without having to call in the cavalry. It’s called a bed shaker alarm clock.

A bed shaker alarm clock has the appearance of a digital alarm clock, but it also has a vibrating pad connected by a cable or wirelessly. You can place the pad under your mattress or pillow, and it will wake you by gently shaking your mattress when it is time for your alarm to go off. In many cases, you also have the option to combine the vibration with an audible alarm or even flashing lights to engage multiple senses in the wake-up process.

Vibrating alarm clocks provide an effective way to wake you gradually without startling you or causing stress. Bed shaker alarm clocks can benefit:

  • Heavy sleepers
  • People with a hearing disability
  • People who suffer from a sleep disorder

We’ll take a look at 11 of the best vibrating alarm clocks on the market, many of which include great features like variable noise levels, flashing light alarm options, adjustable settings, or wireless operation. 

11 Bed Shaker Alarm Clock Reviews

bed shaker alarm clock: Woman stretching while looking out the window

Here is a rundown on some of the best vibrating alarm clocks on the market today. First, we’ll introduce you to five different Sonic Alert alarm clocks, each with unique features depending on your specific needs. Then, we’ll review six other options you may want to consider.

1. Sonic Alert Sonic Shaker Alarm Clock

bed shaker alarm clock: Sonic Alert Sonic Shaker Alarm Clock

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The Sonic Alert alarm will wake even those who are most hard of hearing. The clock is easy to operate and is compact, so it will travel with you wherever you go. It has a digital clock with a 90-decibel alarm — about the loudness level of a power mower. It also has a bed-vibrating unit that you can use without or in combination with the alarm. The price is around $35.

Other features include:

  • Display light
  • Snooze button and continuous four-minute snooze setting
  • Button to test sound, vibration, and battery life
  • Eco-friendly power technology that uses 60% less energy
  • One-year warranty 

2. Sonic Alert Sonic Bomb Dual Extra Loud Alarm

bed shaker alarm clock: Sonic Alert Sonic Bomb Dual Extra Loud Alarm

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Whether you are a heavy sleeper or have profound hearing loss, the Sonic Bomb will rouse you from sleep. This alarm with a vibrating bed shaker has a super loud alarm that peaks at 113 decibels. In addition to the bed vibration and loud sound, the Sonic Bomb also adds flashing lights for additional wake-from-a-deep-sleep power. The price is around $57.

Other features include:

  • The most powerful bed shaker in the industry
  • Battery backup, so an unexpected power outage won’t get in the way
  • Adjustable snooze time — from 1-30 minutes
  • Customizable alarm duration — 1-59 minutes
  • Dimmer options
  • One-year warranty

3. Sonic Bomb Jr. Alarm Clock

bed shaker alarm clock: Sonic Bomb Jr. Alarm Clock

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The Sonic Bomb Jr. is a vibrating alarm clock suitable for heavy sleepers and people with hearing disabilities. It is a simplified version of the above Sonic Bomb alarm, but it still makes the grade. It has easy-to-see red control buttons, pulsing alert lights, and a night vision display. The audible alarm has 102 decibels of sound. The price is around $46.

Other features include:

  • 6-volt bed shaker
  • Adjustable tone and volume control
  • Battery backup

4. Sonic Alert Sonic Bomb Phone Signaler

bed shaker alarm clock: Sonic Alert Sonic Bomb Phone Signaler

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The Sonic Bomb Phone Signaler combines a digital alarm clock, a super shaker, and a telephone signaler with built-in flashing alert lights. The alarm has an adjustable volume of up to 113 decibels. The telephone signaler has built-in flashing alert lights. The price is around $64. 

Other features include:

  • High/low dimmer switch
  • Dual alarm for two sleepers with different wake-up times
  • Battery backup
  • Eco-friendly power technology
  • One-year warranty

5. Sonic Alert Sonic Bomb Bluetooth Super Shaker

bed shaker alarm clock: Sonic Alert Sonic Bomb Bluetooth Super Shaker

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The Sonic Bomb Bluetooth Super Shaker is a little different from all the other vibrating bed alarms. This device has no clock. In this case, you set up the bed shaker with your smartphone. This allows you to set multiple alarms simultaneously. Because the alarm vibrates without sound, it means you won’t disturb your sleeping partner. The price is around $47.

Other features include:

  • Easy phone pairing and set up
  • Notifications for calls, texts, and emails
  • Adjustable vibration strength

6. ANJANK Extra Loud Alarm Clock With Wireless Bed Shaker

bed shaker alarm clock: ANJANK Extra Loud Alarm Clock With Wireless Bed Shaker

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Heavy sleepers and people with a hearing impairment won’t miss their wake-up time with the ANJANK bed shaker alarm. You don’t have to worry about cables that are too short because this bed shaker alarm clock is wireless. It can wake you up from up to 32 feet away. You can also combine the bed shaker with a loud alarm. The price is around $27.

Other features include:

  • Easy-to-see curved screen
  • Large, dimmable digits
  • Dual same-day alarm
  • USB port
  • One-year warranty 

7. iLuv TimeShaker Wow

iLuv TimeShaker Wow

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You don’t stand a chance of oversleeping with this super-vibrating, wired bed shaker alarm clock. The TimeShaker Wow has a large LED display and combines a vibrating alarm with a 120-decibel alarm sound. The price is around $40.

Other features include:

  • Easy one-step alarm setup
  • Three vibration selections — normal, strong, and earthquake
  • Adjustable volume
  • Bright alert lights — a third alarm option to help you wake up
  • USB charging port
  • 12- or 24-hour time format

8.  iLuv VibroSaver

iLuv VibroSaver

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Similar to the Sonic Alert Sonic Bomb Bluetooth, the VibroSaver has no clock component and connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth. It has a powerful vibration designed for people who can’t wake up easily or who are unable to hear an audible alarm. The price is around $80.

Other features include:

  • Set and save multiple alarms
  • Access features using voice controls
  • Vibrate Now feature to wake someone remotely in an emergency
  • Perfect for pillow or mattress

9. Bellman Alarm Clock

Bellman Alarm Clock

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The Bellman Alarm Clock is a little more sophisticated than some of the other bed shaker alarms out there. To start, it includes three alarm options: a bed shaker, an audible alarm, and intense flashing lights. But this alarm clock serves as more than a morning wake-up call, it will also alert you when the doorbell or phone rings, the smoke alarm goes off, or there’s activity on the baby monitor. The price is about $113 on Amazon.

Other features include:

  • Up to 100-decibel alarm sound
  • Nightlight function
  • Snooze button with decreasing snooze time intervals from nine to two minutes
  • Battery backup

10. Homtime Loud Alarm Clock/Wireless Bed Shaker

Homtime Loud Alarm Clock with Wireless Bed Shaker

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The Homtime alarm is suitable for heavy sleepers and people with hearing disabilities. It has three waking modes: bed vibrator, buzzer alarm, or both combined. The large screen is easy to read. The price is around $24.

Other features include:

  • Light dimmer control
  • Nine-minute snooze option
  • Battery backup
  • Two USB charging ports
  • Can play music from a connected iPhone

11. Loud Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker

Loud Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker

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This vibrating alarm has a 7-inch easy-to-read screen. You can wake up with just the bed shaker or combine it with an adjustable three-level buzzing alarm. Also, you can set two separate alarms for each day, so you and your partner can wake up at different times. The price is around $27.

Other features include:

  • One- to 15-minute snooze function
  • Weekday and weekend alarm settings  
  • Brightness level control
  • Two USB ports 

Wake Up to a Brighter Day

Beautiful sunrise view

There are many variations of bed shaker alarm clocks to choose from. You have options that combine audible alarms with bed vibration, or you can even choose Bluetooth bed shakers. And some have additional features like phone and message alerts.

If you’re having difficulty waking to your regular alarm clock in the morning and you think you may be suffering from hearing loss, you may want to consider taking a free hearing screening test. FreeHearingTest.org offers a free phone hearing screening test. You can take the test in less than five minutes.

You can also take a free online hearing screening test at MDHearingAid.com. This test takes less than eight minutes and works with headphones.

Corinna Underwood

Freelance Writer

Corinna Underwood is uprooted from the UK and transplanted in the USA. She has been writing about health and wellness for twenty years. She also writes mystery novels.