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Alarm clock

An alarm clock (or sometimes just an alarm) is a clock that is designed to alert an individual or group of individuals at specified time. The primary function of these clocks is to awaken people from their night's sleep or short naps; they are sometimes used for other reminders as well. Most use sound; some use light or vibration. Some have sensors to identify when a person is in a light stage of sleep, in order to avoid waking someone who is deeply asleep, which causes tiredness, even if the person has had adequate sleep. To stop the sound or light, a button or handle on the clock is pressed; most clocks automatically stop the alarm if left unattended long enough. A classic analog alarm clock has an extra hand or inset dial that is used to specify the time at which to activate the alarm. Alarm clocks are also found on mobile phones and watches.

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A post I found on luuux This is definitely great for all those owl lovers out there! Owls are so in trend right now that I see them on accessories, clothing, and home decor items. For instance, I was at Target yesterday and I spotted this owl alarm clock! I mean, how cute is this clock? Its just the most adorable thing ever! Its pink and green with hints of brown. I just love this and would definitely buy it, if I had a daughter. Its just like your old fashion alarm clock but with an owl in the middle. Its just so cute and girly! I can't remember the actual price but it was probably less than $25 plus tax but I could be wrong. Its from the Circo line at Target stores. What do you guys think?

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