Poet Ted Hughes imagined that “fast asleep, we keep track of the time to the second.” In case nocturnal counting isn’t second nature to you, pick an alarm that doesn’t tick off your biological clock. Night owls and early birds alike can make the morning fire drill feel less frenzied by waking to the sound of surf rushing the shore, a favorite podcast, or the pat of rain drops on an awning. You think you could snore through a tropical storm? Set a silence-piercing twinbell alarm, whose wail ascends just as your temptation to snooze surfaces. Dual alarms give you a second chance, while digital docking stations offer you options. Rest alert; you won’t be able to doze through these bells and beeps.