Hi everyone! One thing I’ve always struggled with is falling asleep without background noise. I would watch TV every night to help me fall asleep, but last year I realized this habit was making me tired and have headaches in the morning. I wanted to get myself into a better routine, but I didn’t know where to start until I found the Hatch alarm clock. This post isn’t sponsor by the way- I’m just obsessed!
I received the Hatch Restore alarm clock for Christmas and it has been such a game changer for my sleep! One of my favorite parts about the Hatch is that you can completely customize your nighttime and morning routines. My current routines are as follows:
Nighttime- I have a reading lamp on for 30 minutes followed by a bedtime story (typically about 20 minutes long). During the bedtime story I usually have fall asleep and then white noise plays in the background for 45 minutes. I posted a reel and TikTok with a better look into my routine if you’re interested!
Morning- The morning wake up is incredible. I no longer feel stressed when I wake up since the Hatch wakes me up with a gradual light five minutes before my alarm. There are a ton of different alarm options so whether you’re looking for something more traditional or something calming (like a morning flute) – there’s something for everyone!
Here are a few of the frequently asked questions I’ve received about the Hatch Restore:
How easy is it to read by?
Since the light is adjustable you can definitely find a comfortable brightness for reading. Sometimes I will still keep my lamp on until I go to bed just because I find that it helps me stay awake while reading.
Is it worth the money?
It depends on how much you struggle with sleep! I never had a problem falling asleep- but I always needed noise and wanted to stop watching TV or spending time on my phone at night so this was the perfect solution. The Hatch has truly helped me fall asleep quicker, wake up refreshed, and sleep through the night. I also love that they have guided meditation as well because I think that it is such a healthy practice to include in your day! Overall I think if you’re looking to stay off your phone in the mornings and evenings and sleep better it is a great investment.
What makes it worth it?
The Hatch is so much more than an alarm clock and I think investing in sleep is never a bad thing. When I think about it my sleep impacts so much of my life, and by sleeping better I can be more productive, happier, and accomplish more of my goals. A big goal for me in the New Year was to reduce my screen time and read more. Since I’ve had my Hatch I’ve been accomplishing that goal and am so thrilled! As I mentioned earlier, it’s worth depends on your current routine and how much the Hatch can improve your daily life. For me it has taught me how to wind down and relax at the end of the day which is so important.
How does the wake up to light feature work?
You can choose from a variety of sunrises in the app (and even adjust the brightness). I normally will wake up from the light and then the actual alarm rings a few minutes later. I find that waking up this way is a lot more relaxing and doesn’t make me feel the same sense of stress and urgency as when I used the alarm on my phone. It also stops me from checking my phone first thing in the morning which is great!
Do you control it through an app?
Yes- there are a lot of different options on the app so you can set up your routine and adjust as often as you’d like. It is not required you use the app on a daily basis- only when you want to make changes to your routine. They also include messages on the app with different tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your Hatch. If you want to see into my app head to my Instagram or TikTok!
Are there options other than bedtime stories?
There are TONS of other options. I prefer the bedtime story because it tends to help me fall asleep the quickest. Other than bedtime stories there are a variety of sounds, meditations, breathing exercises, music, yoga, stretching, and more! I love it too because you can use the Hatch thought the day if you want to meditate or take a minute to relax.
Do you have to pay for the premium subscription?
You don’t have to buy the premium subscription- you will just not have as many options on the app. The subscription is $50 annually so I would definitely try to use the Hatch without and see how it works for you. You can also try the monthly subscription for $5 if you’d like. I did the yearly subscription so I can get the most out of my Hatch, but it certainly is still helpful without it!
Linking my Hatch and a few of their other products for kids here: