Getting up in the morning can be a real struggle for many of us. Personally, whenever I hear the alarm clock I feel like crying. And then came the “snooze” button, giving to all of us “alarm-clock-haters” those precious extra 5 minutes of sleep.

As we all know, however, once you start snoozing it can be hard to stop, and often leads to running late, skipping breakfast and not having time to have a shower. And that’s where the iCukoo application comes in.

iCukoo is an alarm clock app that allows you to donate money to charity every time you hit the snooze button. After all, time is money, right?

Just like with any other alarm, the iCukoo allows you to specify the days and times you’d like your alarm to go off. The additional feature of this alarm, though, is that it also allows you to choose the charity you wish to make a donation to, the length and interval time of your snooze, and the amount you wish to give (from 10p to £1).

You can use the snooze button as much as you like but remember that it can get pricey. Once you hit £1 (roughly $1.26), the app allows you to donate the money, and donations are capped at £30 per snoozer per month.

Sleepers are given the option of donating to 5 different charities, Starlight Children’s Foundation,Parkinson’s UK, the National Literacy Trust, Prostate Cancer UK and Maggie’s, which offers free practical and emotional support to people with cancer.

Looks like everyone can do their bit before even getting out of bed. Just set the alarm, select the charity you would like to donate to and start sleeping.

The app is currently only available in the U.K. but hopefully it will be available to other countries too.

Source: Huffington Post


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  1. This app has a very neat design although I personally prefer WakeOrDonate’s charitable alarm clock. Both apps follow a similar concept although WakeOrDonate also allows you to track sleep statistics and offers a larger selection of charities that you can donate to.
    I read up a little about it and it turns out WakeOrDonate actually won a prize from the telecommunications company, TalkTalk, earlier this year for their innovative work.
    I use WakeOrDonate religiously but I still lie-in far too often!

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