Study Find Kids Wake Up Faster To Mom's Voice Over An Alarm!
A smoke alarm that played a mother’s voice would wake children much more quickly than alarms that blast high-pitched tones, a new U.S. study finds.
Researchers found that most children ages 5 through 8 took more than five minutes to wake up with a standard alarm, as compared with around four seconds when they heard the sound of their mother’s voice, according to the results published in The Journal of Pediatrics.
Maternal voice alarms woke 86 to 91 percent of children, prompting 84 to 86 percent to successfully perform the escape procedure within five minutes of the alarm’s onset. That’s compared to 52 percent of kids waking to the standard alarm and 51 percent escaping.
Nearly 6 percent of kids did not wake to any of the alarms and had to be manually awakened after five minutes.