If you have trouble waking up in the morning, read on…

Natural ways to wake up

Our body is designed to wake up with the sunrise and go to sleep at dusk. The brain receives the gradually rising morning light and starts the wake-up process. By waking up naturally, we feel more energetic and fresh during the day. It is also much easier to get up when the room is well-lit by the morning light.

Woman waking up with light alarm clock

If you need to wake up before the sunrise, or live in a climate where the light intensity is very low during the winter time, you are forcing your body to wake up in a complete darkness of the night. This makes waking up extremely difficult, and leads to you feeling tired during the rest of the day.

Sleep Habits

When was the last time you went to sleep at sunset? Going to bed when the sun goes down is no longer part of our daily routines. However, this is exactly how our bodies had been designed.

By extending your days with artificial light, you break your natural sleep habits and sacrificing your sleep. Sleep deprivation has a negative effect on your day-to-day live.

You can restore balanced and healthy sleep habits by reducing the light intensity in the evening, and getting a good light exposure in the morning.

Dim the lights during the few hours before the bedtime. If you sit at your computer or a TV, make sure to reduce the brightness of the screen.

In the morning, use a light alarm clock to simulate a natural sunrise and make it easier to wake up.

Light alarm clock

A light alarm clock uses a combination of natural light and sound to gently wake you up in the morning. The best option, in my opinion, is the Philips HF3520 Wake-Up Light With Colored Sunrise Simulation.

Wake up light

30 minutes before your wake up time, the light alarm clock will gradually increase the light to signal to your body that the sun is rising. The color of the light will go from soft dawn reds through warm orange to bright yellow light, giving you a warm and pleasant feeling of a rising sun. You can choose from several light intensities from the light alarm clock.

Wake up sound

At the time of the alarm, the light alarm clock will play a natural sound to accompany your waking up experience. Choose from the sound of woodland morning, ocean shore, lake loon, zen garden, or slow piano. Radio, or your favorite song from your iPhone library can be added. The sound will gradually increase in intensity, starting from a very low volume, until it reaches your desired volume.

If you prefer to wake up just with the light, you can completely turn off the sound by setting the volume to zero.

Light Alarm Clock

Philips HF3520 Wake-Up Light
With Colored Sunrise Simulation

Weekday and weekend alarm

If you want to wake up at different times during the weekdays and weekends (although it is not recommended), you can set different alarms for different days of the week.

Two person alarm

By setting two different alarms, the light alarm clock can be used by two people who want to wake up at different times.

Sunset simulation

The light alarm clock will simulate a sunset by allowing you to set a sleep timer. It will gradually dim down light.

LED light means no need to replace the bulbs

LED lights have a very long life, meaning that you will never have to replace the light bulbs on your light alarm clock.

Snooze by touching the front panel

You can snooze the alarm by touching any part of the front panel. The snooze duration is 9 minutes. The snooze function will only turn off the sound, the light will still be on.

This allows you to customize your waking up experience just the way you want it.

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