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While there are some people who loves to wake up in the wee hours of of the morning, energized and ready to take on the day, many of us find it tough to get going in the a.m. — especially when it's winter.
If you're someone who sets multiple alarms to wake up and cringes every time they go off, you might benefit from trying a sunrise alarm clock. These specialty alarm clocks mimic sunlight, gradually increasing the amount of light they emit, to wake you up without the use of blaring alarms or music.
According to experts, sunrise alarm cocks provide a "gentle wake signal" to the body by signalling our body's temperature to rise and increase our cortisol levels which allows us to wake up.
This digital alarm clock slowly increases the amount of light it emits 10-60 minutes before your preferred wakeup time, simulating a natural sunrise.
The clock itself features dual alarms so you can set different separate alarms for weekends and weekdays and allows you to choose from eight natural alarm sounds and 16 levels of adjustable volume. You can also opt to wake up to your favourite radio station if you’d prefer or hit snooze for nine extra minutes of sleep.
The clock can help you fall asleep, by slowly dimming the lights for a “soft atmosphere” and choose from seven different colours for your clock to act as a night light.
What people are saying
The Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm clock has earned a 4.3-star rating from Amazon shoppers.
One shopper said the clock was just what they needed to help soothe their daughter to sleep.
"It’s very calming and cozy," they wrote, adding that the clock is perfect for people who "miss the light" in the mornings during the winter.
Others have called the clock easy to set up and a great way to “wake up softly.” One shopper said that the gradual light increasing has helped them to wake up before their desired time and has made it “easier” to wake up at an earlier hour.
"This is excellent," one shopper said. "I wish it would have been available when I was younger."
Although there are plenty of positives about the Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock, some shoppers have said they wish there were more volume settings. One shopper said that even on the lowest setting, the alarm or music is still too loud for their liking. Others have complained that it's hard to manually select the radio station they would like to wake up to and that the time display is "quite bright."
If you're having a hard time adjusting to the dark winter mornings and cringe at the sound of your current alarm, you might like the slow illuminating function of the Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock. It's been called "the perfect alarm clock" to help you feel energized in the morning while also allowing you to calmly drift off to sleep.
However, be advised that some shoppers have complained about the volume settings; if you're sensitive to sound and like your alarm to be especially quiet, this might not be the right choice for you!
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.