Philips Wake-Up Light Overview
The Philips Wake-Up Light is an alarm designed to emulate the sunrise in the morning, which stimulates the brain to release specific chemicals that tell the body “it’s time to get up.” So it’s a much more natural way to wake up in the morning. In studies, 92% of users found that the wake-up light improved the quality of waking and had more energy throughout the day.
Watch the video below to get all the details:
- Colored sunrise simulation
- 5 different natural wake-up sounds
- Tap snooze feature
- Dimming light and sound to help you fall asleep
As far as positives go, first I have to say that I love this thing. I will never go back to a traditional alarm. It works so much better and is a much more natural way to wake up. The light is bright and really will illuminate your whole room, especially if you’re waking up when its still dark outside. It’s as if you’re waking up outdoors in a sense.
If you have to get up super early in the morning, this will really help you in a major way.
Another positive is that it really helps create a very natural and seamless transition from sleep into wakefulness, it’s not jarring, it’s not going to give you an adrenaline rush in the morning like most obnoxious alarms do, and you’ll find that you won’t need to reach over and hit the snooze as often. You’ll actually feel like getting up. What a concept, right?
As far as negatives go, some people might find some of the bird recordings to be slightly jarring. I didn’t like the one I was using for the first few days, but then switched to another sound that I liked a lot better. There can be a bit of trial and error with this alarm in the beginning.
It can be slightly frustrating to figure out how to turn the alarm off in the morning. See the video for instructions for how to do this.
It’s also fairly hard to find and doesn’t seem to be sold in many stores. As far as I know the best place to get it is from amazon.com.
The Philips HF3520 Wake-Up Light is great and by far one of the coolest inventions ever. I highly recommend picking one up. I’ve found that it really does make getting up a lot easier and you actually feel better throughout the day.
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