Best Wake-up Light Alarm Clocks to Wake You Up Gently
Humans have adapted many ways of providing alarms - from church bells' ringing, dawn-welcoming cock-a-doodle-doo, barking dogs alerting approaching danger, smoke signals, to rising and setting of the sun, and changing of seasons. However, these were the things of the past. Besides, no exact time these things provided.
We are now in the age of highly-advanced technology, and everything electronics and gadgets, including alarm clocks, and more, are advancing.
The kind of alarm clock that I'm talking here uses light as an alarm, hence the name is called wake-up light alarm clock. Wake-up light alarm clock functions like a sunrise does. Additionally, it can also function as a sunset simulator.
Philips HF3520 Wake-Up Light With Colored Sunrise Simulation, White
There's a lot of wake-up light alarm clock models from different brands nowadays. And it's difficult to choose which one should be the best for me. What I did was to first read reviews of different wake-up light alarm clocks, compare, and meticulously look for the features that are absent in other models before I finally decided what to buy.
One of the few bests out there is Philips HF3520 Wake-up Light w/ Colored Sunrise Simulation model. Because it's the best for me, I didn't care for the costly shipping plus import fees they impose, especially if you live outside US of A.
The colored sunrise of Philips HF3520 functions really like a sun slowly rising. It emits light of different colors as the time advances-- from cool red at the start to soft orange glow until it becomes warm white, and then the nature sound of your choice goes off.The light gradually increases up to 40-minute period.This has 20 brightness settings-- so far this is the only wake-up light alarm clock I've found to have the highest number of brightness settings.
There are also 5 nature sounds to complement the gradual light for a complete and a pleasant wake up experience.
And there's more functionality of Philips HF3520. It can be a:
- bedside lamp for relaxing and reading at night
- sunset simulator to drift you off to sleep
- especially a light therapy for people with winter depressions
There's also a snooze feature which can be done not by pressing button but by touching anywhere on the light. A non-slip rubber feet secures it on its place, so there's no need to worry you get it knock down or slip when touching anywhere on the light.
NatureBright SunTouch Plus Light and Ion Therapy Lamp
If Philips HF3520 has 5 nature sounds to complement the light, NatureBright SunTouch has ion breeze.
This product is highly recommended for people with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), because its simulated sunrise helps perk them up during winter months.
Timer is easy to operate and makes the 30-minute timing precise. There is an on/off switch for both the light and the ion air. So if you want ion breeze only, you can enjoy it for how long you like. Clinical studies have shown that both ion therapy and light therapy helps alleviate depression.
Nature Bright Sun Touch has 4 long bulbs and 10,000 lux light that is absolutely safe to the eyes-- you can even sit in front of it. There's a warning though, this is not to be used by people with bipolar disorder.
Other signs and symptoms Nature Bright Sun Touch Plus Light and Ion Therapy Lamp can help alleviate with:
- menstrual cramps
- menopause discomfort
- stress and fatigue
- jet lag
Wake-up Light Alarm Clock is primarily designed for people living in countries with winter season, but its functionality has expand even more, which includes the things I mentioned above.
In countries where there's no winter, wake-up light alarm clock is useful, too, especially to graveyard shift workers, like I.
Here's a video clip on how sunrise alarm clock works
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