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Natural Light Alarm Clock

Updated on March 17, 2014

Waking up in the morning is something that most of us hate to do. I mean, who really wants to be woken up from restful slumber when you're having such a nice sleep? The worst part is being jolted wide awake by a screeching alarm clock that drives you insane and does your head in first thing in the morning. Not exactly the best way to start your day!

But there is a nicer way altogether to wake up on the morning. Waking naturally is proven to be the most enjoyable way to start the day, but relying on the gradual increase of natural daylight to wake you can be hit and miss, especially if there is heavy cloud cover first thing in the morning. Also, the sun rises progressively earlier in the morning as the seasons change from winter to spring, then it starts rising progressively later in the morning as we move from summer to autumn. Not much good unless you can start work at different times each day and how many of us can do that? 

So you can now emulate that gradual lighting up that naturally occurs every morning with your curtains closed shut and it can happen at exactly the same time every morning with a natural light alarm clock.

What is a Natural Light Alarm Clock?

A natural light alarm clock is designed to wake you up using a soothing gradual progressively lightening emulator of daylight that starts dull and gradually brightens to that it feels like you are experiencing the natural sunrise and gradual lightening of the sky. This makes it far easier and more enjoyable for you to wake up as your body is designed to flow with the natural rhythms of the day. By emulating the sunrise, the natural light alarm clock works with your body's natural rhythms to wake you up naturally.

This natural awakening allows you to wake feeling calm and happy, which is the perfect way to start each new day!

The great thing with natural light alarm clocks is they can be set up depending upon your own personal tastes. Some of these clocks have other features in addition to the light, such as a variety of natural sounds, plus aromatherapy alarm clock features which emit soothing aromas into the room to further enhance the natural feel of waking up.

The light built into the clock has a default setting that turns on around 15 minutes before the soothing, natural sounds begins to play. The light gradually increases in brightness for around 30 minutes or so, after which a final alarm will sound which is a soothing chime that will not jar you out of your sleep, if in fact you have not yet awoken with the increasing intensity of the light.

What are the Benefits of a Gradual Light Alarm Clock?

The benefits of waking up to a natural light alarm clock are enormous when you consider that ut wakes you naturally and therefore you feel rested, calm and good. When you start your day feeling good, the rest of the day tends to go that way too so from a feelgood factor point of view, it is an excellent way to start any day.

From a health point of view, being woken naturally by the emulation of the progressively brightening light of a natural sunrise keeps your body in harmony with its natural rhythms. This means a much less stressful start to the day.


That can result in you having an overall less stressful day. Because when you start the day free from stress, you tend to be able to shrug off the worst excesses of whatever your day will throw at you far better than had you started the day with a stressful, bone-jarring electronic alarm sound or a manual alarm bell.

For people who regularly start their day in darkness for most of the year where a very early rise is necessary, a progression wake up clock really does help to reduce stress levels and lead to a calmer working day. Being artificially woken up in darkness every day has been shown to seriously degrade the body's normal functioning leading to the possibility of premature aging and a greater susceptibility to illness due to a reduced effective immune system.

So you can see that by waking up to a natural gradually brightening light such as the BioBrite Sunrise Radio Advanced Model Platinum for instance, is better for the health of the immune system and the body overall by reducing the stress and banishing the tiredness created by starting the day with a regular alarm.

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    AlbertD 

    8 years ago from Birmingham, UK

    I've found a great little app on my Android phone (there's one on iPhone too) that detects your sleeping patterns and wakes you up at the right time. Very good for making sure you aren't groggy in the morning.

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    Authorite 

    9 years ago from UK

    Thanks dohn, I'll give it a whirl.

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    dohn121 

    9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

    This is a great hub! You should try listing these on this hub so you can make some $$$! I really do like this alternative.

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