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The Best Alarm Clocks that Wake You Up Gently and Slowly

Updated on August 31, 2014

The best alarm clocks that wake you up gently use either nature sounds or natural light to slowly wake you up. Which is best for you depends on your own preferences. Some offer both sounds and a natural sunrise. Many with seasonal affective disorder or the winter blues use these to feel better waking in the morning. But you don't have to suffer from seasonal depression to benefit from a more gradual and natural waking alarm clock. These are reviews of some of the top sellers with very happy customers. Scroll down and you'll see even the roosters agree.

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3.8 out of 5 stars from 12 ratings of Sharper Image Alarm Clock

Sharper Image Slowly Wake Alarm Clock with Nature Sounds

This sound alarm clock has 20 different sounds to choose from including a babbling brook, city noise, a crackling fire, wind chimes, and birds. You can choose one sound to go to sleep to and another to wake to. This is very important in training your body to sleep and rise naturally each day. This Sharper Image alarm clock gradually wakes you by coming on at a low volume and then gradually becoming louder over several minutes. Much better than a jarring loud beep. However, that feature is available on this alarm clock if you really need it.

Phillips Gradual Wake Light and Clock

This Phillips model HF3470 a gradual wake up light designed to simulate the sun rising with clock built in. It is an official light therapy product of the National Sleep Foundation. It turns on at a low dim light 30 minutes before you want to wake then slowly gets brighter over a half an hour. With the light you can have a sound also gradually wake you up. The sound, either birds, beeping, or wind chimes, start quiet and get louder over a 90 minute period. It can also be used as a reading light with manual brightness settings. It is UV free.

Watch the Philip Wake Up Light Get Some Roosters Crowing at 3 a.m.!

Waking Slowly and Naturally Will Give You More Energy

Most alarm clocks scare you out of bed every morning. This rude awakening every morning is not an ideal way to start the day. Instead try one of these best alarm clocks that wake you up gently, slowly, and naturally every morning. You’ll feel more refreshed and ready to tackle the day ahead.


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