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Canadian winters are notoriously long and hard, and waking up in the mornings while it’s still pitch black outside doesn’t do us any favours.
Instead of a jarring noise to get you going first thing in the morning, an alternative to traditional alarms using light instead of sound has been proven to gently wake you up while providing all the benefits of a natural wakeup call.
One best-selling alarm clock is making it easier to get going in the morning by simulating the transition from dawn to daylight, all in time to wake you up. Starting 30 minutes before your desired wakeup time, the Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock begins slowly transitioning from soft red to bright yellow light, just like a natural sunrise.
This process of changing light stimulates your body to wake up naturally, and by the time light has filled the room, you’re ready to take on the day.
“This thing is life changing,” raved one enthusiastic reviewer.
“This is an amazing wake up light!” echoed another. “The different shades of lighting from the minimum setting all the way to the maximum setting does a really good job at creating a pseudo sunrise.”
In addition to the sunlight simulation, this alarm clock also offers a selection of natural sounds that begin to play at your desired wakeup time, acting as a final notification that it’s time to wake up. Choose from birdsong, gentle piano, or seaside sounds, or opt for the radio to begin playing in time to get your day started.
The Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock also features a wind-down setting that simulates a sunset, helping you to get ready to sleep at the end of the day.
Normally available for $145, right now the cock is on sale for 25% off, ringing in at $109. While definitely more expensive than most traditional alarm clocks, shoppers have been sharing that it’s worth the investment.
“I purchased a few other wake up lights just to see if I could find a good option at a lower price point but I returned them all,” one five-star reviewer wrote. “This one is worth the money, the light itself is perfect - such a good gradient and very realistic.”
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.