|No this is not a picture of me.|
Not sure how important daylight is? Sunlight and daylight have positive effects. They raise energy levels and help align our daily rhythm. The Philip Wake-Up Light gradually wakes you up in a gentle, less abrupt way- the way nature intended. Starting a half hour before your set wake up time, the Philips Wake-Up Light gradually fills your room with bright light, similar to the rising sun. The light raises energy levels, slowly preparing you to slowly wake up.
I decided to give this thing a try for 5 days. My initial concerns:
- The light would wake my husband up (who actually gets up with the rising sun like a normal human)
- The light wouldn't wake me up at all
- That nothing would change and I would still be hitting snooze every 10 minutes.
Night 2: Yup. Got a kick from my husband this morning to turn the light off. However, can we agree that this thing works?
|The full intensity brighter than the sun light which woke my dear husband up. Yes, that is my backup former alarm clock in the background. And the video monitor. Also wonderfully bright for my husband's annoyance.|
|The intensity used at half and still more than woke me up.|
Night 5: Thanksgiving Turkey coma. Yet the light woke me up 10 minutes before my alarm as usual. Up and not entirely thrilled to be going to work the day after Thanksgiving.
I spent a whole week testing out the Philips Wake-Up light and my final assessment? I love it. Love, love, LOVE IT. I love being woken up naturally rather than beating down my alarm clock every 10 minutes. In regards to my initial concerns, I found a light intensity that doesn't seem to disturb my husband, it actually does wake me up and I have yet to touch the snooze button. My biggest issue is lack of trust. As parents, we are often woken up in the middle of the night by our preschooler's dreams, potty needs, illness, monsters, MiMiMi scaring him (who the heck is MiMiMi??), ETC ETC ETC and are freaking tired. So tired, that often the sudden shrieking of an alarm clock is what it really takes to wake up before the crack of dawn. I don't trust that the light is going to wake me up, so I wake up every hour worried that I'm going to oversleep. Regardless of whether it worked just fine for an entire week and I woke up without an issue every day, I was still restless overnight.
No lie, I was pretty skeptical. I didn't think it would work. I thought I wouldn't want it. I confess, I was wrong. This is a great product. If you struggle with getting up in the morning and are a chronic snooze smacker like I used to be, this product will do wonders for you.
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Bleary-eyed Zombie Mom Approved.
* I was given a Philips Wake Up Light to review through www.shespeaks.com. All opinions are mine and mine alone.