Darker and colder mornings means it can be harder and more painful for many of us to get out of bed in the morning. The shrill of your phone alarm going off abruptly earlier than you’d ideally want it to, can make you feel groggy and reluctant to face the day. We feel you, we’ve been there.
You might benefit from getting a wake up light. For the uninitiated, these are alarm clocks that wake you up using, you guessed it, a light. It mimics natural sunrise, which, in theory, allows you to rise and shine as if you lived in perpetual summer (or somewhere closer to the equator).
Wake up lights have been reported to help with symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression linked to shortened day light hours and a lack of sunlight. It is believed to affect up to 1 in 3 people in the UK and one of the most effective treatments is light therapy, which has up to an 80% success rate in diagnosed cases, according to Anxiety UK.
Like clockwork, with the changing seasons and darker starts to the day, here are three wake up lights that will get your morning off to a brighter start.
Lumie Bodyclock Starter 30Lumie
Philips Wake-up Light HF3520/01Phillips
Coulax Wake Up LightCoulax
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