Like most people, I struggle to get up in the morning. I wouldn’t say I’m not a morning person, it’s just the getting out of bed part I can’t do! I have early starts at work, long shifts and a horse to take care of at night. Bed is my warm, happy place!
I also suffer from hearing problems which leaves me with tinnitus, and occasionally I feel a little dizzy when I wake up. I was after a more natural way to wake. I’d seen adverts for alarms that wake you up with daylight, and read mostly positive reviews, so thought I’d give it a try.
However, some of the sunrise alarms are a little pricey! I didn’t want to fork out too much money on something which may not be beneficial. I chose a more affordable version from B&M Bargains and took it home to set up straight away.
They are super easy to set up, much the same as a regular alarm clock. You set the alarm and for 30minutes before it goes off, a warm glowing light starts very dim and gradually brightens until your alarm goes off. Simulating a natural sunrise.
I wouldn’t say it has me jumping out of bed in the morning, but I absolutely feel less groggy and I never feel dizzy when I use it. It’s also much nicer than blinding myself with the lamp light at 6am.
Another function the light has, is a sunset setting. It works the same way but in reverse. We set a bedtime and the light turns on brightly 30minutes before, then dims down until the selected time.
Overall, I love it. I think it’s a great addition to the morning routine. Eventually, I hope to buy a more expensive one – I hear the Lumie ones are good. I’d definitely recommend them to anyone, not just if you find mornings a chore!