Sunrise Alarm

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.

It took a few days to get used to, I kept anticipating it turning on and waking up.  Once around a week passed, I began to notice a difference.

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!

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