I hate alarm clocks.
It makes you wonder what people did before alarm clocks, though. How did they wake up at the right time? How did they start their days?
Certainly a long time ago, before gas lights or electric lights, people just got up with the sun (pretty early during the summer of course). That’s kind of the natural way and certainly a more gradual way of waking up as the sun’s rays slowly intensify and make you get up.
In fact, wouldn’t it be nice if we could do that…but not at 5am in June!
Have your own sun clock
Well you can, with the Lumie Bodyclock. It actually does work like the sun rising.
You set the time you have to get up, let’s say 7am then thirty minutes before (say 6.30am) the daylight bulb on the clock starts to lighten until it is fully bright at which point the alarm, or the radio, comes on and you have absolutely no excuse not to get up!
Not only that but it can help you go to sleep at night. Set yourself a thirty minute ‘sunset’ and you can gradually drift off as the light dims and you feel sleepy like they did in olden times.
I’ve tried and I’m impressed.
Also, the device itself isn’t too complicated, although you will have to check the manual a few times while you set it up. Thankfully the manual is quite well written (unlike most tech manuals) so even someone as rubbish at dealing with machines as I am can follow it!
But the menu does take a bit of getting used to and most of its operation is done through navigating the menu so you need to spend a bit of time on that.
Still once you’re set up, you shouldn’t need to fiddle much with it. Just set it up and wake up happier 🙂