You know you are getting older when you ask your husband for a “wake-up light” for your birthday. I heard about the concept for this product on a podcast, and I have to say it is one of the best purchases we’ve made since getting married. The concept of the Philips Morning Wake-Up Light is that it creates a more natural waking up experience by slowing getting brighter and brighter as your wake up time approaches (kind of like the sun rising). It also has some other features, like different sounds that you can wake up to, different levels of brightness and a dimmer that you can set in the evening to simulate the sun going down. It’s amazing – it really does wake you up! But in a much nicer way than a screeching alarm clock. And who doesn’t need some kindness first thing in the morning?
It is somewhat pricey – around $100 on Amazon right now – but starting the day off right on the regular is so, so worth it!
The only downside to this product is if you share a room with someone, you will probably want to make sure that you both regularly wake up around the same time. I can imagine it may be hard for one person to stay asleep as the room brightens enough to wake the other person up.
Let me know if you have a similar product or if you try it out and like it!