As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized how much the changing sunlight of the season messes with my ability to wake up in the morning. The darker it is when my alarm goes off, the harder it is to feel like I should get out of bed. That’s where a wake-up light comes in.
The Philips Wake-Up Light gently eases you into your allotted alarm time (though, you’ll probably already be awake before the alarm even goes up, that's how bright it gets) with a light that gradually gets brighter about 30 minutes before you’ve set your alarm. It’s made to mimic the sun’s natural cycle and your body’s ability to ease out of REM sleep with the sunlight.
This model also comes with three free months of Headspace, the app that helps you through guided mediation and can probably help you through the emotional funk that comes with the dark winter days ahead.
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