Philips Wake-up Light |HF3520| with Coloured Sunrise Simulation
For my birthday this year, I bought the Philips Wake-up Light |HF3520| with Coloured Sunrise Simulation as the days began to get shorter and the nights longer. It’s been particularly difficult for me to get up in the mornings this year and I really missed the clear blue skies and sunny days from the summer.
So far I’ve used the alarm clock for almost 2 months and after the first few weeks I have found that I was able to get up before the alarm goes off.
Ther are 4 functions to the Wake Up Light
A great addition for listening to during the day without opening an extra tab on my browser.
You can select the natural sounds such as water or gentle tunes. I chose the birds chirping to mirror summer mornings.
Gradual Light Increase and Decrease
There are 2 features to the light simulation. You can set the timer to a maximum of 20 mins of gradual light increase or light decrease. This helps you to gradually fall asleep as the light dims, while the growing light option helps you get up as the room brightens. Obviously it’s not the same as sunlight streaming into your room through your windows, but the light’s gradual hues from red, orange to white does make it a comforting, gradual adjustment for the body. I can’t describe what happens when my body is asleep, but I do become awake from the light brightening before the sound kicks in.
This product retails for $120 CAD on Amazon.
You can buy the Philips HF3520 Wake-Up Light Coloured Sunrise Simulation, White on the highlighted link.
Note that this product is not intended as treatment for seasonal affect disorder. There are other products with blue light simulation that claims to help with winter blues, but I have not yet tested out those products yet.
Philips Wake-up Light |HF3520| with Coloured Sunrise Simulation is a light simulated alarm clock designed to wake via light first and sound second.
Though I do find myself pressing snooze and not waking up until I absolutely have to at the last minute these days in the dark of December, ultimately getting up earlier depends on when you go to bed. This device aids in my goal to BECOME AWAKE earlier, but to actually GET UP still requires individual will power, regular sleep patterns, exercise early in the day, diet, and stress management.
I would give this device the following rating
Aesthetics: 5/5 – sleek, cool, and modern
Functionality: 4/5 – meets all my needs
Effectiveness: 3/5 – it wakes me but hasn’t gotten me up at my desired time yet