So, you are interested in the wake-up lights, also known as wake-up light alarms and you are maybe considering buying one? Let me tell you a little bit about the wake-up lights and how they work. It’s quite simply an alarm clock that wakes you up with light instead of sound. Most wake-up light alarms use a combination of light and sound to wake you up.
Gradual Wake Up
The light starts 15 to 30 minutes before your set wake up time, and starts at a very low intensity and gradually increase in strength when the light intensity grows your brain senses this and starts to produce a hormone called Cortisol that will boost your energy levels and make you feel more awake when either the sound or the light eventually wakes you up.
Now, let’s go to the benefits of using a wake-up light.
Wake Up Happy
It is obviously much more comfortable and relaxing to wake up with a gradually increasing light and sound than it is to wake up with a sudden boom of noise from a regular alarm clock.
Many wake-up light alarm clocks come with a function called dawn simulation, which simulates the sun going down, by gradually lower the intensity of the light when you are ready to go to sleep, I have tested this out for myself and I must say that it was very relaxing and I fall asleep quite fast when I use it.
using a wake-up light can also have great effects on your mental health, as well as physical health, by giving you a more stable sleep pattern with the dusk and dawn simulation. And the light that wakes you up in the morning prevents Seasonal affective disorder, which is a kind of depression caused by a lack of sunlight, and often occurs in the northern hemisphere where its not so much sunlight in the winter months.
With the 20 different light intensities on Philips’s models, they work great as a bedside and reading light for anyone, as you can just adjust the light intensity to the one that fits you best.