I showed you this photo from my 365 project back in June and answered a comment on if Wille likes his Wake-up Light. He loves it. In fact he swears by it. It gets him up on time at 6.30 on school days and he feels well rested. As I’m leaving for work I hear his alarm go off which isn’t really an alarm at all but more of the happy melody of his choice AND with a glorious sunrise.
My alarm buzzes at 5 am with an awful squealing noise and I hit the snooze button AT LEAST twice before getting up and since I hate getting up in the dark I turn on the bedside lamps while snoozing which makes everything super bright all at once. Not the best waking up experience and I hardly ever feel well rested.
So when I was approached by Philips to try out the new Wake-up Light I was SO game. I was on the verge of buying one like Wille has anyway (it was on his Christmas wish list last year and bought by his grandma) but have been putting it off because it’s quite a large piece of equipment. The new version of the light is much more compact and I was excited to try it out.
There are three versions of the light and I was very pleasantly surprised when I opened the box and realized they had sent me the one that’s operated via an iPhone app! Aside from waking me up to my choice of sounds or the music of my choice I can also use it as a speaker for my iPhone during the day and it charges my phone when it’s docked. So cool!
I did a couple of day time test runs immediately to try it out and it’s really awesome. The light starts out red and goes brighter and brighter until the alarm goes off easing you into waking up. The iPhone app version even has a sleep routine tracker which I also can’t wait to try out. I’ll try and remember to do a follow up post on what it’s been like after using it for a while!
Philips are conducting a 30-day “experiment” at the moment where a test subject (poor guy, I hope he’s well paid) is subjected to various uncomfortable ways of being woken up in order to determine the best way (I think the Scottish bag piper and Officer and Gentleman are pretty funny). Check out more on the project here.
And the fine print; I wasn’t paid for this post, merely given a Phillips Wake-up Light which I would probably have ended up buying anyway if I hadn’t been given this opportunity. Thank you so much for this awesome early Christmas gift, Philips!