Waking up is hard to do-o.
For those who have to get up before the sunrise, it’s even harder. And with all the artificial light from phones, computers, and tablets that most of us put ourselves through by choice or necessity, you might think our brains don’t even know when to sleep and when to be awake anymore.
Sunrise alarm clocks are nifty bedside buddies that use natural-looking light and sometimes sound to slowly lure you out of sleep.
But do sunrise alarm clocks work? Do they really trick your body into believing it’s waking up at an appropriate time, providing authentic energy for a more productive day?
Wake-up lights have been around for decades. They have increased in popularity over the last several years, intriguing many early risers who dread the sound of a traditional alarm. These alarm clocks promise to provide a more natural experience of waking up to those who need to rise before the sun comes up.
In this article, I will look closely at whether sunrise alarm clocks, also known as wake-up lights and dawn simulators, work to improve sleep. Do they make it easier to wake up, and do you feel more refreshed when you wake up?