Light Therapy for Adjusting to Daylight Savings Time

Light Therapy for Adjusting to Daylight Savings Time

The Philips Wake-Up Light Simulates the Sun Rise


Daylights savings time is upon us again. Sunday we spring forward and turn our clocks ahead. That is, we lose one hour of our precious sleep. Well, all of us, except for those who live in Arizona or Hawaii. For some of us, however, it is difficult to adjusting to this hour time change difference. Fortunately, there is help with the following sleep gadgets.

Philips Wake-Up Light

Back in the day, do you think cavemen used alarm clocks to wake up? Not a chance. They used the good ole sun to wake, and rose as soon as the sun did. Well, there's a new-fangeled gadget that purports to simulate the rising of the sun.

 It's called the Philips Wake Up Light, which you use in your bedroom to simulate the sunrise. As dawn approaches, it gradually increases the light intensity. The benefits of this is that it prepares your body to wake up gently beginning 30 minutes before your alarm is scheduled to go off. In addition, the Philips Wake Up Light has a feature to give you background noise -- whether it is sounds of nature or just an FM radio. The Philips Wake Up Light is also backed by the National Sleep Foundation.

In addition to waking up in a more natural and gentle way, the light is said to improve not only your energy level, but also your mood. Although winter is practically over, the light can also help combat those winter blues.  The bedside lamp comes with 20 light brightness settings.