Product Type: Lumie gadgets
Newest Review: ... but they help spark me up so that I can face the day. This type of alarm does help - but it isn't the total answer. Please be aware, t... more
Brighten up your day. Its expensive, but it does help.
Lumie Bodyclock Advanced
Member Name: Boffyboffy
Lumie Bodyclock Advanced
Advantages: Helps lift the gloom of waking and face the winter days
Disadvantages: Controls are complicated (might need to sign up for a University course...lol)
I suffer awfully from 'Seasonal Affective Disorder'. I am sparky bright from about mid March, but the dark clouds start to dull my edge in late October. December, January, February are the worst months, and a 12 hour a day sleepfest is not unusual.
SAD lights DO help! They are not a total answer for me (working outdoors is the best thing), but they help spark me up so that I can face the day. This type of alarm does help - but it isn't the total answer. Please be aware, that for me, this device helped, but did not entirely remove the problem. I have a couple of lightboxes at home and in the office to supplement this device. They HELP, but do not entirely cure the problem.
This is a reasonably pleasant way of waking gently and 'getting into gear' to face the coming day.
This is a constant frustration for me. Why oh why do the programming experts (who can make devices do so many wonderful things), make them so 'User - hostile'? Unless you are a whizz at such things, expect to spend a good 30 minutes working out the controls, how to set the device etc. Even after using it for 2 years, I still get confused as to how to set it, how to turn it off for the weekend etc etc. Frankly, this is the device's big downer.
Interesting 'white noise' audio feature that allegedly helps people. Sounds like an untuned radio to me (and a blddy racket), but may help some.
The light 'shade' on top is more fragile than an eggshell. Look at ebay and you are likely to see one for sale with smashed 'lightshade'. My falling phone caught it a glancing blow and left the 'shade' in smithereens! Luckily, the replacements are a reasonable £10.
Summary: Not a total solution - but it is a help in handling SAD
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