Product Type: Lumie gadgets
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Dawn and Dusk on Demand
Lumie Bodyclock Sunray
Member Name: Chocoholic1976
Lumie Bodyclock Sunray
Advantages: Aids natural sleep
Disadvantages: Hubby doesn't like glow and clock doesn't like power dips
My husband bought the Bodyclock Sunray for me several years ago. He needs darkness to sleep and installed a blind which meant that the bedroom was very dark on winter mornings. I was finding it hard to wake up properly when it was dark and noticed a difference when he was away on business and I slept with the blind open. My solution was to have a lamp on a timer partially hidden in the wardrobe to put a bit of a glow into the room before I woke up. Hubby then heard about the bodyclock and decided to buy one for my birthday.
The bodyclock works by gradually reducing the amount of light in the room at bedtime and increasing it in the morning thus capitalising on our bodies' natural tendency to sleep at dusk and wake at dawn. I do find it easier to get out of bed (especially during the winter) since having it
It also projects images of sunbeams onto the wall behind it which is a nice touch. Switching the alarm off means that it can be used like an ordinary bedside lamp or dimmer. I no longer have the instructions but it is simple to use.
The clock has an LED display which hubby insists on covering up at night but I can easily uncover it should I need to check the time.
There are a couple of downsides to it. Firstly a power dip of even a split second will reset the clock and alarm although it does beep when the power comes back on so at least I wake up to sort it. Also it is not compatible with energy saving lightbulbs although I don't think many dimmers are.
All in all it is a very useful piece of kit although I will shop around a bit when the time comes to replace it.
Summary: A useful gadget to have in the bedroom
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