Product Type: Lumie gadgets
Newest Review: ... a much lighter sleep so that it is easier to wake up. I have found using the Lumie regularly for nearly 4 years (I recently upgraded t... more
Wake up and fall to sleep easier with Lumie Sunray
Lumie Bodyclock Sunray
Member Name: fishfins
Lumie Bodyclock Sunray
Advantages: Really helps to improve sleep and waking up
Disadvantages: Doesn't have a radio
I bought this alarm clock around 4 years ago to replace my old radio alarm clock. I have always struggled to get a good night's sleep, and I always felt very tired and not at all refreshed in the morning. I decided it was time to spend a bit of money (I was quite shocked how expensive the Lumie clocks are) to try to sort it out.
When the Lumie Sunray arrived I thought it looked stylish and went well on my bedside table. I was pleasantly surprised that the light was good enough to read by, replacing my bedside table lamp.
From the very first night I used this alarm clock, I could tell the difference in both dropping off to sleep and how I felt when I woke up in the morning. The Sunset mode is really easy to set, you just turn the alarm on to go off in the morning and then turn the light up to whatever brightness you'd like it to start at. It then gradually gets darker until it goes out completely. I found this really helps me to drop off to sleep.
In the morning the light starts to come on half an hour before the alarm is set and gradually gets lighter. I found at first this woke me up around 5 minutes before the alarm went off. After a few days though I found I got used to the light and it didn't wake me up. However, I still found it beneficial. I think the light intensity makes you come into a much lighter sleep so that it is easier to wake up.
I have found using the Lumie regularly for nearly 4 years (I recently upgraded to a Philips Wake-up light) I have found it really improved my sleep. I am much better at falling to sleep now, and find I wake up more gently and don't have that horrible drowsy deep feeling you sometimes get when the alarm goes off. This was most apparent when I went on holiday and woke up without it. I really did notice the difference.
There are some things that could be improved, especially since I've tried the Philips. It would be nice if the alarm noise came on gradually, as even with the light it can come as a bit of a shock sometimes. Also it would be nice to have a radio, but I knew it didn't when I bought it so I can't really complain!
Overall, I'd really recommend a Lumie alarm clock, especially if you have trouble sleeping and waking up.
Summary: Great alarm clock, really does make a difference!
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