Ahh, sleep. Probably my favourite thing to do. I wake up looking forward to when I can return home and snuggle on down under my covers, especially in this weather. However, when it comes to the subject of sleep, my body craves it but decides it doesn't want to do it easily.
I'd seen quite a few people talk about this Lumie Light and decided to put the Amazon voucher I got for Christmas to use. So what is it? I hear you ask, well...
Lumie Light is an alarm clock that works by mimicking the sunrise so that you wake up to your room growing naturally lighter, rather than just a loud sound like more conventional alarm clocks you may see. It also gradually gets darker at night so you can go to sleep as if the sun is setting. Both features I love.
As someone who finds it quite hard to get to sleep night I find that seeing my room gradually getting darker really helps me feel more relaxed and sleepy. Waking up to the light is meant to make you feel more energised, however I wouldn't say it has that effect on me, but I much prefer waking up this way to my normal alarm.
It has a daylight bulb in it which means it does get really bright and I also tend to use it as a bedside lamp too. If you are worried the light itself won't wake you up, you can also set it so a beeping alarm goes off once it reaches the set time. Win/win.
Whilst a bit pricey, I would highly recommend one of these if you find getting up/going to bed quite difficult. It is also lovely in the winter months when it's dark and grim outside. (It is meant to treat symptoms of SAD too!)
What do you think? Will you be getting one?