Waking Up Feeling More Refreshed

Waking up in the morning is no doubt the most difficult task that most of us face every single day. I can’t even begin to count the number of tools, alarms or tricks that I’ve attempted to use to help me wake up. Everything from using Android apps that force me to do mathematical problems in order to turn off the alarm (I became better at math, not at waking up) to putting the phone across the room (I became better at sleep walking, apparently). Finally I found the best wake up light; a novel idea that I’m surprised I hadn’t tried to use before.

A wake up light is a simple concept and one that I’d think would help more people like me who have trouble waking up in the morning. It’s set on an alarm but instead of making loud noises, a light gradually becomes brighter. I’ve been using it for about a month now and I actually have felt that I’m waking up feeling more refreshed, more easily and a lot more happy! There’s nothing worse than being woken up with some jarring sound. A sound that won’t turn off if, like me, you were using one of the problem solving alarm apps and get the problem wrong!

I have a friend who became so good at doing math that he was basically doing the problems in his sleep to turn off the alarm. Those of us who have issues waking up in the morning seriously have it bad; nothing seems to wake us up in the slightest and we’ll do everything it takes to go right back to sleep. Still, this light has changed everything for me. I’m dreading the day it suddenly stops working but let’s hope that it keeps doing exactly what it’s doing now.