Top positive review
The best way to wake up!
4 April 2019
Okay so..........I read reviews on a more expensive one for over a week, debated it and debated it and came to the conclusion (as of so many mixed reviews and some not good) that I'd spend a bit more time thinking. I decided against it in the end as the price was so high for effectively just a light (other features said to be poor and badly constructed).
I dread and hate waking up mornings more than I can express. it literally fills me with dread. I wake up feeling like I am under the effects of a general anaesthetic, I feel anxious, panicked and just horrible. Sometimes I feel sick and over all just bl00dy horrific. With a new job looming, my wake up time will be 5am, I have been used to nights for the last year so this is another feeling of terror. We also have some pretty awesome blackout curtains - they help me sleep brilliantly but, I don't wake up, and when I do, again, I feel like death. So I decided on another way - a sunrise alarm.
We have a pretty good DAB radio which we still use for back up but this new sunrise lamp really has done it's job! This morning it was put to the test. Set for 06:30 to gradually bring the sunrise to the room over 30 minutes. At 07:00 I awoke to a beautiful sounding melody (cannot remember which one) and a lovely sunrise effect. And........I woke up for the first time ever feeling human and not like I was coming out of a coma - result!! I snoozed for 9 minutes (as I wasn't ready to leap out of bed feeling the joys of spring, but I definitely laid there awake and with all my senses). For the price difference of around £90 this clock is awesome. The build quality is good, it's very light (may use a bit of tack or other sticky thing to give it more security) and it's the perfect size, doesn't over take the bedside table. It looks neat and the sound quality I think is very good.
I like the rain sound and the birds too, others are also good. There aren't any I don't like to be honest.
The sounds are on a short loop but it's not hugely obvious and, besides, does it really matter? The aim is to wake you up peacefully and not stress-fully - which is succeeds in!
It's the best way to wake up. I am so happy I bought this and didn't pay the price of the other leading brand (I really don't think it's needed, this does the same job, it just doesn't have a huge brand name).
P.S) It was easy to set up and the functions are good. The buttons are small and flat but easy to find - you only need to use two - one to snooze in the morning and then one to turn off - they are easily found. It also has a back-up battery (not for long but enough to just cover you that little extra bit if there's a power cut or something).
The clock time can be dimmed, but it is orange anyway so it should not disturb your sleep - it doesn't with me.
Top marks for this clock - I highly recommend it! Thank you to this company for creating something so affordable and that works!