Winter mornings are my arch nemesis. There is an ongoing struggle with the need to wake up and the need to stay in my cosy bed. And I am not alone in my struggle. Husband’s alarm goes off, he presses snooze. My alarm goes, and I also press snooze. Then I end up having five minutes to get dressed before I have to rush around for 20 minutes getting the kids ready for school/pre-school.
But for the past month, we have been waking up with the help of Lumie. If you’re not familiar with Lumie bodyclocks, they are alarm clocks that use light to wake you up. Let’s say you want to wake up at 7.30am – the bodyclock’s light begins at 7am and then gets brighter until it is fully bright at 7.30am. This way your body wakes up slowly and naturally, so that waking up is not such a struggle. And it really has helped as we’ve only used the snooze button twice.
Our Lumie Bodyclock Starter 30 (£59.95) doesn’t just help us wake up. It also has a fading sunset to be used at bedtime. Normally Husband and I chat in bed. And this gives us 30-minutes to talk while the light gets darker and darker, preparing us for bedtime. I think this is Husband’s favourite feature as I am known to chatter quite a lot and sometimes an hour goes by and Husband has to beg me to let him go to sleep. heehee
Lumie has really made our winter mornings a bit brighter, and waking up isn’t as tough as it used to be. Now if I could just find a machine that gets the kids dressed for school.
We were sent the Lumie bodyclock for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.