The best part about daylight savings time ending is that we gain an extra hour of sunlight at the end of the day to enjoy more time outdoors. The downside though is that now we are waking up in pitch black until the sun catches up with our schedules. Waking up in the dark can be a big challenge as the body is confused if it should be sleeping and you can experience a panic attack when the alarm goes off suddenly.
One of the problems your body has when you try to wake up in a dark environment is the feeling that you shouldn’t be awake at that moment. When you wake up in partial or total darkness, you give your body the feeling that it is still the evening. This can cause your mind to not fully wake up and your body to keep producing sleep hormones like melatonin instead of switching to active hormones like serotonin.
Consider using the wake-up light feature on the BEDDI and the BEDDI Glow. A wake up light produces an artificial dawn, also called dawn simulation, to wake you up in the morning. The gradual light – a type of artificial daylight – gently pulls you out of slumber and can support healthier hormone balance throughout the day.
By replicating sunrise, you can support balanced hormones and a healthy circadian rhythm. Light also significantly influences cortisol levels. Cortisol levels should follow a circadian rhythm, peaking in the morning and gradually decreasing over the day. Exposure to daylight in the morning via a wake up light can support that morning cortisol peak, which in turn supports a healthy cortisol response throughout the entire day.
Wake up lights are wonderful for your health because they can help you to experience mornings in an entirely new way. Get rid of the snooze button habit and loud alarm clocks and start waking up in a more natural way with your simulated sunrise wake up light. So, what are the benefits of a wakeup light? More energy, easier to get out of bed, happier wake ups, and an overall better morning. Sounds like a winning solution to us.