Philips Wake Up light HF3480
Everyone likes being woken at 6am on a Monday morning by a shrieking alarm, right? No, me neither. This Philips Wake Up light is much kinder to your eyes and ears. Set it for when you want to wake and it will gradually brighten, simulating the rising sun and waking you gently. There’s a built-in radio alarm too, which fades in softly, hitting full volume at the allotted alarm time. It’s particularly good for those dark winter mornings when the real sun is still hiding well below the horizon and the thought of getting up in the dark is just too intimidating to contemplate.
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The problem with traditional alarms is that they go off at the same time every day regardless of where you are in a sleep pattern. It’s fine if your sleeping lightly but horrible if you're in a deep sleep. The Sleeptracker Elite monitors your sleep patterns and wakes you at the optimum time 20 minutes either side of your set alarm time. You can choose to be woken be a chime or a gentle vibration. And there’s a snooze button too, though I’m not sure that’s a very good idea, it’s far too tempting.
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Re: I think it's safe to say
No, not ludditeism here, just the acknowledgement that this is by some magnitude of order, the most pointless collection of shit the reg has ever assembled for a review.
2 tvs, wristwatches, radios, nite-lights and a collection of pointless alarm clocks.
Slow day guys???
I think it's safe to say
that I wouldn't want to share my bedroom with *any* of these gadgets.
Perhaps I'm just an old Luddite?
You seem to have omitted a tea maker, perhaps they have become extinct.
This will be a shame because, as the former owner of a Goblin Teasmade from the 70's, I can assure you that there has never been a better method of filling a sock draw with superheated steam and boiling water.
The only superfluous part was the buzzer, which after the five minutes of bubbling, hissing, vibration and occasional screaming, sounded to ... er ... wake you up.
It was then just a matter of adding the slightly-off milk...
It's the tea-stained dressing gown.
So this is where Innovations catalogues come to die...
Re: Gawd/ess. The mind boggles.
You are obviously one of those lucky bastards who is actually able to get to sleep when they want to.
Personally I have immense sleep problems... I suffer from Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome, which means when most peoples bodies start producing melatonin, and their body temperatures start to drop at about 10-11pm, mine doesn't do that until about 3am. Which considering I have to be up at 6 is fucking torture.
Things like daylight alarms help a great deal... I can't speak for some of the other gadgets listed here, but just because YOU have no problem going to sleep, and waking up when you need to, doesn't mean everyone is in the same boat.