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Worth the hype!,
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This review is from: Philips Hf3470 Wake-up Light, White (Health and Beauty)
Don't let the price intimidate you - everything they say about this device is true, and I swear it has practically turned me into a morning person. I have to admit, the price tag was a bit daunting, but I was desperate for an alternative to my alarm clock. Set at the quietest possible setting, it would still jerk me awake painfully, and I had to set it at least thirty minutes before I actually had to be awake in order to snooze-button my way through slowly waking up. And even doing that, I would wake up rough and it would take me at least another half hour before my brain caught up and joined the party.
So the wake-up light comes in the mail, and I follow the extremely easy set-up instructions and set it up for the next morning, about a half an hour before I need to be awake. But I'm nervous it won't wake me up, so I go and get my cell phone and set an alarm on that for forty-five minutes later, just in case. But as it turned out, I didn't need the cell phone alarm. About ten minutes before the alarm (sort of a gentle, steel-drummy thing that starts out really soft and gradually gets louder) started to sound, I started slowly waking up, and by the time the chimes actually started, I was ready to get out of bed right then. I've never felt so good waking up after just five hours of sleep. Moreover, since then, I've been able to get more sleep because I can actually set this for the time I need to be awake instead of a half an hour before - no snooze needed - and once I'm up, I'm *up*, if you know what I mean - no brain/body lag time. I would *definitely* recommend this product to a friend.