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Verilux Rise and Shine Natural Wake-up Light, White

3.5 out of 5 stars 184 customer reviews
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About the Product
  • Light gradually brightens and volume gradually increases to wake you gently and help normalize natural sleep patterns
  • Sleep mode feature slowly decreases lamp's intensity and sound volume to aid in falling asleep peacefully and gradually
  • Wake to your choice of four natural soundscapes or FM radio stations; Dual alarm with snooze feature
  • Drug-free alternative for addressing sleeplessness, fatigue and lethargy
  • Select from 20 levels of light intensity

Product Description

Product Description

The Verilux Rise & Shine Wake-up Light aligns the body's circadian rhythms that regulate normal sleeping and waking patterns. Synchronized sleep and wake programs provide the body with cues to fall asleep naturally, sleep soundly and wake refreshed and revitalized. The harmonious blend of light and sound therapy naturally directs the body to healthy sleep patterns.

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The Rise and Shine Wake-Up Light provides the external cues required to regulate circadian rhythms and maintain healthy sleeping and waking patterns without drugs and stimulants. The Wake-Up Light helps you fall asleep and wake with a harmonious blend of light and sound therapy, increasing your quality of sleep. This specially-designed dawn and dusk simulator dims or brightens while decreasing or increasing volume to create a natural sleep and wake-up experience. The Rise and Shine Wake-Up Light helps you to fall asleep naturally and wake feeling rested and revitalized.

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Rise and Shine Wake-Up Light
At a Glance:
  • Natural alarm wakes you gently with progressively increasing light and sound
  • Sleep timer reduces light and sound as you fall asleep to induce the body's natural sleep response
  • Select nature sounds, a friendly tone, or radio to accompany the
    wake-up program
  • Features dual alarms, 20 brightness levels, sound control, and a
    snooze feature
  • Convenient, space-saving design
Verilux Rise and Shine Wake-Up Light
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A Better Way to Wake Up

Unlike the sudden jolt of an alarm clock, the natural sunrise simulation of the Rise and Shine Wake-Up Light won't disrupt the last stages of sleep. As its soothing, white light progressively brightens, you awaken slowly, providing your body the stimulus required to transition from sleeping to waking. The result is a feeling of being rested, revitalized, and ready to start your day.

Sound Sleep All Night Long

The Rise and Shine's Sleep Mode counteracts sleeplessness by simulating the setting sun. Its light slowly dims, allowing you to fall asleep gradually and peacefully, so you can sleep better throughout the night.

Your Choice of Soothing Sounds

Select one of four built-in nature soundscapes to fall asleep or wake up to: Songbird Serenade, Pond Life Harmony, Ocean Rhythms, or Streamside Melodies. Or choose a friendly alarm tone or your favorite FM radio station for your morning wake-up alarm.

All-in-one Nightstand Companion

The Rise and Shine Wake-Up Light not only performs its soothing fade-out/fade-in, sleep/wake program, but it's also a reading lamp with 20 brightness levels. This ideal nightstand companion also features an FM radio and a standard digital alarm clock with snooze feature.

What's in the Box

Rise and Shine Wake-Up Light and instructions.

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Choose from four built-in nature soundscapes to fall asleep or wake up to.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.8 x 12 inches ; 2.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B003TPSD7K
  • UPC: 768533941169
  • Item model number: VA05WW1
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,990 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
This is a great idea. I am a fairly early riser in general, and often do wake naturally as the sun comes up and the birds sing. However, in these dark New England fall and winter mornings, I noticed it was much much harder to wake up at the same time, because it was pitch dark.

When I was offered the opportunity to review this, I was excited, because I thought it's a perfect solution for me. I have used this for several weeks so that I could write an accurate review.

However there are some definite issues. I've included my workaround here for each issue as well. One of them I got from another reviewer here, so you might check the other reviews too.

1) If you want to squeeze every minute of sleep, this is not for you. The wake cycle begins 15 minutes before the time you set the alarm. One might think that you could just set it 15 minutes later, but it's only the wake cycle beginning. Sometimes I awaken right away (so it's about 10 minutes earlier than I "need" to be up), and other times later.

2) Not only does the wake cycle start but the combo music/nature sounds (depending on what you set it for). I can understand the light going up slowly, but the sounds wake me right away (15 minutes before I wanted to wake up). I read a review here, saying that there was no "light only" option, but you could set the sounds to zero. So I did that, but then I used a backup clock to be sure I woke up. Definitely NOT a good option to have to use.

3) I somehow stumbled across the fact that if I set the sound level at 1, it doesn't go on until the very end, when the time is actually set. This is a perfect fix for me, hopefully waking to the light, but then hearing music at the alarm time if I haven't awakened on my own.
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Hi! So before I bought this alarm clock, I did TONS of research on alarm clocks that used light that gradually turned on to wake you up.
I scoured the internet, comparing the few products that do exist, many having awful reviews.
I really wanted to make sure that if I was going to spend this much on an alarm clock, it was really going to work and be decent quality.

This Verilux was honestly one of the best ones that I found. There were mainly good reviews about this lamp, however some key features that were complained about, that I found NOT TRUE!!!
So I would like to point out what I noticed about the lamp (I have had it for nearly 3 months now), to help you in your search!!!

1. The light has DEFINITELY helped me wake up better in the morning. In the past I have had SEVERE issues waking up to my alarm, including hearing it and turning it off, or ignoring it all together. I do not do that with this alarm, which is great!

2. A few people complained that the buttons were too hard to read, even with the light itself on. This is not true. Perhaps a modified model has come out since those complaints, but even my mother with not so good vision had no problem reading the buttons.

3. People complained that the music that the lamp plays starts as soon as the lamp turns on, and gradually gets louder, and the only way to do it without sound is to set the sound level to level one. But you cannot just turn on the sound at the END of the light cycle. I found that if I set the alarm 1 with very low (or no) sound, then set a second alarm with louder sound, that goes off 10-15 minutes later, it does exactly that.
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I usually review books and have been happy from time to time to review some useful and interesting technological products. The Verilux Alarm Clock reminds me of some of the things that I studied when I took Psychophysiology in Graduate School. It simulates the way the sun gradually woke up our ancestors, who were more attuned to the biological rhythms of the natural world. Our society tends to not adjust our schedules to changes in seasons and therefore creates a certain amount of biological stress. Some of the stress can be felt when daylight savings time impacts on our rhythms about twice a year and also the SAD (seasonal affective disorder) where people feel depressed and low energy during the winter months. My sense of the latter is that it is a hibernation reflex that humans and many other animals have. We tend to associate hibernation with bears that go into deep sleep during the winter, but most hibernation animals simply lower their metabolism to conserve their energy and not need as much activity or food. Our schedule driven society usually does not change our activity level according to the seasons. We tend to work 40 hour work weeks whether it is winter or summer, get up at the about the same time, and never go to sleep when the sun sets.

While the Verilux cannot shift everything back to a more natural rhythm, it gradually brightens the room in a manner similar to a sunrise, going through about 20 levels of brightness accompanied by a gradual increase in nature sounds and some gentle ambient relaxing music (or it can wake you with your favorite FM radio station). I found myself getting up very slowly and easily, without the abruptness of the usual alarm, and without the sluggish feeling of still feeling half asleep. I liked this a lot.
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