Product Name: Philips Sunrise Wake Up Light Alarm Clock (Somneo)
Model Number: HF3650/60
Price: $179.95 (Correct 20.06.2018 Click Here to Check & See Other Currencies)
When you suffer from anxiety and or depression, trying to sleep well without the need for medication can become a nightmare, and inevitably make you feel more unwell. You find your natural rhythm goes out of the sync, and there is only one way to get that rhythm back. Read my review of the Philips Sunrise Wake Up Light Alarm Clock (Somneo) and sleep well again.
First Impressions Of The Philips Sunrise Wake Up Light Alarm Clock
Its dimensions are 12″ Wide x 8.8″ High x 4.72 Deep, it is a nice size and fits well on my bedside table.
It looks good too and even though it’s a contemporary design it does not stand out too much next to my decor. The central part taking up space is the round lamp unit, with it’s off-center hole.
At the bottom of this round fascia, the clock is displayed. It is very tactile, and I felt the need to stroke it before leaving the room.
I found the clocks display quite easy to read, but I have read reviews of others having difficulty.
Setting up is a breeze, the alarm stores two wake-up settings, one for weekdays and one for weekends. So is good if you don’t get up so early at weekends, however, if you have children or cats this might not work so well.
The settings are easily accessed via the multi-level touch display. It is very intuitive, and I had it fully up and running within a few minutes.
Even though the multi-level touch display is on the front, the snooze button is in a more traditional location, on the top edge.
It is always a good idea to also have good sleep hygene, click here to read my article ‘Top Tips For A Good Nights Sleep‘.
The alarm features sunrise and sunset simulation, the lamp changes color from soft red through to bright yellow and vice-versa for sunset. The colors fade into each other, so it is very natural indeed, so I can say that is very close to a real sunset or sunrise.
The lamp itself can be used as a reading lamp and it as twenty-five brightness settings. So you can use it like a night light or a brighter get out of bed in the middle of the night light.
You can wake up to one of seven natural sounds or white noise. You also have the choice of FM radio, or you can plug in your iPod via the aux input.
There is also a USB port so that you can charge your phone or other USB charged device.
A Battery backup is used in the event of power failure, and this will last for around eight hours.
Stand Out Feature
For me, the Relax Breathe is an outstanding feature that helps me relax and induces sleep, and this works alongside the sunset lamp. Following the breathing, sounds do help you fall asleep, and I would buy this alarm just for this feature alone.
The Relax Breath function as also been clinically tested and 79% of Soneo users report they fell asleep easier after using it for just two weeks. (MetrixLad, HUT Sept 2017, US N=113)
And 89% of Somneo owners would recommend this light to others after two weeks of use. That is a pretty high recommendation rate.
Below is the official video for the Philips Sunrise Wake Up Light Alarm Clock (Somneo), take a look at it in action.
Independent Verified Reviews
So I could rave on and on about this alarm clock, but what are other people saying. There are a range of views and the average rating on Amazon is 3.9/5.0 which is quite good. However, I would rate it much higher. You can read all the reviews over on Amazon. Just click the link below.
My Views Of The Philips Sunrise Wake Up Light Alarm Clock
For someone that has suffered from depression and anxiety for many years, being able to fall asleep without medication has helped me. It feels more natural without the need for sleeping pills. For me, I have to give it a full five stars, just for that reason.
I feel it is a well-rounded alarm and is easy to use. Yes, it does not have all the bells and whistles of a connected alarm, but why on earth would you worry about that when you are going to get to sleep naturally.
The sunrise and sunset function helps get your rhythm back, and it’s a top buy, and I would easily recommend the Philips Sunrise Wake Up Light Alarm Clock (Somneo) to everyone I know that has trouble sleeping.
I have rated this alarm a massive 9.8. I only drop one point due to the cost. However, over time I think it will pay for itself by creating better sleep.