By Andrew Liszewski
Thankfully I’ve never had a problem with being able to fall asleep but the waking up part is not something I look forward to. The Verilux Rise & Shine alarm clock takes a nature-based approach to help make both waking up and falling asleep a lot easier.
Stealing an idea that the sun should have patented years ago the Rise & Shine will slowly increase the brightness of the lamp and the sound of the alarm in the morning which helps you ease out of your nightly coma making it easier to face the day. And in the evening it does the exact opposite, slowly dimming the lamp and fading the music or sounds away. And if you find your local radio stations too annoying you can also choose one of eight different nature sounds including song birds, harbor cove or a New England village.
The Rise & Shine alarm clock is available from Verilux for $149.99 and comes in either Ivory or Graphite colors.