Glo Pillow Wakes You Up Gently

glo Pillow

By Evan Ackerman

I like things that glo. I hate waking up. Maybe if I had one of these glo Pillows I’d get up in the morning feeling neutral instead of murderous. The foam pillow works as an alarm clock, and an internal grid of LEDs begins to glow about 40 minutes before it’s set to wake you up. The idea is that a slow and gentle increase in light will bring you out of sleep more naturally. Sounds good in principle, but I hope it has some kind of emergency photonic disruptor mode that kicks in after I pound the snooze button for the twelfth time.

The glo Pillow is currently just a prototype, but it picked up one of Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2007 awards, so I’ve got to assume that it has a production future.

[ glo Pillow ] VIA [ talk2myshirt ]

6 thoughts on “Glo Pillow Wakes You Up Gently”

  1. Is there any study to prove this works on everyone? I’m really curious. My boyfriend complains that my reading light disturbs him when he’s trying to go to sleep, but I can sleep even with a lightbulb shining in my eyes. But maybe I just don’t realize that it’s the light that wakes me in the morning… (which could be one reason why I can be functional at 9 but not at 6)

  2. Wow, I’d love to grab one of these. I HATE waking up in the morning, and am usually very unpleasant to be around. If this could produce more peaceful results in the morning, I’d have to get one for the sake of my family. 😀

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