Sometimes on holiday I like to sleep with the curtains open and wake up to the sound of crashing waves and a beautiful sunrise. That lovely feeling of being gently woken up by the morning sun is hard to beat. Well now those clever people at Lumie have developed a new clock that allows you to wake with a sunrise every morning! The New Lumie Bodyclock Luxe is a complete light and sound experience for easier sleep and nicer waking too.
At Luxury Travel Diary, we are big fans of Lumie; they have been designing SAD lights to treat seasonal affective disorder since 1991 and are suppliers to the NHS. They invented the world’s first and now much-imitated Bodyclock wake-up light and offer light therapy advice and support.
With the New Lumie Bodyclock Luxe, when you set your alarm it’s like you are setting the sunrise! You can even set the length of the sunrise; anything from 15 to 90 minutes, as well as the intensity. Waking up in this way is so much more natural, it genuinely helps to keep your body clock and your sleep cycle on track and means that you feel fully awake much quicker and feel pleasantly refreshed. Waking in this way on a regular basis has been proven to boost mood, energy and productivity levels. If you’re worried that you’re a heavy sleeper, there’s an optional alarm beep too! Although, I would probably much prefer some of the other 20 sounds it comes with, such as background café chatter or birdsong.
Whether or not you suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) or just find the winter blues and dark mornings hard to cope with, wake-up lights can really help to combat these problems. Used in conjunction with a lightbox, SAD can be better managed and the effects minimised.
You can also use the Bodyclock Luxe to help you get to sleep at night; a brand new low-blue light feature is ideal to keep blue light to a minimum and prepare the body for sleep. Rather than setting the sunrise, at night you can set a fading sunset with realistic colours and accompanying sounds – how about a gentle waterfall or white noise to lull you off to a beautiful, deep sleep.
The New Lumie Bodyclock Luxe is the most advanced clock in the Bodyclock range and is feature-rich for the gadget-geek in you! Your own music or radio station can be streamed via Bluetooth to the high-quality speakers. There is a USB port for directly connecting audio files or just use it to charge your phone. There is also a dimmable bedside lighting feature, a 7-day alarm and a snooze facility.
Importantly for me, it’s a genuinely attractive product and looks stylish and modern on your bedside table and is smaller than you might expect; the lamp itself has a glass cover which ups the style points further in my book! And all-year-all-year-around, holiday-style waking’s with the sun get me every time, plus the huge range of features on this product mean it’s definitely one to add to the Christmas list!
The New Lumie Bodyclock Luxe retails at GBP£170 / USD$210.
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