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Posted: 8/30/2004 9:50:21 AM EST
I've been thinking about buying one of the alarms that function by using a slowly brightening light source to simulate a sunrise.

Has anyone tried one of these and did it seem to make a difference?
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 9:52:59 AM EST
A difference in what?

Seriously.

Bob
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 9:54:28 AM EST
Sorry...I thought the title said STIMULATOR....

my bad.


SGatr15
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:16:57 AM EST
I'm honestly suprised I've only gotten one sexually oriented response on this one! I was actually expecting a comment about blow-up dolls named Dawn.

The point of the dawn simulator is that instead of being awakened all at once out of a deep sleep by a loud alarm you are gradually awakened by a gradually brightening light. This simulates a sunrise which is supposedly the "alarm clock" we are biologically programmed to respond to. Most of them I've read about take about 30 minutes to go from no light to fully lit.

I've been reading about them for years and I've always wondered if there was anything to it.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:19:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By Ky_Bob:
A difference in what?

Seriously.

Bob



Super Mega Ultra Ditto. Just get the fuck outta bed...Geeeezzzzzz
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:23:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2004 11:25:13 AM EST by kingfish]
How freaking lazy are you? Turn the lights on. Buy a clapper if thats too much trouble. I dont know you, and if I'm wrong, I'm sorry, but you sound like a real pussy. My mom would toss water on my face.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:26:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
Sorry...I thought the title said STIMULATOR....

my bad.


SGatr15



Sorry, tar, it looks like you still need to continue with your Viagra prescription.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:28:30 AM EST
I use the 'Red Dawn' simulator... works everytime.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:44:51 AM EST
[anotherasshole] My ex-wifes name was Dawn, there is nothing that I can think of that would be worse than to have a simulator of that bitch. [/anotherasshole]


Semper Fi
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:48:03 AM EST
Wouldn't work. I'd just put the pillow over my head and go back to sleep.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:49:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By corwin1968:
I'm honestly suprised I've only gotten one sexually oriented response on this one! I was actually expecting a comment about blow-up dolls named Dawn.

The point of the dawn simulator is that instead of being awakened all at once out of a deep sleep by a loud alarm you are gradually awakened by a gradually brightening light. This simulates a sunrise which is supposedly the "alarm clock" we are biologically programmed to respond to. Most of them I've read about take about 30 minutes to go from no light to fully lit.

I've been reading about them for years and I've always wondered if there was anything to it.



Open the curtains and let some natural light in.

[barney] "AAaahhh! Natural light!" [/barney]

Chances are that if you don't wake up from that, you aren't getting to bed early enough.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 12:04:48 PM EST
Can't speak to the one that lights up, but a friend of mine has one in his guest bedroom where the sound of the alarm gradually grows from faint to loud.

I'm a pretty heavy sleeper, but this thing never fails to wake me up; and at eactly the time I set it for (by that time it's been going off for 15 minutes). YMMV

It's one of those units synched up with the atomic clock, and it looks like Grimace (the big purple thing from McD's). It also displays the time on the wall, if you want it to. I think he bought it at American Science and Surplus.

-FMD
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 12:08:11 PM EST
It would be really handy if you happen to be moving to Japan, or live in Alaska during the winter...

Do they make a clock that gradually opens your shades/curtains in your bedroom? Maybe not.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 12:09:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By osprey21:
I use the 'Red Dawn' simulator... works everytime.



and one for "Dawn of the Dead" simulator here!
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 12:25:13 PM EST
Tony Orlando?
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 12:27:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Torf:

Originally Posted By corwin1968:
I'm honestly suprised I've only gotten one sexually oriented response on this one! I was actually expecting a comment about blow-up dolls named Dawn.

The point of the dawn simulator is that instead of being awakened all at once out of a deep sleep by a loud alarm you are gradually awakened by a gradually brightening light. This simulates a sunrise which is supposedly the "alarm clock" we are biologically programmed to respond to. Most of them I've read about take about 30 minutes to go from no light to fully lit.

I've been reading about them for years and I've always wondered if there was anything to it.



Open the curtains and let some natural light in.

[barney] "AAaahhh! Natural light!" [/barney]

Chances are that if you don't wake up from that, you aren't getting to bed early enough.



Most of the time I get up before the sun rises. Sleep has always been an issue for me and I usually wake up feeling like shit. About the only time I wake up feeling decent is when I wake up on my own (not from an alarm).
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 12:33:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By corwin1968:

Originally Posted By Torf:

Originally Posted By corwin1968:
I'm honestly suprised I've only gotten one sexually oriented response on this one! I was actually expecting a comment about blow-up dolls named Dawn.

The point of the dawn simulator is that instead of being awakened all at once out of a deep sleep by a loud alarm you are gradually awakened by a gradually brightening light. This simulates a sunrise which is supposedly the "alarm clock" we are biologically programmed to respond to. Most of them I've read about take about 30 minutes to go from no light to fully lit.

I've been reading about them for years and I've always wondered if there was anything to it.



Open the curtains and let some natural light in.

[barney] "AAaahhh! Natural light!" [/barney]

Chances are that if you don't wake up from that, you aren't getting to bed early enough.



Most of the time I get up before the sun rises. Sleep has always been an issue for me and I usually wake up feeling like shit. About the only time I wake up feeling decent is when I wake up on my own (not from an alarm).



I agree with you 100%. I used to be able to go to bed at 2am and still sleep 'enough', but now that I am a little older, I like to be in bed by 11pm! If I get to bed at 11, I'll be up on my own at 7.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 12:39:19 PM EST
corwin:

That's pretty much been the same for me. If I wake up on my own I feel pretty good.

If I wake up to an alarm I feel shitty and grumpy.

The problem I have though, is that on a weekend, when I don't have to wake up to an alarm, I usually only sleep 20 minutes to a half an hour longer.

It's the annoyance of being roused by an alarm-that seems to be the thing with me.

But all my life I've really only NEEDED 4 hours of sleep and most of the time after 6 hours of sleep I wake up on my own.

Almost everyone I know has stories of sleeping 8, 10 or 12 hours without being sick.

I have NEVER done that , ill or otherwise.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 1:05:58 PM EST
WTF???
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