If you're tired of being woken up every morning by an abrupt alarm on your phone, the Philips SmartSleep Wake-Up Light-Therapy Alarm Clock ($116) is designed to help by mimicking the natural light of the sun to provide a more restful night's sleep.
The clock actually starts working its magic at night, where it simulates a peaceful sunset by gradually making your bedroom darker and darker over a set amount of time, gently preparing your body to fall asleep naturally. Then, 30 minutes before you set it to wake you up, the alarm clock will slowly increase the brightness and color in your room to provide a wake-up call that's much more pleasant than the sound of a blaring alarm. If you love to snooze your clock in the morning, just give it a tap and the Philips light will give you nine more minutes before starting to wake you up again.
You can even pair your wake-up light with your radio or one of the five preset natural sounds like birds singing, the ocean waves, or a gentle piano, which will increase in volume over the wake-up period.
So far, the clock has earned a 4.3-star rating on Amazon with over 8000 reviews. You can find out more about the Philips SmartSleep Wake-Up Light-Therapy Alarm Clock here at Amazon.