For the gearhead
Being startled out of that Sam Heughan dream by your alarm can make you even more tired. “Waking from a deep sleep takes you longer to feel alert as you experience ‘sleep inertia,’” says Driver. “The brain has to switch from slow-wave activity to faster [wave] activity.” Try the Philips Wake-up Light ($99.99, at amazon.ca). It gradually lightens the room and beeps with increasing frequency.