If the sound of your alarm makes you frazzled even before climbing out of bed, you may want to try one of these new alarm clocks that use natural light.
The theory is that by filling your room with simulated sunlight, instead of sound, the lights wake you up more gently and naturally.
Lumie has just launched two new sleep/ wake lights, the Bodyclock Luxe 700FM and the Bodyclock Luxe 750DB. As well as mimicking the colour of sunrise and sunset, the new lights have enhanced sleep/wake sounds, including birdsong and waterfall recordings. You can also customise the length of the gradual sunrise or sunset, anywhere from 15 to 90 minutes.
The lights also have Bluetooth connectivity, radio, and have tap-control snooze and autodimming displays.
There is a range of Lumie clocks available online.