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Definition

Light alarms wake you up using light to imitate the sun rising. This may improve your mood, creativity and can alleviate sleep problems.

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How to Do It

  1. Purchase a sunlight alarm or set a timer up to turn on a lamp or other light source
  2. Set the alarm for the appropriate time
  3. Wake up when the alarm goes off
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Benefits

  • May improve mood and mood stability [4], [5]
  • May improve cognitive ability [7]
  • May improve sleep quality and sleep patterns [2]
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Time Commitment

1 minute

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Why it works

Exposure to light in the morning aligns your body’s sleep cycle with the day-night cycle

Proper wake-sleep cycles result in beneficial effects for mood and cognitive ability [7].

Improved mood and cognitive ability may lead to a boost in productivity.

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Suggested Frequency

Daily

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Side Effects

Tiredness

Headaches

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Required Equipment

Light Alarm

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Notes

  • It may be a good idea to adjust the time of your morning alarm based on when you are going to sleep [8].
  • Heavy sleepers or sleep deprivation may lead to sleeping through a light alarm.
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 Health  Sleep  Energy  Productivity  Focus  Sharpness
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