Philips SOMNEO Sleep & Wake-Up Light Therapy

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Philips is one of the most leading tech manufacturers in the world. They now realized that it could create a more immersive sleeping experience by developing a clock that helps with everything from winding down before bedtime and waking up in the morning refreshed.

Introducing the Philips SOMNEO Sleep & Wake-Up Light Therapy is one of the most expensive sunrise alarm clocks on the market and the best one too. You will definitely get what you paid for. IT is also something that will help you enhance your brain functioning by ensuring that you don’t jolt too quickly out of bed in the late stages of sleep.

With the Philips SOMNEO Sleep & Wake-Up Light Therapy for sleep, users can look forward to being gently roused from their sleep with a combination of soft sounds and lights that mimic the beauty of the sunrise.

The Philips SOMNEO Sleep & Wake-Up Light Therapy features

Unlike most alarm you find in the market the Philips SOMNEO Sleep & Wake-Up Light Therapy focuses exclusively on waking you up in the morning with a smile on your face ready to face the day. The Philips SOMNEO Sleep & Wake-Up Light Therapy come equipped with a simple touch-screen that you can use to customize both sunset and sunrise settings, for an excellent sleep schedule.

When set with an alarm, the Philips SOMNEO Sleep & Wake-Up Light Therapy will come on slowly, starting with a dim glow, then brightening gradually over a length of time you can choose, until it brightens your room like a natural sunrise. And for sleeping, you can set the light to dim gradually to it for bedtime relaxation.

There are other several features that the Philips SOMNEO Sleep & Wake-Up Light Therapy offers, such as sound effects and FM radio. You can set them to play like white noise to help you sleep, or as the alarm sound. Sound options range from spa-style music to nature sounds, and even Tibetan singing bowls.

There is also an FM radio which you can use for passive listening, or as part of your wake up routine. Unless you have a station set correctly, you will hear a soft static sound.

The Philips SOMNEO Sleep & Wake-Up Light Therapy has a night light built-in so that if you wake int he dark, you can tap the top of the clock to light your way, without the need to turn on the main light, which will stimulate your brain and give you a sense of wake up call, which you do not want to have when you only want to take a bathroom break during the night.

The Philips SOMNEO Sleep & Wake-Up Light Therapy design and setup

The Philips SOMNEO Sleep & Wake-Up Light Therapy measuring about 8.8 inches wide, and 12 inches in diameter, the Philips SOMNEO Sleep & Wake-Up Light Therapy is quite a giant alarm clock. It weighs around 3.2 pounds, which is a lot more than you would expect from an average alarm clock.

The shape of the Philips SOMNEO Sleep & Wake-Up Light Therapy is also unusual, with a unique curved design that features a hole in the center. Though it is difficult to say for sure why Philips chose this appearance for their clock, the good news is that it does make your bedroom look instantly more futuristic.

The interface of Philips SOMNEO Sleep & Wake-Up Light Therapy for managing your sleeping and waking cycles is relatively easy to use, and the lighting even adapts according to the ambient light in the room.

There are plenty of simple touch-activated buttons, including the FM radio feature, light switch, and wind-down button that will help you enjoy a soothing experience both at night and in the morning.

An extra convenient aspect of the Philips SOMNEO Sleep & Wake-Up Light Therapy is the available USB port. This means you can charge your phone without having to take up any valuable plug sockets near your bed. There is also a 3.5 Aux jack included so that you can listen to your phone’s music through the speakers too.

Interestingly, the Philips SOMNEO Sleep & Wake-Up Light Therapy does not rely entirely on the mains power to operate. If there is a power outage for any reason, then your clock can continue to perform for up to 8 minutes, and it will beep for one minute if it knows it is not going to reach your alarm time. That is a smart function to have, and a great way to reduce the risk of being late for work.

When setting up the Philips SOMNEO Sleep & Wake-Up Light Therapy is simple enough, there is a bit complexity involved when it comes to configuring your clock. At first, accessing the Philips SOMNEO Sleep & Wake-Up Light Therapy is as simple as plugging it into your wall outlet. However, when you start fiddling around with things like setting the time and establishing your sleep hygiene cycle, things will get a bit more complicated. The setup process requires you to go deep into the settings, creating everything from the sounds and volumes you want to use, to breathing exercise routines.

Although you should be able to get through the configuration process without any extra help from the Philips team, it is not a quick experience. You will need to set aside a bit of time to configure your clock, and you may decide that you want to come back and change some of the features that you implement once you have tested the Philips SOMNEO Sleep & Wake-Up Light Therapy.

The Philips SOMNEO Sleep & Wake-Up Light Therapy verdict

One of the things that make the Philips SOMNEO Sleep & Wake-Up Light Therapy so impressive is that it’s just as great for falling asleep as it is for waking up. There is a wind-down feature included with the clock, which provides a sunset simulation – which is beautiful to watch and a series of breathing exercises.

The breathing exercises included with the Philips SOMNEO Sleep & Wake-Up Light Therapy sleep and wake-up light are also very impressive. As you go through your breathing exercises, you will notice that the light brightens slightly when you breathe in and fades when you breathe out, which is excellent for upgrading your meditation experience.

So the question now is should you try the Philips SOMNEO Sleep & Wake-Up Light Therapy?

The Philips SOMNEO Sleep & Wake-Up Light Therapy is one of the most impressive light therapy lamps on the market today. Featuring excellent capabilities to help users gradually drift off at night and wake up in the morning, the Philips SOMNEO Sleep & Wake-Up Light Therapy is an excellent choice for upgrading your sleep routine.

 

 

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Beautiful modern design

Sunset and Sunrise simulations

Easy-to-use interface that adapts to the light int he room

Range of brightness setting to choose from

Selections of sounds to choose from

Cons

Large and heavy

Not ideal for travel

Initial setup is time-consuming

Not budget-friendly