Dragging protesting children out of bed on a school morning is no fun. As a parent, you get to feel evil and mean as you bicker and force your children into a state of consciousness. Their sullen faces and crabby yells do nothing to get the day off to a good start. A sunrise alarm clock can help you put those days behind you, and help you feel like a good parent and good person again.
Of course, given that Junior needs three super sonic alarms and your hand dragging him out of bed to wake up at the moment, you may be wondering how a sunrise alarm clock is going to make any difference. The key is that these alarm clocks don't just rely on loud noises to rouse your child. Leeds: Times for Sunrise and Sunset Instead, sunrise alarm clocks use the body's primordial control systems to manipulate your child's senses into full wakefulness.
All through time, humans have had an internal sleep clock that works with the sun. Sunlight means morning, and morning means it's time to get up and start moving. Modern citizens use blackout curtains, bed covers, and piles of pillows to avoid these natural waking triggers, allowing themselves to sleep whenever they want, regardless of the sun's position in the sky.
A sunrise alarm clock helps you get back to that instinctive waking cycle. The clock works by mimicking the effect of a sunrise. Before it's time to get up, the clock begins to gradually increase the light level. As it's not a sudden, harsh light turned on in their faces, your children won't flinch away from it and hide their faces. Instead, they will continue sleeping peacefully, while their bodies begin responding to the instinctive wake up triggers of the light. At the end of the cycle, your child will have awakened naturally and fully, thanks to the pattern of the clock.
A sound alarm ends the cycle as a back up measure. However, many parents of bed hugging babies have found that sunrise alarm clocks are just the ticket to a happy morning and no more screaming zombie kids in the car. The clocks use the body's natural instincts to gradually bring about full wakefulness in a way that creates a fully alert person ready to go at the end of the cycle. It's a peaceful way to start the day, and helps you ensure your children are up and ready for school on time.