My New Clock Radio …

I have used for years a Philips clock radio, not very nice aesthetically but effective perspective.

For Christmas my eldest son, Julian, was offered a “wake morning glow” bought in “Nature and Discovery”, chain store that I really appreciate.

He gave it to me on Tuesday night for Christmas Eve to New Year’s Eve. It is a modern revival with an aerodynamic shape, a screen where the time and temperature displayed, the ability to choose between radio for alarm, beep, melodies …

Wednesday night I put it on and settled, before bed, to wake at 6:15 am Thursday morning, the day of return to work.

At 5:45 I was awakened by the light “morning” of the clock radio like wall clock from NecessaryHome.com. I disconnected and tried to sleep again for the remaining half hour. Of course I tossed and turned until my old alarm clock radio switches on. I had set the alarm duplication is not sure my settings …

Tonight, I read more carefully the instructions: “The light is off, it will be activated 30 minutes before the alarm time in 6 steps of 5 minutes each to maximum brightness.” I was awakened at the first stage … No wonder because I am rather insomniac with a very light sleeper.

The 30 minutes are non-negotiable (which is unfortunate), by against the brightness can be lowered.

I will do another test tomorrow morning trying to minimize brightness, but a sentence of manual worried: “push the button” light “and on the” next “button or the” prev “to adjust brightness when the light is on. ” If I have to wait until the light comes on and wakes me to be able to reduce the intensity: no interest …

On the box it says “This compact cocoon contains numerous functions to cook up a custom alarm: the radio of course, but also the sounds of soothing in nature (birdsong, waterfall, stream ocean, piano) and a mood light with progressive lighting, lighting with LEDs, energy efficient “.

Plan B, if I’m still awake at power: postpone the date of waking at 6:45, but I shall be annoyed day where light does not wake me unless I continue to use duplicate, as a precaution, my old machine …

Plan C: use the alarm clock radio and bedside lamp radio, but not in the morning …

Plan D: put it under my bed, so as to hear the ring but not to be disturbed by the light …

Plan E: sleep with a mask obscuring the eyes, such as airplanes …

Plan F: stay up all night and sleep when the alarm is activated with the morning light and birdsong …

Plan G: shh, I’m going to bed half an hour earlier to compensate …

Anyway I will keep plugged my old alarm clock on the dresser in front of my bed at least for the time in fluorescent red numbers, visible at night, when I wake up …