In hopes of proving that the function of the Philips Wake Up Lamp works in helping to coax the body awake while regulating sleeping patterns with gradually fading light, these folks decided to wrangle a couple of participants, Simon the Rooster and a Philips Wake Up lamp, to participate in a little test.
The point of the study was simply this: Could a Wake Up Lamp make Simon crow before the sun’s actual rise? So, Simon’s coop was outfitted with some cameras, and a single Wake Up Lamp… he was then lulled off to sleep in preparation of his approaching earlier than normal morning rise. At 3am the lamp gradually faded in until it reached its maximum brightness, yielding one crowing rooster! Success! The enthusiasm toward the hitch-free experiment is felt as Simon continues to crow into the hours of the early morning.
Here’s hoping that Simon’s Circadian rhythms and sleeping patterns have since been restored!
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