Verilux Rise and Shine Wake Up Light
- Product Review (submitted on December 12, 2011):
- I have bipolar disorder and this is a wonderful way to start my day. My bedroom is kept dark all year so I can use the rise and shine clock to regulate my sleep schedule throughout the year. The light starts off very low and gradually increases in intensity, which is great, but when the snooze is used and the light comes back on, it quickly increases intensity. I have opted to use the radio to wake up to as each of the sounds are not natural, and the birds repeat the short and annoying chirp sequence repeatedly. As a suggestion, it would be much nicer to listen to a recording of real birds in the forest or have the choice to use my own sounds. The other 3 sounds are also unnatural and were never used as a wake-up. A real recording would be nice for them as well. I really like the dual alarm feature. I use the first one with light only and the second one is set to come on immediately after the first one shuts off and is used with the radio as well. I really like the feature of being able to start the radio off quietly and it also slowly increases to the max volume I choose. It would be nice if the alarm light would stay on until I shut it off. I would recommend this product to anyone who wakes up to morning light and would prefer a peaceful wake-up instead of the jarring jolt of an alarm in the dead of winter.