Sunday, 11 February 2018

Lumie Bodyclock Active 250

Like most people, I love it as the nights draw in. Getting home, closing the curtains and the world outside, candles lit and time to relax sets in. The problem for me comes with dark mornings. Ever since I was a child, I was brought up to believe that if it is dark outside it is bedtime, I’ve always hated cracks in the curtains where the light can shine through, but I can not adjust to getting up whilst it is dark outside.
Lumie Bodyclock Active 250
Then the Philips Lumie Bodyclock Active 250 came into my life, a device I have read so much about but had never tried. A product which claims to wake you with a natural, gradually brightening light, helping you feel refreshed, alert and energised all day. The one problem I have is a dark morning doesn’t make me feel awake or alert and definitely not ready to tackle the day ahead.  So I opened the box, set it up and hoped for the best.

The Lumie has now been part of my life for just over 5 weeks and during that time I have used it for a few days, then haven’t used it, I have used it one day and then not the following, all in an experiment to see if it works for me and whether it makes those mornings any easier.

Lumie Bodyclock Active 250 Wake Up to Daylight Light is described as being a wake-up light which incorporates an FM radio and audio options. Once you have set it up, the alarm clock wakes you with a gradually brightening sunrise, so instead of being jolted from sleep by an alarm, the Bodyclock wakes you gradually and more effectively with brightening light. By the time you open your eyes, you're properly awake, alert and feeling ready for the day ahead. Experts claim that waking like this not only re-sets the internal clock that controls daily wake/sleep rhythm but it has been shown to boost mood, productivity and energy levels.  Then when you are ready for sleep, the right light can also help prepare your body for sleep and with the Lumie, the use of the fading sun and if you do need a little but extra help, this Lumie has additional sleep sounds; restful waves and white noise to mask background noise.

The Main features of the Lumie Bodyclock Active 250 include:
  • 15, 20, 30, 45, 60 or 90 minute sunrise to wake naturally
  • 15, 20, 30, 45, 60 or 90 minute sunset to wind down for bed
  • FM radio with digital tuning
  • Dawn chorus or rooster call sounds to enhance your sunrise
  • White noise setting to mask sounds that might keep you awake
  • Wave sounds to lull you to sleep
  • Sunray effect
  • Dimmable lighting for use as a bedside light
  • Nightlight feature
  • Snooze feature
  • Security option to turn on the light randomly while you're away
  • Back-ups: optional alarm beep, power failure back-up
What I love about the Lumie is that it has a range of wake-up options which allow you to choose how long you want your sunrise and whether or not you would like to use one of the audio features and there is quite the choice, one of which is a rooster, a sound that you are guaranteed not to miss but you can also set the FM radio to come on, which is my method of choice. The usefulness of the Lumie doesn’t stop there either, it also comes in handy if you have trouble drifting off to sleep. This model also features a slowly fading sunset option and the option to use two sleep sounds both of which should help you naturally relax and unwind ready for bed.

Lumie Bodyclock Active 250
Lumie Bodyclock Active 250
Lumie Bodyclock Active 250

So has it worked for me? Admittedly I was sceptical. I have spent years having the most annoying ringtone I can find on my phone as my alarm in an effort to shock me awake and to start my day. Now, I love the gradualness of waking up at a more relaxing pace, instead of feeling out of sorts and miserable at the thought of getting out of bed. I also now instead have time, feel more alert and whilst laying in bed will always be something I enjoy doing, on a work day when I have to get up, doing so in a much less rushed and dreaded manner is the option for me.  

You can find this Lumie priced at around £95 in places like John Lewis, Amazon and even Boots.






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20 comments:

  1. I don’t think this would work for me :( I sleep with my curtains open and get the actual sunlight into my room (and on my face) every morning, and I still don’t wake up 😂 I’m a nightmare!

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    1. I need to have complete and total darkness, a mere crack of light winds me up sleeping through the curtains x

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  2. I have always been curious about these! It sounds like it works really well for you. I’m tempted to get one for my Hubby! Xx

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  3. This is an interesting device! I don’t know if I would use it though. I’m terrible with gadgets!

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  4. I have a lumie clock too and I couldn't be without it!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  5. I'm having really problems getting up with the dark mornings and find my alarm so jarring, it actually hurts my head some mornings, so one of these would probably do me the world of good!
    Cx

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  6. I would love, love, love this! I am such a grump of a morning and been eying this up for so long. Xxx

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  7. These are brilliant. They really help with getting you up in the morning that's for sure

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  8. I was looking at this in Boots recently as I'm dreadful in the morning and was wondering if it would help. Thanks for your review and I'll definitely be looking more into the Lumie :) - Bryanna Skye

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  9. I suck at getting up - I'm forever the 5mins more type of gal so this could really help me, it's also not nearly as expensive as I thought. My birthday is soon so I'm gonna ask for this - fab review as always x

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  10. Body clocks are a great way to help you wake up naturally and get ready for the day ahead!

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  11. This sounds amazing!! I don’t sleep so it wouldn’t be something I’d need but brilliant for Simon who struggles to get up xxxx

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  12. This sounds lovely but my body is like a clock after having the kids, literally. I don’t ever sleep past 9 o clock most days x

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  13. This is incredible. I can't believe something like this exist. I want to try this!

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  14. I have an app on my phone that is similar to this product with the natural wake phases. I really do find it much nicer to wake up than a blaring alarm! I love the addition of the security light option that seems very clever

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  15. I've seen these around for a while and they look interesting! x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  16. I love the sound of these clocks - I’m the worst at getting up and so grumpy in the morning!

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  17. I've heard really good things about this natural clock and have been really intrigued by it, sounds like a very relaxed way to start the day

    Laura x

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  18. Oh my husband would love this clock! Sounds so awesome and wonderful.

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