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Geek Culture / Anyone used dawn simulating light alarm clocks?

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Phaelax
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Posted: 13th Feb 2018 14:25
I want to try one of those alarm clocks that gradually brighten to mimic the affect of dawn. I have to get up at 4am for work, and despite my years in the military, this still isn't easy for me. Regular alarm clocks do me no good, either they fail to go off completely (iphone bug widely mentioned with no remedy from apple in years) or I don't wake up consciously enoough to realize I hit snooze or turn it off. (I assume that's what I'm doing, I have no memory of my actions for the first few minutes) So I want to try the "natural" way of waking up. Anyone ever bought one? I've read reviews on several but there's always negative reviews that make me hesitant.
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Posted: 13th Feb 2018 18:31 Edited at: 13th Feb 2018 18:33
When in doubt, try it, but don't rely solely on it.

I have similar problems with turning it off without realizing it, the key for me is to set it just outside comfortable arms reach. It's close enough to hear it, but im required to get out of bed to touch it, which is enough to get me up and awake

I'm actually still using the same alarm clock I've had since childhood. It's super basic, but it's held up for more than 30 years and still gets the job done.
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Posted: 14th Feb 2018 14:27
They range anywhere from $30 to well over $100. I'd rather not "try" one that doesn't work that well. I've actually thought about trying to make my own from a PI and rgb leds.
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