Scientific research has demonstrated how waking naturally to dawning sunlight has many benefits included feeling more rested, waking at an optimal point in your sleep cycles, and the follow-on benefits that flow from these.
Philips has a couple of consumer gadgets that meld sunrise simulation with an FM radio and/or natural sounds – the Wake-up Light. It works by gradually increasing the light starting 30 minutes before your pre-set alarm time.
There are 2 models of the Wake-up Light – one with and without an iPod dock, apart from which they are basically identical.
Price: $179.99, $114 without iPod dock
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)