Waking Up Naturally With A Lumie Clock

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I am not a morning person, when I say this it’s not because I’m groggy and irritable if I don’t get my tea or coffee (in fact I don’t really drink either) but I just can’t get up. If I ever set an early alarm to get up and go to the gym or do something productive chances are I’ll just snooze the alarm and keep going until it’s my normal waking up time (and sometimes even longer). Morning’s for me are my most productive for tidying/ cleaning and doing things like my blog photography but physically getting out of bed was the issue.

I had heard things about the Lumie clock’s and how they wake you up with natural sunlight so I thought that this would be a great item to try in an attempt to change my routine. How they work is you set a time limit of how far before your alarm you want the sunlight to start (I’ve chosen the standard 30 minutes) and from 30 minutes before you alarm right until it rings it slowly gets brighter like a natural sunrise. There’s no harsh artificial light and it’s as refreshing as watching the actual sun.

This is supposed to help your body naturally wake up rather than abruptly by an alarm and it’s designed to get your body started in the morning so you’re coming out of the right form of sleep. But does it really work!? Now I’m not going to lie and say that every single morning I use it I get straight out of bed bouncing around like Tiger, there are still mornings when I hit snooze, but things have got better. When I set my Lumie Clock I find that my body naturally stirs and wakes up just before my alarm goes off due to the sunlight which is a great thing as no one likes waking up to their alarm blaring.

There are lots of variations of the Lumie clocks ranging from the Bodyclock Starter 30 which is about £60 right up to the Bodyclock Luxe 700 which is around £170 and while the concept is the same the variations are different. I went for the second model up which is the Bodyclock Go 75 which cost me £75 from Boots because you could choose how long you wanted the sunrise to be 20, 30 or 45 minutes. There’s also an option to have a sunset if you finding nodding off to sleep difficult and this works in the same way just in reverse.

The other great thing about the clock is the fact that you can use it as a nightlight as well meaning I don’t have to clog up my bedside table with a lamp as well. Now I know part of using something like this is getting into a routine and it will take time but the morning’s I do drag myself out of bed it is far easier using the Lumie Clock.

Are you a morning person? How do you get yourself up in the morning?17
July 17, 2017
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39 Comments

  • Reply Shannon Bryson

    I am so not a morning person. If I get up early, that’s great and i’m so productive but it’s getting up that’s my problem. I also too love the snooze button.

    July 17, 2017 at 7:58 pm
  • Reply Ana De Jesus

    I am definitely not a morning person either and I really struggle to get out of bed. I like the idea of a natural alarm clock that might make getting up that little bit easier! x

    July 18, 2017 at 12:18 am
  • Reply Stephanie Merry

    I’m really not a morning person so this sounds perfect for me. I love the idea of a natural wake up call x

    July 18, 2017 at 8:33 am
  • Reply Stephanie

    I’ve always loved the concept of a Lumie clock, so I’d really like to try one of these, especially in winter! xxx

    July 18, 2017 at 9:21 am
  • Reply Mellissa Williams

    I would say I am a morning person, yes. This sounds very handy – I keep hearing good things about the brand

    July 18, 2017 at 10:25 am
  • Reply Jennifer Eastwell

    Hmm, I think this may be a good idea for me. I’ve been really struggling waking up in the mornings regardless if I get an early night. I would go for the starter one though because any more than £60 is a bit much for me!

    July 18, 2017 at 10:51 am
  • Reply Lauretta

    This is interesting. I’ll be checking on this Lumie clock. It’ll wake you up with natural sunlight? It just makes me more curious.

    July 18, 2017 at 12:31 pm
  • Reply Joanna

    Oh, I have been wanting to get one of these for so long, but the price has always put me off. They are so good, especially in winter when you need to wake up while there’s still dark outside.

    July 18, 2017 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Glad to hear the Lumie Clock worked well for you, as someone who has trouble getting out of bed I’m very interested in anything that might help!

    July 18, 2017 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply The London Mum

    I would love this! My OH loves to sleep in pitch black with blinds and curtains drawn, whereas I like the light coming through in the morning because I do find it helps me. SO this would be the happy compromise.

    July 18, 2017 at 11:04 pm
  • Reply The London Mum

    I would love this! My OH loves to sleep in pitch black with blinds and curtains drawn, whereas I like the light coming through in the morning because I do find it helps me. So this would be the happy compromise.

    July 18, 2017 at 11:04 pm
  • Reply Mummy Times Two

    I definitely want to try one of these out. Waking up in a more natural way has to be a good thing!

    July 19, 2017 at 8:46 pm
  • Reply mydreamality

    I’ve been wanting one of these babies for a while now, and will definitely get one during winter. I struggle in the mornings, but mostly waking my Husband up! He’s worse than the kids at getting up and at em in the morning, lol. Maybe that’ll be his next Christmas gift. x

    July 19, 2017 at 9:19 pm
  • Reply Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    I would love to try one of these. I have a baby that wakes me up at the moment, but it would be nice to wake up more naturally.

    July 20, 2017 at 9:25 am
  • Reply Melissa Zia

    I am not really a morning person so this sounds like the perfect way for me to wake up! I think Il have to give this clock a try

    July 20, 2017 at 10:28 am
  • Reply Ayesha Farhad

    I never knew such a thing existed! Wow! I hate the sound of alarm in the morning! Want to shut everything down and go back to sleep hah!

    July 20, 2017 at 11:49 am
  • Reply Gareth Torrance

    I meant to buy one of these a while back but completely forgot about it!! Thank you for reminding me!

    July 20, 2017 at 12:47 pm
  • Reply Theresa

    This looks really neat! I haven’t heard of this clock before, but it sounds interesting.

    July 20, 2017 at 1:51 pm
  • Reply La Shell

    I am somewhat a morning person but I need to thaw out when I get up.. I have my alarm on my cell phone but I recently purchased a vintage alarm clock. We’d see how that goes.

    July 20, 2017 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply Amanda-Jaied Wathern

    We are so similar! I get all my best work done in the morning, IF I can get up. I love this concept I’ve just never found a decent light to help-I will definitely have a look at this range. I use the bedtime app on my iphone which starts really quiet then builds up to an actual alarm, it’s much better than waking up to the blare of an alarm. x

    July 20, 2017 at 2:16 pm
  • Reply Jane Davidson

    How have I never heard of this?! This sounds amazing! I’m kinda a morning person in that I wake up early, but I’m a lazy morning person where I just want to lounge around all morning. haha I’ll definitely be checking out this alarm clock more!

    July 20, 2017 at 4:40 pm
  • Reply Kira L Curtis

    I’m really not a morning person and I really hate alarms! I always wake up feeling so panicky! I would love a clock like this!

    July 20, 2017 at 6:52 pm
  • Reply Jessi Joachim

    This seems really great! I am so not a morning person, and typically end up hitting snooze 136 times before I actually get up lol maybe this would be a good change for me!

    July 20, 2017 at 8:31 pm
  • Reply Nayna Kanabar

    My friend could do with a clock like this she has so much trouble getting up in the morning that she is always late for work.

    July 20, 2017 at 8:44 pm
  • Reply Aish Padihari

    Had never heard of lumie clocks before. Sounds super cool since its always a struggle for me to wake up on time every morning.

    July 20, 2017 at 9:17 pm
  • Reply Kristina Paché

    I haven’t heard of this type of alarm clock before but sounds a lot better than the ones that wake you up abruptly.

    July 20, 2017 at 9:30 pm
  • Reply Cassie Liz

    I definitely haven’t heard of this clock before! But it sounds like such a cool idea! I’ve never been a snoozer luckily – I hate getting out of bed but just do it. This would be perfect for anyone who struggles

    July 20, 2017 at 10:09 pm
  • Reply Nancy Johnson Horn

    I’ve heard about this! I am so NOT a morning person and I like the idea of finding a better way to wake up.

    July 20, 2017 at 10:28 pm
  • Reply Shannon Gauger

    This sounds like a great idea! I wonder if this would work for kids too?

    July 21, 2017 at 12:41 am
  • Reply Terri Steffes

    Hmmm. I like the “wake gently” part. I wish it could make you happy about waking up early!

    July 21, 2017 at 2:42 am
  • Reply Being Ashleigh

    Always been intrigued by Lumie clocks, especially as my room has a small window so I often wake up when it’s still dark and gloomy. I might have to try one soon!

    July 21, 2017 at 12:23 pm
  • Reply Courteney Noonan

    I haven’t heard of this before but it sounds so cool! I’d definitely prefer the waking up gently aspect – my alarm does my head in haha

    July 21, 2017 at 6:29 pm
  • Reply Journa Ramirez

    This looks so cool. I don’t know where to get this but I like to have one. It looks so COOL!

    July 22, 2017 at 12:59 pm
  • Reply Amber Nelson

    This sounds like something I need. I definitely need a little extra nudge in the morning!

    July 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • Reply Reesa Lewandowski

    I need to find one of these for myself!! I am NOT a morning person AT ALL.

    July 22, 2017 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply Heather

    This looks like a very comfortable way to wake up. I wake up extremely early on my own to start working while my daughters are still sleeping. It’s very rare that I actually need an alarm clock to wake up before they do but I definitely consider myself a morning person.

    July 22, 2017 at 11:41 pm
  • Reply adapperchick

    This is definitely something I’m going to look further into . I’m a morning person, but getting up is the hardest for me. I have to put on an unpleasant, almost frightening alarm to get me up

    July 23, 2017 at 8:53 pm
  • Reply CourtneyLynne Storms

    Oooo what a neat clock!!!! Waking up is definitely tough. I will need to look more into this!

    July 24, 2017 at 12:28 pm
  • Reply Lubka Henry

    I’ve heard of these clocks, but never actually seen anyone using them. Thanks for sharing your thoughts – I’ll check it out now.

    July 25, 2017 at 5:21 pm
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