Light therapy: one year on
It’s no secret that sleeping is one of my favourite things to do. I’m always looking for ways to make my sleep the best it can so that I can live my (very) busy life with enthusiasm and minimal eye bags, A year ago, John Lewis kindly gifted a
Whilst I don’t suffer from SAD, using this light is a solid part of my routine, and it’s great to be able to share how useful it is with you.
Functionality & Quality
This light could not be any easier to use!
Setting the alarm is as simple as holding down a button and it’s quick and easy to update the time. You can also easily dial the brightness up or down using the two small
The quality of the product is great, it looks and feels durable and whilst it’s not winning any awards for interior design, it’s subtle enough to sit nicely in the bedroom.
Once the alarm is set, the light gradually reduces to darkness so you can jump right into bed and wind down as the room gets darker.
In terms of durability, after a year the bulb is showing no signs of wearing down but replacement bulbs are relatively cheap and easy to get hold of.
Often in the evening, I find it hard to switch off, so having a light that can gradually fade into darkness sends all the right ‘wind down’ signals to my brain.
Rise and Shine
It’s so much nicer waking up with a light that gradually gets brighter than a screeching alarm, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t always set a backup alarm on my phone.
I’ve found that when you’re in a healthy sleep pattern, it does a great job of helping you wake up and leaves you feeling refreshed. However, having used this every day in the last year, there’s been a couple of times where I’ve slept through the light alarm thanks to extreme tiredness.
Interested in light therapy?
So thinking of investing in a little light therapy? I’d definitely recommend exploring the options as this little light has become an integral part of our routine and really helps us live a life that’s a little more stress-free.
Will you be exploring the use of light therapy in your routine?