The alarm clock is a necessary evil for most of us. It jolts you awake with a loud, blaring sound in a dark room. You may or may not hit snooze a few times, then stumble out of bed into the darkness and hope you don't trip on something before finding a light.
That was me. I hated the alarm clock and the instant stress I felt waking up to it every morning. I started doing research into alarm clocks. I wanted something that woke me up in a gentler but still effective way. That's when I found out about daylight simulation alarm clocks. A daylight simulation alarm clock starts waking you up to half an hour before your alarm time. It begins with a soft glow and ramps up to full brightness by your wake-up time. There are many health benefits to waking up naturally with light, along with multiple reasons to move away from the traditional alarm clock.