Go to sleep and wake up more naturally with the Philips Somneo clock

NEWS – I have a lot of trouble going to sleep at night, so I’m very intrigued with this clock from Philips.  Using light and sounds, the Somneo is supposed to help you fall asleep and wake more naturally.  At night, the RelaxBreathe function uses lights to help you relax and unwind to guide you into sleep.  In the morning, it uses lights and sound to wake you.  Somneo uses bright yellow, warm orange, and soft red lights to simulate sunrise and sunset.  You can wake to white noise, natural sounds, an FM station, or songs on your phone.  It saves two alarm settings, one for weekdays, one for weekends, to waken you.

The clock has an AUX in to connect your phone for music, and it has a USB port for charging the phone.  It has a power backup to keep your clock going for up to 8 hours in the event of a power outage.  The smart-touch display lets you set the clock quickly and easily.  It has a midnight setting that provides just enough light to find your way in the dark at night and a reading setting with multiple light settings that let you choose which is just right to read by.

The Philips Somneo Sleep and Wake-up Light Therapy Lamp is $199.00 at Amazon.

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  2. Janet,

    Although this particular model has been around for a few years, I believe it is still Philips latest model.

    Those who need/have blackout blinds on their bedroom windows, card & duct tape on LEDs (power indicators, etc) to get to sleep, should note an option in the settings that switches off the display (which it does gradually after about 10 seconds).

    This option is not available on their previous model, HF3520/01, which I used long before this model came out. However, it was fairly straightforward to create a curved fabric covered mask to cover the HF3520/01 display (hung with two pieces of Scotch Magic tape so it could be lifted when you need to change the alarm times) – it wasn’t pretty, but it worked well.

    I should also add that I found the multiple buttons on the HF3520/01 models easier to locate and press than the touch sensitive ‘button’ of the Breathe Easy model – especially in the dark.

    Rowland W.

    I have also used flameproof black, red & orange gels (thin film used in stage lighting) to darken and add warm colour to various bright LED clocks – Since the 80’s.

  3. Hey, Bob! Of course I remember you! It’s good to see you pop up in the comments. 🙂 I hope you’re doing well.

    This crazy clock will be my last one; I’ve “retired” from writing. Hopefully somebody else will champion the watches you can’t tell time on. 😉

    1. I’m sorry to hear this, but we all must move on at some point in our lives; to wider pastures, expand our minds, creating new and thoughtful ideas. We should keep in touch… 🙂

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