I do not function well without enough sleep, having two boys who like to get up early and often having disturbed nights with nightmares or germs I feel like turning straight back over first thing! I was thrilled to be reviewing the Lumie Bodyclock Iris as I have always fancied one of these gradual lights that slowly brightens or fades depending on if you are trying to wake or fall asleep.
Lots of people have difficulty falling to sleep; they might be worrying about something or have spent too much time on a screen and not unwound adequately before bed. Lying awake desperate for sleep can be miserable existence day to day so this is when the Lumie can really help! Not only do you have a light that slowly fades just like a real sunset you can also add a aromatherapy oil to compliment the experience, so it gives your body cues to naturally go to sleep.
I have seen a few different types of these lights but never one as sophisticated as this. For me the aromatherapy chambers make it stand out well above the competition. If you have always been tempted to use one of these lights its worthwhile spending a bit more so you have all the functions you could possibly need. You can choose what scented oil suits you best as there are two separate chambers one which will release before sleep and one when you wake, so its best to pick the oil most appropriate for the situation. To encourage sleep lavender works well or perhaps a chamomile essential oil to soothe and relax you and in the morning lemon or for energy levels and making you feel ready to face the day.
It is certainly helping with martial bliss hubbie and I normally always argue over who’s turn it is to get up first, but with the light mimicking sunrise teamed up with the refreshing lemon aromatherapy oil we have been using it is leaving us much more energetic and alert and willing to start the day. It means no more mad panic first thing in the morning as instead of trying to get a sneaky lie in we are up preparing breakfast and getting the boys clothes ready for school in good time.
The Lumie Bodyclock Iris has an RRP of £160 which might seem steep but once you have tried it you will soon wonder why you did not invest in one sooner. The manual is very comprehensive and explains all the extensive features of the product. There are some functions we have yet to use but its handy knowing they are there if we need to use them in the future. You can use it as a security light if you are away from home (coming on randomly as if someone is actually in the house) or it can become a nightlight to be used throughout the night. The RRP suddenly seems very reasonable when you factor in how much the Lumie Bodyclock offers; especially at this time of year winter is especially hard with the lack of bright light. I am glad its become less of a struggle for us.