AMIR Wake-Up Light & Alarm Clock

Waking up to the loud blare of an alarm clock sucks. But if you sleep in a pitch-black room, you can’t very well rely on the sun to wake you up either. The middle ground here is a wake-up light like this one from AMIR, which simulates a sunrise by gradually brightening the room, easing you out of your sleep cycle naturally. Let’s just say it’s a much more pleasant way to start your day than, er, having a cardiac event.

Adding to the sunrise simulation, the clock can also play gentle nature sounds or soothing music, like quiet birdsong, wind chimes, ocean waves, light piano playing, etc.

Get the light for $39 on Amazon.