The Truth About Sunrise Alarm Clocks
By Elizabeth S. Mitchell/April 22, 2021
While cortisol might sound scary – since many associate it with being the stress hormone – it actually has a positive affect on our energy levels with proper doses at the proper time. Medical doctor Alex Dimitriu tells Well and Good that these clocks can not only work, but may be a healthier means of waking each morning than standard alarms. Dimitriu points out, “Our circadian system is closely tuned to natural as well as artificial light. Light-based alarm clocks can provide a gentle wake signal, to prepare the body for wakefulness.”
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