I switched to a Philips Wake-Up Light with Sunrise Simulation Alarm Clock because I needed to do same thing! It's a gradual alarm sound if you want it, but I just use the light which is much more soothing and just brightens up to wake you.
This is so cool! I am going to add it to my wishlist!
21 days ago
Brilliant! Although I don't know that subtle light changes will wake me... the sun doesn't seem to work that well for me!
I love this one. You can adjust basically all of the settings (brightness of the display and the wake up light, volume) and it’s easy to use. And the little wake up songs it plays are lovely and sweet.
The Philips SmartSleep is a lifesaver. It gently wakes you up by slowly getting lighter in the morning right before you need to get going. You can control the level of display brightness too so that it's not annoying to be next to you on the nightstand. I swear by these for waking up in our dark winters.
I use a Philips Wake Up bedside light - game changing for easy wake ups in the winter - there are some interesting new ones out now too, but I've had the same one forever. My phone is nowhere in sight, I keep it in a different room.