7 nights in bed with the LUMIE body clock

I’ve always been one of those people who says “there just isn’t enough hours in the day!”. What with working a 9-5, the commute, going to the gym, seeing family, seeing friends, catching up on housework; the list goes on. I’ve made a conscious effort this year to make a regular gym routine. So far so good, however in order to fit everything into my day, it means a measly 4.30AM start on a week day. 

Now, let me start by telling you that I am. NOT. a morning. person. At all. So the thought of a 4.30AM start is actually hellish for me. In fact, I am one of these people who is forever tired no matter how many hours of sleep I get. 

If I’m honest, I got sick to death of feeling tired and after being told time and time again by my doctor that I am tired because I am deficient in vitamin D (old news, dude) I decided to take it upon myself to do a bit of research myself. 

Two of the reoccurring things that came up throughout my research was that 1. I most likely have SAD (seasonal affective disorder- my mood changes with the seasons. Dark weather= sad megs) and 2. I need to try a lumie bodyclock. Lumie do a variety of different lights tailored to different needs. They have SAD & energy lights (tailored towards SAD), skincare lights (acne etc), wake up lights (help you wake up) and kids (night lights etc). 

The wake up alarms come in two- The Bodyclock and sunrise alarm. I purchased the Lumie Bodyclock Rise 100 with the intention of helping me wake up for my 4.30 start and I thought I’d journal the first 7 mornings of using it. 

Morning 1

Settled down into bed at around 8.30pm the night before, watched a video on how to set my bodyclock up, set my alarm for  4.30. *luckily* future meg told me I might want to set my iPhone alarm just in case. Thank the lord I did, Cos my dumb-arse set it up wrong. *note to self, press the middle button AGAIN once alarm is set, to turn the alarm on. 

Morning 2

Actually managed to set the alarm properly with the help of one of my pals on Instagram. Woke up to a blinding light and a horrific alarm. Thought my house had burnt down and I was at the gates of heaven (or hell tbf). I realised this was such a shock to me because my eyes must of been under the quilt as the room got lighter. 

Morning 3 

Said pal also advised to turn the alarm off and just use the light paired with my normal iPhone alarm. Omg so much better! I didn’t necessarily jump out of bed, however waking up was much less of a shock. 

Morning 4 – Day one of period

Wasn’t feeling on top form, however, waking up wasn’t too much of a problem. I felt as if the alarm definitely gradually got me up. 

Morning 5 

Bad period pain, however it still got me up. The day felt much less stressful and I didn’t feel too tired by the end of the day. 

Morning 6 – Saturday mooooooornin’

I actually woke before my alarm! It was set for 8AM and I woke at around 7.20Am. The sunrise DEFINITELY helped as I got up within 20 minutes and headed to the gym. 

Morning 7 – Sunday morning

I wasn’t too bothered about setting an alarm, however I decided to pop the sunrise light on without any sound. I woke at around 8AM and felt FRESH! 

As you can see, I wasn’t joking when I said I wasn’t a morning person. I genuinely think I would just never wake up if it wasn’t for the disgusting sound of my iphone alarm. I have now been using the alarm for just over a month and it has definitely made me a bit of a happier person. All in all, this was definitely a good investment and I would recommend if wake up early isn’t your forte.