Personal Sunrise

Want to wake up more relaxed, more positive? Try this!

☼ Dawn Simulation Alarm Clock
☼ Dusk Simulation Sleep Helper
☼ Bedside Clock

‘Personal Sunrise’ is a dawn simulator for Android devices. It helps to wake up more easily in the morning, as your body prepares for wakeup due to the increasing light of the display.

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Wikipedia says “Dawn simulation is a technique originally developed to help treat seasonal affective disorder, but can be used as a soundless alarm clock to wake up the body naturally. Typically, the treatment involves timing lights in the bedroom to come on gradually, over a period of 30 minutes to 2 hours, before awakening.”.

WakeLight offers you several configuration options for the light simulation (sequence length, brightness curve, min/max brightness) and the sound (alarm sound, snooze timing and sound) in combination with the comfort of periodic alarm templates (with single-alarm removal), and of course single-alarm times. See the pictures. This app is very handy when you’re travelling: take your dawn simulation with you!

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Included is a ‘dusk simulation‘ which uses red light to increase the melatonin production, and with (or without) music you can fall better asleep and then sleep more relaxed.

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It was intended to be used with tablets of at least 7 inches, but I have enough positive feedback of users with even smaller devices to be able to state it can be good to try with such a small device.It depends on your light sensitivity, of course, and the brightness of your environment – but you will be astonished as it works subconscious. Just try, I think you will not regret it.

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A few words concerning privacy: ‘Personal Sunrise’ does not collect any data and does not require a network! To play an (optionally) chosen radio stream, it does use internet access, and (optionally, if the plugin is installed) the weather forecast. The only data that is sent by my app is your location (latitude/longitude) if required for the weather forecast – you can even manually enter them and fake the last one or two decimals of the data if you like.

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