I'm considering using a wake light to help my body wake up naturally. What are your thoughts on wake up lights?

Kristina Frederick, PA-C, MS, RN, BSN, BA, FAARM, ABAAHP
Kristina Frederick, PA-C, MS, RN, BSN, BA, FAARM, ABAAHP answered 11/7/2019 13:46

PA-C, MS, RN, BSN, BA, FAARM, ABAAHP

It would be preferable to switch to a normal sleep/wake cycle. Why do you think you need the lights?

Dr. Julia St. Clair, ND
Dr. Julia St. Clair, ND answered 11/12/2019 18:50

Naturopathic Medical Doctor

Hi, Cody. Are you thinking about this instead of using an alarm clock? Or is this more of coffee replacement when you say "wake up naturally." Either way, if you can use a wake up light, and then get into the early morning sun, this could be a great way to support your wake/sleep cycle, but also get your energy going for the day. Your circadian rhythm also loves routine, so if you create a routine of getting the right amount of sleep, as well as going to bed around the same time and waking around the same time, this would help with fostering your desire to wake naturally.