Top 10 Best Light Therapy Alarm Clocks
for December 2022

Light therapy alarm clocks are alarm clocks that shine light onto your eyes to encourage morning wakefulness. While light therapy is not a cure for insomnia, it has been shown to be an effective treatment for insomnia as well as jet lag, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and sleep disorders.

Light therapy alarm clocks shine the light onto your eyes from the alarm clock's display. The light is powerful, but it only shines on your eyes for 20 to 25 minutes. Many light therapy alarm clocks also have an alarm that goes off when it's time to wake up.

Light therapy alarm clocks are popular because they help users wake up refreshed. They also reduce the effects of stress, depression, and anxiety, according to the Mayo Clinic.

The Different Guide has tested more than 30 light therapy alarm clocks over the years, evaluating them for performance and ease of use. Our criteria for evaluating light therapy alarm clocks includes brightness, light therapy time, ease of use, and battery life. These are the best light therapy alarm clocks of 2022:

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5-in-1 Dekala Smart Arches, Customizable Alarm Clock with Sound Machine and Ambient Light with Bluetooth Speaker, Works with Alexa/Google

5-in-1 Dekala Smart Arches

by Dekala
What We like

This is a relatively expensive alarm that promises to incorporate as many features as possible. It has a few more features than most of the other smart alarms, but if you care only about alarm clocks that wake you up, this will do a fine job.

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Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers, Bedroom, Full Screen Clock Radio with Sunrise Simulation, 3 Light Modes, Snooze, Dual Alarms, 8 Natural Sounds, Ideal for Gift

JAKATV Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers

by JAKATV
What We like

This wake-up light with sunrise simulation helps you ease out of sleep. It starts to emit light 10~60 min before the alarm time, 20 brightness levels can be adjustable gradually. And choice of 7 alarm sounds or FM radio can be used as a wake-up sound.

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Beurer 4-in-1 Bluetooth Wake-Up Light, Daylight Sunrise Simulation & Sunset Fading, Alarm Clock, Reading Lamp, Mood Light, Speaker, Radio, 256 Customized Color Variations for Sleep, Lightup App, WL75

Beurer 4-in-1 Bluetooth Wake-Up Light

by Beurer North America LP
What We like

This great gadget's combination of features make it great both as a light-up alarm clock and as a sleep aid. It uses Bluetooth or Aux connectivity, allows you to customize the time, sound, and colors, and is great for providing wake-up light.

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Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers Adults, Light Alarm Clock with Sunrise Simulation, Sleep Aid, 3 Alarm Modes, 7 Color Night Lights, Dual Alarms & USB Charging Port for Bedroo Kids

Roxicosly Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers Adults

by Roxicosly
What We like

The is one of the only alarm clocks that offers two alarms, a snooze function, and 7 colored nighttime lights. Its sunrise simulation creates the perfect atmosphere to help you fall asleep.

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Sunrise Alarm Clock, Smart Wake Up Light Work with Alexa, 4 Alarms with FM Radio, 7 Nature Sounds & Snooze, 7 Colors Night Light, Sleep Aid Digital Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers Adults Kids

Te-Rich Sunrise Alarm Clock

by Te-Rich
What We like

The Sunrise Alarm Clock, Smart Wake-up Light with Alexa, 4 Alarms with FM Radio, 7 Natural Sounds & Snooze, 7 Colors Night Light, Sleep Aid Digital Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers Adults Kids is a great option for those needing extra motivation to wake up. The sunrise simulation ensures you will wake up naturally without an alarm.

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Sunrise Alarm Clock, Wake Up Light Full Screen, Fluent Color No Shadow, 320 Lux Sunrise Simulation, Digital Alarm Clock for Bedrooms Radio Heavy Sleepers Adults Kids, 8 Nature Sounds & Snooze(1Pack)

SUNDAYMOON Sunrise Alarm Clock

by SUNDAYMOON INNOVATION
What We like

The Sunrise Alarm Clock lets you set two alarms, one for the day and one for the night. On the bright side, you can use one to gently wake you up, and the other to gently wake your more stubborn children.

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GVRGO Sunrise Alarm Clock, Wake Up Light for Kids & Heavy Sleepers, Dual Alarms, Sunset Simulation, Reading Lamp, Sleep Aid, FM Radio, Snooze, Nightlight, Daylight, 7 Colors & 8 Natural Sounds.

GVRGO Sunrise Alarm Clock

by GVRGO
What We like

This alarm clock will play 8 sounds if you set another alarm, so it's perfect for those who like to sleep in on the weekends. Its handy snooze function can be a real help for early mornings, and its 7 color-changing lights, 8 soothing sounds, and FM radio make it excellent for the minimalist aesthetic.

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Sunrise Alarm Clock, SinFoxeon Clock Radio Wake Up Light with Simulated Sunrise Touch-Changed Dynamic Atmosphere Light 6 Natural Sounds 7 Color Sleep Breathing Light for Heavy Sleepers (Grainy)

SinFoxeon Sunrise Alarm Clock

by SinFoxeon
What We like

The excellent sunrise simulation and the ability to change the light colors makes this alarm an excellent choice.

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Sunrise Alarm Clock, Smart Kids Alarm Clock with Sound Machine/Night Light/Sleep Timer for Bedrooms, 4 Alarms, Battery Operated, Digital Wake Up Light Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers Adults Girls Boys

AHZ Sunrise Alarm Clock

by AHZ
What We like

This is a smart alarm that saves battery by only waking up when it senses you're not fully asleep, with a sound machine and other features that set it apart from any other devices of its kind.

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Sunrise Alarm Clock Wake Up Light with Sunrise Simulation, Heavy Sleepers, 8 Nature Sounds & Snooze, FM Radio, 7 Colors, Sleep Aid Digital Alarm Clock for Bedroom, Ideal for Kids & Adults Gift

Prisame Sunrise Alarm Clock Wake Up Light with Sunrise Simulation

by Prisame
What We like

This alarm clock wakes you up with the sounds of nature. The snooze is gentle and loud. It has 12 brightness settings and 7 colors. You can't go wrong for the price.

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