Waking up to the harsh sounds of your alarm clock doesn’t really set you up for a pleasant morning. This innovative wake-up clock uses a gradual increase in ambient lighting, peaceful sounds and stimulating aromas to help gently raise you from your slumber. You can easily set your wake up time, and just place some aromatherapy beads (included with the unit) into the aroma bowl, and select your natural sound setting.

Thirty minutes prior to your selected wake-up time, the clock light begins to generate a soft glow, and gradually increases in intensity. With the heating from the lamp, the aromatherapy beads will release faint scents into the air, providing you with the olfactory stimulation which helps to speed up the waking process. Fifteen minutes before your selected time, your clock begins to generate soft and lively nature sounds, and when your selected alarm time does arrive, the buzzer sounds to finish the job of waking you up. If you like, you can elect to disable certain features, opting to use only the buzzer or the nature sounds. You can choose nature sounds such as Nightfall, Zen Melody, Thunder Storm, Mountain Stream, Songbirds and Ocean Surf. The aroma beads come in four different packets ((Energy, Morning Caf, Stress Relief and Lavender) and also come with 10 special felt disks which let you use your own aromatherapy oils.

Another neat feature is the ability for the clock to work in reverse, providing gradually fading sounds of nature and light to help you drift off into a blissful sleep (and, of course, still generating those soothing aromas.) If you’d just like to have some nice background noise, you can play the nature sounds anytime you like with the push of a button, and the light can be used by itself as well. The front panel displays the digital clock readout, and the unit comes complete with a snooze feature, headphone jack and volume control.

Runs off a standard household outlet and uses two AA batteries as a backup power source, to make sure you wake up on time in the event of a loss of power. UL listed. 7 1/2″ H x 5 1/4″ W x 6 1/4″ D. (3 1/2 lbs.) This item is only available for delivery in the Continental U.S. and Canada.