Light Awake

A wakeup experience backed by science

Light Awake is a mobile app that gradually wakes you up using gentle light. No more being jolted out of sleep by jarring beeps or buzzes! Light Awake pulses light from your smartphone, which encourages your body to instinctively switch from slumber to alertness. You will rise in calming silence with a clear, refreshed mind. Light Awake is the healthy way to start your waking hours.

Light Awake App

Everyone deserves to wake up feeling relaxed and energized. Light Awake helps you naturally and smoothly transition out of your sleep cycle. Currently compatible with iOS devices, this patented technology is especially helpful for:

Shift workers

People with hearing loss

Sleep partners with different schedules

Families with light sleepers or small children

Teenagers and college students

Roommates in close quarters

Light Awake is based on how the brain responds to light. Our body produces melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep, based on how much light it senses. It’s the same biological response that wakes up animals that are active during the day. Birds and dogs don’t need a piercing alarm and neither do humans! Learn more about the science of Light Awake here. 

About Light Awake

Dr. Kathy Hurst is on a mission to create the world’s most innovative alarm clock. As a doctor, she knows the frustration of waking up at odd hours to a blaring alarm. Backed by the latest research, she has found that noisy alarm clocks are harmful to our circadian rhythms. Her invention, Light Awake, harnesses the power of light to support our natural biology instead. Read more about her inspiration here. 


Light Awake – The Calming Wakeup Experience

Light Awake uses pulsating light to gently rouse you from sleep. There are no sharp, piercing noises that startle you awake. Its flashing light is designed to stimulate your circadian system and comfortably move your mind from slumber to consciousness. This is the only wakeup system that is based on the physiology of our eyes and brain.

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Light Awake’s silent alarm clock is a natural way to rouse from your sleep. There are no sharp or piercing noises that startle you awake. Its gentle light stimulates your circadian system so you comfortably move from slumber to consciousness.

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