How To Use Light Awake

Light Awake uses a unique combination of a pulsating color display and flashes of light to stimulate our brains. Users can customize their settings to find the perfect mix. For example, some people need rapid bursts of white light to move out of sleep. Others find that a blend of soft color and a calming nature sound works best.

Mood Color

Choose from five pleasing colors. Wake up in a gentle cast of cerulean blue, grass green, sherbet orange, rosy pink, or classic white. Match a hue to your mood or switch it for the different seasons.

Ambient Clock

Light Awake uses a low-light display that includes the current time and your alarm time. The readout fades to dark, only displaying the time.

Flash Interval

You control how fast Light Awake pulses its color display. Choose your pulse rate in intervals of 1, 2, 3, 10, or 30 seconds.

Light Bursts

Light Awake also uses your camera flash for extra stimulation. Choose your flash rate in intervals of 1, 2, 3, 10, or 30 seconds.

Soothing Sounds

Sometimes you need a mild alarm tone to help you stir. Select one of Light Awake’s nature-inspired sound options, such as jungle noises, ocean waves, rain, or bird songs. No metallic clanging or robotic beeps here!

Soothing Sounds

For a truly unique alarm, select a short story read by Paul Harvey. A notable American radio broadcaster, Harvey was a beloved announcer for 58 years. Enjoy his trademark voice as he reads his classic Rest of the Story tales.

Where To Position Light Awake

Simply prop your smartphone or tablet so the screen is facing you and near eye level. A phone stand like PopSockets or a cradle will help. You can also lean your device against a lamp or stack of books. Open the app, modify your alarm settings, and head to bed! It’s that easy.

Device Compatibility

Download Light Awake on your smartphone or tablet. The app is compatible with Apple iOS and Android operating systems.


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.

Free App Download

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.

Get the Wakeup Times Newsletter

Get useful sleep and wake tips from Light Awake. Unsubscribe anytime.