Even if you are a self-proclaimed morning person, it's unlikely that you love waking up to the sound of a blaring alarm. Whether you wake up easily or sleep like the dead, a sunrise alarm clock is a gentle, peaceful way to start your day, and can help you feel your most refreshed after a good night's sleep. Unlike traditional alarms, which jar you awake, these use gradually increasing light to gently rouse you from your slumber.
If you don't think light alone will cut it, many sunrise alarm clocks also have an array of natural sounds, like birds chirping or ocean waves, that can both lull you to sleep at night and wake you in the morning. While many sunrise alarm clocks have similar functionality, we've narrowed down our favorite features to help you choose the one that's right for you.