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There was small box in waiting in my mailbox when I came home today.

My dawn simulator had arrived. I had ordered it some time last week on the internet, where you can buy anything. Every year, when it starts getting cold and dark, I begin having some serious issues getting out of bed. This was ok when I worked about 10 minutes away from my home, but this year my commute is about 40 minutes. A few weeks ago, it was taking me about an hour to get out of bed after my alarm went off.

So I decided to do something about it. I did some research into light therapy as a treatment for seasonal affect disorder, but there was some concern about the possible fall out (I could damage my eyes, I needed to schedule the treatments correctly, blah blah blah). Then I found dawn simulators, which are some-what related, but without any serious consequences.

Basically, I bought a small electrical do-hickey that I plug my bedroom lamp into. I configure the do-hickey to start working about 30 minutes before I want to wake up. Then what will happen is that my lamp will turn on and gradually get brighter and brighter until it reaches full luminescence (simulating the dawn, see! you get it, right?!).

hahahaha.. so, this is supposed to fool my body into thinking that the sun is shining and its time to get going. So we'll see how it works; I'm plugging it in tonight.


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