Summary: Hi. I have the HF3580 & HF3585 models, so my review is for others whom are interested in the newer models. The Dusk & Dawn simulations do help you get outta bed easier! This lamp is great for ppl who work @ night... This will help you. Creating a circadian rhytme is a good way to minipulate your body to wake up. These models come with 4 sounds (including FM).
Summary: I've been researching therapy lights for years and finally splurged on this one. I ADORE the sunrise sunset feature and the choice of "soft" alarm choices; birds chirping, ocean waves, rainforest, etc. It truly is so much more pleasant to wake up with a sunrise and calming natural sounds. The light serves as a SAD light as well as awesome task lighting. I rarely buy two of anything but I did order a 2nd one for a gift. It's hefty, substantial, and has a snooze function.
Summary: This clock definitely has more features than I imagined it would and it has a very modern look which I really like. It allows me to wake up without feeling so cranky which is the greatest benefit for me :-)
Summary: Definitely "eases" you out of sleep instead of jolting you awake. I am the complete opposite of "morning person" - I have an average of 7 traditional beeping alarms on my phone over the course of an hour an a half to ease me awake, but am always snoozing. The first week with this wake-up light, I noticed a difference right away and felt more awake by the time the noise was at the level I wanted to be awake at.
Summary: I am NOT a morning person and do not ever want to get out of bed. I take depression meds and definitely do better in the summer when there is more light which is why I decided to purchase this "alarm" clock despite the cost which I feel is expensive. I am retired so there really is no need for me to have an alarm but if I don't I will sleep until 10 am. I have it set for 7:30 am and find I am out of bed by 8 am. I am more motivated throughout the day.
Summary: I have been an insomniac for 30 years. At night I begin turning down the lights 60 min before I go to bed. The last twenty I have all the lights off except this sunset simulator while I brush my teeth, etc. I have had this for 7 days and each night have been asleep within 15 min which is unbelievable for me. Waking up is pleasant too. I used to lie in bed for up to 30 min. With this product I get up and get out of bed.