First, I love it so I'm not returning it and would give it 4 or 5 stars. Great sounds, features - love that the display can be turned all the way off, I like waking to nature sounds but in the summer, they aren't loud enough to be heard over my AC (and I wear earplugs to soften the sound of the AC) but then the chime sounds work just fine and are nice sounds. I don't use the aroma feature or wake to light feature so can't speak to those but it totally met my needs to not use my iPhone in my bedroom (I'd been using an iPhone app but that fed the tech addiction by making my iPhone the last thing I held before sleeping and the first thing I interacted with upon waking). It met my desire for nice sounds to wake to - and the option to sleep to them was a nice bonus! My only 2 complaints are: 1) the power cord plug is so teeny tiny, only goes a few mm into the unit, that is does not stay in well and is very easily knocked out, falls out. Without backup batteries in the unit, if the cord is loosened even for a split second, the clock and alarm times are wiped out and have to be reset. When I first got it, I was resetting the time at least once a day until I learned to be more careful, place the cord where it won't get touched, I learned to hold the plug in while interacting with the unit or moving items on my nightstand. I am considering trying duct tape to hold it better in place. This is a major drawback - not enough to get me to return the unit, but it definitely could use some attention. 2) I can't fall asleep and wake to the same nature sound. The morning nature sound will be the "last sound played" - so I can't fall asleep to the sound of rain or ocean, then wake to the sound of birds. I can use the water sounds to relax but then before drifting off, I have to roll over, hit the bird sound button so it's the last sound played. I don't often use the nature sounds to sleep and now, in the summer, I use the chimes more often in the morning. So this conflict (desire for different sleep vs wake nature sounds) comes up rarely. But it has happened a few times and it's a bummer!
Natural Wake-Up and Sleep System by Sound Oasis
The Natural Wake-Up and Sleep System by Sound Oasis is the perfect all-in-one solution for better sleep. This versatile machine provides light therapy and relaxing sleep sounds to help you fall asleep. In the morning, aromatherapy, light therapy and nature wake-up sounds help to gently nudge you awake.
Features of the Natural Wake-Up and Sleep System by Sound Oasis:
- Size: 10" x 7" x 7"; 3 lbs.
- How it works:
- In the wake-up mode, the light starts to brighten 30 minutes before your alarm time.
- If you have aroma in the container, the aroma is diffused as the light brightens.
- 15 minutes prior to alarm time, nature sounds can play.
- At your selected alarm time, a gentle chime alarm starts to play.
- The unit also dims at night for a reverse effect.
- Backlit alarm clock that is easy to read and has a dimmable display and snooze button
- iPhone*/iPod*/MP3/CD input for playing music
- Sleep timer with auto shutoff to set nature sounds to play for 30/60/90 min or continuously
- Outlet powered with battery backup with included AC adapter
- Includes 2 super-bright LED lights that will last the life of the product
- Enjoy one of the 4 included aroma scents or use your own for increased relaxation or stimulation.
- Ocean Surf
- White Noise
- Spring Rain
- Mountain Stream
- Forest Stream
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You choose the natural light and/or sound therapy that works best for you!
|Wake Up Settings||Sleep Settings|
|wake to nature sound||fall asleep to nature sound|
|wake to nature sound + light||fall asleep to nature sound + light|
|wake to light|
|wake to light + chime alarm|
|wake to chime alarm|
Aromatherapy (optional, you can easily take the scents out)
|Color(s)||White, Dark Grey|
|Package Contents||1 Sound Machine; 1 AC Adapter|
Performance as promised. A little too bright for the time at night but otherwise exactly what I want.
Pros: The clock itself is very aesthetically pleasing and doesn't take up too much space on the nightstand. We use the ocean sound for wake up and it it much better than a jarring phone alarm. It is very easy to program and we don't have to pull out the manual every time that we need to make an adjustment. Cons: Running water type of nature sounds are a bit over represented. Also, you can't have scent and nature sound without also activating the light wake up function. The scent beads that they provide have a terrible smell like a yankee candle shop.