It can get pretty tough to wake-up before the sun rises, but this nifty invention takes the darkness out of dawn. The Glo pillow works like an alarm, only instead of stimulating the sleeper audibly, it wakes them visually by emitting a very bright light.
"The 'glo pillow,' designed by Eoin McNally and Ian Walton, sounds like it might actually provide an alternative to the arsenal of screeching devices now utilized in my morning repertoire," said Inventor Spot.
"The glo pillow works to set your natural circadian rhythm with light, allowing you to cycle through the five stages of REM sleep before stirring you to consciousness - a much more unobtrusive way to begin your day than a traditional shrieking alarm."
"Over the course of forty minutes an embedded LED light gradually increases in strength to simulate a natural sunrise. This more natural awakening via light versus sound encourages the body to establish healthier sleep patterns, and allegedly makes for a more productive, less caffeine-dependent workday."
If you've ever had someone rip open the curtains on an immensely sunny day, you know that this can really wake you!