"Dear Jess,
I have never, ever, EVER voluntarily gotten out of bed before 10:00am before (earthquakes don't count). This fact has caused me much stress and I honestly thought I'd never be able to hold a 9 to 5 job because of the lethargy I'd feel in the morning (and afternoon for that matter).
Thanks again, and I will tell all sluggish people I run across to buy your simulator! "

"I just wanted to say that I have used your Sunrise Simulator for more than 5 years now. When I was in Massachusetts, it was literally the only reason that I was able to get out of bed on those cold, dark winter mornings. Now that I am in Virginia, I still use it every fall and winter. It really helps! Plus it still works perfectly after several years. It may not be as fancy as some of the others that cost $90-180, but it is an extremely good value--very afforable and dependable. Thanks for improving the quality of my life."
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"I bought your sunrise simulator last year. I have ALWAYS had a hard time getting out of bed in the morning during the fall and winter. I just could not wake up. I'd put the light on immediately, but I had to lay in bed for a half hour before I felt really awake. With your product, I set my alarm to go off 20 - 30 minutes after my sunrise light is first activated, and I actually WAKE UP. This device has given me back something really valuable: previously wasted time!"

"Dear Jess:
It's been several months since I've had my dawn simulator; I wanted to wait 'til the depths of the dark Canadian winter before I reported back.
I can hardly believe the difference your wonderful little gadget has made to my life. Waking slowly and gently to increasing light intensity is a luxury here, where mornings on working days are dark as jar of mollases. Months on end of easily waking (in a state of near euphoria too) instead of a groggy wakefulness.
I can't thank you enough!!"

"I purchased a light therapy timer from your company approximately 6 months ago and I want to tell you that is the best investment I have ever made. It has changed my life for the better.
I no longer wake up feeling tired and I do not want to stay in bed. I have more energy than I have ever had and have not had any depression since I have been on the therapy.
I do know it works because about 3 weeks ago my electricity went out and messed the timer up. I never reset it. I began waking up late for work and was tired all the time. I could not understand why. Then my husband told me I had not been using my light.
Thank you very much for creating a light that I could afford and that has definitely changed my life for the better."

"I have SAD and have been using your simultor for 3 months - wonderful results. I set mine to start at 5:30 am and I am sometimes awake before waiting for it to come on. I am always up long before it turns off at 7:00 am. I am not a morning person so this is a drastic change for me.
I go to bed between 10:00 and 10:30 pm and stay up all day. I do not take any medication now. I only had 2 or 3 bad days at the beginning of the three months.
Thanks! Would recommend to anyone with SAD."

"I wanted to write a brief note of thanks. The Lighten Up has really helped me in waking up in a completely different way. Usually, I cannot bear any light in the morning, showering in the dark before even a light can be put on. Not being able or wanting to rise from sleep. Your product has changed that, even my disposition has changed which to people around me I am sure is a welcome relief!
Also the promptness of service and delivery was well appreciated.
Thank-you for inventing this product for your wife it was thoughtful and it will help many others at an affordable price."

Comments by Users:

"It really helps me wake up when the mornings are dark. When I couldn't wake up, I would oversleep, miss work, and sleep large portions of time. ALL OF WHICH REALLY MADE ME DEPRESSED. I felt nonfunctional. Now I'm back in the game. I'm me again."

"I am so glad you made this. I love it!"

From a teenager: "I hate it, it makes me wake up in the morning. I wanted to sleep in!" (She covered the light with a pillow and slept in!)