Philips researchers, however, have transformed this with some very smart, simple and affordable applied technology. The Philips Wake-up Light, designed to aid the body’s internal clock uses a unique combination of light and sound to wake you in a more natural way and make it easier to get out of bed. The Philips Wake-up light shows how technology can be both caring and impactful. Our body clocks are incredibly sensitive to light, so when there isn’t any natural sunlight, sleep hormones aren’t ‘washed out’ which means that getting up for school at 8am – in complete darkness - can be painfully difficult. The Philips Wake-up Light mimics the effects of a sunrise, gradually streaking into a room so as to help regulate the body clock and banish that feeling of grogginess.