We all know how in the winter, the morning routine (from opening your eyes to dressing up in layers so that you don’t freeze to death when you head out to work) is something that most of us find quite hard.
Just the thought of getting out of the warm bed and getting ready for work makes you want to cover your head with the blanket and keep on sleeping, right?
However, what if we told you that this winter morning routine doesn’t have to be so “painful” and that there are actually gadgets that can make these mornings enjoyable?
Keep on reading to find out what are the 5 essential smart home gadgets that will make your winter mornings cozy.
Wake Up Light
Not sure how many of you know (but you do feel it for sure) that getting woke up by an alarm is not a good way to start your day. In fact, it is stressful and immediately sets you in the “oh I don’t want to get up” mood.
We are pretty sure you have experienced the most natural way of waking up – Being woke up by the sun’s rays. And, that is actually how are supposed to wake up, as our brain slowly send the signals to our body that it’s time to get up.
You must have noticed how when you get up that way, you feel more relaxed, and ready for the day ahead of you. What if we told you that there’s a way of “setting up the sun” to wake you up when you need it to, even when the actual sun is far from rising? You can check this smart tool for home improvement.
During the winter, we know how late the sun actually rises. However, there is a genius gadget that lets you set it up as an alarm clock, but instead of that dreadful beeping, it starts slowly lighting up the room with yellow light. The Philips Wake Up Light does this, but it also simulates a sunrise so that you can fall asleep easier and more natural.
There’s nothing like a fresh cup of coffee in the morning to help you get out of the Sleep Mode and get into the Energized-and-ready-for-work mode. However, setting up the coffee maker when you still are half asleep is quite a challenge, wouldn’t you agree.
But, luckily for you, Keurig Coffee Maker offers you the possibility of just pushing a button and getting your favorite type of coffee in just a few minutes. It comes with a modern design and is perfectly shaped and sized for any countertop.
Smart Heated Mug
Speaking of coffee, for times when you are in a hurry and need a dose of caffeine on the go, a coffee mug that keeps your hot Java, well… Hot on the go, is just what you need. The Ember Smart Travel Mug is the smarts coffee or tea mug on the current market.
You can connect it with your phone or your smartwatch, and set the temperature just the way you like it. The mug will keep it that way, and even notify you when the beverage has reached the temperature you want.
In order to feel great in the morning, you need to have a good night’s rest. And, in order to have an interrupted sleep, you need to be able to breathe normally and not wake up in the morning with a sore throat and a stuffed nose.
However, during the winter, when the outside air is already dried up from the cold, and the heating system in your home dries it up even more, having a good night’s sleep and waking up rested and energized can be a mission impossible.
But, it doesn’t have to be like that. All you need is to get the humidity of your home’s air to the comfortable level (50%-55%). And, if you have a smart humidifier that takes care of the humidity levels on its own, your life in general, not just sleeping, will improve.
For more info on humidifiers and how to use them properly, we recommend checking out what Humidifier Geek has to say.
We did mention the heating systems, but did you know that you can make it smart? This means that you pretty much don’t have to get up and set the thermostat each time you want to change the temperature.
Yes, all you need is a smartphone and through the app, you can set everything up, and even start or stop your heating system while you are at work. For example, you can set it up to start heating just before you wake up for work so that you don’t have to freeze when you get out of the bed.
Also, it will automatically turn off the heating while you are working, and start it up just before you arrive home from work! One of the best examples of these smart thermostats is the Nest Learning Thermostat.
Smart wake up lamp
Keurig coffee maker
smart heated mug