You may not want to hear it, but New Year’s is not that far away and resolution season is just around the corner. For the person on your holiday list who is always trying to become a morning person, why not give them the gift that will help them reach their goal (and maybe even have fun doing it).
Rise and shine
Beeping alarms are a brutal way to start the day and can be a hassle for anyone with roommates. Help them begin their early morning with smart bulbs that wake them with a soft sunrise in their own room. Yeelight smart bulbs have the capacity to slowly light up from a specific time, easing anyone into a lovely wakeup.
Smart curtains that open up can help you kickstart your circadian rhythm with sunlight. Create a daily routine that begins to open your curtains at a certain time and help the aspiring morning person start their day with a smile. The SwitchBot Curtain is an easy to install tool that upgrades existing curtains. Neo Smart Blinds also have a Smart Controller that makes automations and routines as easy as asking your smart assistant for help.
Wake up and smell the coffee
For the person who needs a few cups of coffee to fully wake up in the morning, automating their first cup of caffeine can be a big win. It might even motivate you to get out of bed a little earlier. Get fancy with a Home Connect Coffee Machine or upgrade an existing appliance with a simple SwitchBot that presses the On button when they are ready.
Shocking way to build habits
Pavlok is a wearable device that uses mild electric stimulus to encourage positive habit forming. The alarm will certainly jolt the user out of bed and jump start the day without disturbing anyone else.
Getting better quality sleep and creating good sleep routines can be a key way to help someone become a morning person. Products like Withings Sleep and Eight sleep devices can be tools that help someone understand and improve their sleep, making it easier to get up in the morning and start the day well rested.
Take these gifts to the next level
While all of these devices and products are incredible on their own, they are IFTTT-enabled and have the ability to connect to over 700 other services (many of which are already in most homes). Create an Applet (that’s our word for an automation) that allows your entire routine to happen as soon as you wake up. Now, that’s quite a way to start the day!
Here are some of our popular Applets using these products:
- Toggle a SwitchBot
- Automatically turn on your SwitchBot when you get back home
- Tell Alexa to press your bot
- Start Sonos playlist when the coffee machine begins to prepare your drink
- Turn on the coffee machine
- Adjust the room temperature to be optimal for sleeping when I get into bed
- Set a Hue scene when I get out of bed
- Turn on your Hue lights when your Eight alarm goes off
- Turn on bed warming if room temperature gets too cold
- Wake up gently by using Yeelight sunrise
These automations are easy to set up with a free account, but anyone can try IFTTT Pro for a week free to test out our best features. Explore the possibilities and create powerful experiences by making your own Applets.