Eva-Shmeva: You Too Can Wake Up to Ryan Gosling (Thank You, Philips)

by Janine on 24 July 2012 · 23 comments

Hey girl, I love watching you wake up beside me. Let’s make that happen again. And again. Forever.

When you wake up in the morning, would you rather give your alarm clock a beat-down à  la The Hulk vs Loki in The Avengers, or slowly, deliciously surface from a steamy make-out-with-Ryan-Gosling dream into sunrise?

Hey girl, the sun’s coming up. I dreamed of you again last night. You know, I dream of you all day, too.

Alarm clocks everywhere hope for the latter.

Hey girl, it’s morning. I’d rather snuggle under these sheets with you than pine here alone after you leave for your super-cool job.

Beauty sleep is not just a cliché — well-rested skin is more radiant, more even-toned, better behaved. And a happy wake-up experience is an extension of beauty sleep, right?

Hey girl, good morning. You’re my sunshine every time I think of you.

The Philips Wake-up Light Plus mimics sunrise (or sunset if you prefer) on your nightstand. Much more pleasant than the usual alarm clock, the device brightens gradually, reaching fills-the-room light in 30 minutes, at the time you’re due to wake up.

Hey girl, am I disturbing your dreams? I hope in a good way — you’re always the star of mine.

Sounds lovely, doesn’t it? And there may be benefits to awakening to an “artificial dawn.” According to this study, test subjects who used a Philips wake-up light reported less “sleep inertia” (i.e. “impaired performance, confusion and sleepiness”) after waking up.

Hey girl, it’s a new day. Yesterday with you was pretty fantastic. Let’s do it again like we’re in that Bill Murray movie, Groundhog Day. But our Groundhog Day is better.

Wake-up light audio options include nature sounds, music, or your favourite radio station. And the Philips Wake-up Light Plus model #HF3475 (below) allows you to plug in your own wake-up sounds via USB key.

Get the picture? Here, some YouTube clips from which to create your own good-morning-Gosling sunrise soundtrack:


An all-Ryan version of Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me, Maybe. *giggle*


Yep, Crazy, Stupid, Love.


Adorable story about Ryan’s mom’s hair at the Academy Awards.


And Ryan reads some “Hey Girl.” (He keeps hiding his face — awww.)

Hey girl, let’s stay in bed until it’s time to hit the TIFF red carpet again.

I know it’s a bit of a cheat, but will you forgive me if I designate made-in-Canada Ryan Gosling as today’s beauty Can-con?

The Philips Wake-Up Light HF3475 ($169.99 at Personal Edge, CDR, London Drugs, Amazon.ca, Newegg.ca and Boutik Electrik) is being discontinued, to be replaced in September by a new, prettier, decor-friendly model (above) that doesn’t have the USB option.

What would you have Ryan whisper to you first thing in the morning? Or do you have another celebrity in mind?

For more information, visit Philips.ca.

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Gaelle 24 July 2012 at 2:10 pm

I have had this alarm clock for about 6 months now and it has helped me so much! Especially in the winter. I really don’t regret my investment.

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Janine 24 July 2012 at 5:28 pm

There really is something to light therapy and waking up in a less jarring manner, isn’t there? I usually wake up just before my alarm so I don’t have to listen to it wail. I actually don’t have one of these myself, but it’s on my list now — I just love the rising-light idea (as well as the Ryan Gosling bit of course). It’ll be nice for winter here, too!

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Kelly G. 24 July 2012 at 3:16 pm

I must have this now. Want.

Electronics companies need to hire you, Janine, to make their products female-friendly. This idea is solid gold.

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Janine 24 July 2012 at 5:21 pm

Glad you like, Kelly! Thanks!

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Lily 24 July 2012 at 5:08 pm

Why is my keyboard full of drool?

I must have this now too… and of course I have been looking at the lamp for quite some time too, but might wait for the usb-less one.

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Janine 24 July 2012 at 5:21 pm

Sorry about your keyboard, Lily. *grin*

The USB-less one will be the same price, and prettier, too. It’s round, and lights up gradually like warm sunrise. Quite lovely! I was going to include a photo in this post… maybe I should?

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Robyn 24 July 2012 at 10:02 pm

I’m very interested to see if you like this! May have to put it on my Christmas wish list…and then wait.

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Janine 24 July 2012 at 10:08 pm

If you’re thinking about the USB-option light, it may not be available come Christmas, Robyn. But the new one replacing it is pretty — I’m going to pop a photo into the post right now so you can see.

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