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

Hey girl, have a celebrity wake you up every morning! The Philips Wake-Up Light Plus offers the a USB option for your own wake-up recording. Ryan Gosling, anyone?
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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?

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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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?

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The Philips Wake-Up Light HF3475 ($169.99 at Personal Edge, CDR, London Drugs,, 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?

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