No, not again!
It’s 2:41 a.m. and I just woke up to my balloon of a bladder begging for deflation.
Yeah, that’s what I get for drinking too much water before bed.
I have to wake up in three and a half hours for work and I know that as soon as I step out of bed my good night’s sleep is OVER.
Because of course, I threw the air-conditioning on turbo tonight because summer just had to go out swinging with a big, fat heatwave, which means the floor will definitely be ice cold and I’ll definitely be wide awake as soon as my feet touch it because once again, I definitely forgot to put my slippers next to the bed.
Not only that, but I’m also going to have to turn on all the lights when I head to the bathroom since I have a habit of stubbing my toe on ALL THE THINGS that I can’t see in the dark . . .
And also because my eggshell-white bathroom rug is too pure and brand-new to stain it with dribble just yet.
And I know that by the time I’ve peed, turned off the lights, and gotten back into bed, I’ll be wide awake and utterly unable to get back to sleep.
So, the question is:
How do I manage to get to the bathroom, pee into the toilet and not onto the rug, and get back into bed all without turning all the lights on and waking myself up enough to the point that I can’t get back to sleep for another few hours before I have to get up for work in the morning?
It’s the best new way to safely navigate the bathroom at night and to leave all those messy toilet misses in the rearview forever!
It’s a toilet night light and the solution to my endlessly-interrupted sleep cycle!
With its patented design the GlowBowl attaches to the toilet with a 3.5″ flexible arm and literally functions as a plug in night light for my toilet bowl.
It’s even motion-activated!
Using its advanced motion detection capabilities, the GlowBowl motion sensor light senses when I’m in proximity to it and immediately turns on the toilet bowl light.
And not only that but the GlowBowl light also only turns on in darkness, enabling it to keep the battery usage to a minimum and to keep me safe and stubbed-toe-free, so now I don’t have to worry about where I’m walking, where I’m aiming, or whether I’ll get back to sleep!
And take it from me that even just from waking up in the middle of the night on a consistent basis to use the bathroom, I’ve learned first-hand just how important sleep is to my health.
The exhaustion kicked up when everything shut down earlier this year.
My workload lightened up. And so did my income.
And with my drop in income came an uptick in anxiety. And with that uptick in anxiety came a downturn in the quality of my sleep.
Which surprisingly got worse when I began eating healthier and drinking at least eight eight-ounce glasses of water per day in an attempt to improve my physical health (I figured if my body led then my mind would follow), and I’m sure that it has improved, but I also couldn’t help but notice that I started to feel worse even after making healthy eating and hydration a daily routine.
Was it something in the food or the water?
Of course not.
But I did do some research and I found out that a person’s exposure to light throughout the day (and night) has a significant effect on that person’s hormones, their body temperature, and the various other processes that influence how sleepy or awake a person feels.
While I hadn’t changed anything about my exposure to light throughout the day, I definitely had changed something about the amount of my exposure to light at night . . . Because duh, I was waking up to pee at least once or twice a night (yay hydration!)
So, of course I felt more tired than usual the following day!
But I also felt down, irritable, and edgy too.
So, in doing even more research I found out that not only does experiencing unnatural light cycles elevate a person’s risk of depression but also that the heightening frequency of depressive disorders in human beings is tied to the increase in frequency of nighttime light exposure.
And that was enough for me to decide that I had to change my new nightly pee routine . . . or I could simply just find a way to accommodate it with something as simple as GlowBowl!
And it wasn’t hard to choose GlowBowl.
I mean, it’s already sold 1 million units and it’s been featured on Hot Hardware, Kickstarter, and USA Today.
It’s easy to set up. It works right out of the box. And it’s ready to go in minutes.
All I really needed was something to make it easier to get up in the middle of the night, do my business, and get back to sleep as soon as possible, and GlowBowl delivered on all those needs and more!
GlowBowl even gives me the option of choosing between 13 colors to light up my toilet. Red, purple, aqua, yellow, white, blue, green, and more.
And I can set it to a carousel mode that auto-rotates colors so I’m never peeing in the same shade for more than 4 seconds at a time!
Not to mention, GlowBowl even lets me control the brightness with a 5-stage dimmer.
Because yeah . . . my bladder isn’t always the only thing full in the dark a.m., so I need to be able to see the toilet seat well enough to sit down on it and get rid of that Friday night pizza that can’t wait any longer to leave my body than those eight eight-ounce glasses of water can.
And on that topic, GlowBowl Fresh even comes with 2 air fresheners.
All I had to do was plug the air freshener right into the bottom of the GlowBowl toilet light and I got MONTHS of odor protection, and that goes a long way because I’m single and the last thing I need is for a flame to smell a little of my leftover funk in the middle of date night!
Listen, I can’t say that I don’t still have problems.
We all have plenty of problems to go around right now, right?
I have deadlines to meet. Bills to pay. Connections to make. A career to build.
I’m working twice as hard just to make half as much money, so my list of anxieties is still boiling over the brim and often they’re flat-out more than I feel like I can handle.
But hey, if GlowBowl lets me get to the bathroom at night without having to worry about bright lights keeping me from getting back to sleep or about pitch-blackness making me pee all over my brand-new eggshell-white rug . . .
Well, then that’s one less anxiety to hold me back from owning everything the day throws at me.