What is a Smart Alarm Clock?

Gradually Awaken in a Lighter Sleep Cycle

Smart wake = gradual wake

The right way to wake up is gradually. Getting the right soothing alarm sound and subtle light exposure can also be important. Some of the most popular wake up sounds in SleepSpace are bird sounds and the 528 hertz tone.  Waking up gradually, helps you get a bit more sleep when you need it and prevents something in sleep science called, 'sleep inertia.' Sleep inertia is simply a fancy term for morning brain fog.

While waking up naturally, without an alarm clock, is ideal, sometimes we need to use an alarm in the morning. The SleepSpace smart alarm clock is proven to help you wake up more refreshed and reduce the likelihood of brain fog. By waking you up very gradually over a 10 minute period, we are more likely to awaken you in a lighter stage of sleep, which is beneficial. Additionally, on those nights where you may periodically have a crumby night of sleep and you need to catch some more Zzz’s you will likely wake up later in the alarm cycle, around minute 9 or 10. Whereas, if you had a good night sleep you will wake up earlier. The reason for this is that it is harder for you to wake up when you haven’t slept enough or are in the wrong cycle of sleep. This helps you get the sleep you need, when you need it most.

Benefits of our smart alarm

1. Wake up gradually in your lightest sleep cycle by starting very quiet and gradually increasing in volume.
2. Hit the snooze button in the morning with the simple shake of your phone and fall back asleep faster.
3. Use the vibration wake setting to not disturb your sleep partner.


More on waking in light sleep

Remember, even light sleep is regenerative, this is why it is important for alarms to never wake you up earlier. After all most people are usually not getting enough sleep and if you wake up tired, this is a good indicator of this. Therefore, it is almost always better to get the sleep that you need instead of depriving yourself. The one exception is napping, where sometimes if you wake up around 1 hour into a nap you can wake up in a deep stage of sleep, which is a disruptive sleep pattern to awaken from.

The SleepSpace App can also vibrate you awake as to not disturb your sleep partner. By playing the minimal sound dosage necessary to awaken you, it also reduces the likelihood of awakening your sleep partner.

More about shake to snooze

By snoozing with the simple shake of the phone, this enables you to get back to sleep faster. Now you can turn off the morning alarm with a simple gesture. This is available for both iPhone and Android versions of SleepSpace. On the iPhone version of SleepSpace you can also set the alarm to tap to snooze if you are worried about subconsciously snoozing the alarm and not awakening in the morning. Both version of SleepSpace enable you to set your snooze duration to 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, or 20 minutes.