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 with the ideal alarm tone. This ensures that you wake up when you body is ready to wake up. While waking up naturally is ideal, the SleepSpace App has the perfect alarm clock that enables you to wake up more refreshed and reduce the likelihood of brain fog (or sleep inertia) by waking you up very gradually over a 10 minute period. So if you had a crumby night of sleep last night and you need to catch some more Zzz’s you will likely wake up in minute 9 or 10 of the alarm, 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.
– Wake up gradually in your lightest sleep cycle by starting very quiet and gradually increasing in volume.
– Hit the snooze button in the morning with the simple shake of your phone and fall back asleep faster.
– Use the vibration wake setting to not disturb your sleep partner.
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.
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.