Saturday, May 24, 2014
How To Use The Sleep Cycle App
You may have heard about the "Sleep Cycle" app if you have an iPhone or an Android phone, which is supposed to work by monitoring your sleep and making sure it wakes you up when you are at your lightest point of sleep - which will leave you feeling much more awake than you would if you were awoken from a deep sleep. Of course, the first question is: Does the Sleep Cycle app work? The answer to this question is simple: It absolutely works, as the way in which your body moves will differ depending on the sleep cycle you are in, and the app tracks your movements to know when you are in deep sleep and when you are in lighter sleep! The app costs only 99 cents, and if you ever feel more tired than you should after a full night of sleep, you should certainly consider using this app - after all, as long as you use it correctly, it just might be the trick you needed to keep you feeling more awake! You will have to use this app with your phone plugged in, as the screen cannot be shut off during the night in order for the app to work (which is an inconvenience, of course - but it is a minor inconvenience if it makes you feel more awake in the morning!). You will set the alarm for a certain time, and the Sleep Cycle app will wake you up within a 30 minute window leading up to that time - making sure it waits to wake you up until it registers you as being in light sleep. Once you have set the alarm and plugged your phone in, you will need to simply set the phone face-down near your head, with the top of the phone facing you (you can slip it under a corner of your sheet if you want, to keep yourself from knocking the phone off during the night), and you will be all set to sleep! In the morning, the Sleep Cycle app will wake you up when you are in your lightest state of sleep, and you can go into the day feeling much more rested because of this!