When you’re sleeping, you cycle through several stages of sleep, such as light sleep, deep sleep, and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Sleep science suggests how you feel when you wake up may depend on which sleep cycle you’ve awakened from.1 If you wake up during deep sleep, you’ll likely be more bleary-eyed and tired compared with when you wake up during light sleep.
In an ideal world, our sleep-wake cycle would be tuned into our alarm clocks so that we wake up as naturally as we can. The reality, however, is that many of us battle with the snooze button for as long as we can until it’s necessary to get out of bed.
If this sounds like you, you’re likely either not getting healthy sleep or waking up in the wrong sleep cycle. The latter not only leads to brain fog but also sleep inertia, hindering the start of your day.
That’s where ResMed myNight’s light sleep Smart Alarm comes in.
The myNight app and its light sleep Smart Alarm monitor your sleep cycles throughout the night and use an advanced algorithm to determine the best moment to wake you. Think of this as a sleep hack, helping you wake up as naturally as possible.
Instead of setting your alarm to a precise time, myNight allows you to customise a time interval during which you need to rise. For example, you could set your Smart Alarm between 7:00 – 7:15 am, and myNight will wake you at a time in between when you’re sleeping the lightest.
In the event you haven’t reached a light sleep stage, the alarm will sound at the end of your programmed time interval. You can rest assured you won't sleep past your wake-up time.
Remember, myNight goes beyond sleep tracking, it’s designed to give you actionable insights based on your unique sleep patterns. All you need to do is place your phone with myNight running by your bedside when you go to sleep. There’s nothing to wear as myNight uses cutting-edge silent sonar technology to record your sleep stages and movements