Everybody has their own individual sleeping pattern, but there are some factors that mark the sleep of a healthy adult:
- Everybody goes through various sleep cycles during the nights
- Each sleep cycle, which lasts approximately 90 to 110 minutes, alternates with deep sleep, light sleep and REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep also known as "dream sleep"
- Sleep gets lighter towards the morning and REM phases get distinctly longer
- There are also sleeping differences between the sexes. Women move more in their sleep but less intensively, whereas men move less but more intensively
- Both REM and deep sleep phases are marked by almost no movement
Scientific studies have proved that how we feel when we wake up is directly affected by which sleep phase we wake from. Everybody knows the feeling of waking up naturally without an alarm and experiencing that wonderful sensation of relaxation. We have invented the alarm clock of the future which wakes you up as if you are waking up by yourself without an alarm.
The first trials of a sleep phase alarm clock with a simple laboratory prototype were carried out in the mid-nineties. Some hundred sleeping patterns of different people were recorded. The conclusion of the data generated studies undertaken by The Siesta Group in 2004. THe Siesta Group represents a group of acknowledged European sleeping laboratories and is in possession of the biggest worldwide norm database with sleeping profiles of healthy probands between the ages of 20 and 95 years.
For the first time, with the help of the Siesta Group, indivual sleep phases were identified as a result of body movements. aXbo incorporated these findings into our unique wake algorithm with a specailly developed software.
Now everyone can feel like they are waking up on time without and alarm clock every day - well rested and fresh!
Detailed results of the study can be seen here in PDF format.