New Android App makes Night Owls Wake Up Refreshed in the Morning
The app "Gentle Wakeup" turns an Android device into a sunrise simulator which wakes people up by light. Changing from an alarm clock to a wake up light make people wake up refreshed in the most natural way.
There are two types of people in the world: Early birds and night owls. Early birds can get up immediately when the alarm clock rings and get ready with full power for the day. Night Owls have the same energy in the evening but when it comes to waking up they hit the snooze button over and over again. Since the working life is designed for early birds the owls have a huge problem. They get ripped out of the deep sleep phase by a loud noise which was an indication of danger from animals or from enemies back in the stone ages.
The success of the app in waking up refreshed at an exact time is based on the high controllability of the wake up process. All alarms start weak and rise gently during a specified time to a final intensity level. A typical configuration consists of a sunrise started 20 minutes before the desired wake-up time, slowly increasing sounds of birds, twittering on time and a slowly increasing device vibration as a backup 5 min after wake up time. Most people who tried out a wake up light never wanted to wake up by sounds again.
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The app is freely available for Android.
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