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Last Edited by klee13 March 11, 2014 at 10:37 AM
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Have you ever woken up feeling completely wrecked when the alarm clock goes off, despite the fact that you have slept “enough” hours? When this happens you have probably been awakened during a deep sleep phase, and your whole day can turn into one long zombie marathon.

Other days you spring out of bed with a smile on your face, feeling completely rested even though you shouldn’t. As the alarm clock goes off, chance seems to play a big role in how your day will become. But does it really have to be that way? This is where the Sleep Cycle alarm clock application comes into play.

During the night you go from light sleep to deep sleep, occasionally entering into a dream state which is called REM-sleep. These are things that your normal alarm clock does not care about, and will go off at the set time regardless of whether you are in a light sleep phase or in the deepest sleep. However, since you move differently in bed during the different phases, the Sleep Cycle alarm clock is able to use the accelerometer in your iPhone to monitor your movement and determine which sleep phase you are in. Sleep Cycle then uses a 30 minute alarm window that ends at your set alarm time and wakes you in your lightest sleep phase.

“This isn’t really something new. These so called bio-alarm clocks have been around for years and work very well, but they usually come with a hefty $200 price tag. I realized that the iPhone has all the components needed, and decided to make an alarm clock that works exactly the same, but sell it for a dollar or two instead.” Maciek Drejak, the programmer behind the application, says.

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Starbucks has the popular app Sleep cycle alarm free this week as their pick of the week. Grab it while it's hot!!

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Starbucks has the popular app Sleep cycle alarm free this week as their pick of the week. Grab it while it's hot!!
http://www.starbucks.com/MobileNo...ssetID=405
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Thanks for the heads up. Got it.
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reps to you! thanks for the posting
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Wow! I bought this when it was a fairly new app. I've been using it since. Even though I have switched to android I keep an old iOS device around for this app.
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It still works!
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Still works.
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