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There is no shortcut. Just get the fuck out of bed when your alarm goes off. No excuses.
EDIT: It does help a lot if you use an app on your phone which uses the movement sensor to detect when best to awaken you in a 30-60 min window. I use Sleep as Android because cloud backup, but I'm sure others are as good.
I'm a fan of Sleep As Android. Mostly I just love the slowly increasing volume thunderstorm in the distance alarm. Very mellow to wake up to. I also like the math catchpa to turn off the alarm.
I used to feel that pain. Here's what I do:
Using this system gets me up without snoozing till the absolute last fucking minute every fucking day (seriously how did I live that way so long?! This is so much better), which gives me way more time to wake up and do activities before I depart.
I started the cup of coffee before my commute a year or 2 back (used to wait until I got TO work because free coffee) and I have never had my eyes droop since. I think the coffee was the biggest factor but I am so happy with the other changes I had to share.
Coffee before you commute, Sleep for Android QR scan changed my mornings for the better. Going to sleep can fuck off
Messed up the wording for the app. It is Sleep As Android
I like Sleep with Android. It appears gets better and better. Great for droids.
edit: Sleep as Android but sticking with Sleeping with Androids.
Try Sleep as Android
It has "captcha" feature for alarms. I use the one that requires me to get up and scan a QR code somewhere in the house, but that's not the only option.
You don't need to track your sleep if you don't want to, just use it as an alarm clock even after a trial period ends.
I have a QR code taped to my bathroom mirror. My phone's alarm won't turn off until I walk my tired self down the hall and into the bathroom to scan the QR code. Then, you're already in the bathroom, so you can just start getting ready.
Has math problems, QR scanning, NFC scanning, and a few other methods to keep you from just slapping the snooze button. Pretty nifty. Oh and it will track your sleep cycles and wake you up at a good time.
An sich keine blöde Idee, die Schlafdauer so zu timen dass man in einer Leichtschlafphase aufwacht... aber das fundamentale Problem bei dem Ansatz ist halt, dass man nur schwer die Kontrolle darüber hat wann genau man einschläft.
Ich empfehle den umgekehrten Ansatz: Nicht die Einschlafzeit anpassen, sondern die Weckzeit.
Da gibt's echt gute Apps für, ich nutze sleep as Android. Klingt auf den ersten Blick wie eine weitere schwachsinnige Lifestyle-Optimierungs-App, aber die bietet wirklich einen reellen Mehrwert.
Man legt sich das Handy mit auf die Matratze, und durch Mikrofon und Lagesensor merkt das Gerät wenn man gerade im Bett herumwühlt (also gerade nur im Leichtschlaf ist). Man stellt dann zum Beispiel ein dass man geweckt werden will, wenn irgendwann zwischen 6:00 und 6:30 eine Leichtschlafphase festgestellt wird. Auch wenn man dann netto vielleicht mal 20 Minuten weniger schläft als man eigentlich könnte, kommt man deutlich besser aus den Federn.
Sleep as Android has the same function, as well as other features like making you solve math problems or scan a QR code to turn off the alarm. I have a complicated relationship with the snooze button so that last piece is super helpful for me.
Sleep as Android
It does other cool things like track your sleep state via motion and try to wake you up outside of REM. Record snoring.
Or alternatively, just install Sleep As Android - it's possibly the best consumer sleep monitoring system out there. The new version has a sonar system which means you don't even need to put the phone on your bed anymore. Oh and Sleep automatically integrates with your smart lights and other home automation systems, so it can dim then lights at night, simulate the sunrise etc.
There are apps like Sleep as Android which track your sleep and are supposed to gauge when you're through a sleep cycle so it can wake you up when you're in a light sleep stage. It's worked for me pretty well, although I don't take a ton of naps.
Also if you have a Galaxy phone it's fairly easy to set up an alarm that requires you scan a NFC sticker to shut it off. I have my sticker in the kitchen by the coffee and the coffee set to be made by the time my phone is going off.
Works pretty well.
I use Sleep as Android: [link]
Basically, you put your phone on your bed while its plugged in, and it feels the vibrations of when you're tossing and turning, so it knows where you are in your sleep cycle. You give it a time you want to wake up, but if it notices that you're in a certain sleep cycle, it'll wake you up up to 30 minutes early, so you're not in too deep of sleep.
Link to app This is the app, it uses sonar to detect your body movements to tell what type of sleep phase you're in and assesses your quality and duration from it! I am a student so making sure I get enough sleep is important to ensure my quality of work is maintained!
There's an android app which gives you a QR code for you to print off and tape to your bathroom mirror or something. Then the alarm doesn't switch off until you get out of bed and scan the QR code with your phone. It also uses GPS so it doesn't happen if you're not at home (that would suck).
Just this. AFAIK similar functionality is baked into iOS (along with blue light elimination, like f.lux), but since I do not own any Apple devices, I can't comment more.
Now, I do not know how it will work out for you if you're not sleeping alone. I'm single, noone beside me to disrupt the sensor and apps calculations. A smartwatch must be a solution, maybe?
Now, assuming you sleep alone, Sleep as Android is already configured almost perfectly out-of-the-box so all you have to do is enter the time of the alarm, initiate sleep tracking and put the phone on the bed with you. Simple as that. Based on the amount and the intensity of your movement the app will know the sleep phase you're into - deep sleep (ideally this phase should never be interrupted) or light sleep (this is when your body is almost awake and ready to wake up, even if you don't "feel" it). There's also REM phase, but let's forget about it for now.
Basically, to wake up without feeling like you've been just crushed by a bulldozer you need to 1) sleep long enough, for me it's no less than 6 hrs, and 2) be gently woken up in the middle of a light sleep phase. The app does the 2nd part, part 1 is up to you, but even when you don't sleep enough you still wake up feeling much better compared to what could've happened if you slept 4 hrs and woke up in the deep sleep phase.
Any more specific questions? Shoot em here or PM me, I'll gladly try to answer all of them because honestly that tiny price of what the dev asks for the full version was probably in the top 5 investments I made in my life so far.
I use Sleep as Android app to wake me up. It can track your sleep and wake you in the best moment, so you will not feel as much tired.
It actually works pretty good and I am able to get up relatively okay even if I can sleep only 4 or 5 hours a day.
Also, I did set up NFC sticker on my mirror in bathroom. That way, if I want to turn off the alarm, I have to get up and actually go there to scan it.
There's an app called Sleep as Android in which you can choose from a selection of wake up challenges. It has some math with configurable difficulty, NFC tag scanning and even barcode scanning.
I have it set so that it let's me snooze 3 times before I have to get up, walk downstairs and scan the NFC tag before it shuts up.
I personally find "Sleep as Android" much better. It has CAPTCHA style alarms that make it harder to sleep in. eg, maths equations, or scan a QR code in your bathroom...
Plus it integrates with Tasker, if you happen to like tinkering around with your phone.
I started using Sleep for Android to track my sleep and as an alarm. It has a feature that requires you to solve a captcha to disable the alarm. Using it not only killed my over sleeping after a while. Just having to use my brain first thing when I wake I feel much more awake and alert. Its been a life changer!
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Sleep As Android
Sleep As Android is an alarm app that uses phone sensors or any Android Gear to sense what stage of sleep you're in. Your phone is left on your bed or on your nightstand and collects data to learn what your usual sleep cycle is. It then uses this information to wake you up at a time that causes minimal damage to your sleep cycle. You can set a "Smart Period" for an alarm that tells the app to wake you up no earlier than (e.g.) 30 minutes before your alarm is set to go off.
Sleep As Android is $5.99 but a 7 day long trial can be extended one day by watching a 30 second long video. The app often goes on 50% sales every few weeks.
As a student who often feels tired in the morning and can never seem to get a good sleep schedule going, this app was incredibly helpful for me. The app is compatible on nearly all Android phones as it has a selection of usable sensors.
This app is absolutely 5 stars in my book, and I rarely see it on this subreddit. I highly recommend all of you to at least try it out for 7 days.
I've got one in my bathroom I have to scan to turn off my alarm in the morning. Check out Sleep as Android.
The app can be set as an admin, so you can't just close the app to bypass the alarm. Turning off the phone will only work if you leave it off for long enough, and at that point you're missing work. Easier to just head to the bathroom and scan the tag. By then, my Hue lights in the bathroom are on, I can pee and start my day!
There are absolutely alarm apps that will do this. If you're using Android, check out Sleep As Android. It has some of the more creative ways to keep an alarm engaging for someone like me who can be very hard to wake up.
I use an alarm app that refuses to turn off until I hold the phone by an NFC tag, which I put in my shower stall. That almost always works— if I've dragged my ass to the shower, I might as well get in, and once I'm showering I wake up pretty reliably.
Edited to add: the app is "Sleep as Android"
Sleep as Android will do you one better and wake you up when it detects motion within a predefined period, hopefully waking you out of light sleep so you don't feel groggy.
There's an app called <em>Sleep as Android</em> (I don't believe theres an iOS version) that tracks your sleep patterns, can record audio that breaks a certain volume limit at night to see if you talk in your sleep or snore, and also has a Lucid Dream function which does exactly what you're talking about. After you've used it a few nights and it has picked up on your sleep patterns, it'll say a message like you're talking about. I haven't had success with it personally, but I've also never had a lucid dream at all. I would give it a shot, as it doesn't require you wear headphones or listen to white noise for a long time while you sleep.
Thanks for the fantastic post. I would like to add the system I use to get to bed and get up on time in case others struggle with that like I did.
I highly recommend the app Sleep As Android it took me years of tweaking before I was finally able to set up a system to beat my stupid brain and get out of bed with 1 alarm no matter what. I did it using that app.
Here's what I did to wake up for work without issue for years without fail:
I applied the same technique to getting to bed on time, which is actually equally as important to getting up and establishing a good circadian rhythm:
My alarm goes off at bedtime and being unable to turn the alarm off unless I go upstairs forces me to go up to my bathroom.
Since I am up there anyway I usually decide to brush my teeth and take out my contacts and engage in the rest of my evening routine.
Since I have a book to read sitting by my bed, I am usually not averse to just hopping in bed and achieving my bedtime goal.
If I want to get the right amount of sleep I have to do this at 10:00pm! which is insanely difficult for a person who used to like to stay up until at least 1:00am and damn the consequences!
The system works great for me. Hope it helps someone.
Edit: Fixed www.sleepyti.me link
I've heard good things about Sleep as Android if you're still interested (unless that's the app you were complaining about, lol).
There is a paid version of the app as well, but the free version should be fine. It also appears there is a "2 week trial" of the paid features.
P.S.: Google Play has a refund policy as well for paid apps, so you could sort of treat that a a "free trial" I guess.
I know that you were asking for a way to do this using Tasker, but if you don't find a solution, I use Sleep as Android everyday. I absolutely love it.
You don't have to, but you can also set your phone on your bed at night. The app will wake you up when you are in your lightest sleep phase (by monitoring the accelerometers).
For example: set alarm for 6AM. It'll wake you up between 5:15 (or whatever time period you choose) and 6AM. I have mine to only go of when I scan an NFC tag that's next to my shower in the bathroom.
Sleep as Android lets you do this. Long click on the alarm inside the app and you can select "Turn off next" or something (I have different language).
Also the notification that appears before the alarm go off has a option to turn it off too.
That's an app.
I use Sleep as Android myself, but there are plenty of other apps able to do similar things (math problems, scan captcha/NFC, move phone a certain distance...)
One on your phone. For android, there's one called Sleep As Android that has a bunch of different "you gotta do this to shut off your alarm" options. Simple math, complex math, etc. I'm sure there are others, but this one has worked for me.
I use a custom QR code that I printed out and taped to the wall in my washroom. I cannot shut off my alarm without scanning that code, so by the time my alarm is off I'm standing in front of my bathroom sink with the lights on, and it's more hassle to sneak back to bed than to just get on with my day.
Non-blaring gradually rising alarm + smart period
Example: 7am concrete wakeup time, can set so around 6:55 begins slowly getting louder to the sounds of say crickets or seagulls, or ocean waves, or a storm, etc (natural sounds)
In addition can set so if between 6:30-7 it detects you are in light sleep will trigger the alarm early so that you don't get woken up during deep sleep
Se me permites a sugestão, eu não tenho grandes problemas com os vizinhos mas tenho um pouco de tinido e já há uns anos que adormeço com ruído de fundo. O que faço é colocar headphones com som de chuva ou algo do género que me embala até adormecer.
A vantagem é que não só bloqueia o ruído de fundo como também me distrai dos meus problemas em alturas que ando mais stressado.
Há uns anos atrás andava tão stressado que não conseguia adormecer e desde que experimentei isso nunca mais tive grandes problemas em dormir.
Pontos extra para poderes ter vários sons de fundo diferentes. Quando me canso da chuva costumo colocar este ruído de fundo que me embala muito bem até adormecer.
Pontos extra-extra instala a app Sleep As Android que, para além de ter montes de sons para adormecer, tem o melhor despertador que já vi, faz tracking às horas e à qualidade de sono e ainda te dá dicas para dormir melhor quando deteta problemas no teu sono. 5/5!
Your phone should have a programmable "which days do you want the alarm for?" setting.
I use this app.
Too many settings to go into, loads of options for types of alarm "answer a maths question, fill in a dreamdiary" etc. It's rad.
I have an sleep tracking / alarm app that requires you to scan a QR code to shut off the alarm. I put the code in my bathroom so when I go to turn it off... well, I'm already up so I might as well shower. Take a cold shower when you wake up too. [link]
If you're looking to get on a normal schedule, try setting the alarm a few minutes earlier every day. First time at 2:00pm, then the next night at 1:45, then 1:30, etc until you get to the desired time. Avoid any food 3-4 hours before you go to bed. I slightly had this problem (going to bed at 1:00, wake up at 10) and now I'm on a constant schedule of waking up at 6:00-7:00 every day feeling good.
woke up today with a sleep cycle alarm app and the blinds open and i feel super refreshed even though i got 1.5 less hours of sleep than yesterday. i'd recommend you guys try one too if you aren't already the one I used is sleep for android though they were a bunch to try from on both android and ios i think. also less than a week left till the semester starts sigh
I used to wake up, feeling dopey as fuck, most of the time. Sometimes I'd be ok, but others I was dead to the world -- and I felt that way all day. As it turned out, the problem was one of timing -- I'd be getting approximately 6.5 hours of sleep per night, meaning I was always waking up in the deep sleep part of a sleep cycle.
I have an alarm app on my phone (Sleep as Android , specifically) that uses the microphone and accelerometer to guess when you're in the shallow part of a sleep cycle, and wake you up (up to 20ish mins earlier than your alarm, if need be) at the optimal time.
Dunno if it'll work for you, but it's worth checking out.
Sleep as Android allows you to use Spotify as an alarm which I find works well to mix things up. It just resumes from the last song you were listening to, so if you use Spotify everyday you should get a good mix without any extra work.
I was wondering the same so I did some sleep tracking with a smartphone, time sleeping per day averaged to same number of hours (over few day window) with weird precision, regardless of taking naps or not, sleeping earlier or later etc.
At least for my N=1 experiment with subject being me, the answer is definitely yes.
That doesn't guarantee it will be the same for anybody else.
I use Sleep as Android. It's got a lot of features including different kinds of wake up tests and gets updated frequently. The pro version is also discounted atm
The one I use is Sleep as Android ([link]), but I have a feeling it might be on iOS too and just called Sleep.
It works fine, and has lots of settings to play around with (length of flexible wake up periods, increasing alarm volumes).
well. good to know you can even safeword unconciously! Not a bad thing really. yeah you could use a second safe word... but like you said that is problematic. Can i suggest a longer term solution?
Have him wake you up anyhow. even if you safeword or tap out, have him go ahead and wake you up gently.
it sounds like your body is in sleep mode.. and your body is uncocously trying to stay asleep. I'm guessing you hit your snooze a fair amount as well?
by waking you up anyhow... your going to teach your body that "safewording" doesn't let you go back to sleep... in fact it leads to you being awakened fully anyhow. be very thoughtful about this, since there could be grumpy moments. but the key here is to wake up, sit-up, talk for a moment about how you safeworded, and it is ok, you will just need to try again. the kind of conversation you can't sleeptalk your way through. lol.
Another thought. there are "sleep" timer apps that try to gently wake you up by monitoring your movement in bed. they try to guess where you are in your sleep cycle and wake you gently. this is the one i've used for this : [link]
basically the way we do it is... let the app wake us up "gently" then I could let my partner start to snooze off again and then intiate sex. this way i know she isn't in a deep sleep... its worked for us. since its a distincitve wake-up that it uses that is diffrent then the usual alarm, it signals to her that I am going to be initiating something in the net few minutes. we don't do it often, but when we do, when the gentle alarm sounds she will roll on her side and curl up so i can get the access i need to start things off, all while stil asleep.
Its got captchas to turn off your alarm, I do the "multi captcha" with math problems and I have to shake my phone for like a minute or so...you can adjust the difficulty too. For a bit there I just got better at sleep math and would fall back asleep. If you set it on medium or hard though, it'll wake you up...you might hate your phone for the first 20 min you are awake, but it works.
Try Sleep as Android, within the tons of functions, you can set an alarm to notify you when it's the best time to go to sleep.
I use sleep as Android and have a QR code in the bathroom so to stop the alarm I have to scan that QR code. And when you are inches away from the shower you just can't get back to bed.
Sleep as Android for sleep tracking.
there's Samsung Health but I'm not sure how does it compare to Google Fit since I don't use either of them, and I don't even know if Sleep as Android is compatible with any of them, heh.
How in the world is Sleep as Android not on this list? I've been using it for a few years now and it's worth every cent. Love being able to track how much and how well I'm sleeping. I also make use of an NFC tag to dismiss my alarm.
What kind of phone or app requires you to enter a user specified password to turn the alarm off? The app I'm familiar with, Sleep as Android gives you options like math or a dream diary, but not a PIN or password. Though NFC or QR codes are options.
Sleep as Android if you are on Android is also quite good. (Although I stopped using it since I have to use a dock to charge my phone)
Sleep as Android - watches for movement on your bed during the night to record the quality of your sleep - also detects when you're already sleeping lightly (ie, not in REM sleep) and can set off your morning alarm to wake you up as gently as possible.
If you have an android phone and are interested in this go download Sleep as Android. Tracks your sleep and wakes you up during light sleep, along with a bunch of other stuff.
Personally I'm testing white noise at the moment, as a way to prevent my mind from thinking about a million things, when I want to fall asleep. I'm using this app but I imagine there are tons of others to generate white noise with your phone. Just remember to put the phone in flight-mode, so you won't be woken up by notifications of a new facebook message.
There are a billion different possibilities here, but as someone who has struggled with this his entire waking life, here are the things I've found work pretty well.
You could always try using an app like Sleep as Android which is set to record noises made in your sleep! It should be reasonably effective, I remember it from when it was used in the post with the probable intruder. If it could pick something like that up, it can probably get your dog.
I used to feel that pain. Here's what I do after trying a lot of stuff:
I started the cup of coffee before my commute a year or 2 back because my eyes would be drooping on the road. Coffee gave me that extra kick I needed back then. I no longer need the pre-work cup, but it did help back then.
> Sleep for Android
I think you mean Sleep <strong>as</strong> Android. This is an awesome app. It can tie into wearable devices to track sleep and also for alarms. This way I get a vibration on my watch. If I don't respond to the vibration, then it will start an audible alarm that slowly increases in volume. This makes for a peaceful wake up in the morning and a stealthy alarm during the day.
I've been using Sleep as Android for years. It's fantastic. The optional "captcha" feature to turn off an alarm is a lifesaver in the morning when I'm sleepy, and the sleep tracking works well. It's also good just for normal alarms.
Install Sleep as Android as your alarm clock. Have it wake you up at the desired time. The app uses the phone's gyro sensors to track your sleep cycles and wakes you up a little earlier if that's when you are in light sleep and less likely to be groggy.
In the app's settings, select the option where in order to silence the alarm you have to scan a specific barcode. Take the barcode from your shampoo bottle and make that the barcode to scan. This way you are guaranteed to be in the shower every morning. Just remember to take off your clothes.
You are welcome!
A subtle feature of the Nexus 5 that I really like is that it can gather accelerometer data without holding a wakelock. So, for example, when tracking my sleep with Sleep as Android, there is no extra battery drain. Or again, in the latest version of Tasker, there is a really neat "Motion Detection" option that stops Tasker's regular checks (location, cell near etc.) until "significant motion" is detected, which should also save some battery.
Ci sono app che ti permettono di avere un approccio brutale alla sveglia, tipo Sleep as Android.
Puoi impostare che per disattivare la sveglia sia necessario risolvere un'operazione matematica (scegli tu la difficoltà) o – ancora più hardcore – scansionare un codice QR.
L'idea del codice QR è che te lo piazzi in bagno davanti al lavandino e, una volta che sei lì, ormai ti lavi la faccia e ci sei.
Sinceramente non sono un gran fan di sistemi del genere, ma conosco persone che ne hanno tratto beneficio, quindi boh :)
[link] get sleep as android and set a captcha. Some of the more effective ones are the qr code and nfc tag. You set the app to the qr code or nfc tag and put the relevant item somewhere far away from your bed. The alarm can't go off without you scanning it with your phone. There is also math and a bunch of other things, but I've realized that sleepy me can do arithmetic pretty well now, so much so that I don't even realise I've turned off my alarm.
EDIT: also something to try is to get really fucking bright ass light. You can either set it on a timer (those ones that you get for plug points) or switch it on yourself. The light is important because it triggers biological events that are important for your Circadian rhythm.
Make sure you are properly hydrated before you go to sleep as dehydration makes you groggy. You need more water than you think, because you will sleep for 8 hours, perspiring with no fluid intake, and depending on circumstances you will lose 200-1000 ml of water. Also, have a glass of water as you wake up. First thing you do is you down the water.
and the last thing I can suggest is have good sleep hygiene. No electronics for a while before bed, absolutely zero artificial light in your room. I've read that even one blinking LED can drastically reduce sleep quality. Same goes for noise. Make sure you aren't too hot or cold.
That is pretty much everything I know about this subject and I hope you can find something in there of use
Sorry, I'm using 'Sleep as Android', and most probably the free version: [link]
I wake up at 7am, and so the alarm rings anytime between 7 am and 30 minutes beforehand (custom time setting), depending on how awake I already am (the phone motion sensor detects that). Also, the alarm rings at a really low level, and then gradually increases in volume over 10 minutes (another custom time setting). It's a really gentle wake-up for me.
The paid version costs $3.99, one-time. I don't think I have the paid version, but am not sure of how to check that on my phone.
Here you go
Eu uso uma aplicação (Sleep as Android) para controlar os meus ciclos de sono/despertar/meia dúzia de outras coisas e hoje reparei que dá para ver uma série de estatísticas sobre os vários utilizadores. Como a dimensão da amostra em Portugal até é relativamente grande (48358 utilizadores) achei que os resultados eram interessantes (valem o que valem, claro) e que gostariam de ver também...
I recently applied the same principle to getting to bed on time, which is actually equally as important to getting up and establishing a good circadian rhythm. Being unable to turn the alarm off unless I go upstairs forces me to go up to my bathroom.
Since I am up there I usually decide to brush my teeth and take out my contacts. Since I have a book to read sitting by my bed, I am usually not averse to just hopping in bed and achieving my bedtime goal. If I want to get the right amount of sleep i have to do this at 10:00pm! which is insanely difficult for a person who used to like to stay up until at least 1:00am and damn the consequences!
The system works great for me. Hope it helps
If you're using Android, the app "Sleep as Android" ([link]) is a great one too :) It's kind of an all-in-one package with different options for turning off alarm (solving math problems with adjustable difficulty, picking out an awake sheep in a herd of sleeping sheep, shaking the phone, or scanning a QR or bar-code which I've found pretty effective :) For example you could scan the bar-code on your toothpaste so that every morning to turn off the alarm you have to go into the bathroom and scan your toothpaste.
If you put your phone in your bed with you it can try to keep track of your sleep so that it can attempt to wake you up when it thinks you are at the end of an REM cycle too :)
Sorry if it seems like I am writing an ad, lol.
Other than that there are other reasons you could be fatigued. Low iron levels maybe? Like cdubose said, it's probably a good idea to visit a doctor just to rule out any common medical reasons
It looks similar to Sleep as Android which is an app I swear by. There's also an iOS alternative which is SleepBot I think?
The way a lot of these work is that you lay it on your bed as you sleep and it measures how much you're moving through vibrations in the bed. If you're moving then you're in lighter sleep, if you're completely still you're in deep sleep.
The best thing though is that these apps have an alarm clock that wakes you up at a point within a window (you can set how long, mines set to 20) that is your lightest sleep. It genuinely works as well. I've used it for about a year and a half now and literally never wake up groggy. I highly highly recommend it.
get Sleep as Android and put your phone on your mattress when you go to bed. It will monitor your movement with the accelerometer during your sleep and wake you up before your alarm time during a phase when you are moving (i.e. light sleep cycle), yes you might not get your desired max amount of time but still tons better than being woken up in the middle of REM sleep.
Sleep As Android is probably the app you're referring to. I use it sometimes.
I can definitely say that the sleep tracking and what not is not integrated into Android. Though I wouldn't doubt that Play Services tracks movements, etc and sends all that data to google (I mean, the Play Services ask for like every permissions possible..)
I use Sleep as Android (Play Store link). It has several failsafe settings like math puzzles and such, extensive snooze settings and the option to try to wake you up while in light sleep (within a given timeframe).
I tried integrating it with Tasker using intents a good while back, but eventually reverted back to manual operation. Haven't tested recently, but I think I read it actually has official Tasker support now!
I've always had a difficult time with sleep issues myself, and Sleep as Android has been a life saver for me! The best feature is that it detects your motion as you sleep and so will wake you up when you are in a light sleep phase rather than a deep sleep (when you're not moving). Waking up during deep sleep makes you feel so drained but I can sleep for 4 hours or less and wake up during light sleep and feel perfectly fine! It's awesome!
Sleep as Android! It's been a life changer for me. Literally never woke up feeling grumpy because it always wakes me up in when I'm in my light sleep phase. I've also paired it with my Hue lights so it simulates a sunrise, and it automatically turns on the nightlight (red light so it doesn't blind you) if I wake up in the middle of the night. Even gives you advice based on your sleeping patterns and tracks your social jetlag. Very very cool app, can't recommend it enough.
Similar to Alarmy. I use it for the QR Code Captcha to disable the alarm.
It also has Lullabies, Sleep/Snoring monitoring, Soothing Alarm Noises if you're into that.
Combination of three methods :
The 4-7-8 breathing technique which is one of the only things I've tried which really works. 4 second inspiration, 7 second block your breath, 8 second expiration, start again.
While I do this, I try to focus on a blank spot between my two eyes that gradually expands to occupy most of the space between them.
Sleep as Android. Changed my life - and sleep cycle.
Get a cheap Android phone (like the $19 Net10 LG,) and use Sleep As Android. It's far more accurate and has many more functions, including sleep cycle approximation w/ adaptive alarm time. It's a great app.
SAA only works from your body movement, but in informal testing by my gf and me, we've found it to be better at judging where we are in our sleep cycles than my Fitbit Charge HR.
Sleep As ~~a Droid~~ Android does this. This one. It uses phone's internal accelerometer to measure your movement during sleep, to determine which stage you're in.
It also has a whole bunch of other useful features, such as having to scan a QR code (or NFC tag) in your bathroom, so you're forced to actually get up.
do you also drink alcohol "brew" before you sleep, you might not be getting the full nights sleep you think you are getting, especially if you have trouble waking
the app i would recommend is sleep as; [link]
you set it up before you sleep and leave it on your bed(somewhere where it will not be knocked off) and it tracks(using your phones sensors) your motion as you sleep, helping to determine restlessness during the night when you aren't fully asleep
it also does have an alarm built in that wakes you up gradually
also not related to android apps, i would suggest trying melatonin, a natural sleep aid that gives just enough of a drowsy feeling that may allow you to sleep a bit sooner then you normally would allowing you extra sleep time
Get your sleeping schedule consistent and make sure you're getting enough. When your body tells you it's tired, listen.
I use this app, [link]
Don't eat junk food. Buy a crock pot if you have to and cook as much as possible.
Essentially, live a healthy life. Most people don't. But we don't get the option not to. Your body will not tolerate mistreatment like a normal person.
It's not going to work 100% for everyone, but I went from three medications and regular flares, to one medication and only occasional flares of a lower severity.
A lot of us start with this disease when we are relatively young, and we still want to live like we are young. But once you're diagnosed, you're middle aged whether you like it or not. Or at least you have to behave that way.
Get an app like Sleep as Android, and program in your captcha as a QR code. Then, keep the QR code somewhere other than your bedroom. I have mine mounted on the inside of the door of my medicine cabinet, in the washroom.
In order to turn the alarm off, I have to get up, go to the washroom, open the door there, turn on the light, and scan the QR code. Otherwise, it just keeps ringing.
Just make sure to set "snooze" limits, etc.
The app Sleep as Android has an option to add playlists. I haven't used the app in a while, but I know the option is there to add playlists and have the ability to shuffle them.
i use sleep as android for my alarm. until i write in my 'journal' the alarm cannot be silenced. It does pause the noise while i type though.
I recommend using an app that tracks your sleep like Sleep as Android or Sleep Cycle alarm clock.
I use the Sleep as Android app. There are a bunch of ways you can set it up, but I have it configured so that I have to scan a QR code to make my alarm stop ringing. I put the QR code on the fridge.
Yes it can be set to vibrate only. I have it set so that it vibrates my watch for 1 minute first before starting the audible alarm on my phone as I find the vibration doesn't always wake me up. When the alarm does trigger audibly it slowly increases in volume. Since the vibration partially wakes me I can usually stop the audible alarm before it's loud enough to wake my wife.
Although annoying at first, just keep wearing the watch to bed and you'll get used to it.
I just realized though your title says "Sleep for Android" I was talking about the app "Sleep as Android":
I use Sleep as Android which has a ton of features. I only use it for the QR code though.
I expect there are plenty of other options out there, but I can't say I have explored them.
Do you have a smartphone running android? Best I've found is "Sleep as Android". Bad name, amazing app. Not sure if would work running from Chrome on the PC (i heard chrome can run android apps now) but you can give it a shot.
The app records your sleep, highlights snoring, gives you logs and records of how much sleep you're getting or missing, and a million other small features. It also wakes you up on your REM cycle, which after using it makes a HUGE difference for me to not wake up at an arbitrary alarm clock point. Also it gives a lot of flexibility for everything, you can shut off almost any feature you don't like.
I posted similar praise last week: I have been using this app for roughly 6 years and it has not once failed me. It is the first app I install on any Android device I get.
Try This app. it tracks your sleep cycles and tries to wake you up gently when you are in REM phase (light sleep) making the process a lot less of a pain.
Edit: Wrong link. Ooops.
Sleep as Android is another good option and has a 14 day free trial. If you have an Android Wear watch, you can use that for tracking too.
Get a smart alarm clock.
Your sleep runs in cycles of about 45-50 minutes, now personal sleep monitors are not only cheap, but ubiquitous (health monitors/smart watches) we can feed our sleep patterns into a computer in real time.
Rather than going off at a specific time, a smart alarm will fire at the best opportune moment before your required time - often with a crescendo. I've found this results in a clearer waking experience.
I use Sleep as Android [link]
I find sleep quality matters a lot as well. I use an android app and it tracks my deep sleep. I don't know how accurate it is, but I notice that under 50-55% and I will feel tired. 7hrs with 60% is far better than 8hrs with 45%.
As for upping your sleep quality, it took a little while but I'm getting decent at knowing if it is likely to be bad. For example, I need to avoid lots of salt in the evening/night. Might be something to work towards, chances are if this is the cause, the fix will be person-specific.
I also found I was more tired when I was a little down a life. It's fairly normal and if it's this, you just gotta push through/make a change.
Sleep as Android which tracks your sleep at night using sensors in your watch.
It also detects when you are snoring and vibrates the watch to try to get you to shift positions and stop snoring.
You can also set your alarm to be a "variable time window" and it'll wake you when it senses that you are partly awake. Ex: I set my alarm for between 06:00 AM and 06:30 AM. Starting at 06:00 AM it'll try to detect if I'm 'tossing & turning' in my sleep and if I am it'll trigger the alarm then. Otherwise it'll wait until I am tossing & turning and let me sleep in until as late as 06:30.
Now that I use that feature - I almost never bother hitting snooze. I'm awake at my first alarm going off. I feel slightly more rested this way too.
There's a wonderful app in the Google Play Store called Sleep as Android and I highly recommend it. I've been using it as both an alarm as as a way to record my sleep talk. It only saves recordings when your phone picks up audio, and the quality is surprisingly good. It costs $5, but comes with a 14-day trial, so you can test it for yourself. It has more features, but you can read about those in the Play description.
EDIT: spelling correction
Do you use an alarm in the morning? If you alarm wakes you in the middle of the sleep cycle you might feel very groggy and tired. I have the benefit of flexible work hours so I've stopped using an alarm at all, but when I do need an alarm I use an app that wakes me up when I'm in a lighter part of my sleep cycle (I use this one but I'm sure they have them for iphone as well).
An absolutely great app when it was first released... on iOS back in 2009.
Unfortunately, the Android version is rarely updated and is easily outmatched by Sleep as Android.
(For €0.24 I bought it anyway... because that's next-to-nothing and one day it may be a good alternative worth trying.)
Maybe this will at least help you get out of bed. You can set up a captcha so the alarm will not turn off until you solve it. I used to use an NFC sticker but now I use a QR code on the bathroom mirror.
Track and learn your sleeping habits. Helps you wake up near your lightest sleep cycle that is closest to your alarm time. Basically helps you wake up not groggy if you have that problem. Also shows some cool stats and information about your sleep habits and your activity when your sleeping.
Protip for Android users: Use an application like Sleep as Android to have the last song you listened to on Spotify as your alarm. I do this and get a different song every day. Also helps heavy sleepers (like myself) that have gotten immune to their alarm sound.
No matter what I tried, I could not get myself out of bed on time. I would sleep until the very last minute and drag myself up, being more groggy than if I were to have gotten up in the first place.
My solution was getting the Sleep as Android (there is an equivalent for iPhone) app for my phone. When the alarm goes off, I have to physically get out of bed, walk into my kitchen, and scan a QR code in order to shut off the alarm. I immediately feed my cat, since that's the first thing I do in the morning, and bam, I've started my morning routine.
So, this blew up! Welcome to /r/androidapps!
Sleep as Android is great alternative with more features
Started using Sleep as Android and I've never had an easier time waking up in the morning. Feel refreshed as opposed to groggy every morning. I was originally really skeptical and used it on the weekends to see how it worked, and after testing it for 2 weeks i bit the bullet and paid the $5 (I think) to get the full version. Paid for it using Google Opinion Rewards. Answered small surveys every couple days to earn free money. It's how i pay for all my apps. I'm also a fan of the Twilight app, which i also bought the pro version using GOA. Makes reading at bought before bed easier on my eyes. I also use IF in order to automate the volume on my phone as well as a few other things to make my day a little easier.
Just a couple apps I'm sure Android users would like for their phones if they don't already have them.
>Sleep Cycle is the same thing as Sleep as Android for iPhone users
As per /u/IchBinGelangweilt
On the way to work
After the morning class
My favourites are:
Sleep as Android - An app that records your sleep - provides cool graphs and information like your current sleep deficit and how many REM cycles you went through during a night's sleep.
7 Weeks - A handy app for goal & habit tracking. Mark off each day (or only particular days) as you accomplish or fail to meet your goal/habit. You can configure reminders too.
Snapseed - A really, really good photo editor. It can turn poor and average shots into really great ones - and good shots into superb ones.
Sleep as android!
Really great app that helps improve your sleep and makes it really easy to wake up in the morning :D
Huh, let's see.
Sleep As Android.
You can do this with Sleep as Android and it's Spotify ringtone integration if you're on Android.
Disciplina e sacrifício.
Deita-te às horas a que queres dormir. Não te ponhas com TV nem nada do género (no máximo lê 30min dum livro). Vais apanhar uma seca do caralho e vais demorar horas a adormecer (provavelmente mais tarde do que o normal). Depois acorda 7 horas (ou quantas queiras) depois da hora do deitar.
Vais estar quase de directa e vai ser horrível. Não durmas sestas durante o dia nem te afogues em cafés e aguenta-te à bronca.
No dia seguinte faz igual. Já vais adormecer um bocado mais cedo.
Repete até estares a dormir à hora que queres. Pode demorar uns dias ou umas semanas até estares no ponto que queres mas é importante que não vaciles durante o primeiro mês.
Fora isso as dicas do costume:
Evita cafeína 6 horas antes de ir para a cama (depende de pessoa para pessoa);
Evita nicotina 30min antes de ir para a cama;
Evita álcool 2 horas antes de ir para a cama;
Evita aparelhos electrónicos (PC, TV, Telemóvel) uma hora antes de ir para a cama (sobretudo conteúdos muito estimulantes como jogos de ação, filmes de terror, playlists de rockalhada no spotify, etc). Se tiveres que os usar tenta usar um filtro de luz vermelha (o windows 10 tem um incluído por omissão);
Tenta ter uma hora certa para te deitares todos os dias;
Tenta evitar um grande jetlag social (deitar-te às 23h durante a semana e às 04h ao fim de semana);
Tenta ter a tua cama confortável (bem feita e lavada) e uma temperatura fresca no quarto (o calor dificulta adormecer);
Evita fazer coisas (trabalhar, ver TV, etc) na cama para condicionar o teu cérebro que a cama é para dormir e não para estimular;
Se possível troca as lâmpadas relevantes na tua casa (quarto, corredor, etc, depende de ti) por lâmpadas de luz quente e não de luz fria;
Evita beber demasiados líquidos antes de ir para a cama;
Evita comer refeições demasiado pesadas antes de ir para a cama.
Basicamente são as dicas que me ocorrem agora. De minha experiência metade dos problemas em adormecer são ambientais mas metade são disciplinares. Treina-te a dormir direito e vais ver que vai começar a ser (mais) fácil. Evita as sestas quando possível que fodem tudo.
EDIT: A mim ajudou-me imenso por ruído branco enquanto adormeço. Costumo ouvir som de chuva ou uns audios porreiros de ASMR (tipo um barco quebra gelo numa tempestade no polo norte com motor em idle. É estranhamente específico mas gosto muito desse) e ajuda-me imenso sobretudo quando os vizinhos estão mais activos (geralmente quando me deito mais cedo).
Tens também uma app que para mim valeu o peso em ouro que se chama Sleep as Android. É uma app paga mas para mim vale o peso em ouro e é a primeira app que instalo quando formato o telemóvel/compro um telemóvel novo).
For Android users, download Sleep as Android. It has a 14 day trial, but it's packed with useful info, and looks sleek. Alternatively, Sleepbot is free, and works pretty well too.
For iPhone users, Sleep Cycle is your best option. It's free, works well (you can use your microphone to track your sleep too), and has a premium service to track more. But for waking up perfectly, it works well.
You could look into sleep as Android
This is exactly my problem as well. I have zero desire to do my daily tasks, because I've done them over 10,000 times already.
I read somewhere that people without ADHD are driven by Importance, Rewards, and Consequences, while people with ADHD are driven by Interest, Challenge, Novelty, and Urgency. And since there's nothing interesting, challenging, or novel about pre- and post-bedtime tasks, that means you wind up waiting until they're urgent, which is bad because that causes us to stay up too late or start our day too late.
I've been working on this problem for a long time, and I've finally got a routine that seems to work most of the time. Here's what I do:
Also, you need to reduce distractions so you're more likely to follow this new routine. I use Block Apps to lock me out of all but my most essential apps on both my phone and my tablet when I'm supposed to be doing my morning or nightly routine, and all night. I'm still looking for a similar app for Windows, but so far no luck. (I tried Cold Turkey, but it's buggy as hell and lacking in a lot of ways.) Unfortunately, there's no way to block non-digital distractions.
Last, regular sleep is very important to people with ADHD. SAA can help you track your sleeping patterns if you want it to. You need to figure out how much sleep you need each night, and make sure you get that much sleep each night. But you also need to be consistent with when you go to sleep and wake up. That includes the weekends, unfortunately. I let myself stay up no more than 2 hours later than I do during the week.
Jebus, that turned into a fucking novel. I should turn this into a blog post or something. Hopefully people actually bother to read this. ��
Sleep as Android
"Sleep as android" is working fine for me, try it out.
On Android, Sleep as Android is by far the best. Even has support for sonar and other devices for proper sleep apnea testing.
This feature is also in Sleep As Android
PSA: This is Not a TTS engine or anything for those who are wondering, it uses installed TTS engines (i.e. Google TTS or something else) to speak texts/webpages, you can share the text/URLs manually this app or copy something and open the app and it will detect what's in your clipboard.
The thing is this app is kinda buggy/unfinished right now, here's some reasons why,
There's no Default language setting in the app.
You cannot change the language manually, there's a button for it that appears in your notification tray, but it doesn't work for some reason. ��
Needs integration with their other apps like Sleep as Android which is from the same developer.
You can't add multiple URLs.
Some URLs just doesn't work.
For webpages it speaks the page title (The one that shows up in your Tabs) and there's no way to disable it. It probably needs a settings menu.
You cannot also set the TTS speed which is a bummer.
The Play/Pause function that shows up in notification tray is kinda buggy and slow, it sometimes work and sometimes doesn't.
Hope the developers fix this issues soon so it will make it a very useful app for lot of us and make it a app that is worth paying for. I can see a lot of people are complaining about the same issues in Google Play reviews of the app, You can try the free version of this app here to have more idea about it.
This app is from the same developers as Sleep as Android and Twilight (both of which are really useful and popular app), so I hope they will improve this as well.
Sleep as Android can do this. You can also have it dismiss the alarm only if you scan an NFC tag, or do some math problem,, etc.
Sleep as Android, I've been using it for a while, tons of features!
If you're on Android, look at Sleep As Android
It will do that and more.
Can anyone comment on how this compares to Sleep As Andoid?
Best Purchase: Philips Hue Smart Bulb Starter Kit
I have an issue with waking up super groggy to the point of being unable to function if I wake up suddenly at the wrong point in my sleep cycle. Using the Hue settings to gradually fade in my bedroom lights, in conjunction with the Sleep as Android app (which measures your sleep cycles to wake you up at the best point within a set window of time) has allowed me to sort of wake up and be a normal human in the mornings.
If anyone else has Hue lights and Android, I highly recommend Quickhue, which lets you create a QuickSettings tile (the settings that show up in your pull-down/notifications drawer). It's the most convenient and most responsive Hue control of any app or widget I've tried.
Worst Purchase: RENPHO Smart Scale
I got it as a cheap alternative to the overpriced fitbit brand smart scale, and while it does "function as advertised," the RENPHO app requires location permissions in order to sync with the scale via Bluetooth, which doesn't even make sense. The app makes so many unnecessary location checks throughout the day that it reduces your batter life by more than half. Avoid all RENPHO products; they don't know how to make apps.
That's the reason I use a sleep cicle app on my phone. I am still surprised how good it works. :)
€: Am using sleep as android
Sleep as Android has it intergrated and it works quite well for me
Try Sleep as Android
Sleep as Android can do this:
Just a meta note on your cake day: the correct spelling is "plugins". Someone searching for the correct spelling won't find this posting if it remains misspelled. Similarly, if one does a Search Tasker from within the app, one will find tasks that use plugin actions if one searches for "plugin" but not "plug in" (but, curiously, not events or states; must be a bug). You should edit the spelling.
Personally, I have profiles for several of Sleep as Android's events:
The above uses plugin functionality from Sleep as Android, Secure Settings, Greenify, and Twilight (Twilight just became a plugin), and uses an intent to toggle Cool Tool.
Edit: BTW, some other profiles/tasks check the display timeout backup variable (%Sleeping) to determine whether I'm sleeping or not, so they don't disturb me for unworthy things.
Edit2: Adds that the initial sleep vibrate pattern is "Z" in morse code.
I'm guessing "Sleep as Android" [link]
There's a captcha option that does this
you need Sleep as Android. Try it, you love it.
I don't understand these posts. Maybe there is a difference between the hardware in newer releases of the Huawei Watch 1 or it could be some app or watchface that's draining your batteries.
I have an almost 2 years old HW1, and it still lasts well over a full day. I charge it in the morning, it's usually around 55-60% when I go to bed. I wear it throughout the night sleep tracking with Sleep as Android, and I put it on charger next morning with 30-35% still left (Sleep for Android increased battery use slightly since they fixed the heart rate tracking)
Bubble Cloud controls the brightness: I have it set to about 80% during daylight, it automatically goes down to 20% at sunset. The ambient watchface dims even more after 10PM. I have the high brightness mode programmed on the double press of the hardware button, that's helpful in the sunlight (I have dimmed theater mode on a single long press of the hardware button).
I wrote about my system for getting up on another reddit thread about a week ago. I went through many iterations to settle on this system and it has worked for me for years.
Good luck and please feel free to ask as many questions about it as you like. I will be happy to answer!
Edit: Decided to paste it here and save everyone a click ;)
> I highly recommend the app Sleep As Android it took me years of tweaking before I was finally able to set up a system to beat my stupid brain and get out of bed with 1 alarm no matter what. I did it using that app.
> Here's what I did to wake up for work without issue for years without fail:
> * Learn about sleep intervals Sleepti.me and aim for them to avoid waking up during a REM cycle.
> * Sleep As Android
> * Phone plugged in across the room
> * QR code scan required to deactivate (no snoozing! just get the fuck up)
> * QR code I have to scan is in my bathroom
> * Wake up 1hr 20min before I need to walk out the door
> * Coffee before leaving if you find your eyes drooping on the road. These days I don't drink caffeine until after 9:30am if at all.
> I recently applied the same principle to getting to bed on time, which is actually equally as important to getting up and establishing a good circadian rhythm. Being unable to turn the alarm off unless I go upstairs forces me to go up to my bathroom.
> Since I am up there I usually decide to brush my teeth and take out my contacts. Since I have a book to read sitting by my bed, I am usually not averse to just hopping in bed and achieving my bedtime goal. If I want to get the right amount of sleep i have to do this at 10:00pm! which is insanely difficult for a person who used to like to stay up until at least 1:00am and damn the consequences!
> The system works great for me. Hope it helps
Going to second Sleep as Android I've been using it for a while and it's been working great for me.
This one is supposed to be good.
This may be it: [link]
Best way I got my sleep together. Been using it for a couple weeks. Haven't been tired at all.
Sleep As Android has one!
This sounds to me like Sleep As Android.
Here you go!
Sleep as Android has more features and options, including smart alarm settings and sleep tracking.
Sleep as android
I have hass.io setup on my docker server, and my goodnight / good morning routines are similar, just more automated:
I use Sleep As Android to monitor my sleep, as well as my alarm clock, since it can determine my sleep cycle and wake me up when I am in a light sleep instead of a heavy sleep. So when I start sleep tracking, Sleep As Android's Tasker plugin sends a web post to my HASS template switch "Ang3l12's asleep", and some node-red automation gets triggered: Lock my doors, turn off the lights, set the thermostat to a lower temp. When my alarm goes off, the tasker plugin then turns that template switch off, which then triggers my hue lights in my room to turn on at 2 brightness with a red hue, and then set brightness of 75 / more orange hue / with a transition of 5 minutes, sets the thermostat to a higher temp, and in the winter will turn on the heater in the bathroom. My wife goes to bed before me, and wakes up after me, so I wouldn't be able to tell alexa to do those things when I go to bed without waking her up.
Edit: I'm actually excited about my new project that should get used soon (our baby is due in September!):
I got a pressure pad off of amazon and have connected it to a raspberry pi zero w. The pad will go underneath the mattress in the nursery, and will detect when the baby is in the crib. This is setup as a sensor in HASS.io using MQTT, which will trigger a switch (actually a relay on the same RasPi ZW) that will disconnect the doorbell wires, meaning our Ring will only ping our phones and not make a noise in the house, turn on the "baby monitor" which is actually just an ip camera and a noise sensor in HASS, which will notify either my phone or my wife's, or both, depending on who is home, if there is noise in the nursery, etc. I am currently looking into adding some weight sensors to this RasPi as well, and putting them under the changing pad, to track our baby's weight, and graph it with grafana / influx.
edit: Sorry about the short novel. The alarm is a complicated mess of steps, but it works well so I wanted to give you the details.
> I'm very curious about the tech
"sleep as android" is the main one, coupled with a set of tasker tasks to schedule and control the alarm triggers.
The app has an audio mode, an accelerometer tracker, and there's a couple of 'sonar' modes that work surprisingly well if you have newer hardware.
I also have an activity tracking watch that works with it, so there's really good detailed motion data for the app to use, and the app falls back to the phone accelerometer if something happens to the watch.
(There's an additional app that makes them able to communicate with each other, but there are a ton of supported smartwatches. this one is just cheap enough to have a spare.)
Sleep as android allows you to specify a "wake up" time and then it tracks the movement in your sleep and triggers the alarm when you're already moving around and sleeping lightly.
You can either have it set to trigger at a light sleep before the alarm time, or you can set it to trigger at the first light sleep after a set time.
I use the second feature and set the alarm about 2 hours earlier than I want to wake, with a second alarm set to wake me at the desired time with no tracking.
The actual "alarm" is a series of tasks running in tasker and openhab that control (in order of firing):
* the vibration on my watch
* a set of smart lights
* a bluetooth speaker with a set of random playlists at different volumes
* a script to send a text message to my wife
* and as a "last result" a pair of recycled firehouse bells mounted to the wall behind the headboard of a 450lb king-sized oak bed (just out of reach)
Most days the vibration + lights are enough to wake me up. The only time it has to go farther is when I'm so sleep-lagged from having to work off-cycle that I'm just flip-flopping between deep-sleep and rem directly.
For context, my circadian cycle is 26 hours long. If left to my own devices, I will be awake for 16 hours and then sleep for 10. This is as reliable as clockwork, and has been consistent for close to 15 years.
Sadly, that also means that I will always go to sleep and wake up 2 hours later than the day before.
I literally couldn't keep a "regular" entry level job through high school/college.
I eventually started "napping" in my car outside of work so that a friendly coworker could shake me awake if needed.
Eventually I got into salaried/on-call/results-based jobs that didn't usually require me to be at work during the day, and then started my own business so that someone else could catch calls and arrange work around my schedule. (or send me a text message with one of three secret "emergency wake up codes" that trigger different levels of alarm.)
Sleep As Android has this functionality built in. And an all around more robust alarm app.
Yes. It's called "Sleep as Android" and it's excellent.
If you are on android I use Sleep As Android.
Sleep as Android does this. At least, it buzzes your pebble when the alarm goes off.
Sleep for Android has all major smartwatches support. [link]
This is a good android app
oh I should also mention: there is an Android app called Sleep by Urbandroid Team https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.urbandroid.sleep
It can tell you when you are sleeping or awake by whether you are rolling around in bed or lying still. If you set your alarm for 7:30 a.m., it will go off sometime between 7 am and 7.30, when you are already partially awake. Somehow this gentle method of waking up, makes me feel MORE AWAKE and have less migraines than a regular alarm, to a degree I would not have believed possible without this personal experience. I set the alarm to be crickets, and it starts out soft and gets louder. This alone has allowed me to change my sleeping habits by setting the alarm slowly earlier and earlier; trying this with a normal alarm was a miserable failure, and ended in great pain and unhappiness.
Sleep as Android can do something like that. It has a shortcut for 'Sleep X hours', where X is your ideal sleep duration, which can be set in the settings.
I've been using SAA for over 5 years and I really couldn't be happier. The dev does updates and improvements regularly, at least on the beta channel.
The app is not free, but has a 14 or 7 day, fully functional trial. :)
Play Store: [link]
Yeah it's an odd name. [link]
Sleep with Android?
I personally use Sleep As Android and have had great results for a couple of years.
See battery usage on my HW2 Classic during about 6:30h of sleep with theatre mode.
Dude, Sleep as Android is the most amazing thing ever! It's absolutely worth the money!
Sleep as Android can launch Spotify playlists as alarms.
Fully agree, except I wear my watch at night (I'm using Sleep as Android), using theater mode.
Sleep as Android/Sleep as Wear might be what you're after.
Natively no but there are apps that do that like Sleep for Android that does a good job at recording sleep information.
I'm using a Nexus 6P, but there really shouldn't be much of a difference vs the android BlackBerrys.
> Alarm/clock app though?
> Love Reddit In Motion
Lots of good reddit apps on Android:
Have you tried Sleep as Android or the paid version???
1) For me Bubble Cloud watch-face launcher is must have. It just does so many things I cannot imagine my watch without:
2) I cannot imagine my watch without Sleep as Android it's just a great way to keep track of sleep and to make sure I wake up at the right time. With the watch it even monitors my pulse.
3) Safe in cloud is probably the third I would recommend to every new watch owner. On the phone it does everything a password manager should (including fingerprint scanning even on older Samsung devices) and Samsung pop-up window mode. No subscription and free desktop app with built in sync. But I list it here for the very well implemented Android Wear component.
4) Calculator for Android Wear it's just a must. I think the watch should have a calculator out of the box, but since it doesn't this is a must. Out of a few alternatives I chose this and I never needed more.
Sleep as Android.
i love it. i use the sleep tracking to remind myself when to go to bed, and monitor the quality of sleep over time.
Sleep as Android is what I use. It forces me to scan an NFC tag I have stuck in my bathroom before it'll shut off. It even has code built in so that you can't kill the app, and so that the alarm will go off again if you pull the battery and put it back in.
It also does sleep tracking - you put it in bed next to you, and it tracks how much you're moving around at night, and will wake you up at the lightest part of your sleep cycle. If you have an Android Wear or Pebble smartwatch, it'll use the accelerometer and heart rate sensors on that instead for even more accurate tracking.
Sleep as Android works with Tasker: [link]
One can also use Sleep as Android as smart alarm, or a smartwatch which calculates it in real time according to your movement.
Sleep as Android
I am using this app. It runs on the watch as well. Not sure if you could use this with iOS.
Or you could check out Sleep as Android. Also integrates very well with other devices such as Pebble for tracking: [link]
I've found Sleep as android to have the most features of the bunch.
I use it with with Sleep as Android which I've used before with my Pebble and just went back to with this device, it's a solid app and records my sleep well with lots of options and graphs. The data that gets copied to Google Fit though is just the total number of hh:mm asleep.
Looks like it is this. I've never used it personally.
I'm using Sleep as Android
Don't know if it's compatible with your device, but Sleep as Android is the best sleep tracker I've found. I've been using it with an LG Urbane smartwatch, but it looks like it supports a bunch of different options. Worth checking to see if it can pull data from your heart rate monitor.
I've been using Sleep as Android for sleep tracking and PlexFit to sync to Google Fit for fitness tracking. I realize this doesn't directly answer your question - what's the best with both - but I honestly couldn't find one that was particularly good at both.
For Android devices there's "Sleep as Android", but I don't know if there's anything like that for iOS. Probably.
beep boop [link]
I use Sleep as Android by Urbandroid Team. [link]
>can you please suggest an alternative 3rd party app that has better sleep tracking ability/more features?
Sleep as Android 4 life! It has all the features you said you want and many more
Sleep as android
They have a gear addon to use the watch's sensors.
it was sleep as android, my bad.
Try sleep as android. Not only can you use your Spotify music as an alarm (premium version) but it has all kinds of options too. Give it a shot
The vibration in my smartwatch never failed to wake me. Unless you're a really heavy sleeper, just get a smartwatch with a vibrate motor.
If you've got an android phone, you can get this app to use your watch to monitor your sleep quality as well!
Cand te trezesti obosit sau cu durere de cap e din cauza ca te-ai trezit in mijlocul unui ciclu de somn. Foloseste o aplicatie ca asta care sa te trezeasca exact intre cicluri.
I quite like Sleep for Android.
It's a alarm and sleep tracker with tons of juicy features. Snore tracking, sleep quality and cycle monitoring, a bunch of in depth alarm options, etc. It's a nice once stop for me at least.
You could try taking ZMA an hour or so before you go to sleep (its more or less a mix of Zinc, magnesium and b-vitamins.) the mixes called ZMA usually work better for me than actually taking Zinc, Magnesium and whatever B-vitamin/complex they contain.
But if you wake up exhausted you might need to contact a sleep clinic in case you have a form of sleep apnea. (this is much more normal if you are very over weight) EDIT: It could mean you aren't breathing properly which could hurt your sleep which I assume could screw with your hormone production and restitution.
And you could try the Sleep or sleep as android app for your phone and see what it can tell you about how well you sleep and how much noise you make etc. etc. [link] I assume there is a iPhone version available if you need that.
PS: I'm still not a doctor tho. :)
Sleep as A Droid has either movement tracking (put phone on bed / under sheets) or some sonar thing. Free but pay for features. Good export data set up
Sleep Bot is free with ads.
Sleep Cycle is free or 30$ a year subscription for features.
I like the first the most as you can tag triggers for sleep, like sleeping at home or caffeine.
I'm using Sleep
I'm 45 been a night person my whole life, I just accepted it and only generally take jobs that start a little later, like 10 am or even night shift jobs. After a lifetime of trying to get up early I accepted that I am a night person.
Well I started using this app and after a month, I started waking up early, before my alarm goes off on my own. I don't feel sick in the morning any more; I have always felt sick and didn't feel like eating until later, my whole life. It detects your sleep patterns and doesn't wake you up during REM sleep. I hope it keeps working I never would have believed this, if I didn't try it. Sleep improved; migraines seem improved. I still seem to get the odd night of insomnia once in awhile.
"Sleep As Android", pretty nice it allows for Tasker integration so i got an NFC sticker on my nightstand. And whenever I set my phone down at night it'll automatically kill music apps, set volumes to Max and start sleep tracking then lock
I use the Sleep as Android app. It has a online radio option, so pretty much every morning is a unique alarm for myself. The app also lets you create your own playlists with your own music. Might be a premium option but it is only a one time cost.
I know this doesn't fix the issue you have with the alarm clock but you could always use a 3rd party alarm clock. Setting an alarm is an actionable item so you can set a default alarm app for when you ask Google to do it (similar to how you can have a default app to open certain links). I use Sleep as Android but there are a lot of great clock apps and potentially a better one out there but this does everything I need and a few things I didn't know I needed like being able to skip next alarm for when I have the day off.
I prefer Sleep as Android
It's all the data and trends and analysis of Sleep Cycle, and has a great method to find your optimal time to wake up, within a configurable window of time. Love this app, and I wake up so much better because of it.
Sleep as Android app has support for Spotify :)
Play Store link: [link]
Sleep as android an app that forced you to preform mental task to shut up.
I hate it, but I need it to wake up enough to get out of ved
Try [link] works fine with me
If the issue is with waking up, I'd recommend using the app Sleep as Android. It does some sleep tracking and wakes you up at certain moments in your sleep cycle to get the best night's rest.
I use Sleep as Android. (I'll post link when not on mobile). It supports an array of smart wake up types, such as NFC and maths questions.
Mja, scheinbar scheint das Aufstehen und durchs Zimmer gehen ja nicht zu helfen, laut OP /u/katembers :
> Wo das Handy dabei liegt spielt dabei nicht einmal eine Rolle. Es ist anscheinend kein großes Problem für meinen Körper durch das Zimmer zu laufen ohne dabei bewusst zu sein.
Man kann es halt mal versuchen, gibt sicher eine Distanz die weit genug ist um wirklich wach zu werden.
Ich habe wenn noch Sleep On Android im Kopf, die App hat neben dem NFC-Tag auch noch weitere "Hindernisse", die ein verfrühtes Ausschalten des Wecktons verhindern. Dazu gehören simple und komplexere Matheaufgaben, QR-Code-Scans, Bildersuche, Schütteln des Telefons oder auch ein lächelndes Foto zu machen. Erweiterungen gibt es auch zum Runterladen.
Dile a tu hermana que use Sleep as Android. Yo lo tengo configurado para que la alarma no se desactive hasta que me levante y tome una foto al código QR que hay en el baño.
Here is the app he's talking about. I used it myself for a while. It's pretty good. [link]
I've been using Sleep as Android for a long time. It keeps track of your sleep using accelerometer (your have to put your phone on your bed for that), sonar or some smart watches. It also tries to choose the best time to wake you up, but I mainly use because it has some captchas, which prevent you from turning off the alarm easily. The downside is that I can solve a lot of arithmetical problems in my sleep now.
For an Android App try Sleep as a Droid it'll over lay movement and talking. Otherwise, night terrors can be a side effect of depression meds. I suggest talking to her GP and getting a referral to a sleep test, as well as a white noise machine for you to distract a bit from random talking noises and help you rest.
Oh my bad! Sleep AS android.... Sorry bout that! [link]
There are free smartphone apps that can help you gather data, including when and how often you wake up, and how much you snore. This can actually be very useful information; frequent snoring, for example, can be a sign of sleep apnea, a very common and treatable cause of tiredness. (It's more common in heavier people, but even lean people such as yourself can have apnea.)
Some apps can even try to wake you at an appropriate time in your sleep cycle-- if you configure the app to wake you no earlier than 6am but no later than 7am, for example, it will try to hold off on the alarm until it detects you're in a lighter phase of sleep.
(Sleep cycle theory, if you're not familiar, holds that we go from light to deep sleep and back again over ~90 minute intervals. If we're awakened while in the middle of a deep phase of sleep, we'll feel groggier longer. This theory also suggests that if the time between sleep onset and scheduled waking is evenly divisible by 90 minutes, we'll experience more refreshing sleep-- possibly the reason for my 7.5 hour "sweet spot," which would be exactly 5 90-minute cycles.)
The app I used is called "Sleep as Android," and it has all of the above features (and more) in the free version.
As an aside, you mentioned an ammonia smell in your nose. A quick search suggests this could be sinusitis. If you do have sinus issues, the possibility of sleep apnea is much higher.
Another possibility for that ammonia smell is kidney or liver problems. You didn't mention any other distressing symptoms, but you should check into them and consult with a doctor if you see anything familiar.
> Sleep as ~~an~~ Android
No "an". Yeah, it's odd, but understandable: Devs are from Switzerland, so I give them a break on that.
This app has been Paramount in getting into a routine that gives me 0 excuse to not have food made or get my gym time in. I put an NFC tag in my kitchen downstairs and turned off the ability to snooze. I now get up at 615 every day and I'm working toward getting up at 545. If you get the full version it will even wake you up based on your sleep cycle which is really nice but not necessary.
Sleep As Android has Hue integration.
I have Sleep As Android on my phone which allows you to setup a captcha that you have to complete in order to turn the alarm off (simple math - multiplication and simple addition, there are others you can use too but simple math seems to work well for me). I keep my phone across the room too. Both of these combined seem to do pretty good job at waking me up.
Sleep app for android is good..
It has different captcha to input when ya wake up. I set the QR Code captcha and it won't turn off till i match the QR Code on my coffee in the kitchen..
~~(App Link in 7 hours when i knock off work)~~
edit: late Link cause an after work meet up happened.
Tasker can do this with a plugin, but...
Sleep as Android does it right. It's the most customizable and integrated alarm/sleep tracking app out there. They've done their research and continue to inovate and implement feature requests. Well worth the $4 to unlock all features.
The update is device/manufacturer dependent.
Here is the sales list for Fossils smart watch vs hybrid.
I don't think AW 2.0 adds sleep tracking but you could try this app.
Sleep for Android
Sleep as Android is amazing :)
I normally have this and it isn't that bad (at least with taking a 1/2 tablespoon which is a half dose).
A sleep tracking app can help to see if you are actually sleeping well or just tossing all night. I've been using Sleep as android with a pebble watch but there are other ways to track sleep.
I believe Sleep as Android can do this.
~~Link me: Sleep as Android~~
tu peux vérifier avec des applis (genre Sleep as android si tu fais pas de l'apnée du sommeil.J'en fait un peu parfois, et c'est physiquement éprouvant: tu te réveilles comme si tu n'avais pas du tout dormi.
I use mine with the Sleep as Android app. It's definately the best feature of my smartwatch, and I'd buy a replacement just for that.
With sleep with android and your smartwatch it can detect when you are stirring in the morning and trigger the alarm when you are partially awake. Rather than setting an exact time for my alarm I set a 30 minute window to wake me up between 5:30 AM and 6:00 AM.
Other features: easier to reply to quick texts by voice especially when I'm out walking (I do a lot of walking). Google fit tracking is nice but honestly I don't know if it's significantly more accurate than the phones sensors themselves. I also use it for controlling spotify while I'm out walking or around the house. I use Google's Chromecast audio for an entire home synchronized audio solution and it's nice to always have a basic remote on me while around the house to skip tracks or turn up/down volume.
The Pebble 2 + Heartrate can be combined with Sleep As Android for sleep-tracking with heartrate support... This is what I use and it works flawlessly.
The Pebble 2 + Heartrate has usage times of up to seven (7) days, so you've got a fair bit of give between charges.
Any notification your Android smartphone can receive your Pebble 2 + Heartrate can receive, though you can customize this so that you receive the notifications from things that matter, and not things that don't; the Pebble 2 + Heartrate also has thousands of games, watchfaces and applications that you can download for free .
I used this app yesterday, it worked perfectly.
I'd recommend ,if you have an Android, trying Sleep as Android. Its an app that tracks how you move and will wake you up, within a time frame you set, based on whether you are moving and in REM sleep. It starts with low vibrations first that get stronger and low music that gets louder. There are "captchas" that you have to do to make sure you stay away, such as shaking the phone or simple math.
I downloaded Sleep as Android yesterday and used it for the first time last night using my smartwatch as the monitor. It's really interesting to see how you progress through the night and just how good a quality your sleep is. It's jam-packed full of features too.
Smart alarm clock with sleep cycle tracking. Wakes you gently in optimal moment for pleasant mornings.
Sleep for Android
Sleep as Android är den jag använder, men skulle inte förvåna mig om någon annan app har liknande funktion. Har använt själva appen sedan några år tillbaka, men började använda QR-koder först i maj.
Det må vara plågsamt, men så länge man inte bara sover rakt genom larmet så är det effektivt.
> I haven't tried it but I heard there's an app that is like an alarm but it only wakes you up when you're in light sleep, so that it's not so groggy and a drag when your alarm goes off.
Sleep as Android, if you're an Android user. It uses the accelerometer to measure when you're moving around, which is an indication of light sleep.
It will also record your light and deep sleep cycles
I suppose it's Sleep as Android. At least this is what I use!
I have a pair of profiles I use to detect my phone accidentally turning on when in my pocket:
I hope this helps alleviate some of your frustration (surely not all). Add whatever apps you might have near your face while the phone transitions off/on; Google Hangouts doesn't seem to do this for me. I excepted Sleep as Android because I tend to have the phone face-down when I turn it on, and was getting unecessary triggering.
(Oh, I hope your phone allows Phone to be a detectable app. I recall reading that LG didn't allow Camera to be detectable on some model, I hope this isn't similar.)
I use an alarm app called Sleep as Android, which has several "never oversleep" functions. I've paired it with an NFC tag that I've glued to the wall in my bathroom so that I can't disable the alarm without physically going to the bathroom and touching my phone to the tag, at which point I might as well shower. I find that my morning procrastination usually washes off in the shower :)
If your phone doesn't support NFC you can print out a QR code and be forced to take a picture of that to disable the alarm. This alarm app in particular is for Android only, but if you have an iPhone I'm sure there are equivalent apps for that.
Meh, I know I don't snore often or loudly unless I'm drunk.
For those who are curious if they snore: Sleep as Android does it. It's like $0.99 to unlock it now. I think I paid $5.
My new alarm is electronic music that's just loud enough to annoy on the first listen, combined with Sleep As Android and some inexpensive NFC tags to force me out of bed in order for the alarm to shut up.
(Probably also doable on iDevices, albeit with QR codes instead of NFC... After a cursory search, FreakyAlarm seems like a decent match.)
edit: The song I use is Alan Walker - Faded (Instrumental Version). I ~~like~~ use it because it starts out slow for roughly one minute, then the song gets rather energetic quickly.
You might be interested in Sleep as Android.
Lots of calm nature sounds, and you can adjust something called Gentle volume increase (up to 24 mins) to prevent the alarm from being an annoying and loud sound. It also turns almost any song/sound (or even music playlists) into a "calm" alarm.
There's also a Smart period to wake up when the sensors detect you'll feel better waking up. So instead of the alarm going off at exactly 5:30 (for example) it might start at 5:23, and with the previous option it feels really calm and smooth. It's up to you if you want full sleep monitoring overnight (10%~ battery, rip), or you can use the auto start before your alarm rings option (*insert happy battery image here*).
As for the other thing, you can use CAPTCHA to wake up. It currently has the following:
> Never oversleep again with CAPTCHA wake up verification (Math, Sheep counting, Phone shaking, Bathroom QR code or NFC tag)
...wow there's actually a plus button to add more CAPTCHAs in the app, how did I never notice it? I recommend "simple" math in the hardest difficulty. It takes a while even when already awake.
And lots of more options in the app.
Try it and see if you like it (link)
Note: if you have an Xperia device and use Stamina mode, remember to white list Sleep as Android.
I sleep with earplugs.
For my alarm I have a Android Wear smartwatch and use Sleep as Android app. I set a window of time instead of exact time to wake up (ex: wake me up between 6:00 AM and 6:30 AM - I need to be up by 6:30 AM). Using the watch it can detect when I'm already partly awake because it senses I'm moving / tossing / turning. It then triggers the alarm when I'm tossing and turning since I'm not deep sleeping at that time the alarm is far more noticeable.
It also vibrates my wristwatch which helps some too to wake me. I usually wake up right away and rarely hit the snooze button this way. I also wake up feeling more 'refreshed'.
Check out Sleep as Android. It offers a bunch of options to stop your alarms, including math, QR codes and shaking your phone.
I used one of those sleep tracker apps that wakes you up when it senses you in light sleep. It usually wakes you up before your alarm but its worth it as you don't feel no way near as tired.
I have a problem with regular sleep and tried a lot of things. I came across an Android app that analysed sleep patterns and eventually switched to a FitBit device to give me some feedback. These don't help me fall asleep, but they help me work out patterns, for example, over time, I have learned to not eat for a while before sleeping, to make sure it is a regular scheduled thing at a fixed time, to avoid lots of alcohol and certain types of food in the evenings. The Android app would track my sleep 'debt' and inform me at a predetermined time before I should be sleeping, that I need to get ready for sleep. It would also advance that time if I had too much debt.
I know it's not what you asked, but what I'm getting at is for me, not sleeping well or regularly was about not sticking to a routine that actually works rather than my environment or comfort. It takes a few weeks to get into a routine and feel the difference. Based on my experience, book out two weeks of time for yourself, if you can, and learn a new pattern. It does feel really good to have extra physical energy and mental vitality each day.
The Android app is here:
I now have a Fitbit Surge becasue I like tracking other things:
Interestingly, the Android app can be setup to record sounds at night, so you can track what you say in your sleep, or how often you 'pass gas' or snore :-)
EDIT: For those comments about trouble getting up with alarms and snoozing, the Android app above 'knows' the right time to wake you based on your sleep cycles and I found this to be an amazing experience. I recall the trial period allows all features and it is very customisable. I currenlty use a JBL Horizon alarm clock, it fades in the alarm sounds while fading in a room light, amazing stuff. Awesome clock.
I would start by finding a sleep monitoring app. It's helpful if you can present a log or graph of your sleep patterns to your doctor. I use Sleep as Android, personally.
Discuss it with your physician, and explain the research you've done and why you think it's an accurate diagnosis. If they agree, you'll be referred to a sleep specialist, who will nail down a diagnosis, and discuss options.
The unfortunate truth is that there isn't a "cure." These are neurological disorders that cannot really be fixed. From what I've seen, it basically comes down to a choice between drugs, or finding a way to live with it. Light therapy can help, but it didn't really change much for me.
I've found that I have an easier time when I work nights. Maintaining an 8-5 work schedule is not healthy for me. I'm constantly in a sleep deficit. I feel run down and generally terrible all the time. At one point I was experiencing microsleep on a daily basis at work. I'd be sitting at my desk around 3:00 PM, and I'd just drift off for several seconds at a time. I sometimes had legitimate auditory hallucinations during these episodes. Even if I slept the night before, it wasn't always restful sleep. Constantly living in that state is quite unhealthy for your heart as well. I have a family history of heart problems, so that was pretty concerning for me.
When I work nights, everything is much easier. I go in at 9:15 PM, and clock out at 6:10 the next morning. My cycle still drifts, but I feel like I have more flexibility. I just use the weekends to reset. How I'll manage things when I have a wife and a family, I have no idea, but for now, 3rd shift is working.
Anyway, the first steps are to log your sleep patterns, discuss it with a doctor, and see a sleep specialist.
This wasn't enough for me. My bedroom is very small, so this just wasn't enough. What really helped for me was Sleep as Androids Barcode-Scan-Feature: It forces me to get up, walk into the bathroom, turn on the light and be awake enough to scan the barcode on my toothpaste.
On another plus side Sleep as Android has a go-to-bed-reminder, tracks your sleep and helps you identify things that influence your sleep for the better or the worse (for example your intake of caffeine). Using it can be a bit indimidating at first because it is so powerful and has so much things you can edit and change and its design is not the tidiest. But ignore most of the settings at the beginning and you're good to go, the defaults are quite sane.
Edit: since you specifically asked about alarm tone: it comes with some nature sounds as alarm tone and so far they have succeeded in waking me up every morning. It also allows for a "Backup-Alarm" which will start blasting if you don't respond to the first, gentle alarm after a set time.
I know that the app sleep as android has this feature (both in the phone and for the watch)
Well, if you have an android device...
Sleep as Android gives you a reminder of when to go to sleep... As well as track your sleep cycles and wake you up in the light sleep cycle close to your target alarm time.
Here's a link to the free version
I use Sleep as Android it works pretty well. [link]
Advice for waking up
Can his phone use NFC? When I was having a lot of trouble with my wake-up times I got a package of NFC tags. I set up an alarm to only be able to turn off if I tapped the tag with my phone, and put it to the shrillest, most annoying alarm I had. The result was that I had to get out of bed to turn off my alarm, so I couldn't kill it while half-asleep anymore.
If his phone is an Android phone, Sleep As Android works really well with NFC, and it gives options for having to solve puzzles to turn off the alarm (counting sheep, or solving a math problem).
If that's not an option, I would suggest a shrill alarm clock (loud enough to wake him) placed at the other end of his room, not by his bedside.
Advice for falling asleep
I would be more concerned why it is so difficult for him to wake up, though. In the case of both myself and my partner, we were/are sick (sleep apnea for him, sleep apnea and CFS for me) and weren't getting enough sleep.
If he has trouble getting to sleep, or experiences insomnia, it might be because of artificial lighting. He might want to install something like Twilight for his phone, and Redshift or f.lux for his computer. Wearing orange safety glasses can also help. There are also lights that you can program to shift to red in the evening, but they're still fairly expensive.
Edit: One other thing that's helped me is taking a very low dose of Melatonin (note that those are in micrograms) around bedtime. I've seen other people say that taking it earlier is better (around dinner, I believe?). Supposedly it starts off a cascade reaction for Melatonin production.
Also important is sleep hygiene. Bed should only be for two things: Sleep and sex. I'm really bad at this, myself, but when I'm actually following it, I have a much easier time falling asleep. If he goes to bed and can't fall asleep within half an hour, he should get up and go do something else for an hour (preferably not electronics related. I read when this happens) and then try again.
On the stock Clock app I'm not sure.
But on the Sleep As Android app there's an option to disable that. It's overall a great alarm app.
Although this won't stop the phone from turning on, it will at least alert you if it happens while your phone is in your pocket. As can be seen by my flair, I don't have Ambient Display (or whatever "active display" is) so I haven't tested with that. I have two profiles, neither of which is active if I'm taking a phone call or using Sleep as Android.
Profile: Accidentally powered on ?
Event: Display On
Application: Not Sleep or Phone
State: Proximity Sensor
Abort Existing Task
A1: Wait [ MS:500 Seconds:0 Minutes:0 Hours:0 Days:0 ]
A2: Profile Status [ Name:Accidental on still? Set:On ]
A3: Wait [ MS:0 Seconds:2 Minutes:0 Hours:0 Days:0 ]
A4: Profile Status [ Name:Accidental on still? Set:Off ]
Profile: Accidental on still?
State: Proximity Sensor
Application: Not Sleep or Phone
State: Display State [ Is:On ]
A1: (Vibrate Pattern or other action)
Obviously, customize the timings in the Wait statements to reduce false positives and false negatives. Sometimes I found it triggering when I'd just picked the phone up off a table and powered it on faster than the half second alotted. (I like to set it down face down.) I think the 2 second timing in A4 was probably a byproduct of impatience during testing.
As for what to use for alerting, I like to use "?" in morse code (..--..) with a 100 ms dot duration.
Although it seems like using the Display On event could be more wasteful (in power consumption) than using the Display State [ Is:On ] state, the latter could trigger many false positives. At one time, I didn't have the Proximity Sensor state in the first profile, but I got annoyed with how frequently it appeared in my Run Log, so I added it back. According to Sensor Readout, my CT406 Proximity Sensor uses 3.0 mA.
I think you can't, anyway, track sleep is useless, because you can't sync the data with Google Fit. I would recomend using your phone with this app [link]
Personally I use Sleep as Android.
This alarm clock has a shot ton of options like this + sleep tracking etc
Try Sleep as Android, will track your sleep cycles and wake you when you're closest to conciousness.
Play store link
I'm sure there's something similar if you use apple.
Another bonus is, if you tend to shut alarms off while still sleeping, you can set this app to require solving math problems, or scanning a qr code (or several other methods) before being able to disable the alarm.
An Android Wear watch (such as the Moto 360) and the app Sleep as Android would be just as effective. Plus the Moto 360 is way more useful than this ring.
I really like it because the alarm to wake up can also turn the lights in my room on, since I use Phillips Hue.
No? How did you come up with the reddit username "buzznights?"
I've found that the poorly-named Android app "Sleep as Android" does a much better job of showing me my nocturnal wiggling and twitching.
I'm in. This night I started using Sleep as an Android Yesterday I thought that I need to sleep better and decided to track my sleeping time.
And I strongly recommend Lux for your smartphone to cut out that blue light that makes you awake.
Day 1: I got 8 hours of sleep.
If you use an Android phone, this app is very good. It records sounds and movement, among other things. [link]
I dunno, once I started using Sleep As Android I started getting a better nights rest. No more days being groggy all day.
Besides that, I've also been able to put on different alarms on my phone so besides changing the time, I can also change the alarm. Which can range from LGs Good Morning to the ringtone in Crank to the one in Bedtime Stories to Torgue's guitar solos to R2D2 to this from Bruce Almighty to that Gummi Bears song and everywhere inbetween. The basic alarms aren't bad, but after a while you can become desensitized to them, hence changing it up. Also setting 5 alarms 2 minutes apart with a snooze of 10 minutes means you'll get up pretty quick! My old alarm clock radio snoozed for 15 minutes, which meant I'd fall back asleep.
I have tried this and really wish it would work consistently -- it worked great on some nights -- but I've decided it's not so good for couples.
So there's hope. I've certainly seen the light of waking up between sleep cycles. It's the best. May need a smartwatch to finally get this right. (I've been looking for one that doesn't have a microphone and can perform this sleep-cycle function while its radio transmitters are turned off.)
One could use Sleep as Android (Sorry, iPhone/Windows users) and set Nap time so you can sleep for 20 minutes. No need to guess or set an alarm :)
Interesting. I apologize for this. I use this setting in combination with an application profile for Sleep as Android, which works fine for me.
I use sleep as android. It does sleep tracking really well, works with SleepCloud so you can sync across devices once you jump device.
When you go to sleep all you do is start sleep as android on your pebble and your off to sleep with tracking! You can also start it on android device and it will ask you to launch the pebble app (in case you want to take a nap)
Sleep as android also handles naps!
Alarms can be snoozed and dismissed right on the watch.
Sound will be played on the android and you can setup when the watch should start to vibrate :)
I setup CAPTCHA so when I do dismiss to fast I won't be able to fall asleep :)
Tracking steps I use google fit, it just works using little battery. I don't have to interact with it once setup.
Plus google fit can sync with other fitness apps such as strava, endomondo, runkeeper I believe. I use Strava myself.
I use Sleep as Android. But I've also seen other alarm apps with restrictions for turning off the alarm (math problems, scan a QR code or NFC tag, shake device heavily, fill in a captcha...)
An alarm that wakes you up at the right moment on your sleep cycle.
I use Sleep as Android
It's hard to fix what you can't measure: If you don't already, consider using a sleep tracker (I'm a fan of Sleep as Android). This way, your alarm will go off when it's most likely to actually wake you up.
I have an app on my phone, Sleep as Android, which I use as my alarm. One of the settings means the only way you can turn off the alarm is to scan the correct QR code with your phone. My QR code is above my sink in the bathroom; it was above the kettle for a while for coffee purposes but soon discovered my bathroom needs are a little more urgent first thing.
Sleep as Android has an alarm that starts very faintly and gradually gets louder and louder. I wake up to very faint whale sounds every morning. I'm so attuned to the sound now that I wake up when when just as it starts My girlfriend appreciates that she doesn't have to wake up at 6am with me every morning because of an obnoxiously loud alarm.
Sleep as Android does this really well, also gives you a ton of options.
Sleep as Android also has this functionality, but with the added bonus of waking you up when you're in a lighter sleep stage or whenever your alarm goes off (whichever comes first within 30 minutes, or whatever you set, of your alarm time). Seriously great app.
I don't know much about sleeping too deep, but would an app like Sleep as Android help you?
It allows you to set a timeframe during which you want it to wake you up, and it'll wake you during a phase of light sleep.
Sleep as Android + Pebble app for me. [link]
This is possibly not helpful, but have you tried one of those alarm apps that tracks your movements and tries to wake you up during a light sleep phase?
Here's the one I used on Android for a while. It seemed to work well.
This sleeping app has a mode that records you whenever you make a sound. I recommend everyone give it a try if you want to freak yourself out a bit.
They probably use an app like Sleep as Android, or something similar. It will track how you toss and turn, and it can tell what stages of sleep you're in, so it only lets the alarm go off during a light part of your sleep cycle. The theory is if you're woken up during the lightest part of your sleep cycle, you'll be less groggy. Also the watch will vibrate in addition to your regular sound alarm that will come on a delay. This is a more gentile way to wake your body up.
If you have an Android you might want to check out "Sleep as Android"
There's probably alternatives for apple, but you'd have to find them yourself.
I've got an Android alarm app called Sleep, where you can set it up so that you have to scan a QR code before the alarm shuts off. Generate a random code online, print it off, and tape it to your door (I put mine in my apartment bathroom)
If you're on iOS, I'm sure there's something similar
Sleep for Android is definitely the best clock app. Love the sleep tracking feature and how you can put a timer on music for when you go to sleep
Use an alarm. Either one you turn off yourself or one that times out after 10+ seconds. REM cycles occur later in the night around 4:30am, 6am and 7:30 on average.
I used Sleep Android to find when my REM stages were
On my phone I use Sleep as Android.
The app has pretty much any feature you can imagine and the developer is very active with regular updates. They have an add on for Samsung watches and I'm pretty sure it'll do what you want. It can also use the heart rate sensor and accelerometer to wake you up at the right point during your sleep cycle.
I cant comment on how well it works with a Samsung watch, as I'm waiting for my galaxy watch to arrive, but it worked really well with my Moto 360 v2 in the past.
I apologize for implying anything negative. Let me clarify: I've heard dentists claim that jaw injuries and misalignment can cause bruxism. But there is no evidence to support this claim. It's really important to nail down what's causing the bruxism because otherwise they will run you through a million different expensive treatments and the chances are that none will help much in the long run. Although some (like a nightguard) will help with the symptoms, they are not long term solutions IMO.
Anyway, there is definitely evidence that correlates injury and bruxism/TMJ. So if you have a jaw injury you are more likely to experience bruxism and TMJ. The question is whether or not a jaw injury is causative.
I believe in self testing the possible causes. Basically, if you have a theory that jaw damage can cause bruxism, you can self test. A custom nightguard should align your bite (they take a mold of your teeth and it locks your jaw into proper alignment). If you continue to experience a worsening case of TMJ, chances are that jaw alignment/injury is not causative. In the case of TMJ, chronic clenching is known to cause joint damage, similar to what you're experiencing though.
One study theorized (and I don't think they're entirely right either) that it's tachycardia (a high heart rate) that causes bruxism. Tachycardia can be a symptom of sleep apnea. Basically, if you start choking in your sleep, your heart rate will increase UNTIL you start bruxing, which in turn returns heart rate to normal levels.
You're definitely right, though, that everyone is different and there are all kinds of causes for sleep bruxism/TMJ. A new paradigm that doctors probably aren't aware of is that a very common and unrecognized cause of bruxism/TMJ is an obstructed breathing passageway (sleep apnea).
If an obstructed breathing passageway is the cause, there are all kinds of cheap and easy ways to detect this.
Regarding sleep apnea, I strongly recommend self testing using a sleep apnea detector. It's free and can, with the guidance of a doctor, determine whether or not you have sleep apnea.
You can also try an antihistamine before bedtime, like Bendadryl or a decongestant like Phenylephrine (Sudafed PE). There are also nasal decongestant sprays. If these help with your symptoms, it may be allergies that are causing your TMJ.
what types of food do you eat on your fasting days?
For example, what did you eat on last weeks fasting days?
The type of food you pick, and the liquids you drink, can have a massive effect on your wakefulness on days when you do not eat a lot of calories or do not eat more than 2 meals.
You might also want to keep an eye on how much you've been sleeping. Racking up a sleeping deficit will make the effects worse. Cheap smartwatches, or some smartphone apps, are great for that.
Sleep As Android is the one I use, but there's probably a few that are similar.
If math doesn't seem to work, there's a few settings including a "scan QR code" one -- where you put up a QR code in another room, so that you actually have to get out of bed to disable your alarm.
Sleep as Android is what I use and I can "Skip Next Alarm"
Sleep for Android is amazing app as it can approximately tell you when you have your sleep cycles and also has alarm that doesn't explode but gains volume gradually.
Edit: It has free and paid version, I don't know details as I bought paid Immediately.
There's actually an app that wakes you up at the preferred point of your sleep cycle.
I ended up getting a $30 Mi2 since it pairs with the app for better sleep tracking, and it's been working pretty good so far.
Eu recomendo o app Sleep as Android. Nele você pode colocar pra tocar a playlist atual do spotify. Então enjoar das músicas que vc gosta não vai acontecer.
"sleep as android" is the main one, coupled with a set of tasker tasks to control the alarms.
I also have an activity tracking watch that works with it, so there's really good detailed data, and the app falls back to the phone accelerometer if something happens to the watch.
There's an app that makes them able to communicate with each other.
As a first step, try an app like Sleep as Android, which will record you while you sleep and tell you when you snore, move around in bed, etc.
The next step would be to see a sleep doctor. Something my GP recommended is not to see a specialist that only deals with "sleep medicine." He referred me to a pulmonologist who has experience with apnea and other sleeping disorders, which makes sense, since apnea is literally a respiratory issue.
If you have a Android phone, you can try these apps. I'm sure there are similar ones for iPhone as well.
Sleep as Android - you can set this one up to not turn off without completing some math problems first.
Nap Alarm - this one has been a game changer for me, it won't stop unless you point the front camera at yourself and smile for a period with your eyes open.
Sleep as Android app can do it. It wakes me up, even with gradual volume increase, every workday.
for android: Sleep as Android does the job for me, also shit ton of info about your quality of sleep, for me its a must.
It's easy to do that on your phone and you can also leave it on your bed and have it detect when you are ready to wake up from you rolling around.
It has a 15 days trial period, but you can extend it. I have the paid version, It is worth it along his multiple functions.
If you are interested only on the alarm there are other free aps with similar uses.
Watch sensors. The app runs on the watch and sends it to the phone app.
I think battery life is your concern, might sleep with the screen in theater mode to keep it from waking you it wasting battery.
Sleep as Android
I use sleep as android, you can connect it to the hue bridge. And then control it as a night light and wake up light!
I use Sleep as Android - [link]
It's full of a ton of useful features like captcha alarm, heart rate tracking, movement tracking, waking you up while you're not in deep sleep & snoring/sleep talk recording. Highly recommended! You will need to download the app on your watch as well.
Here's the link [link]
Bei Sleep as android wird die Musik mit der Zeit leiser und geht nach einer konfigurierten Zeit aus. Geht das bei der auch?
Sleep As Android is a really solid sleep tracker with excellent Hue integration. Lights off when you go to sleep and predictive wakeup, so sunrise occurs right before you wakeup. I love it
This is half a question and half a recommendation.
I don't have a Garmin watch yet (planning to get a VA3, so lurking here), but I'm using Sleep as Android for more than 2 years now. First with only my phone, then an Android Wear watch, nowadays with my Pebble 2.
You have to manually start/stop the sleep tracking with the app, but due to this it gives very accurate stats, so I could recommend it in general.
I noticed there's Garmin watch support for it as well: Connect IQ app. Is anybody using this? Does it work reliably?
Hi, this app is able to trigger a IFTTT webhook applet which can trigger your smartbulb :) I always uses it and it works like a charm
Jesus, my doctor referred me to a sleep clinic, who sent me home with a finger oxy sensor, and bands that measured stomach and chest expansion - your chest and stomach muscles contract differently when you're experiencing sleep apnea - which all hooked up to a single unit.
It took one night, I did it at home, and returned everything the next day. I had confirmation within a week. Why on earth your doctor isn't willing to do a 1 night home sleep study is just... bizarre.
That said, if he wants more proof, I had a good experience with Sleep as Android, which has a recording option for snoring.
> You could try taking a video of yourself as you sleep or buy a cheap pulse oximeter to track O2 levels overnight.
Amazon has these for $30 or so, you need something that will record over time and usually dumps over USB. If you've got an Android phone, combine this with [link], and you'll have a pretty comprehensive profile of what's happening when you sleep. If you set it up right, that app will even record your snoring and tell you exactly how often it's happening and when
Any Android Wear watch with the app "Sleep as Android"
Using Sleep as Android has added advantages:
It is one of the most complete packages in terms of sleep tracking, lullaby/noise and alarm functionality.
I've been using [link] for like five years now.
Sleep as Android. You can use this app with just your phone or with your phone and fitness tracker.
I've disabled the Misfit apps and I'm using Sleep as Android for that. It detects when I'm in a light sleep phase (i.e. moving around more than in deep sleep) and triggers the alarm then.
I've only used it for a few days, but I feel more awake after the alarm went off.
A cheaper option initially would be to install "Sleep As Android" ([link]) to see if your sleep is being interupted.
if you have an iphone i found this: [link]
Obstructive sleep apnea does have lifestyle factors too, so eating better (don't eat too late, avoid sugar and caffiene in the evenings), getting more exercise (even walking for 30mins a day would help) and maintaining regular sleep patterns all goes into it.
second hand machines may also be worn out and not provide adequate treatment.
[link] nelle impostazioni ti permette persino di impostare una playlist spotify come sveglia
Any of the AW watches can do sleep tracking, check out:
I just start recording with an app before I truly lock my phone and goto sleep..
The app in question is Sleep as Android it's pretty great too. But you do gotta pay after I think a week. :P
I have trouble waking up to alarms but was also tired of being startled awake by ridiculously loud ones that also wake everyone in a 50 ft radius. This app's alarm gradually increases the volume so there's no sudden blast of noise and it has a "captcha" feature that forces you to do shit like math problems before it'll turn off the alarm.
Pro-tip: even if you're good at math, you probably want the "Simple Math" option.
The best advice I can give is be prepared. My doctor knows that I come in knowing as much as a lay person can know about all their current medications - both the risks and the benefits. So know your stuff.
In my situation, I have been on ambien for years under the assumption of it being simple insomnia. I had already been through the testing to rule out sleep apnea, and other possible sleep disorders. It's once I started keeping a sleep log, every single day, that I had evidence that it wasn't. My weekends showed a great night's sleep if I was allowed to keep sleeping through until 10 or 11 in the morning. It was on the weekdays, even though I was diligently taking my meds and practicing good "sleep hygiene," that the problems were happening.
With this information in hand (six months of sleep logs - which was overkill most likely) I went in, showed her the logs, went over the risks and benefits of modafinil, and simply asked "I think this medication can help me get back on track. What do you think?"
If you have an android phone, I would recommend using the Sleep as Android (Play Store link) app. It can tie in with your wearables, or can simply be used on the phone itself. But any log, even if it is pencil and paper, can be used to help show what it is your experiencing.
I wish you the best of luck, and I hope you get to find relief.
Mine is this:
06:35 First alarm goes off - snooze and back into a light sleep. Current mood: Annoyance tinged with relief I don't have to get up yet.
06:44 Second alarm goes off - snooze and try to force eyes open to check facebook etc (yeah I know, but it's blue light and vaguely motivating to me) Current mood: Anything from fuck off, I'm not awake, to hey I wonder what happened about X, I should look
06:53 Third alarm goes off - I try to hit the 1 min silencer enough times which keeps me alert, if I fell asleep during the second one. For this though I can't procrastinate forever so I have to get up otherwise I can't turn the alarm off. Current mood: Maybe I can sneak a few more seconds of that dream back
06:55 Stand up, perhaps with half an eye open, grab fluffy dressing gown and fluffy slippers - this makes the suck of getting out of the duvet bearable. Current mood: EVERYTHING SUCKS AND YOU ALL SUCK AND THIS IS AWFUL
06:56 In bathroom, scan product barcode to deactivate alarm. Am next to toilet, so pee. Probably look at phone some more. Current mood: HOW DO PEOPLE DO THIS EVERY DAY OH MY GOD MY HEAD
07:00 Am in bathroom and mouth tastes like crap so brush teeth. Current mood: DEATH TO WHOEVER INVENTED SCHOOLS AND ALSO CHILDREN AND TIME
I've now gotten over the worst hurdle and am awake enough to actually argue with myself when I feel like going back to bed
07:02 Check son is awake and getting ready for school. Current mood: Only just not-murderous enough to be nice to him
07:03 Make coffee. Make breakfast for son (never anything fancy, usually cereal or toast) Current mood: Coooooooffffffffeeeeeeeee. Gimme.
07:05 Sit at table, no phones except to check time, and talk to son. Current mood: Ranges between zombie coffee staring, mild annoyance, and a sense of accomplishment that I've got this far and am mostly conscious.
07:25 Go back into kitchen to assemble packed lunch for son and keep reminding him that he's supposed to be putting on shoes, coat and bag and not explaining video games to me. Probably suddenly remember some important thing I was supposed to sign. Current mood: Stressed
07:30-40 Son leaves house, I breathe a sigh of relief, turn on computer with remaining coffee. Sometimes get more coffee. Current mood: Okay. Mostly awake. Interested to see what's happening in the world. Wondering vaguely what I'm supposed to do today.
By around 8: Check emails + calendar - sometimes immediately get into tasks. Otherwise, bum around online until maybe 10, 11am. I like to listen to German radio online because I kid myself this helps me improve my German. (It probably does, right?)
10am alarm goes off to remind me of morning chore checklist. Go around doing chore checklist. This is just a list of tasks I need to check are already done so I can tick 90% off without doing anything which is awesome as it feels like cheating.
At this point try to eat breakfast (even if it's just a snack of toast or a yoghurt and some fruit, sometimes I cook sausages and potatoes in a roasting dish or something) and start some work. I don't usually feel hungry earlier. Sometimes if I've stayed up too late the night before or I'm really struggling to get alert enough to concentrate on anything, I'll down the coffee and go back to bed for an hour or so until 9am or 10am but I make sure to set another QR code alarm to force me to get up, otherwise I won't get up again until the afternoon. Then I do my chore checklist and breakfast and a brief check of the calendar to see where I need to be when.
I teach English as a Foreign Language and so most of my classes are in the afternoons and evenings, but I have to do planning and prep stuff at home. I don't generally get dressed until I need to leave the house or unless I'm expecting people to come over. I'm more comfortable at home in loungewear anyway. But I will add things like a hoodie, socks, sometimes yoga pants if I have slept in pj shorts. I prefer to shower in the evening and I change my night clothes/lounge clothes when they lose the fresh laundry smell, so it's not like I am sitting around in stinky sweaty PJs all day. If you like loungewear don't be afraid to embrace it and buy enough to rotate.
TL;DR: Add things in to counter the worst parts (e.g. getting out of warm bed to cold room), use strategies you can't cheat (e.g. QR code alarm which is really loud and annoying if it gets to the backup alarm), don't expect yourself to be like others or perfect (I need snooze time; I need firegazing time) and add something to look forward to (e.g. Coffee or delicious breakfast food).
Sleep as Android works amazingly. It also tracks sleep and the dismiss button works as expected. You can set the time extension also.
It is quite possibly the best alarm clock app ever. Super customizable and comes with sleep tracking and smart wakeup times, and a bunch of integrations with smart home stuff.
I think it costs some money, not sure, but it is worth every penny. One of the best apps I own.
If you'd like to know anything about it let me know, I'm happy to share my experience.
Sleep as Android has several options for captchas and a nice one is the QR code. I used to scan something from the kitchen, so I'd have to get up and get to the kitchen to scan some cereal box or similar with a QR.
Worked for a while.
The main issue is that there's always the option to hold the power button and reset the phone.
Sleep as Android: [link]
It let's you pick a bunch of different things that you have to do in order to shut up the alarm. There is also a "snooze" type of mode where it will silently ring while you go do whatever so it's not blaring in your ear.
Here is the list of different options: [link]
To get to here, set an alarm and scroll down to "captcha", then pick whichever one you think would work the best. Bar codes are under QR code.
You can use Sleep as droid which tracks your sleeping cycles and wakes you up during light sleep.
Works for me very well.
Name :sleep as android.
It tracks your sleep cycle automatically by using phone sensor.
Oh! The sleep apnea thing was a random example; basically major sleep deprivation can make ADHD worse, or make it look like you have ADHD because you're so tired all the time. But ADHD can ALSO cause sleep problems, so you can't rule anything in or out based on sleep alone easily. ADHD is also commonly associated with allergies/asthma, which can ALSO lead to sleep apnea type issues, so again... correlation and causation are kind of muddled. Trouble getting to sleep is not sleep apnea, it's usually pure ADHD.
(I recommend maybe downloading a sleep tracking app; I use this one [link] Leave it running at night, and you'll be able to get a decent estimate of how unsettled your sleep actually is and whether you're waking up a lot or not, or just Bad At Sleep).
Is that the expensive version of this [link] ? ;)
I use the Sleep as Android app, it has thing on it called binaural beats which is supposed to make it easier to fall asleep. I generally use that feature along with the lullaby feature.
Or, I take melatonin. 3mg seems to work for me, and I don't feel tired the next day. Sometimes I mix the two.
IT works as advertised but there are two downsides: the cord is short so unless you're really close to a power outlet or running a extension cord it's really hard to get comfortable with it. Also the adapter is capable of keeping your phone at or nearly at the same battery level when you started but will not charge your phone so you might have some battery loss. Those are big concerns but other than that it works great. Good build quality other than the cord issue and it doesn't seem like it would be easily broken. I think its better than a remee since remee is basically a timer that activates after a certain amount of time but with the the sleep companion app it either uses movement or sonar to tell when you fall asleep so it's a little more accurate about flashing you during rem sleep since it knows when you fall asleep to activate the timer more accurately. If you like that app you'll probably like the sleep mask. Not as accurate as something that can directly detect rem sleep but not as expensive either. I also find the mindroid app fun and that's honestly my primary use for it. Both apps have free versions so I'd give them a try before buying the mask or the apps.
I use Sleep as Android and it has an option to hide the alarm icon.
I use Sleep as my alarm clock, but the phone seems to shut it off after a minute. Causing it not to track my sleep or even act as an alarm.
The app is still in my recent apps, and is still "active", it just is not tracking or acting as an alarm.
I do not have any power saving things set up; what else could be causing this? The Sleep mode?
I have a first-gen Fitbit. The sleep tracking was interesting, but I stopped with it because it didn't really give me anything actionable. Tools like Sleep With Android do a pretty good job of approximating what it'll give you, as well. Google Fit on my phone does step tracking.
I've done a lot of research for similar reasons to you and concluded that heart rate tracking on wrist devices is super spotty, with lots of error. Through-the-day HR monitoring on those kinds of devices generally has a really low sample rate for battery reasons, so it's not like you're going to get consistent high-quality data. I've ultimately elected against getting one just because I don't think it would have been very accurate (and thus not terribly actionable). I do have a Polar HR7 chest strap that I use when I work out, though, which is very accurate and which I really enjoy using.
Od siebie polecam właśnie Sleep as Android. Jako metodę wyłączenia ustawiłem potrząsanie telefonem.
Jak chcesz własne komunikaty, wystarczy ustawić dźwięk budzika na budzik.mp3 i w menedżerze plików podmieniać np. opony.mp3 lub leniuch.mp3 na budzik.mp3, bez zmiany ustawień samego budzika.
Hai uno smartphone, o ce l'ha lei? Installa un'app del tipo Sleep as Android, esegue un monitoraggio del sonno e all'alba potrai ascoltare le registrazioni di quello che è avvenuto durante la notte.
Dolgono, boia faus.
I haven't used the Hue feature on it in a while, but I believe Sleep as Android can do this.
Last time I used it the simulated sunrise only used the ambiance colors even though I was using color bulbs, so I don't know if that has since changed.
You can try Sleep as Android. It has a lucid dreaming feature where your phone plays an audio cue if it detects that you're in REM with sleep tracking.
Edit: I just saw your comment about it lol never mind
Is it possible to import recorded dreams from Sleep as Android?
I really like it to use as central point of all my "lifestyle" data. Because I don't have gear watches, i use my secondary phone to track sleep data with Sleep as Android, then I use MFP to track my meals because no other app has such big database and so easy to enter new meals. All that data synced to S Health gives me whole picture where am I in deficit or suficit. I really see S Health as that, central info point because S Health as standalone app isn't so functional and can't "create" detailed data as 3rd party apps
Use an alarm clock app that has you jump through hoops (figuratively) to silence the alarm. There is a huge variety. I have Sleep as Android and use the "spin in circles" and "scan a barcode" options (I have the barcode set up as the one on my toothpaste). Put your phone away from your bed. Immediately after silencing the alarm, drink a large glass of water, which you of course have already placed the night before, and do three squats.
Imagine doing this routine, pushing through the unpleasantness like a hero, as you are setting everything up for the morning. Imagine it again right after you fall asleep. Then when the alarm rings you already have the mental schema ready to go. Do this every day, even weekends (with a later alarm time, if you wish) so that it becomes ingrained as a habit.
For Android it is "Sleep as android"
On Android, the app "Sleep As Android" lets you require various actions to turn the alarm off. One forces you to scan an NFC tag (I've placed one in the bathroom) and another requires scanning barcodes, so you'd have to go to the kitchen or whatever. It can also work with tasker to do whatever you want. I have mine simulate a sunrise with my Phillips Hue bulbs starting a half hour before my alarm..
Of course, this has just led to sleepy me turning off my phone when my alarm goes off.. The lights at least seem to help me get up quicker anyway, though.
Sleep as Android is the first app I always install. It's, by far, the best sleep tracker full of alarm and lullaby options.
So, yeah... That's my tip for best underrated app!
I use Sleep As Android, mostly for its sleep-tracking feature, but it also has the math puzzles thing. I'm happy with it, though I didn't do any extensive comparison or anything.
Get a sleep app for her that wakes you at the correct part of your cycle.
This is one:
I use Sleep as Android to wake me up in my lightest moment of sleep with a radio stream.
When the alarm goes off it will continue to get louder over the course of twelve minutes until it is unbearably loud, meaning I have some time to listen to the radio before having to get up, but it becomes less and less comfortable.
The most important part of waking me up is that I can only turn off the alarm by placing my phone against an NFC tag in my bathroom, so I have to get out of bed in order to turn it off.
Seriously, get an NFC tag, they're insanely simple to use and often cost less than a dollar. And your reward is having to get out of bed and out of the room in order to turn off your alarm.
If you're using Android, check out Sleep as Android. It does exactly that.
Have you tried Sleep as Android? It has shake, QR, math puzzles, and other stuff.
From what I read "it's highly likely". Not 100% but we are rather safe.
And answering your previous questions, SAA should have all your power nap features.
It tracks my sleep, has an alarm I can set to know when I should get ready to go to bed, a CAPTCHA alarm so I don't just keep hitting snooze, and it can record sounds when I'm sleeping, to see if I'm snoring or sleeptalking or anything.
So, as an alarm clock I'm using Sleep As Android. It integrates into Tasker, providing events such as alarm, alarm dismissed, alarm snoozed and sleep tracking started.
To control my lights I'm using Hue Pro and its Tasker plugin.
The first one is dead simple. The conditions are: at home (=connected to the home wifi), light level between 0 and 10, and alarm dismissed. The event is simply Hue Pro's "preset on".
I use a similar app which makes you solve math puzzles to turn off called "Sleep as Android"
Unfortunately I'm an expert at sleeping through alarms and even with multiple alarms scheduled, I'll wakeup late and find that I managed to solve and disable all the previous alarms :(
There are lots of cheaper apps available that can do this, like sleep as Android: [link]
I only use it as an alarm clock though, didn't try the lucid dreaming feature.
From years of training myself to respond to these things (lucid dreaming addon in Sleep as Android and reality-checks) I must say that it takes a long time and much training to understand the stimuli while sleeping. I understand that this gadged will help the training of lucid dreaming, there's no "put it on and you'll take control of all your dreams like in inception". It (may) takes months of practice with external stimuli to do this jump from a dream to the lucid world of feeling weirdly awake while sleeping.
I still have a tough time to realise I'm dreaming, often reality checks fail but the dream constructs a reasonable excuse for why that's so, audio and visual queues are usually incorporated into a sequence or may trigger a context shift, you will notice that stuff is "weird" but to care and to understand what it means is still something you need to do, and I highly doubt that this gadged will help in this most cruicial step.
This gadged will definitely help to remember that you were dreaming afterwards but lucid dreaming is hard work and comparing it to inception is just for the hype and the recognisability. There are a ton of lucid dreaming helper gadgets that all do pretty much the same in similar ways, heck my phone tracks sound and pillow movement to induce audio queues while in REM and it works really good. The only thing I really can see this device doing differently is what they barely described in their article:
> By sending subtle external stimuli of light patterns via the headband’s LEDs and emitting sound from pillow speakers, iBand+ claims it can make sleepers aware that they are dreaming without waking them up
There's apps for that but maybe they figured out some sort of light/sound pattern that really makes you realise that you're dreaming but I really doubt it. I've set Sleep as Android to repeat "you're dreaming" with a bit of echo for a while and honestly while sleeping I do not recognise these words at all, the trigger that I use is "a ghostly whisper trying to talk". Maybe they made the signal so strong yet un-waking (is that a word?) that there's no way you could ignore it as the trigger.
Don't get this device and expect to be a lucid dreamer from then on, having control over your dreams like every time you wear this. It's most likely not possible. If you really want this thing because you want to have fun in your dreams then I suggest using a selection of free solutions (timed lights, apps and reality-checks) to get a feeling for triggers while sleeping, if you have a good response and you remember and recognise your triggers in your dreams then maybe consider spending money on a gadged that combines all this in one, for convenience. Still, reacting to the trigger is something you need to learn and train yourself.
tl;dr everytime you read "inception" in a lucid dreaming context, ignore it because it's most likely marketing bullshit. try lucid dreaming out first before you buy this thing for using in dream control.
they have a bunch of other promises like better sleep which may very well be legit.
Like people are saying, a consistent sleeping schedule helps. Also getting enough sleep. However, I have been able to wake up feeling well even if short on sleep by using a clever alarm of sorts: Sleep for Android. It monitors your sleep cycles and wakes you up when you're in light sleep only. What this means is that it can (and often will) wake you up 15-30 minutes before the set alarm time, but you still wake up quickly without feeling super drowsy.
It also tracks your sleep debt, so I found it really helpful in correcting my bad sleep habits and get into a good schedule where I always get 7+ hours of sleep a day.
While it isn't Tasker related, you should defenitely try out Sleep as Android. It does have a feature where you can't stop the alarm until your phone detects the NFC tag or you could even set up a QR code (though it's not the best when it's a bit dark in the morning and your phone's camera can't even see the code unless you turn on the lights. I speak from experience...)
Switching Pebble to my right wrist seems to have helped.
I'm running [link] to track a bunch more sleep data too.
What would be a good standard? This app has the ability to use the accelerometer or the mic, with the mic being noted as "recommended" in the settings.
Is this the one you are talking about [link]
I don't know about your 'sticky situation', but i can give you advice about the must-get-up system. I use the app Sleep as Android to get up the first time my alarm rings. I printed a random qr code and taped on my door. When the alarm rings i can't stop it until i get up and scan the code. You can also put it in the bathroom and force yourself to get a shower right after that, to make sure you don't go to sleep again.
Sleep as Android has a good sleep tracker. Not sure if it is what you're looking for but..
I don't use Google fit and all that, so not sure about syncing.
Here's an easy way, if you have an android device. [link]
*I have no affiliation with the developer, I've just used the app
I've been using Sleep as Android for quite some time. Equally good, pairs up with (some) wearables, and helped me a lot when I was in job that had rotating shifts
Sleep for Android is what I use. It tracks your sleeping habits and wakes you up at optimal times. Its here: [link]
Also, you can sign up for Google Rewards and you will get Play Store credit that you can spend on purchasing Pro versions of various apps. [link]
Sleep as Android is
with IAP to unlock, or you can just buy
[link] to unlock it.
Try out Sleep as Android. It should do what you are looking for.
If you already have an android phone, check out Sleep as Android. When it comes to actual phones/watches, I'm sorry, I don't have any recommendations for that category.
I've had this exact Xiaomi powerbank for about a year, and I've gotta say that it was definitely worth it. I just wish it had two USB ports to charge stuff, instead of the single one it has; for its price though, I can't really complain.
Don't eat right before you got to sleep, let 2-4 hours go between the last meal of the day and bedtime. You'll want to wake up with an empty stomach. You'll be hungry (and maybe slightly nauseous if you're not used to this) but not too tired, there will be some energy you didn't notice you had. You stomach will scream and you will make it shut up. Jump straight out of bed and devour some breakfast. I prepare oats or chia pudding the night before so I can eat something while I cook my eggs.
Also, use one of them smart alarms that sense movement and wake you up when you're not in a deep sleep cycle. I use Sleep As Android. I am sure iOS got something similar.
QR, NFC, matemáticas, trackeo de sueño y despertador inteligente. Y te sobra para el fernet y la coca.
Right now they seem to be trying to reverse engineer it.
If you own an android I suggest using this: Sleep as android
It has really helped me. The alarm sound slowly get louder in volume, and you can set it so you need to scan QR codes or NFC tags in your home before the alarm stops.
Ok, I'm going to suggest two things.
TL;DR: Taking that extra bit of time will allow you to focus on just waking up while you're getting help from your alarm, which should be playing kick ass music with no chance to snooze.
>Which leads me to my question: do I have to sleep with the watch on to track my sleep or could I put it under my pillow?
You might want to just forgo the Pebble entirely and look into Sleep as Android instead. You put it under your fitted sheet rather than your pillow, but otherwise it works exactly the way you describe.
You could also try sleeping with the app on + the Pebble under your pillow for a bit and seeing if the numbers match or not, as a way of testing the accuracy of the pillow-Pebble.
I need 8 hours to be able to function properly.
I can deal with less... but I won't be happy about it.
I know my boyfriend functions on 6 ish, and I have friends who can deal with less than that, so I guess it varies from person to person maybe?
Maybe people with kids are just so busy they don't have time to think about it? Or maybe they adapt? I'm not close with anyone with kids, so no evidence for or against unfortunately.
I used to have a sleep app that tracked how deeply I was sleeping, and woke me up when I was closest to being awake. Really helped when I had to get up at 5.30 / 6. Think it was called sleep as android?
Messed up the wording. It is Sleep As Android
SleepAsAndroid - [link] it syncs with Google Fit too so your sleep data appears in Google Fit.
I use Sleep as Android FREE VERSION and it has the option of a puzzle alarm, or a QR code which you print out and stick somewhere else in the house and you need to scan it to stop the alarm.
Plus it does sleep tracking and whole bunch of metrics you can be amused with.
Just saw this now, I am using Sleep as Android. It also checks your location, so if you aren't at home it won't require the NFC tag.
Dessverre ingen annen kunnskap enn at jeg har vært idiot og nektet å legge merke til at jeg har en kropp før den var så ødelagt at alternativene var langtidssykemelding eller et større vedlikeholdsprosjekt.
Og noe av det første jeg begynte med var søvnkvalitet. Når en tross alt tilbringer 7-8 timer hvert døgn i sengen, har søvnkvalitet større påvirkning overfor kroppen enn de ukentlige treningsøktene.
Så trinn 1: Identifiser problemet. En søvnapp er et glimrende verktøy til å finne ut hvordan en sover om nettene. [link]
Trinn 2: Innfør korreksjoner. I mitt tilfelle var variable putehøyde viktigere enn korrekt pute. Så jeg varierer mellom alt fra ingen til 2 puter under hode alt etter hvordan nakke og rygg kjennes ut. Hvis jeg f.eks. har stresset med en 12-14 timers dag foran pcen, så er det glimrende med 2 puter. Men etter fjelltur så merker en at ingen puter strekker ut hele skjelettet. Prøv også forskjellig liggeunderlag, lys i soverommet og dyne.
Trinn 3: Evaluering. Mitt fasitsvar for søvn og rygg/nakke var at det er ingen fasit. Så for min livsstil og kroppstype er variasjon løsningen. I ditt tilfelle kan noe helt annet være svaret. Men ved å feilsøke og deretter evaluere resultatet, bør du komme frem til en løsning. For det er noe dritt når en våkner mer sliten enn når en gikk til sengs. :)
Sleep for Android. It is an alarm clock app you can get that you set on your bed and it tracks your sleep habits to give you information, and it will trigger your alarm in a time range that you set so that it will only trigger when you are in your weakest sleep state, or at the last possible second of that range.
One feature that might help specifically though is that you can add functions to turn off a ringing alarm. Mine is math, but you can also buy some NFC tags to turn it off, and then set them across the room so that you would have to actually get up to turn off your alarm.
You can find the app here: [link]
And the tags here: [link]
Before I bought my fitbit, I used "Sleep as Android" and it seemed to work really well for me, even beside my wife AND on a memory-foam mattress.
I would suggest Sleep as Android if you're having trouble with Doze interfering with the SmartRise feature as it's still in active development and they fixed the issue with Doze a while back. It has the same feature and it's a really awesome app. I loved Timely but Sleep as Android is even better. The gradually increasing volume might be a pro feature but I'm not sure.
Great to hear that the functions help you!
I've been monitoring my sleep with Sleep as Android on my tablet for quite a while before I got my HR in July. I use both at the same time now, producing similar results.
I'm also happy to see that my average resting bpm is about 55. Testimony to a healthy diet (meat twice a week at max, no coffee, alcohol and so forth) and sports. phew
Now try Sleep as Android
I use Sleep here which works wonders for me.
It plugs into Twilight herewhich reduces the amount of blue light from your phone and can be set to reduce even more as you approach bedtime.
If you use an Android Phone, Sleep as Android has a decent Hue integration.
Get a sleep app, like Sleep as Android which claims to wake you up during the lighter period of your sleep cycle. Not sure if it actually does that, but it is a lifesaver for me as you can really adjust the alarm to how you like it. For me it starts by vibrating for a minute before an actual sound goes off, and it gradually get louder and louder. I tend to jerk awake and absolutely loathe the sound of an alarm, so the vibration wakes me up gently and I am way more likely to actually stay awake, and not just throw my phone across the room. If the vibration isn't enough to wake you, it can get really loud as well.
Several others already covered most things, but also make sure you're getting enough sleep. A good rest is really important. You could even consider getting a sleep app on your phone (I use this one). Not getting enough sleep/waking up in a deep sleep cycle makes it a lot harder to gather the energy for a workout.
Another nice app is Sleep for Android.
A nice feature to this is you can set a lullaby, like white noise or the sound of rain. I've used it for a few months now and it really helps me just get to sleep.
Close enough. But the free version:
Start here: [link]
And Sleep as Android has a demo for 14 days if you want
Regarding the light: It affects us more than it seems. I use the Sleep As Android app, paired with an Android Wear smartwatch to guesstimate my sleep quality. On nights when I go to bed on time, and similarly do everything else normally, except I was exposed to the blue/green light spectrum up until near bedtime, I have repeatedly seen a significant dip in my overall sleep quality (percentage of time estimated I have spent in deep sleep as opposed to light sleep) -- like a 20% decrease. That's a lot when you aren't sleeping much. You may not notice it when you go to bed, but it definitely makes an impact night after night, which, some think, is the reason for the historical shift to monophasic sleeping after the widespread adoption of electric lighting.
If you are using Android, check out the Twilight app. I like to turn the red up quite a bit. For our PCs, my wife and I use f.lux (also available on Mac, Linux, and iOS). We also use Philips Hue bulbs around the flat, as a convenience over buying or making red-colored bulbs (or doing without).
Terminology-wise, the two sleeps are frequently called "cores" among people in this community. I don't know if that is the accepted term among scientists. Sometimes I follow the terms poly-/bi-/monophasic and just says "phases." The time in between two cores, during the night, as in typical biphasic sleep where you get up while it is still dark, is called a "watch" in general culture for historical reasons.
Also, how long do you stay up in between your cores? The rule of thumb, I understand, is you want at least ~1.5 hours in order to recoup the deep-sleep hormones necessary for allowing you to get the most out of your second core.
My wife performs well with a 4-hour first core and 1.5-hour second core -- no nap. I'm currently doing polyphasic, but back when I was doing biphasic, I settled easily into a 3-hour first core and a 3-hour second core -- no nap. I tried something like her schedule and I couldn't pull it off without a nap. So, bear in mind that following someone else's schedule may not work well for you. You might need 4 hours instead of 3 for a core. Or, like another friend of mine, she just needs 2.5 hours for her first core. And for your second core, you might need 3 or 4 or 1.5 or 2.5.
So, use a sleep-monitoring app to help you guesstimate better wake-up times. After three or four nights of reading your sleep data, you'll begin to see your rhythm -- when to time your alarm, the duration of your deep-sleep periods, the amount of time in between, and so forth. As you adapt, you should start to see some of those things change -- for example, as the quality of your cores increase, you should notice the light sleep period shorten and your deep sleep periods either lengthen or multiply. Too, a good sleep-monitoring app (such as the one I linked at the top of this comment) will let you set a range of time for your alarm, and then when you hit light sleep during that range, that's when the alarm will go off, so you aren't being pulled out of deep sleep like a zombie.
Chiming in on the Tasker plugin suggestions, Sleep as Android also functions as a plugin with, among other actions (and events), a "Dismiss (alarm)" action.
Android phone? Give Sleep As Android a shot. Buy a $15 sleep tracker so you'll be woken at an optimal time. Grab an NFC tag and put it in your bathroom/kitchen and then set the alarm to turn off by scanning the NFC tag. It's really helped me and I'm the absolute worst when it comes to getting up.
I have the sleep app for Android. First, I have one set to solve math problems. About half the time I do them in my sleep. Then, I have it set so I have to scan a qr code. The qr code is in another room on my computer. I turn off the snooze ability and there's nothing I can do to get the thing to shut up unless I get up and walk over and scan the qr code. You can also print the qr code and place it anywhere in your house.
Wake up at the right part of your sleep cycle. I've been using the Sleep as Android app for a while. You set your alarm, say 5am, and set your phone on your bed. It uses the accelerometer to sense motion to track your sleep/wake or deep sleep/light sleep cycles. It will wake you during the light sleep cycle closest to your desired wake up time. So my 5am alarm will start going off anywhere between 4:30 and 5. I've noticed that when I use it, even if I get fewer hours of sleep, I feel more refreshed than if I don't set the tracking and just let the alarm go off. I'm sure there are 100 similar apps for iOS.
What phone do you have? If Android, then with the app Sleep as Android you can print out a QR code, put it somewhere in your home and scan that in order to turn off the alarm. You can use NFC tags as well.
There are loads of other apps as well. I just personally use Sleep as Android.
EDIT: Fixed the link formatting.
Sleep as android? [link]
Try to wake up exactly in the gap between two sleep cycles. Try Sleep as Android
link for what /u/thurstylark says, Sleep as Android
For people on android try the app sleepasandroid
[link] for the lazy.
I'll try to help as best as I can:
That's perfectly normal, especially if you train in the evening. You can still train with DOMS, you even should (albeit with somewhat lower intensity). Over time, the DOMS will get less and less.
Because you pause every time you get DOMS, your muscle gets used to low intensity again and is shocked when you actually train it hard again, which causes DOMS.
Recovery in general can be aided by eating well and making sure to get lots of sleep.
This is usually a recovery+nutrition problem and will often happen with people on a cut. Make sure you eat and drink enough and get enough sleep. These two things really can't be overstated.
Make sure you get good sleep. This means no intoxication (alcohol, other drugs), a room that is as dark as possible and not looking at bright screens right before you go to bed. Trying to employ a going-to-bed-routine can help as well.
I have also had the experience of being sleepy because I just slept too much. Try setting an alarm for about 8-8.5 hours after you go to bed and try to use an app that wakes you up during light sleep (I use this one: [link])
Another thing you need to be aware of is frying your CNS. This can happen when you need to grind a rep with everything you got and will impact your other lifts as well.
Try to take 1-2 weeks off lifting for once. It won't steal all your gainz, and it may just be the thing you need.
If none of these help, go see a doctor.
Sleep as android. I use it with an nfc captcha and it is amazing. My watch has died once or twice at night, but the alarm still goes off.
"Sleep as Android" [link]
> if only instead of a fucking electronic device, alfred the butler would wake me up each morning and bring me on a plate the head of an ex gf of my choosing and michael would sing me live the thriller, instead.. jack, son.. maybe in hell.
That was fun to read. But you shouldn't even be thinking of any ex-gf ir you're on TRP. Now, a butler would accomplish the same thing as the alarm.
If I don't use the "sleep" app I could get up from bed at 0100 or 0245 because I wake up many times during a night, and that has happened before and screwed up complete days.
I just get up at the same time every working day. I don't wake up at the same time everyday because I wake up many times during a night. I almost always wake up 10 mins before the alarm is set though.
EDIT: minor correction
> hideous flat tire.
We all have our opinions and I respect your right to have one even though I disagree. Would a full watchface be nice? Yes. But the lack of bezels is also nice so there have to be trade-offs somewhere.
> the lousy battery
No excuses for Moto because the launch software had abysmal battery life. Even now after a couple of updates, the fact that the 360 doesn't support 100% screen ambiance is telling, but at least now I can make it through a day, use it in the evening, forget to charge it at night (And also sleep with it on so that my sleep-tracking app can utilize the accelerometor to track my REM), have battery life when I wake up, and charge it up to sufficient levels in the morning during the time it takes me to get ready. I can also throw it on my Qi pad while I'm at my desk for some quick juice.
Of course for comparisons sake, the G Watch R supports 2 days of usage even with ambient screen activated, but I wouldn't say the 360 is "Lousy" - I just charge it every night/morning like I do my devices now.
> a heartrate monitor that actually works and doesn't give no result 80% of the time
You have a point there, and I suppose I'd expect a (at the time) $200 device to be sufficient that that when people are buying fitbits and other trackers en-masse, but we have further generations to look forward to!
Compared to the competition I prefer the Moto 360, and instead of looking upon it with disdain, I would humbly request of you that we embrace the fact that the Android Wear universe has plenty of choice to go around, with more devices on the way that'll only be better.
I use Sleep As Android. I have it set to make me scan the barcode on my multivitamin container in my bathroom in order to turn it off.
It still doesn't work. I'll turn on the bathroom light, scan the bar-code, then reset the alarm. It's a very drawn out "snooze" but my problem is more discipline and not having to get to work at a specific time.
I'll just leave this here
Pair it with a smart watch and an NFC captcha for ultimate sleep success.
Sleep as Android, when it gets out of beta (sign up via Google+), will include Events and Actions. No longer a need to use intents (other than to start a specific lullaby).
Multi Timer adds the countdown timers I was missing for cooking, and Sleep as Android (with the required android app) makes mornings much less painful.
I'm also running a watchface I wrote myself, with an eye on low battery usage. I've not done any real testing, but I find the battery will last close to two weeks under normal use.
Try to put your alarm on the other side of the room so you need to get up to turn it off.
Helped me a bit.
What helped me more though was a sleep cycle alarm. I use Sleep as Android on my phone and it tracks your sleep phase through the accelerometer. Then it wakes you up somewhere around the time you want to get up when you are in a light sleep phase.
You can even set it up so you have to do math questions to turn off the alarm :D
Sleep as Android. I even paid for the full version. It hasn't failed me yet in the 3+ years I've been using it.
You sound overtired. Check yourself for apnea. If you have it, treat it or it will ruin you, slowly steadily destroying your health.
Once you get yourself settled apnea-wise, take a melatonin when you go to bed at night. Helps you drift off fast. I take two every single night, and I intend to keep doing so forever. They're cheap and well tolerated. Our evenings full of bright screens decrease our natural production, so compensating with pills works well. Get at least 6 hours every night. Try to average at least 7.
Once you are getting good nights sleep, use a smart alarm like Sleep as Android to wake up from your naps. I use the one that makes you solve a math problem to shut the alarm off. By the time my brain is awake enough to solve the problem, I'm awake enough to get myself up.
Edit: A note about melatonin or any sleeping pills: If you have apnea, they can actually make your sleep hurt you more. They push you further asleep faster so you stop breathing more often. If you find sleeping pills make you feel worse the next day, it's a decent indication that you have apnea.
Sleep as Android. I use it every day as my alarm clock. It also does sleep tracking and it is EXTREMELY customizable. It has a free trial but it costs 3.99 after 14 days. Here's a link (I'm on mobile right now). [link]
I feel you so badly. I have a horrible time waking up. Used to put multiple clocks around my room even.
My phone is my alarm. Nothing has worked for me. Like at all. Non of the "catch the sheep!" to shut it off, or math questions or whatever. Until this morning.
It (sleep as android)made me shake it. For a long goddamn time to turn it off. By that time my blood must have been flowing and I got the fuck up. Try it!
2 things that help: Sleep tracking, it uses this to determine if you're in light sleep before waking you up (you give a timeframe before your alarm when it's allowed to wake you). And there's an option to have a math problem or captcha to solve. Simple sums (5*2+7=?) may seem easy while awake, but that alarm won't turn off if you're still sleepy.
Aside from that, snooze.
Yes I know all the arguments against snooze, but they are all pretty much assuming that you use those 5 minutes to sleep a little more. I use those 5 minutes to wake up instead. The snooze is more of a failsafe in case I do fall back to sleep.
There's an ap for that. I only tried the free trial, and it seemed legit.
For android people: Sleep As Android is similar to the tracker Grey describes, and works with the Pebble and Android Wear watches! I use a Pebble (now Time), which has ~1week of battery life, so it can actually be worn day and night.
Yeah, I was seeing similar results. I started using Sleep as Android to get some better detail. I recommend it.
How about Sleep as Android?
If you can't get them via usual means, you can always just download the apk and install manually.
I use the poorly-named but otherwise awesome Sleep as Android app.
Try Sleep as Android.
Wiki says low carb, possibly antidepressants: [link]
If you have a smartphone you can use an app like this to use your phone's accelerometer to measure when you're shifting around during sleep. You could try experimenting with diet and supplements and stuff to see if anything makes a noticeable difference for you personally.
I really liked with one of these apps how it could wake you up when you're already stirring. I quit using it though since it wasn't clear to me how it decided the start and end of the time window where it would do that, and its use of a sudden alarm sound made it kind of jarring even if I was already almost ready to wake up. I wonder if anyone's done one of these apps that addresses those issues...
What could help is to put your phone with the alarm somewhere not in reach of your bed, e.g. your bathroom. Alternatively you can also do that with QR code on a sticker or a NFC device in the bathroom, if you use an alarm app like Sleep as Android.
Sleep as Android for Android
It'll use the phone's sensors (or smart watche's) to capture data on your sleeping. That data is used to help wake you up gently, generate graphs, make sleep suggestions and all that jazz.
I wouldn't categorize this as just an alarm clock app. It's got an overabundance of settings for sleep tracking, lullabying, waking up, recording sleep noises (talking in your sleep, snoring...), playlists, Captcha, snoozing, graphs, backing up data. The dev is always updating and listening to his users, it's amazing.
It's not that I can't live without it, but I've been using Sleep As Android on my Pebble to track my sleep. It's nice to know. Cuz, you know, Pebble actually lasts long enough for you to do this with.
Lets give this a shot: PebbleMe! Sleep as Android
sleep as android
I wasn't being serious... It's a joke. Anyone that has Cerberus set to take pictures after every wrong unlock attempt and who also is not a morning person probably knows what I am talking about.
As for an actual alarm I use Sleep as Droid with a smartwatch.
Så du har testat mobiltelefonen alltså. Då bör du ge sleep as android en chans. (om du har en androidtelefon det vill säga(finns nog något liknande till ios))
Det finns alarm-appar (Sleep as Android) som kräver lösning av uppgifter tex gåtor, matte eller pussel för att larmet skall stängas av. Så länge du inte har någon partner som blir störd av att larmet låter en hel massa så är det nog en relativt bra lösning.
Jag lyckades dock bli sjukt bra på att lösa lagom svåra mattetal i halvsovande tillstånd.
I use Sleep as android for android. Don't know much about iOS.
I was going to go in-depth but I'll just say:
If someone have a problem with their cycles (long falling asleep, different duration of cycle) they should try application like Sleep like Android which try to examine your body moves through entire sleep/some time before alarm setting and try to awake You at the lightest cycle. Also it can record you snoring and can try to prevent it by playing sound or vibrating.
Of course it may not work for everyone, but it helped me a lot with not being sleepy and what can You lose (unfortunately app isn't 100% free, it's 2 week trial, but it was given for free on amazon something like month ago).
I just thought maybe someone has made a similar one. [link]
Put your alarm away from your bed so you have to get up to turn it off. Maybe even in another room (if its loud enough).
Also try to sleep/wake up early. I have set an alarm telling me to get ready for bed at 9:30pm and be in bed by 10pm. I wake up at about 6:30am. Now I actually which I could sleep more to see if it helps me be more active during the day.
In the long term when your on a better sleeping pattern, try and ditch the alarm and wake up with your natural sleep cycle. Waking up with an alarm can jolt you out of deep sleep.
There are also smart phone apps the sit on your bed/under your pillow and monitor the vibrations of your bed. They can try and detect your deep sleep patterns and I understand they have alarms that can wake you up at the ideal points where your in light sleep. Check out Sleep as Android, Sleep Time, SleepBot and SleepyTime.
Another trick I use is to set a goal the previous day of ripping off my bed cloths as soon as I wake up and trying to force myself to jump up. Try and psych yourself into it. Do it before you think to much about it. You don't want to get up so don't think about the association of getting up with throwing of the cloths.
Also I have noticed that I have no problem getting up to pee. Maybe also try and mentally trick yourself that your just going to the bathroom.
Get up good alarm app. Like Sleep as Android or Sleep Bot (which is like sleep as android, but entirely free). They will wake you up gently by tracking your movement with accelerator and deciding if it's ok to wake you up so you will not have terrible headache.
This is the best system I have developed so far. Hasn't failed me yet.
In a little late, but I really recommend Sleep as Android. This app combo-ed with just going to bed early revolutionized my getting my ass out of bed in the morning. Since it tracks my sleep, my phone tells me when I need to go to bed based on my sleep history and what time I need to wake up in the morning. I turn on sleep tracking and set the phone next to me on the bed. It will track your movement and translate that into light and deep sleep cycles. In the morning when you need to wake up, the app will wait until you move into light sleep and then will go off. You are not jolted out of a deep sleep to a jarring alarm clock. Instead you are already close to waking and it is just awesome.
I grabbed a G Watch when it went on sale and one thing I have not seen mentioned is sleep tracking/vibration alarms.
I use this app to track my sleep cycle and more importantly it allows me to set an alarm based on optimal sleep times. As a person that is a "light sleeper" when it comes to movement but will sleep through loud sounds this helped me immensely because while I will sleep through my phone alarm I won't sleep through the continuous persistent vibration on my wrist.
Aside from that as a student my second best use from it has come from the classtime app which keeps track of my classes and breaks and even has a watch face that shows what class you have, your next class as it approaches, how much time left till end of class/start of next class, and the percentage of the class you are through.
You can use an app to help you gauge how well you sleep
This is my favorite:
>Also if you have a Galaxy phone it's fairly easy to set up an alarm that requires you scan a NFC sticker to shut it off. I have my sticker in the kitchen by the coffee and the coffee set to be made by the time my phone is going off.
>That's actually really cool. Anyone know of something similar for iOS?
My alarm app is Sleep as Android. The widget that comes with the app does this a bit better and can include extra calculations for deficit and such, but I wanted something that I could match better to my home screen, so I have tasker feed the info to Zooper Widget every time I get out of Sleep as Android.
Very sorry for the situation. Not sure what may help, but thought I'd share a possible tool that might aid in collecting info for you to look at or be able to show any doctors down the line. If you have a smartphone there are apps such as Sleep As Android which can automatically record any noises over a certain, adjustable, volume in order to make a record of any snores/gasps etc. It can also track the amount of vibrating/moving through the night.
If nothing else it may be a quicker way to make a long-term record of how well / poorly you sleep in order to show a doctor what your sleep health is like without going through tons of tests again. Plus if you did it every night perhaps you'd notice some pattern on which nights were worse / better.
Also, I know how annoying various suggestions of remedies can be, but while I'm also in the process of trying to pinpoint my sleep issues here are some of the less common suggestions I've heard, which could be worth a shot:
Possible thyroid disorder?
Try an "elimination diet", where you cut down everything to just a few simple self-cooked foods (like only rice, lamb, and a 2-3 vegetables) and see if anything improves. If it does, then there's some method for slowly re-introducing foods to see if you've developed some allergy / reaction to a particular food / additive.
Orange goggles at night / SAD light during the morning.
Yep :) I mainly use it for the alarm. haha
Unfortunately the app is Android-only.
Sleep as Android
If you have an Android phone, check out Sleep as Android. It has many useful features to aid with what you require.
Don't see an app by that title, do you mean this one?
Are you talking about this one, [link] ?
From the site:
>Common alarm clocks ignore your sleep cycles, they wake you on schedule no matter your are currently in your deep sleep. Waking up from deep sleep is unpleasant, it makes you tired and it may negatively affect your productivity during the whole day.
>Sleep as Android is different. It tracks your sleep to find the optimal moment for your wake up. Waking up in light sleep is natural, gentle and it may only be compared to the experience of waking up without any alarm clock.
Link to Google Play Store.
I am running Sleep for Android ( [link] ) but I don't think it does any thing like that?
I use Sleep as Android, which I have set to not turn off until I scan a QR code which I keep across my room.
However, I'm so fucking lazy that I've discovered ways of shutting it up. The alarm starts really low and gets louder so I don't have a heart attack when it goes of. But if you hit the scan code button, then go back, it resets the volume and I get another minute of sleep. Repeat that 15 times, and BOOM...late for work.
Here is the app
The Sleep as Android app just uses the motion sensors to determine whether you're in deep sleep or not, and makes an educated guess on when you're in a REM phase.
It seems to be quite good at detecting and recording my sleep phases (with a Nexus 5 under my pillow), but I haven't tried REM detection (and Lucid Dreaming feedback) yet.
"Sleep as Android" has a Galaxy watch plug-in. Works for me quite well
The plug-in is in the play store too
Download Sleep as Android, which is compatible with Wear.
I've been using this for at least a year now and love it. Be sure to unlock the premium version though, because apparently the free version has a bunch of ads.
Sleep as Android has these options, and more. I love it - it's my alarm app of choice. Plus, it has a puzzle option, so it stops only after you solve an equation of customizable difficulty.
You can also use personal sleep cycle app that will work much better then this site
The app is Sleep as Android for anyone interested.
There are also a ton of sleep apps available on the market. They work with Samsung Gear, Up and Fitbit and many other wearable products. They can help you optimize your sleep by doing a basic sleep study for you automatically.
If your pay off the Android master race then I cannot recommend SLEEP AS ANDROID enough.
I spent the 7? bucks almost two years ago and following the recommendations of this program I get 7h:45m of sleep almost every night and feel amazing. The program itself is free but the stats program costs, but we'll worth it!
Give it a time frame of about two weeks to 'get to know your sleep' then give a review!
SLEEP AS ANDROID: [link]