Siesta Smart Alarm
By Slingshot Scientific
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The Siesta Smart Alarm is more than just another app....it’s the SMARTEST alarm clock around!
Research in the 1970s showed that people are best suited to wake up when alternating between different stages of sleep. This might suggest the body's readiness to wake up.
Even if it's a few minutes before your alarm is set to go off, waking up at this point could help you feel more alert than if you had slept a few extra minutes.
Staying asleep even a few minutes longer might let you fall into a deeper sleep…making waking-up more difficult. I don't know about you, but I'd rather wake up a few minutes earlier – and feel more alert – than to fall back asleep and wake up groggy!
Since the 70s, researchers have marketed complicated and expensive electrodes, wristwatches, and computers to monitor sleep patterns. These can cost consumers literally hundreds of dollars.
Enter the iPhone.
Now we can use the accelerometer in the iPhone or iPodTouch to monitor your tossing and turning early in the morning, just prior to your alarm time. Simply enter how many minutes prior to the alarm you'd be willing to wake-up, set the phone next to you on the bed (or attach the armband) and we'll take care of the rest.
We've found people love putting their iPhone under their pillow and switching it to vibrate.
Don't worry – the alarm will still go off at your designated time even if you don’t move through the night. You can even set your device to vibrate.
The Siesta Smart Alarm also offers:
-a snooze option where you can choose to sleep a little longer – either for a given time period or until you move again.
-an intelligent movement monitor, which doesn't wake you up immediately, but rather checks for more than just a single movement.
Please note that your iPhone/iPod should be plugged in throughout the night, as Siesta must remain open and running throughout the night and this might drain the battery.
The Siesta Smart Alarm is ideal for medical students or residents seeking to take a short nap while on-call overnight. Need to be up at 6:00 AM to pre-round? Use the Siesta Smart Alarm and wake up alert and refreshed.
Still not impressed? The Siesta Smart Alarm also doubles as a movement-triggered alarm for your iPhone. Worried that someone will steal your phone? Simply adjust the window to include your current time, turn on the alarm, and you're protected!
Slingshot Scientific's aim is to solve problems using low-tech solutions. Visit our website for other clever applications, such as Broca's Voice and PreRound Translator.
What's New in Version 4.1
Fixed bug that cause Siesta to limit recording to a few hours.
- USD 1.99
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: 05 March 2010
- Version: 4.1
- Size: 5.1 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: David Preiss
- © Slingshot Scientific
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.