The majority of us depend on alarm clocks and they clearly are entrenched in modern life. Alarms keep us on schedule in a society that demands punctuality for work, school, and that early morning workout. Is there a better way to wake up?
Our goal at SleepWatch is to help you sleep better. One way we aim to achieve this is by providing you with easy access to personalized insights that we believe can help reveal something important about your sleep and overall health. With more data at your disposal, you may be able to make better choices to help you achieve your best sleep. Our newest feature introduces the ability to track your Sleeping Heart Rate Variability (HRV). This new sleep metric—which is not the same measure as heart rate—may reveal unique attributes about your sleep quality and well-being.
In our newest release of SleepWatch we introduce new accessibility for the visually impaired. Many users access products through Apple's built-in VoiceOver mechanism. If a product is not built with this modality in mind, many important details can be misrepresented or lost in the reading.
Here at SleepWatch, we have a keen interest in keeping up with the latest in sleep news and innovation. This week's articles cover tips things you can do throughout the day to improve your sleep, whether you can really “catch-up” on sleep, and falling asleep and staying asleep.
For your reading pleasure, here are some of the articles the team has found interesting this week.
The latest season of your favorite show just dropped for streaming, and it turns out every episode ends with a cliffhanger. Suddenly, you look at the clock, horrified at how late it got. The next day, your alarm buzzes. It’s wake-up time. You’re groggy and dragging yourself out of bed seems like the last thing you want to do. Sound familiar? We’re happy to announce new features to help you regain control.
For years people have been under the impression a drink after work or a nightcap at bedtime would help them relax or perhaps better yet get a good night’s sleep. In fact, 20% of Americans currently use alcohol as their preferred sleep aid. Scientific evidence points to the fact that alcohol has complex effects on our sleep and in aggregate is detrimental to our health.