Alarm Clocks are Bad: How to Wake Up Feeling Great with iST Bedroom Automation

Home Automation
3/20/2017

Alarms are generally harmful for your sleep cycle. Being woken up suddenly by the noise of your alarm clock is an inherently unnatural experience. Have you ever noticed how you can be woken up after 8 hours of sleep and feel awful and groggy or wake up after 6 hours feeling great and completely refreshed? A lot of that has to do with what your mind is doing when you're abruptly awoken from your slumber.

Did you know that there are five stages of sleep? You cycle through these stages, with each sleep cycle lasting about 90 minutes. Stages one and two are considered light sleep stages 3 and 4 are deep sleep. Stage five is REM sleep, which is a deep sleep and when you're likely to dream. When you wake up during a light sleep cycle, you feel good and well-rested. On the other hand, when you wake up during deep sleep you feel bad and really groggy.

So, why are alarm clocks bad? The traditional, loud as can be, alarm clock has a set time to wake you up.  The problem with that is you could be in any stage of sleep when it goes off. Nature did not intend for us to be jolted awake during our deep sleep cycle.

This is where Integrated Smart Technologies' bedroom automation comes in. Your day can begin with your bedroom blinds opening slightly to let in the early morning light, or if you wake up before sunrise or it's gloomy out, the automation can slowly raise the lights around your bed. This isn't always enough to start waking you up, so we have your favorite music ready to go. It starts off very quietly and slowly increases volume to help you get through your sleep cycle and back to light sleep so you can wake up feeling great and ready to take on the day.

At Integrated Smart Technologies, we've been providing our customers with home automation since 1999. Working with Control4, we're able to provide our customers with the latest and greatest in automation for their home or office. Call us today and let Integrated Smart Technologies improve your quality of life.

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