AXBO the Alarm Clock for the Simmer who has everything.
There you are at 11:00PM starting a flight from Los Angeles to Heathrow, you get into the air, set the autopilot, everything is flying well, but at midnight you decide that you need an in-flight snooze or you fall asleep in your Captain’s chair,Â but want to wake up at your most alert over the Irish Coast.
Enter the “AXBO Sleep Phase Alarm Clock“, which when set will wake you at your most “refreshed”.Â How does it work — I’m glad that you asked!!Â Every night during normal sleep we go through various cycles of sleep from deep to shallow and if we wake during the “shallow” (usually most body movement) phase we supposedely awake at our most refreshed state.Â It works by using a patented wristband sensor which detects via body movement the sleep phases we experience each night and transmits (wifi) this information to the separate AXBO alarm clock.
In effect it determines when you are in the shallowest part of sleep and wakes you at that time within 30 minutes beforeÂ a set alarm time.Â For example, the alarm is set to 7:00AM, the AXBO will wake you any time from 6.30 to 7.00 AM at what it senses (from your body movement) to be your most refreshed waking state.
The complete alarm clock comes with a towelling sensor wrist band and a separate alarm clock.Â There is even a version for a couple (you can set different waking times) and the colours available are black and white.Â Check it out here: AXBO Cost is circa $280.
These are the sleep facts that AXBO works on (vastly simplified):
During the night there are several sleep cycles of approx. 90 to 110 minutes duration, alternating with deep sleep, light sleep and REM sleep.
REM (Rapid Eye Movement) is the ‘dream phase’ in and it accounts for up to 25% of our total sleep time.
REM and deep sleep phases are marked by almost no body movements, but moving between REM sleep and deep sleep usually results in more active body movements.
The proportion of REM sleep increases later in the night and also before natural awakening in the morning.
Men and women have different experiences, with women moving more in their sleep but less intensively, whereas men move less but more intensively.
Please note this is a ‘news’ item and not a review.