The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is their parents.
-John J. Plomp
We are parents & we are tired. You think when your infant starts sleeping through the night smooth sailing is ahead. But, before you know it, it’s time to transition your little one to a bed and we all know how that goes. Even after you crack that nut the chances of having a night visitor every now and again are pretty probable. Maybe, just maybe, when your kids hit the late single-digits to lower double-digits, you will be able to catch a few more zzzs. Then they become teenagers. Back to sleepless nights…this time for completely different reasons. Even though we may not get eight continuous hours of sleep in the foreseeable future, an optimal wake up time is still within our reach. An optimal wake-up time? Let me introduce SmartWake by Verlo.
What is SmartWake & how does it work?
With cutting edge technology SmartWake is the world’s smartest alarm clock. More specifically, SmartWake is a disc you place under your mattress to monitor your breathing, heart rate, and body movement. The data is transferred via bluetooth to your sync’d smartphone (the SmartWake app is required). So what does the data tell us? It conveys the phases of sleep: light sleep, deep sleep, REM sleep. A complete sleep cycle occurs roughly every 90 minutes and just keeps repeating itself while you sleep (daily fun fact). It’s ideal for your body to wake during the lightest phase of sleep. For example, if you want to wake up by 5:45 am, set the alarm range from 5:15-5:45. SmartWake will detect your lightest phase of sleep during this period and wake you up. By waking during this time, we avoid the dazed feeling that usually prompts us to press snooze a few times. Imagine the impact waking up feeling refreshed and ready-to-go will have on your day. GAME.CHANGER.
There’s practically no element of our lives that’s not improved by getting adequate sleep.
Moreover, you are able to view the data that SmartWake collects. You can even evaluate your sleep in terms of a sleep score. This was very eye-opening to me, personally, as I scored very low. Having this information at your fingertips allows you to take steps to improve your overall sleep habits (helpful tips available at The SNewzzz). Whether you are a parent or not, self-care is vital and research continues to indicate sleep plays a critical role in one’s overall well-being. In fact, the Sleep Wellness Institute has made the below conclusions:
- Healthy sleep can increase motivation, energy, and help manage hunger
- Sleep deprived individuals crave unhealthy food more than those who receive a full 8 hours of sleep.
- Low energy levels due to poor sleep contribute to lower motivation to exercise.
Ready to check out SmartWake for yourself? Stop by any Verlo Mattress store. The Green Bay location is at 920 Lambeau St, Green Bay 54303.
Happy Sleeping! Happy Waking!
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