Take for instance a new app for the iphone. The other day, at my local learning centre, aka: after workout- Tim Horton's - school of the fittest rim rollers, I learned of a new app for the iphone called:
I had to try it. I did not mention this to The Professor until I had the firm data on the iphone. It gives you a little graph of your sleep "statistics" in the morning after you awaken, presumably in the happiest part of your sleep/awake pattern. Anyone who knows me well, knows that there is no such thing as a "happiest" moment of awakening for me. This morning, I think I was more curious than happy, but I did wake up to the "Warm Breeze" sound that I had set, and the little graph lines were up and down as promised. Apparently I was almost wide awake at 5 a.m. I have no recollection of this, but hey, that's what the "accelerometer" clocked.
I only got 6 hours and 28 minutes of sleep before the alarm went off. I set it early because if it didn't work, I wanted the backup of my "real" alarm clock to kick in. Everything worked. Personally, I thought that was rather scientific of me:)
Now for the real scientific part. The biggest skeptic in the group refuses to test my findings against his own. He says he lies down at night, in a timely manner, with a clear mind and doesn't move until morning. True. I want to see his graph. He says he'd worry all night having an iphone near his head and of course he wouldn't sleep properly. I wonder if everyone gets the same statistical graph? I mean, they can put whatever they want, and who am I to say...when I'm asleep?? How will we know???
By all accounts, if this thing is really based on movement, my lines should be furiously up and down and his should be flat as a pancake. He may give in on the weekend, but for now, best he keeps his own sweet awakening patterns, and I mine :) GAME ON!
P.S. The graph above, taken from the web....mine was the exact opposite. Mostly peaks near the awake part and not so much deep sleeping. I'm off to see if an hour more sleep has any effect tonight!