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Pick a time you want to wake up and Gentle Alarm will go off 30 minutes (or however long you set it for) beforehand on a very low setting that you only hear if you are in a light sleep. Waking up during this period of your sleep cycle ensures that you feel better rested and more alert. Happy morning!
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We at The Recapp thought setting a loud, obnoxious alarm five minutes before wake-up time was the best (and only) way to start the day.
Recently, we’ve learned that apparently that is not the case. Thankfully, the developers of Gentle Alarm have a solution, one that they explain somewhat scientifically on their website—charts and all).
This alarm app for Android lives up to its name—its best feature is its ability to, for lack of a better word, gently bring you to awareness in the morning during your most alert cycle of sleep, instead of shell-shocking you out of your dreams.
Pick a time you want to wake up and Gentle Alarm will go off 30 minutes (or a customized time) beforehand on a very low setting. It’s so low that you’ll only hear the alarm’s noise if you are in a light sleep, and waking up during this period of your sleep cycle ensures that you feel better rested and more alert, as opposed to being jolted awake abruptly during a deep sleep.
You can choose your own background for an alarm, create a playlist from your music library and set it as your alarm tone, plus use the features “flip to snooze” and “shake to dismiss.”
Enough with the rude awakenings. We’re recommending Gentle Alarm to nudge you to life in the mornings.
Reviewed: Aug 28, 2012 | Rosalie CatanosoAlso featured on: 5 Best Android Alarm Clock Apps