Special Report: Sleep Watch
Wan Chi Lau of Rainy Day magazine said, "It will always wake you up, it will always go off or on before the alarm time."
As editor of rainy day magazine, Wan Chi Lau, stays on top of current trends. This hi-tech wristwatch is his answer to keeping pace, and staying alert.
Wan said, "I was able to wake up without feeling groggy, and i think that's an interesting aspect of it, that it's hitting you at the right time."
Experts say it's not only how long you sleep, but when you wake up that's key.
That's where Sleeptracker comes in.
Here's how it works.
Throughout the night, Sleeptracker measures motion. Its maker says, this motion happens when you're in a light sleep. As morning approaches, Sleeptracker detects a final motion that could be your best waking moment. The alarm will sound, and you should wake-up, feeling refreshed.
Lee Loree of Sleeptracker said, "If Sleeptracker catches you in a lighter stage of sleep, the transition from being asleep to being awake is much easier."
But some sleep experts say – ‘quit dreaming.’ Because this gadget is not a medical device, it's never been tested. So experts point out, there's no scientific evidence that it works.
Loree said, "We have legions of people that swear by it so, we are very confident that it does what we say it does."
To see for ourselves, we had one of our very tired 7News interns, Marianna, wear it for four nights. She set the alarm for 7 am, but 2 out of 4 mornings, Sleeptracker detected Marianna's best waking moment to be 6:40 am, and it woke her up.
So, did she feel more awake at 6:40?
Marianna said, "I don't know if i could tell the difference."
So perfect timing might not alarm the sleep deprived.
Sleeptracker retails for $149. Sleep experts say if you have trouble sleeping, talk to your doctor.
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