AXBO SLEEP PHASE ALARM CLOCK
Axbo, $279/$319 axbo.net.au
WOULDN’T it be nice to be woken up when you’re ready rather than being wrenched from a deep sleep? That can happen with the Axbo Sleep Phase Alarm Clock. Research from the Siesta Group indicates the way we are woken in the morning can affect our entire day.
An adult sleep cycle moves from light to deep sleep four to five times a night.
Using patented technology, this alarm clock can monitor these phases and choose the lightest sleep period close to your designated waking time to rouse you.
The clock does this via a small, non-intrusive wristband which contains a small sensor monitoring your movements: the more movement it detects, the lighter you are sleeping.
The Axbo chooses a time within 30 minutes of your designated wake-up time and rouses you with the sound of birds chirping, or another of the six pre-set sounds.
The washable wristband also comes in handy when you need to know the time in bed. A button on the sensor illuminates the display.
The more often you use this wristband and the alarm, the more it learns about your sleeping patterns and can choose the right time to wake you.
The Axbo alarm is a stylish square shape with a translucent display available in four colours: black, white, pink and red.
There’s also a two-person model that comes with two wristbands and allows users to set different wake-up times. It emits a low acoustic signal to rouse the lighter sleeper without disturbing their partner.
The clock can also lull you to sleep with three sounds, including one that sounds like the sea.