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Old 01-31-2021, 06:24 AM   #1
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Does anyone use a sleep tracking app?
I would like one that shows my sleep cycle patterns and has the Gentle alarm to wake me in light sleep.
Free is good, but I would pay a little after a trial.

Also, are these safe? I don't like apps having access to things, but I figure I can turn the microphone access off when I wake up. But will it track everything I do? Also, does it send waves out? I am super sensitive to things like that. I can literally feel when my husband is humming in the room below me in my house and it drives me batty. When I step on my body fat scale, I feel all wiggly inside. Last night, I tried a sleep app that was free, and as I was lying there before I fell asleep, I could have sworn I felt odd sensations that I don't usually feel. Is that safe?
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Old 01-31-2021, 10:24 AM   #2
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I donít have answers but I definitely sleep worse when I wear my Apple Watch. Even on nights I wake wel rested my sleep is not correct. For example I will lay in bed and not sleep but meditate. It counts it as sleep as my vitals indicate a level of relaxation simile to sleep.

I believe EMF exposure can be issue for people . Iíve considered getting rid of my Apple Watch due to having emf exposure.

If I had concerns abt my sleep cycles I would Discuss it with my doctor. And consider a sleep study.
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I am mostly interested in the gentle alarm aspect. I have an extremely hard time waking up with my alarm, but want to wake up by a certain time. Then, I feel cruddy, but if I wake by myself, I feel great.
Tracking the cycles is more for my curiosity and so I can figure out what factors might help me sleep best
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I see. From what Iíve read out best sleep comes from going to bed and waking up at the same time every single night. Thereís an amazing documentary called ďsleepless in AmericaĒ

But I donít have much to offer. Iím someone whoís had insomnia for 34 years at least (my first memory of being up all night cuz I couldnít slee was 14 and Iím
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I think I recall you saying you quit your job and your sleep schedules a mess...

I hope you find what you are looking for
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I muscled tested myself for my fitness watch and it's fine for me. But they do mess with some people, for sure.

This has nothing to do with your question but our neurotherapist has been teaching us various techniques to re-set our circadian rhythms. I can share them, if you want.

My phone has gentle alarm settings built right in. When I go to alarm settings, I have the option for it to start out very quiet and gradually get louder. So that aspect you may already have. I use my Google Home Mini for my alarm, though, not my phone. I have it set to the same time every single day. That has decreased my ambient stress quite a bit.
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I use Sleep Cycle on Apple. I believe there is an Android app.
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