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Sleep Disorders

21 October 2011

New alarm clock for better sleep

We all know the feeling of shock when waking up to an alarm clock, but researchers in India have come up with a new type of alarm clock that best suites your sleeping habits.

We all know the feeling, the short, sharp shock of waking to the sound of an alarm clock, whether it be the traditional clattering metal bells, the incessant beeping of digital or the dulcet tones of today's radio news reader.

"By using such an alarm clock, the user will wake feeling much more refreshed than if they were awakened by a conventional alarm clock that rings at a set time," explains Jemina Asnoth Sylvia of Jerusalem College of Engineering in Tamil Nadu.

 

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Dr Alison Bentley is a general practitioner who has consulted in sleep medicine and sleep disorders, in both adults and children of all ages, for almost 30 years. She also researches and publishes on a number of sleep-related topics both in formal research journals and lay publications including as editor of Sleep Matters, an educational newsletter on sleep disorders for doctors.

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