There’s nothing worse than waking up from sleep and feeling more tired than before you went to bed. Especially when you were only allowed a few hours of rest to begin with (giving everyone great skin is a lot of work!).

This happens because of the different REM cycles we go through while we sleep. The phase you are in when your alarm goes off is critical for how tired you will feel when you wake up.

The Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock app for iPhone is a great tool to guarantee an easy transition from slumber to reality, as the program works to analyze your sleeping patterns and wakes you up in your lightest sleep phase.

It’s only a dollar at the iTunes store, but the revolution of rest is undefinable!

XOX,

Patti

Photo courtesy of She Knows.