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Insomniacs of the world, rejoice!
A new and improved Sleep Time app arose today, including a refreshed dashboard, nature sounds, and customized playlists to lull people to sleep. The app is now available on Android, as well as iOS, and will help smartphone users around the world get the rest they need.
Sleep Time gathers data while you are sleeping by sensing your movements throughout the night with phone accelerometers. The technology provides valuable insights into your sleeping patterns by analyzing sleep cycles and tracking interruptions.
Upon waking, users can see graphs from the night before that document their full sleep cycle, from awake to REM. The app even has an alarm clock feature that senses the best time when to wake you up (i.e., NOT in the middle of deep sleep)
The recent version also offers weekly and monthly charts for drawing comparisons over time. Gaining a greater understanding of sleep patterns can help people make necessary changes to their habits in order to get better sleep and potentially improve their quality of life.
And getting a good night’s sleep is extremely important. According to the CDC, about 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep problems. Sleep deprivation is linked to a number of health problems, including mental illness, diabetes, decreased productivity, lower metabolic rate, high stress levels, and overall well-being.
Sleep Time is a product of Azumio, a developer of consumer health applications with over 30 million downloads under its belt. Azumio apps utilize biofeedback to give consumers greater awareness of their bodies and encourage them to make wise health choices.
The company added Sleep Time to its portfolio of products about 5 months ago. In the interim, it acquired mobile fitness app developer SkyHealth, which helped accelerate the redesign. Azumio was founded in 2011 and has raised $2.5 million from Founders Fund, Accel Partners, and Felicis Ventures. It is based in Palo Alto, CA.
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