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Let Sleeping Partners Lie (Lie as in Sleep…)

alarm clock, bought from IKEA

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Julia Hu, where were you when I was in college and my roommate was waking me up all the time with her much earlier alarm?! I was class of ’07, if only you’d created the idea behind Lark earlier than 2009.

Marie Claire magazine has a great article in their current Novemember issue briefly profiling the 16 winners of their Women on Top Award. Meet Julia Hu, number 5 on the list; a woman who was increasingly sick of being awaken by her boyfriend’s much earlier set alarm, and struggled to get her remaining sleep time in. Verses suffer like the rest of us with the pillow over the head, she co-founded Lark.

LARK, the first patent-pending silent un-alarm clock and sleep sensor.

In 2011 Apple exclusively purchased the company that produces (what sounds to be fantastic) nighttime wristband alarms. They sync with iPhone’s,  iPad’s, and iPod touch’s, to vibrate you and you alone, awake when you the earlier bird needs to rise and shine. The wristband can be charged with the phone and it even tells you how well you slept. (check it out)

Instead of a blaring alarm, LARK uses touch to wake you up silently and effectively—while letting your partner sleep. Designed with a Harvard sleep expert, LARK’s wristband is wirelessly connected via Bluetooth to  deliver gentle yet incredibly effective rolling vibrations to your wrist.

A powerful sleep pattern sensor collects information on how well you sleep each night. Based on the same actigraphy technology that has been the gold standard for sleep researchers for the last two decades, the sensor wirelessly sends your sleep patterns to your LARK Up app. The moment you turn off the alarm, LARK UP app shows you how you slept, how long it took you to fall asleep, how many times you woke up, and much more.

To learn more about this fab creator, click here.


About maggie.

Maggie Barnes is a nonprofit and for profit business content specialist / social media consultant; and social sciences web writer interested in everything from psychology and sexuality, to technology, race, and economics. She is passionate about good communication and information accessibility.


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