BS in Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Department
This paper explores the REM Sleep Alarm project that deals with the sleep cycle of the average human, and how it affects our ability to function when waking up in the morning.
The purpose of this project is to build a device that has the ability to wake a person up when they will feel the most rested. From research done, it appears that most people feel the most rested when woken up during the REM stage of their sleep cycle. Our goal is to have the device detect when the user is in this stage of sleep, determine how often they enter the stage, and how long it lasts, and to wake them up as close to a preset alarm time as possible (without waking them up later than the set time) when they are in this stage.
Anyone can use this device, but it would perhaps be more useful for people who find waking up and getting out of bed in the morning to be a difficult task. However, waking up feeling more rested is something that anyone can appreciate, and so there is no specific group of intended users.