Insomnia was one of Google’s trending search results in June of 2020, in the midst of the pandemic. Social distancing and work from home orders during the global pandemic is drastically changing our way of life, including the smaller things like our sleep habits.
Being abruptly woken up in deep stages of sleep- which is how loud alarms work- make you feel groggy and disoriented in the mornings. That's because loud alarms rely on stressful reactions- like raising your blood pressure, cortisol level, and heart rate- to wake you up.
Couples often don’t want to sleep in separate rooms or beds (“sleep divorce”) because they think it’ll affect their quality of intimacy. Waking the other partner up was one of the most common ways that couples disrupt each others’ sleep and morning routines. Getting a silent alarm is an easy, possible solution.