December 15, 2010 in Health and Fitness (E)
[prMac.com] Hannover, Germany - The Gentle Alarm 2.1.0 (patent pending) for iPhone: Waking up and losing weight due to an app? The "Gentle Alarm" sounds like the panacea under the iPhone apps.
The makers of this app claim it can improve erectile function and fertility, increase muscle mass and power, improve cognitive function and reduce cortisol levels. And that it could make weight loss easier. All thanks to an adaptive app that lets you wake up peacefully?
This app was developed and patented in cooperation with a German clinical scientist and neurologist and is easy to use. Instead of a shrill or loud ringing you go through a silent, adaptive and natural process. The theory behind this is, that recently Japanese researchers have discovered that the male erectile function is related to low concentrations of the stress hormone cortisol in saliva and blood. The lower the concentration of cortisol, the better the erectile function. Instead of shocked by a sudden and loud alarm clock sound accompanied by a rapid increase in stress hormones, this app adjusts in a few days to your needs and lets you wake up in a quiet and peaceful way.
Cortisol is the body's primary stress hormone. When the brain stimulates its release in response to physical or emotional stress, the adrenal glands secrete cortisol into the blood. Cortisol helps the body regulate blood sugar levels and blood pressure. It also is an antiinflammatory, an antiallergic agent. Many synthetic versions of cortisol have medicinal uses. Studies show cortisol levels are altered in people with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, pain and overweight. Normally, it's present in the body at higher levels in the morning after waking up, and at its lowest at night.
Higher and more prolonged levels of cortisol in the bloodstream have been shown to have negative effects, such as: Impaired cognitive performance, suppressed thyroid function, blood sugar increase, decreased bone density, decrease in muscle tissue mass and power, skeletal muscle wasting, high blood pressure, low immunity and inflammatory response and slow wound healing. And other health consequences like increased abdominal fat.
The "Gentle Alarm" - app works by waking users up during their normally occurring periods of light sleep so that instead of rude awakenings associated with cortisol and stresshormone release they experience mornings where they feel they were biologically woken up by their own bodies as opposed to mechanically through intrusive sound or motion.
When you couple these facts with the app's smooth interface and user friendly lay out, it comes as no surprise that the "Gentle Alarm" was ranked among the ten best alarm clocks in the entire world. In November 2010 "The Independent", London, UK, one of the four largest British quality newspapers named "Gentle Alarm" (patent pending) for iPhone and iPod touch one of "The ten best alarm clocks" and the best alarm clock - app worldwide. "The Independent" mentioned: "Best alarm clock for stress heads. The Gentle Alarm app for iPhone and iPod touch. This app monitors your natural sleep patterns and produces a personalised waking programme which stirs you from your slumber at the least stressful point of your sleep cycle".
It all sounds so easy, logical and understandable, but who wants to see if the promises are kept must try it.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
* 0.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
The Gentle Alarm 2.1.0 is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Healthcare & Fitness category.
Craft mobile is an agile team specialized on the implementation of iPhone applications. Craft mobile was initiated in 2009 and is a project of Craft AG, Freiburg (established Aug. 2000). Dr. Hans Joerg Stuerenburg (M.D., Ph.D.) is Specialist in Neurology and Head of the Neurological Department, Klinik Niedersachsen, Medical Center, Bad Nenndorf, Germany. Copyright (C) 2010 Craft AG, Freiburg. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.