Off to College with Lark (up for grabs!)

by Pam on July 10, 2012

Tossing, turning, shifting restlessly under the covers, what could be worse than sleepless nights? How about adjusting to a new environment in a college dorm, stressing about classes, and being far away from home? My daughter has been a notoriously light sleeper and has had difficulty falling asleep since shortly after birth. I’ve been worried about her living in a dorm with her sleep patterns. Would she oversleep through an important class? Would she be able to sleep? Could we find a way to improve her sleep?

In hopes of improving her sleep schedules I will be sending the Lark to college with her this fall. Designed by sleep scientists, The Lark works with iPhones, iPads, or iPod touch to gently nudge her awake with vibration, providing a relaxing, stress free awakening. A flexible, comfy “pajama” wristband is attached to the arm at night to provide the vibrations. Even if the phone goes dead during the night, the wristband will still work. She wouldn’t have to worry about oversleeping because the app includes a composer created audio back up that goes off if the wristband falls off of her arm, unless she hits the snooze button!  This is a huge improvement over the blaring, buzzing alarm I had in college that woke up everyone in the immediate vicinity because the Lark is designed to only wake up the person wearing it, allowing everyone else to stay asleep.

The included app tracks individual sleep patterns with a seven day sleep assessment using Actigraphy, a system used to detect sleep disorders based on movement. Once the sleep assessment has finished, the Lark provides a seven day customized sleep report with steps to improve sleep through behavior change strategies, sleep education, sleep assessments and easy-to-use coaching tools.  Included in the package is the complete Lark system, a soft wristband, a power charging station and cord which works with the iPhone and the wristband, the sleep sensor, the Lark Up app and a power cord.

I’m hoping for restful nights and relaxing days using Lark technology! Interested in downloading the app? Find it here.

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Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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Fangirl Jen July 10, 2012 at 8:40 pm

YES! I have sleep problems and the app that tracks sleep patterns would be particularly helpful to me.

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carole July 10, 2012 at 8:52 pm

my grandaughter is entering college soon and I would like it for her

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Fawn July 10, 2012 at 9:46 pm

I would like to give this to my niece who starts college in the fall
alsmalu at hotmail.com

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skyrobinson July 11, 2012 at 12:35 am

because of the customized sleep report with steps to improve sleep through behavior change strategies.

skyroibnosn@yahoo.com

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Sue Ellison July 11, 2012 at 1:17 am

I would like to have a Lark to track my sleep patterns and hopefully improve my quality of sleep.

suebee05@gmail.com

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Rusty July 11, 2012 at 3:45 am

My granddaughter had some sleeping/waking problems during her first year of college and this would be great for her. rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

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Sherrie July 11, 2012 at 3:49 am

I have a college bound niece and nephew that could use this!

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Jenna Wood July 11, 2012 at 4:45 am

I’d love a lark to track my REM quality.

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Kyle Melloan July 11, 2012 at 9:01 am

I’d like to use it to train myself to sleep better

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Deb K July 11, 2012 at 10:04 am

I live alone so this would help me sleep better

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KPort207 July 11, 2012 at 1:31 pm

I would like to track my sleep habits and hopefully improve them

kport207 at gmail dot com

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wildcat32 July 11, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I think it would be great for my college sophomore daughter to have so that she isn’t waking up her suitemates.

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Anonymous July 11, 2012 at 3:48 pm

I could sleep better knowing I idn’t have to worry about what time it was all night long.

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sksweeps July 11, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I SO need help improving my sleep!

sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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mrsshukra July 11, 2012 at 5:58 pm

The teen can use this!

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samf36 July 11, 2012 at 8:34 pm

My daughter too is leaving for college soon and it would be a great gift for her.

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Rebecca Graham July 11, 2012 at 8:55 pm

I would use it to train to sleep better.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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mogrill July 11, 2012 at 9:08 pm

I dont sleep well, so maybe I could figure it out!
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

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Anonymous July 12, 2012 at 12:35 am

I would like this to improve my sleeping pattern.

Love3570@aol.com

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kibbyster July 12, 2012 at 5:25 am

wife can never wake up this might work
gabflab@live.com

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kyl neusch July 12, 2012 at 5:26 am

train myself to sleep better

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Crystal July 12, 2012 at 5:46 am

Seems like nerdy fun to use!
CrystalW07 at aol.com

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Chelsea Saulpaugh July 13, 2012 at 2:47 am

I find it hard to wake up in the morning with sound stimulation alone. The vibrations from this alarm clock should really help me out.

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carol roberts July 13, 2012 at 3:27 am

i could wake up in time

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rj7777 July 14, 2012 at 1:26 am

My husband could use this. He is always having trouble sleeping. Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

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@nola727 July 15, 2012 at 6:00 am

Norleans

My sleep is horrible. I’d like to be able to track the patterns and make some improvements.

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Janice Crespo July 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm

My youngest is starting college in the fall while working full-time – think she will be needing this :)

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Ashley Culp July 15, 2012 at 11:13 pm

I would like it because it can help improve my sleep!

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amanda a July 16, 2012 at 2:41 am

my gf always wakes me up in the morning and i can never go back to bed this would improve my sleeping habits

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Moneezzy (: July 16, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Would like to have this because I have a bad habit of not charging my phone then oversleeping. If this doesn’t die out like a phone does then I would love it and totally need it (:

Moniquebbon at gmail dot com

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Micah Pearson July 16, 2012 at 5:52 pm

It sounds like an interesting system to try out!

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amy craft July 16, 2012 at 8:51 pm

improving sleep habits

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jlafount July 17, 2012 at 3:24 am

I’m an insomniac so anything that would help me get a better rest

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noreen July 17, 2012 at 10:01 pm

I would love it because I would give it to my husband so I don’t have to hear his alarm blare at 4am

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Brittani July 18, 2012 at 12:04 am

It’d be great to not wake my roommates up!

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mindomatter76 July 19, 2012 at 12:51 pm

This is great! Would love to try it out. My kids wake up when they hear an alarm, so this would be very nice!

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latanya July 19, 2012 at 7:45 pm

To help get better sleep

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michelle wong July 20, 2012 at 9:28 pm

to get better sleep and use it for college

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Katie R. July 21, 2012 at 2:40 am

I would enjoy using the lark sleep system because it would allow me to wake up calm as compared to waking up to a loud alarm

dancehottie1621 at aol dot com

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Annette Doggett July 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm

I have always had trouble sleeping, maybe a Lark could help.

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skytoucher July 23, 2012 at 7:19 pm

I struggle with insomnia and various autoimmune “reach” and maintain thru the night.

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Tamra July 23, 2012 at 8:40 pm

It would be nice to wake up without waking my husband up, or the other way around!

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ferriz July 24, 2012 at 4:05 am

i am a night owl taking morning classes next semester. :(

dani marie

ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Wendy July 24, 2012 at 6:16 am

This would be great for my daughter! She will be attending college next year and needs to start getting into a routine now where she can wake herself up.
hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

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one frugal lady July 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I have serious issues in the morning!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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pepperqueen July 24, 2012 at 9:16 pm

I love the idea and know it would be great for my daughter!

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alynn July 25, 2012 at 1:54 am

i am always tired and grumpy in the morning.-achadwick22@yahoo.com

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bbrittbrat1398 July 25, 2012 at 6:40 am

I would like to use it to improve my sleep.
BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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Sonya July 25, 2012 at 6:50 am

I’d love it because the baby sleeps in our room, and I try not to wake her when I take the big kids to school.

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Allison July 25, 2012 at 2:20 pm

My husband has gone to work at 3am for the past 10 year and I swear that I have not slept through the night sense. I need this. Thank you for the chance.

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Leenburke July 25, 2012 at 6:02 pm

I think it would be easier to wake up to than my screeching alarm clock
Eileen B.

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Marty Harris July 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm

My son is going to college and will be the first time he has had to get up for school on his own

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Inez Cegelis July 25, 2012 at 11:00 pm

I would enjoy letting my husband use it so I didnt have to wake to his terrible alarm clock

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Jennifer Reed July 25, 2012 at 11:15 pm

I would enjoy having the peace of mind that this Lark system could give me.

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Candice July 25, 2012 at 11:31 pm

My husband has to get up really early to go to work and his alarm always wakes the rest of us up. This would really help!
thank you!
candicesweeps at yahoo dot com

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Chrystal July 25, 2012 at 11:56 pm

I would love this to track my sleeping patterns.

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey July 26, 2012 at 1:09 am

would ,love to sleep a whole night through
vmkids3 at msn dot com

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Gianna July 26, 2012 at 1:31 am

For better sleep.

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brich2222 July 26, 2012 at 2:05 am

I am a restless sleeper and this might help me

brich22 at earthlink dot net

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Jennifer July 26, 2012 at 2:29 am

I would love this because I always have to wake up so much earlier than my husband.

jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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Derek Timm July 26, 2012 at 3:48 am

Because I could really use it with my current odd sleep schedule!

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emchelly77 July 26, 2012 at 5:07 am

i never sleep i need something to help me sleep longer and better

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firefly201079 July 26, 2012 at 6:41 am

i could really use this to try and get my daughter on a good schedule for school

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Lisa Fonseca July 26, 2012 at 9:48 am

I hate the sound of alarm clocks so this might be a better alternative lol.

lisando@hotmail.com

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Anthony Ciofani July 26, 2012 at 11:21 am

MY MOM IS 80 YRS OLD,IT WOULD GIVE HER PIECE OF MIND

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amy16323 July 26, 2012 at 1:03 pm

it would improve my sleep better
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

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Victoria R. July 26, 2012 at 1:24 pm

My sleep has been crazy for years – this would be an awesome product! I’d love to try it!

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Harolde July 26, 2012 at 2:12 pm

My wife doesn’t sleep well, I think this would be great for her.

hd6719@gmail.com

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susansmoaks July 26, 2012 at 3:19 pm

i think this would be perfect for us to have peace of mind
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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paige jagan July 26, 2012 at 4:56 pm

because every morning at 5am my husbands alarm goes off and it wakes me up!

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imaclutz89 July 26, 2012 at 6:29 pm

I wake up to any little alarm clock, so I would love to try this for my boyfriend so I can keep sleeping when he wakes up!

sugarsweet7202@yahoo(dot)com

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Sarah Y July 26, 2012 at 7:21 pm

My husband could use this and the rest of the house wouldn’t have to wake up at 5:15 a.m.
sarahyurga@yahoo.com

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Marianna July 26, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I have a high school age son who I’d like to try this product on – his current alarm doesn’t seem to work so well for getting him up!

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Sarah G. July 26, 2012 at 8:03 pm

It would make me feel better if my daughter had one when she’s on her own.

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Melissa Shirley July 26, 2012 at 8:28 pm

This would help with my sleeping problems
melissalucky43@yahoo.com

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brendaelsner July 26, 2012 at 9:03 pm

This is something I need. I have problems sleeping.

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Anonymous July 26, 2012 at 9:06 pm

I suspect my husband has a sleep disorder, but he is hard to convince. A gentle, in-home “assessment” would be just the thing to nudge him in the direction of better health. theprophecygirlAThotmailDOTcom

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Tanya White July 26, 2012 at 9:12 pm

because my husbands alarm on his phone keeps waking me up early every morning

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Tanya White July 26, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Cooking With June– Rolo Cupcakes
tanyajoshanti81@gmail.com

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Dawn Reid July 26, 2012 at 9:19 pm

This would be great to improve my sleep habits

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Robert Pyszk July 26, 2012 at 9:56 pm

I have a hard time sleeping and anything that will help I would love to try

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Trisha McKee July 26, 2012 at 11:03 pm

I have always had a sporadic, troublesome sleep pattern and hope this would help.

tridingermckee at gmail dot com

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kathy pease July 26, 2012 at 11:51 pm

id love this for my 19 year old daughter who works into the evening hours

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Jessica Anderson July 27, 2012 at 1:01 am

I would enjoy the peace of mind that it would bring to me.

jessicabanks1721@yahoo.com

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daveshir2005 July 27, 2012 at 2:21 am

I would like to track my sleep with a Lark

email/ daveshir2005@yahoo.com
fb/ shirley greenawalt zolenski

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Atreau July 27, 2012 at 2:28 am

This would be great as I have trouble sleeping and could certainly use tips on getting a better night’s sleep.

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Heather R July 27, 2012 at 2:44 am

This would be a great way to track my sleep

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purango July 27, 2012 at 2:53 am

My daughter would enjoy having it as she goes to college. It would be a great way to awake her. garrettsambo@aol.com

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Ms Penny Pincher July 27, 2012 at 3:14 am

I’d like this because I feel guilty setting my alarm very early and waking my husband!

PDWinner523 at gmail.com

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Melanie Montgomery July 27, 2012 at 3:30 am

I think its great because my phones dies sometimes in my sleep/

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lilyk July 27, 2012 at 10:33 pm

I would enjoy having a Lark because I would like to have more restful and peaceful sleep.

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