The 8 blinks required by the algorithm to play the anthem can all be seen in the minute above. The 3 twitches that followed the anthem (after fREM) is a feeble attempt to cling onto the dream and all the noise in the minute after this one is wakefulness.
2011-09-25 – REM Alarm
The volume was too loud and the track woke me up right out of the dream. A further contributing factor may be that I have been using the anthem as the ringtone of my phone in the lab as of late. But I feel like I just got home, which confirms other researchers’ findings that a person feels the most refreshed when awoken during the REM phase.