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.
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.