I'm not sure if it was because of the light on my phone, or the way I unwind but I usually cannot sleep for a while. It takes me a long time to finally fall asleep, even if I don't touch my phone when I get into bed. I've never thought about trying a sleep monitor, but when ResMed asked me whether I'd try the S+ Sleep Monitor* (£129.95), I was very intrigued.
It came in a lovely presented box with all the information. There's actually not much to it and it's very simple to use, but also very effective. So I set it up but plugging the monitor in and downloading the app. Thats the cool thing, it's all run by bluetooth connected to an app on my phone. So I set up the app and put in all my details and then it was ready to go.
Before you go to sleep, you answer a few questions about your day (coffee and alcohol intake, stress levels, exercise) then you can see your breathing pattern and you just tap 'Sleep'. So it calculates your sleep by tracking your breathing patterns (you tilt the monitor towards your chest at night).
It measures your sleep, which is amazing but it doesn't improve your sleep, instead it helps you work out why your not sleeping well and how to overcome this. For example, my sleep wasn't to bad to start off with, but it's gradually got better and the time it takes for me to fall asleep has improved so much, the app even told me that. One morning, the app knew the lights were on until late, that caused me to take longer to fall asleep and that I should turn the lights off.
I've been using for a month and I can honestly say there's been a huge change in my sleeping pattern. Using the music that the app can play, I fall asleep in 10-15 minutes. The app also tells you how long you were sleeping, deep sleeping, light sleeping, disruption time in great detail and also a sleep score out of 100. It also gives you advice on your sleeping now and again and your sleep history.
I would recommend someone who finds falling asleep difficult this and I have a few people who want to use it after me. How do you get to sleep? Would you consider trying this?
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