How to track sleep

Why analyze sleep?

There are a few popular methods.

The scientific approach is called polysomnography. It entails recording electroencephalography, eye movements, myograms, respiratory airflow, electrocardiograms, etc. Basically, it gathers the complete picture f how your body functions during sleep.

Of course, you can’t use it for everyday tracking. It requires professional equipment and is mostly used to diagnose sleep disorders, like sleep apnea.

That is why a lot of developers are working on making sleep tracking accessible. Although, these gadgets are not as reliable as polysomnogrphy, research shows that they are still quite accurate.

In any case, any kind of sleep analysis is better than none at all. Just keep in mind that you can’t diagnose serious sleep disorders with a sleep tracker.

What gadgets can I use to track sleep?

If you have a fitness tracker, use that. Most of them. like Mi Band, Fitbit track your sleep automatically if you wear the gadget to bed.

But you don’t have to wear a fitness band all the time to track your sleep. There is a bunch of other gadgets you can use if you are uncomfortable wearing yours in bed or just don’t own one.

What else you can use:

  1. Apps like SleepAsAndroid or SleepCycle. Launch the app before you go to bed alarm and put the phone somewhere next to your face, and you’re set to go. Most of them don’t only track your sleep stages, duration and quality but also work asa  smart alarm. They will help you get up at the right time during your sleep cycle to experience less stress and be more alert.
  2. Beddit sleep tracker, which you put under your matress.
  3. Oura Ring

And the most important thing, you’ll be able to see your data on Welltory graphs and analyze your sleep habits.

Andrea Miklos
10 Jun. 2019
The app makes me focused on the signs my body gives, and translates well what I should do to improve. It's very useful to see how my body reacts to external factors, such as a walk, workout, meditation. It's great that I can also add the blood pressure measurements, and it's comforting to see that the 2 tools measure almost the same heartbeats. It would be even better if I could add a note of each day, not just tags but longer information.
Alper Tonga
30 Jun. 2019
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