Wearable sleep monitors can help you better track your sleep.
Wearable monitors, or wearables, are not a new technology but are growing in popularity. Fitbit – a wearable device that tracks steps, physical activities, and more has 19 million registered users, according to the company. Fitbit and other devices have changed how many people view healthcare, empowering patients to take ownership of their health every day and make necessary improvements.
In this consumer-focused technology world, wearables might be the future of healthcare. Wearable devices are able to track data in real time. This tracking can detect issues early on, and can also track patterns through continuous monitoring while providing data that can be shared with a health professional. This is especially important with sleep since patterns can change night to night.
According to the CDC, America’s sleep problems are a public health epidemic, estimating that about 50-70 million American adults have a sleep disorder. Sleep monitoring can show how many hours of sleep you’re getting, and if that sleep is restful by monitoring breathing and heart rate. Why track sleep with a wearable device? Wearables tend to provide more accurate data than bedside or stand-alone sleep tracking devices.
Sleep is a major aspect of a healthy life, which is why Somnology created the Plex® Sleep Scanner, a wearable device to monitor sleep. You can sign up to be notified of pre-orders and receive a 10% off discount here. The device monitors breathing patterns, pulse, and oxygen levels during sleep to provide the most accurate report of sleep patterns over time.
Wearable sleep monitors will empower patients to take control of their sleep, and allow them to share data with their doctor for proper diagnosis.