The Plex® Sleep Scanner Ushers in the Next Generation Of Sleep Monitoring

The market is flush with wearable fitness trackers and monitors, including a number of sleep trackers. But what are these sleep trackers really measuring and what can they tell you about your sleep?

What is a sleep tracker

There are devices you wear on your wrist and devices that use a sensor placed on top of your mattress. Both types say they can track how much and how well you sleep by measuring motion. And both provide a statistical report. But there are shortcomings. According to “Consumer Reports” and “The Wall Street Journal,” the accuracy of the statistics these devices provide varies.

According to Nathaniel Watson, M.D., president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, a sleep tracker that you wear on your wrist may overestimate sleep duration by as much as an hour because it may record you as sleeping when in fact you are simply not moving. The same is true for devices that track when your bed moves. And, while stillness may infer sleep onset, it is not the definitive measure of a good night’s sleep.

The Plex® Sleep Scanner was developed by practicing certified sleep specialist Dr. Melissa Lim. The Plex® uses sensors with healthcare accuracy and reliability that go beyond capturing sleep behaviors to give you real answers about your sleep behavior. It monitors your breathing patterns, pulse, and oxygen levels during sleep, giving you and your doctor real-time information about possible underlying sleep problems. And, it’s the only sleep monitoring device geared to help people with sleep disruptions and insomnia

According to Dr. Lim, “A formal sleep study may not be available to many people. Estimates show that for every sleep specialist in the United States, there are 20,000 people suffering from some sort of sleep issue. What we hope to do with the Plex® and current technology is make sleep pattern information much more accessible, much faster, to a greater number of people. With the Plex®, you can get powerful and reliable information in order to change the way you sleep and improve the quality of your health and your life.”

Watch our video to learn how Somnology’s Plex® Sleep Scanner can help you get a better night’s sleep.

Pre-Order your Plex® by February 28, 2017 and receive a 10% discount on Your Plex® Sleep Scanner, a year subscription to Somnology’s sleep report, plus your first month of custom sleep reports free.

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