Click or tap the button below to watch a recording of the program “Sleep & Technology”, presented on Thursday, March 30, 2023.
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Links, resources shared:
- Consumer sleep technologies (CSTs), such as the devices covered by this program, including ones said to monitor sleep disorders, are considered lifestyle or entertainment devices, which means they are not regulated by the FDA. (Source: Consumer Sleep Technology, May 2018)
- These devices don’t measure sleep directly, but measure inactivity and use that to “guesstimate your sleep” (Source: Do Sleep Trackers Really Work?)
- Strong sleep hygiene is important: https://www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-hygiene
Tracking Sleep Patterns
- The various stages of sleep (Source: Physiology, Sleep Stages, National Institute of Health, September 2022)
Monitoring Sleep Disorders
- Sound Machine – Hatch Restore Sound Machine
- Sleep Mat – Withings Sleep Mat
- Sleep Tracker – Oura Ring
- Noise Cancelling Earbuds – QuietOn Noise Cancelling Earbuds
- Smart Mattress – EightSleep Cooling Mattress
Promoting Healthy Sleep Habits
If you’re not ready to commit to buying a whole new set of gadgets or furniture, there are apps out there can help with your sleep hygiene!
- Insight Timer
- Check out this recording of a Senior Planet offering, “Getting Started with Insight Timer”.
- Better Sleep
Sleep Trackers and Privacy
Tech Tip Videos available from Senior Planet on Limiting Tracking