Help Get Yourself Better Rest with Sleepsense
Sleep is something we all require, but increasingly, we’re not getting enough of it. Whether it’s because of too many social engagement, too much coffee, too much work, or a medical issue, we’re not able to get ourselves the required amount of sleep. In the form of Samsung’s Sleepsense, technology has come to the rescue.
You’re correct if you guessed this was a phone accessory; the sensor is placed under the mattress, is paired with your phone, and you simply go to sleep. While you’re sleeping, it will detect movement, your respiratory and heart rates, the amount of time spent in various sleep phases, and the amount of times you got out of bed. All this info is compiled into a “sleep score,” which unfortunately sounds like something that would keep you up at night!
Regardless, as the data is collected, you can take it to a medical professional, or use the app itself to guide yourself into better sleeping habits, such as not chugging coffees at 8pm, or other boring tips regarding nutrition, diet, and exercise. Samsung would of course prefer you used their tips, just a little suspect, but at least they got a doctor involved at some point.
In reality, there’s been a fat of fitness quantification recently, that’s often treated as a silver bullet; if you find yourself with a genuine sleep problem, its best to visit a professional about it. If on the other hand you’re obsessed with collecting data on every aspect of your health, and are after a sleep score to fret over every night, this is the option for you.