The Zeo Sleep Monitor
If you’re like most Americans, you’re probably not sleeping as long or as well as it should be.
The National Institute of Health recommends that adults need seven to nine hours of sleep per night. Sleep disturbances or problems are not severe enough to diagnose and treat, keep about a third of us in dreamland. As a country, we have an average of 6.9 hours of sleep per night. And according to Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., advisory board member Zeo, sleeping too little can be dangerous. The slow reaction times, decreased ability to solve problems and mood disorders are telltale signs of poor sleep quality.
Until recently, the options are few for those who wanted to control their sleep patterns. You can keep a sleep diary, documenting when and why he woke up, or you may go into a sleep laboratory, where after being hooked up to electrodes, doctors can monitor your brain waves. The electrodes are often uncomfortable to keep the doctors to get an accurate reading of why the patients were awake, too.
Enter Zeo, personal sleep coach. The product, developed with insights from an advisory council with six medical specialists in the dream, is a system which consists of four parts of the tape Zeo, Zeo header screen, an interactive website and a program of seven sleep fitness step.
The belt has sensors that sleep patterns of your record all night, monitoring how long they spend in light sleep, deep and REM. In the morning, users can view a graph that shows your personal data including total sleep time sleep, the amount of time it took to fall asleep and the amount of time awake in the middle of the night. Once your data has been submitted, you will receive your “ZQ,” a personal sleep score between 0-120.
By monitoring your score – and changes – while tracking their lifestyle patterns on the Web site, users should note the sleep patterns. And, if necessary, be able to make changes.
“It’s like stepping on a scale in the morning,” Breus, who is also the author of “Beauty Sleep: look younger, lose weight and feel good through better sleep.” “With the ZQ know where you are, and you know what you’re striving toward.”
Our testers, two editors Aol Health, which bore the Zeo for a combined total of two weeks, agreed.
“I started to understand the reasons for not sleeping as well as I should be some nights and some ideas about what was happening,” said a tester who expected low results. Your ZQ ranged from 84 to 104 and keep it in high range, that is to cut the caffeine before bedtime, and exercise early in the day.
The Zeo also allows users to configure the device to wake up when in your area lighter sleep for a specified time range. A meter that tried this feature was discovered that a light sleep at 6:30 am – a little before his usual pace of care – and woke up not to sleep. Like the Zeo promised, was not stupid – despite having relatively low scores ZQ generally range from 64 to 85 – but she wanted to sleep just a few minutes.
Both evaluators found that the Zeo helped them learn more about their sleep patterns, but agreed that the cost – $ 249 – was a little too expensive for them. They also considered that while the ZQ made them aware of their sleep patterns that do not help improve your sleep. In fact, the anxiety he felt about what his ZQS would actually interrupted his sleep. Because assessors are used only for a week, do not learn enough about how to improve sleep. If they had used the Zeo for the recommended 30 days, sleep patterns may have been easier to discern what might have resulted in a marked improvement.