Fitness Trackers and Sleep: How Accurate Are They?

fitnessFitness trackers are so common today and are even claimed to measure the time spent sleeping. It is now claimed that these trackers are even in a position to measure the time you spend in each stage of sleep. Popular trackers such as Fitbit Force, Jawbone UP, and Basis B1 have modes to track sleep in the deep and light stages.

Sleep experts however, are skeptical of fitness wristbands' accuracy in measuring sleep. These gadgets are fitted with accelerometers which detect motion and will assess periods of sleep and wakefulness. The accelerometers will not in any way distinguish the sleep stages as the wearer sleeps.

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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.