Mysteries of Sleep Lie Unsolved

sleep deviceThe majority of people are not satisfied with both the quality of sleep and the amount of sleep they get. People will endeavor to get more sleep and better quality sleep aimed at improving their overall bodily health and improving their minds during the day or waking hours.

Technology has been touted as one of the things that could help people get a good night’s sleep. The sleep tracking devices use sensors to monitor and record the way an individual sleeps. Sleep tracking devices have been recommended for people sleeping poorly. Through the information collected, sleep devices will inform sleep choices and activities that may promote better sleep.

Studies have however shown that most of the sleep tracking do not come anywhere close to fulfilling all the intended promises as outlined by their manufacturers. Sleep trackers such as the highly publicized Sense that raised $2.4 million on Kickstarter fail to meet expectations. Fundamentally, most of sleep-tracking devices are as useless as can be.

The sleep tracker, Sense, works quite well for what it is. It stands out from the rest of sleep trackers out there. The main advantage the device has is that it doesn’t have to be worn neither does it require frequent charging. If you’re in the market searching for a sleep tracker, the Sense should be one of the devices to look out for. The device simply sits on a bedside table and will be tracking all that’s going on while you are in the bedroom and in bed. There have been a number of flaws in the operating system of the device even though some were pre-release bugs that will get ironed out soon.

Sleep tracking has been found to be somewhat spurious. For example, it has been revealed that all devices, Sense included, do not offer anything particularly helpful for the individual who rarely get a good night’s sleep. It is better to evaluate the choice to comb the market for a sleep tracker. If an individual is not getting quality and sufficient sleep, he/she will certainly know it already and will likely have identified the reason behind the lack of sleep. The trackers will purely add a layer of experimental precision to the sleep situation that has all along been evident in the challenge of daytime sleepiness.

Now, what can an individual do with the data derived from use of s sleep tracker? Loss of sleep could be caused by a myriad of reasons such as overworking and staying up late, partying too hard, stress, insomnia, noisy neighbors, a baby crying through the night and even the less conspicuous physiological and psychological problems. The sleep trackers are not going to fix any of the causes of sleep loss.

The sleep tracking devices will never address any of the problems causing loss of sleep. An individual will always wake up to a raft of information from the devices. Many often wonder what to do with the data at hand. The most puzzling thing is that people know all too well what is ailing them. They might have gone to bed too late and woken up early. Perhaps some conscious effort and creation of sleep schedule could prove to be the magical solution to poor sleep.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/26/technology/personaltech/despite-the-promise-of-technology-the-mysteries-of-sleep-lie-unsolved.html?_r=1

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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.