Sleep, Coaching, and Research

For a better sleep

Sleep sensors

Sleep Sensors 2022 During my PhD I have worked with several sensors. Among them Beddit and Emfit. I currently us Withings because I have many other Withings products. From these sensors, only eight sleep will help you sleep better. All the others, will just measure your sleep, so yourself can correlate behavior and sleep. I will probably add here some other sensors/wearables that measure sleep but they are not placed on the bed, but rather on you.

How do I sleep better?

There are a lot of causes why people sleep worse than usual. In short, it depends. In any case, it will take you time to find out and build the habits (or remove bad habits) that might make you sleep better, and also, you might be sick. In the following weeks, I will post techniques to improve your sleep. Don’t fool yourself, like playing the piano, or learning something, it takes time and patience with yourself.

Sleep apps, gadgets and tips to get a good night’s rest

Getting enough sleep is one of the most essential aspects of good health. Without the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep per night, you become susceptible to heart disease, mood disorders, obesity, diabetes, illness, depression and stress, not to mention diminished productivity and impaired decision making skills. Given that, it’s imperative to make sure you get enough quality sleep to stay healthy and feel your best. link

Drifting off to Dreamland: FOX28’s Tom Powell puts a sleep app to the test

_The CDC has called insufficient sleep a public health epidemic, with as many as 70 million Americans suffering from sleep problems. “We live in a toxic environment for sleep, and people really don’t prioritize sleep,” says Dr. Nathaniel Watson with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He says short sleep is associated with cardiovascular disease, obesity, and even a shorter life. He says apps can be useful tools to help you doze off or learn more about your sleep, but he doesn’t believe they can diagnose sleep illness.

How to sleep for success

Benjamin Hotel sleep consultant Rebecca Robbins breaks down the importance of sleep. link

MyErgoHealth Announces Results of 30-Day Sleep Improvement Case Study

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 MyErgoHealth, a leader in Custom Ergonomic solutions, has released the results of a 30-day case study focusing on the pain relieving benefits of their myErgoBed Customized Sleep Solution and 30 Day Coaching Program. Participants reported a significant improvement in sleep quality, a reduction in lower back pain, and less discomfort with the myErgoBed mattress than with their old bed. link

The Benefits of a Sleep Buddy

A quarter of U.S. couples sleep apart. Are they missing important health benefits? link

Sleep apnea has adverse effect on quality of life (NewsFix) A survey suggests that sleep apnea exacts a huge toll on emotional health. Sleep apnea is characterised by cessation of the breathing many times during the night and it’s often accompanied by snoring. It’s caused by the tissue at the back of the throat obscuring the free passage of air into and out of the lungs.

Insomnia concerns go unaddressed in heart failure patients By Lucy Piper, Senior medwireNews Reporter

medwireNews: The impact of insomnia on health and function is a major concern for patients with heart failure (HF), qualitative and quantitative research shows. more

Not Getting Enough Sleep May Contribute to Mental Decline in Later Years

Chronic sleep deprivation and poor sleep quality have been linked to a number of health problems, but now a new study has identified one more potential risk, namely cognitive decline at old age, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD). link