Sleep eludes me

This post will be different from my normal posts. As someone who lives and breathes everything technology-related I definitely enjoy trying new tech tools. Advanced health metrics is a very important topic to me. Having the ability to track my physical activities is exciting. Exercise affects your overall health and being active for at least thirty minutes a day is key to staying healthy. I enjoy walking and cycling from time to time and having an application track these metrics is vital to me. I have used a few apps to track my exercise regimen:

Another component of maintaining good health is getting adequate sleep. Feeling rested is key in successfully performing my job on a day to day basis but, I am a light sleeper and wake up at the slightest noise or light. Having an analysis of what keeps me up, how often I wake up in the middle of the night, or when I am restless is helpful. Although Fitbit is one device that offers informative sleep data within their application the data does not provide enough detail as to WHY I am restless or awake during the night.

 My Fitbit Analysis using the iOS App.

 My Fitbit Analysis using the iOS App.

So I came across something called Hello Sense. Sense attempts to diagnose your sleep surroundings. According to Hello’s webpage, Sense is "a simple system that tracks your sleep, monitors the surroundings in your bedroom and reinvents the alarm, so you can sleep better." ( Hello will have applications for both iOS and Android OSes. Sense has the following technologies built into the pill:

  • Microphone
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Temperature and Humidity Sensors
  • Particulate Sensor
  • Speaker
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The tech inside the pill can help diagnose and change the way people look at sleep analytics. I enjoy when new tech comes out that has the chance of improving one’s lifestyle. What other new tech do you use or want to use in your daily life?