Recently, I haven’t been sleeping well. We all go through times like this where for whatever reason you just don’t sleep well. You may have trouble falling asleep, the sleep may not be very restful, you may not be getting enough, or you may even be getting too much. Generally, I have no idea why I am sleeping poorly which is really frustrating because there is not a whole lot I can do about it, other than take some sleeping pills.
With all of the apps and gadgets flooding the market, there are tons of things you can buy now that will monitor your sleep and claim to help you sleep better in some way. One of these devices takes an interesting approach at improving your sleep: it monitors your heart.
SleepRate is a cloud based mobile service that allows customers to monitor their sleep using many widely available heart-rate monitors. Using the ECG that these monitors can detect, SleepRate can analyze your sleeping patterns, and help suggest solutions to improve your sleep.
I love that the system is “device agnostic” as they like to refer to it. You are not tied to their one offering that may not fit your exact needs. They simply provide a service using devices that many people already have, and their compatibility list for both iOS and Android devices is growing everyday. They just recently announced compatibility with Zephyr, RunKeeper, Wearlink, and Wahoo ANT+.
Sleep is one of the most essential parts of our lifestyle, and it is really no surprise that your heart could provide vital information to how well you are sleeping. Now with the SleepRate system you can have access to that information to improve the way you sleep, and help improve your overall health.