Your immune system needs sleep. Don’t sacrifice it.

As society grows more conscious of our health and immune system, we thought it would be good to share data from previous scientific studies on sleep and the immune system.

Alarm Clocks: Is There a Better Way to Wake Up?

The majority of us depend on alarm clocks and they clearly are entrenched in modern life. Alarms keep us on schedule in a society that demands punctuality for work, school, and that early morning workout. Is there a better way to wake up?

Introducing Sleeping HRV Tracking

Our goal at SleepWatch is to help you sleep better. One way we aim to achieve this is by providing you with easy access to personalized insights that we believe can help reveal something important about your sleep and overall health. With more data at your disposal, you may be able to make better choices to help you achieve your best sleep. Our newest feature introduces the ability to track your Sleeping Heart Rate Variability (HRV). This new sleep metric—which is not the same measure as heart rate—may reveal unique attributes about your sleep quality and well-being.

Planning for a Good Night's Sleep

Here at SleepWatch, we have a keen interest in keeping up with the latest in sleep news and innovation. This week's articles cover tips things you can do throughout the day to improve your sleep, whether you can really “catch-up” on sleep, and falling asleep and staying asleep. For your reading pleasure, here are some of the articles the team has found interesting this week.

Even More to Help You Take Charge

The latest season of your favorite show just dropped for streaming, and it turns out every episode ends with a cliffhanger. Suddenly, you look at the clock, horrified at how late it got. The next day, your alarm buzzes. It’s wake-up time. You’re groggy and dragging yourself out of bed seems like the last thing you want to do. Sound familiar? We’re happy to announce new features to help you regain control.

Alcohol & Sleep - A Bad Combination

For years people have been under the impression a drink after work or a nightcap at bedtime would help them relax or perhaps better yet get a good night’s sleep. In fact, 20% of Americans currently use alcohol as their preferred sleep aid. Scientific evidence points to the fact that alcohol has complex effects on our sleep and in aggregate is detrimental to our health.

Anxious Because You Can't Sleep or Can't Sleep Because You're Anxious?

Here at SleepWatch, we have a keen interest in keeping up with the latest in sleep news and innovation. This week's articles cover the connection between sleep and anxiety and whether your fluffy companion can improve your sleep.

Start With Sleep Rhythm

Did you know that by simply going to bed and rising at the same time daily (Sleep Rhythm) you might be able to gain significant benefits? Sound too good to be true? Well, there's science behind those possibilities.

New in SleepWatch for the Apple Watch

In our continuing efforts to improve SleepWatch for all of our users, we are excited to announce some new features that we hope will improve your insight into sleep. You'll get feedback on the changes you are making with us and see how your data compares to SleepWatch users across the globe.

Premium: SleepWatch Score™, Comparisons, Reminders, Reports & More

Are you someone that gets a great night of sleep and ranks at the top of your peer group? Are you, instead, wrestling with sleep but don't know how your sleep is doing overall or how it changes day to day?

Women & Sleep, Are Women Getting Equal Treatment?

Research shows that women and men sleep differently. Women take longer to go to sleep (sleep latency), spend about 20 minutes longer in bed and spend more time in deep sleep than men.

Sleep: On the Nature of Larks & Owls in Their Modern Habitat

Have you ever wondered why some people hit the gym at 6:00am and others tell you they never go to sleep before midnight and prefer to sleep in until 10:00am or 11:00am? Why is it that some people love mornings, while others hate getting up? Which one is better for your body, anyway?

Restful Sleep & Tips on How to Get More

As a Sleep Watch user do you ever ask yourself, "What is normal restful sleep?" Do you wish you could see how your Sleep Watch "Total Restful Sleep Time" compares to other Sleep Watch users?

Sleep Deprivation Kills

As a pulmonary physician, I have inquired about symptoms of Sleep Apnea but rarely have I been concerned about how many hours my patients slept. More recently, data has shown that sleep is a third cornerstone to good health, alongside diet and exercise.

How to Sleep: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Did you get up this morning feeling somewhat-rested or not rested at all? Are you ordering that third cup of coffee mid-morning to keep your eyes open? Are you having trouble concentrating by early afternoon? These signs might suggest that you did not have a good night's sleep. Light seeping into your sleeping environment may be a factor in preventing a restful sleep.