What We're Reading at SleepWatch: Advantages and Limitations of Technology

What We're Reading at SleepWatch: Advantages and Limitations of Technology

Here at SleepWatch, we have a keen interest in keeping up with the latest in sleep news and innovation. This week's articles cover some amazing advancements in health technology as well as identifying limitations.

For your reading pleasure, here are some of the articles the team has found interesting this week.

Focus on Sleep Rhythm, Not Sleep Cycles, Says Sleep Researcher:

Psychology Today looks at popular sleep apps and addresses flaws in logic and design. They advise, “Don't worry about getting the "perfect" or optimal number of sleep cycles, per se. Don't even worry about waking up during the "right" stage of sleep.”

“Focus on keeping a regular schedule—your body likes predictability, which explains those creepy mornings you'll find yourself waking up just minutes before your alarm is scheduled to go off.”: Sleep Cycle App: Precise or Placebo

Atrial Fibrillation on the Apple Watch 4:

While not directly related to sleep, our team members all utilize the Apple Watch and are always excited by the release of new health-related features. When we heard about the ECG in the latest version of Apple Watch we were excited to brush up on ECG technology and how it could benefit us. In this article, What is Atrial Fibrillation, and Why is Your Watch Telling You About It? You can learn the basics of a-fib and how Watch could help you detect the condition.