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Meet Zeo, Your Personal Sleep Coach! 30 Days of Hope Giveaway

Introducing… Zeo – your personal sleep coach!

Zeo's Bedside Unit

Zeo is a tool that helps you track your sleep patterns. It comes with this bedside unit, that includes a clock and an alarm clock, as well as a headband that tracks your sleep. The bedside unit collects information about how you slept, including your total time asleep, the amount of time it takes you to fall asleep, how much time you spent in each sleep phase (light, deep, and REM sleep), and how many times you woke up during the night. That information is displayed on the unit, but you can then upload it to the My Zeo website, and it will give you tips on how to improve your sleep.
The neat thing about it is that you can track your life and the things that affect your sleep (drink too much coffee? not getting enough exercise? eating things you shouldn’t at night?), and then make changes and track what’s actually working.

Here’s a sample graph that shows exactly how you’ve slept during the night:

Graph illustrates how you've been sleeping

I’ve been using Zeo for a couple weeks so far and I find the data absolutely fascinating. It has been showing me that while I am not sleeping very many hours (average 5.5), I do get a fair amount of REM and deep sleep. However, I’m also waking up a lot. Is this due to pain? Maybe. Studies have shown that people with chronic pain tend to have what’s called “microarousals,” which are when your sleep changes from deep to light but you don’t really wake up. These changes in sleep don’t usually cause problems for people without pain…. but for people with chronic pain they can be disruptive.  I will continue tracking my sleep, and will report back in several weeks with the results.
The best thing about Zeo, in my opinion, is that it enables patients like us to measure and evaluate data that can have a direct positive effect on our lives. I’m a firm believer that knowledge is power, and that participating in your own health care is absolutely necessary to thriving with a chronic condition.

How to Use Zeo

I’ve also written a guest post on Zeo’s blog today: It’s All in Your Head: TMJ, Chronic Pain, and Sleep
And now, for the giveaway!  To win your own Zeo, enter below:Read More »Meet Zeo, Your Personal Sleep Coach! 30 Days of Hope Giveaway

Back Again by Popular Demand – Mintiva TMJ Pain Relief Cream! – 30 Days of Hope Giveaways Week Four

Back again this week – Mintiva TMJ Pain Relief Cream! 🙂 Just a reminder – we also have a coupon code: 20% off: MYTMJSPECIAL (redeem on their website). Mintiva TMJ Pain Relief Cream is a topical pain relief cream made specifically for TMJ disorder patients.… Read More »Back Again by Popular Demand – Mintiva TMJ Pain Relief Cream! – 30 Days of Hope Giveaways Week Four

Core Deluxe Water Pillow

Another chance to win a great pillow!
The Core Deluxe Water Pillow is a water filled chamber that is enclosed in a cotton fiber cushion. The water chamber is fillable for different levels of support… but like an inner tube, the middle part doesn’t fill up, so it supports your neck and head properly.  Here is what Core Products had to say about the pillow:

  • Sateen Cotton Cover feels cool and gentle against the skin.

The water pillow’s chamber is removable for mess-free filling. The handy support guide makes it easy to choose the correct water level for the firmness desired.
The oval-shaped displacement panel quiets the sound of the water, which is prevented from flowing into the center of the pillow, creating a recessed area that keeps the neck supported.
You can buy this pillow (& other Core pillows/products, like the Body Control Head Wrap) on Amazon: Core Deluxe Water Pillow
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