Introducing… Zeo – your personal sleep coach!
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:
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.
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:
For more information about Zeo, I highly recommend that you visit their website to read about how you can improve your sleep.
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I agree!! I had no idea this even existed!!
I wear a splint at night and that really helps me. If I forget to wear it the pressure on my teeth causes them to ache all day and can make it hard to chew. Without it my jaw is more likely to hurt and lock up. So far that has been the only help I’ve had.
wow! looks great!
This would be great!
oh my, this is just awesome!
this is such a cool invention!
What an amazing machine. Since I’ve been diagnosed I haven’t really improved my sleep – its more of an understanding why I’ve never slept well and why I’m so tired all the time.
This looks a technological marvel.Who would not like to improve his sleep esp. tmj sufferers? Technology is so much a part of our lifestyle and therefore this is quite imperative for sufferers.For tmj sufferers like me sleep is disturbed by severe clenching and poor posture of head, neck and shoulders. Even when I am sleeping I feel quite stressed and when get up the condition is quite severe.I would love to win this.
I would love to know if the small amount of sleep I get is at least quality sleep. Have heard lots of good things about this product!
Definitely could use this! 🙂
I love that it doubles as a clock/alarm clock as well.
the doctors want me to go to a sleep clinic and I keep telling them that a sleep clinic is not the way to track your sleep. They give a person the most advantageous sleep conditions, then track your sleep. The pattern there has noting to do with your pattern at home, that’s where sleep should be monitored. I want one of these, so I can go to the sleep clinic and show the differences.
this is now on my facebook page as well, I really need this!
What a great idea, thanks for letting us know about this!