5 Reasons to Track Your Sleep
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sleep Number. All opinions are 100% mine.
Technology has progressed in such a way that it is actually possible to monitor your sleep and improve your quality of life based on the data. As someone who wakes up tired almost every morning, I’m keen to try it.
According to a recent Sleep Number® survey, Americans are getting an average of 6.7 hours of sleep which is well below the recommended 8 hours.
If you think about it, tracking diet and exercise is so common these days so why aren’t we tracking our sleep, too?
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Good Reasons to Monitor Sleep
1. It’s Easy
Nowadays, tracking sleep is easy. There is nothing to wear, nothing to turn on with a system like Sleep Number’s SleepIQ® technology which works directly with the DualAir™ technology inside your SLEEP NUMBER® bed to monitor average breathing rate, average heart rate and movement. All you have to do is sleep!
2. It Puts You in Control
Through active monitoring, over time you’ll begin to see how activities throughout your day combined with habits impact sleep. Knowledge is power and better habits are more likely to develop as a result.
3. You Could Feel Better
I don’t need to tell you that a good night of sleep makes you feel great the following day. You, like me, may notice an elevated mood, increased energy, better concentration among other benefits.
4. The Adjustments Might Be Simpler Than You Think
You’ll be able to see whether or not you’re sleeping better with a certain kind of pillow, with the TV off before bedtime or without that afternoon cup of coffee.
5. It’s Good For Your Health
The list of benefits is quite long but The National Institutes of Health says that risk of obesity drops when we’re well-rested as fatigue stimulates appetite in order to generate more energy. Good sleep also enhances our immune systems to help fight off colds and viruses.
I was in the Sleep Number store today and they mentioned it may be possible for me to add this system to the Sleep Number bed already in our guest bedroom. Otherwise, it comes with new beds. Use the Sleep Number store locator to fine a store near you. I will tell you that the store was busy with people testing out their sleep numbers (mine is 50) and the SleepIQ system.
The system is also available for kids. I would absolutely love to get a better handle on my daughter’s sleeping habits as I’m worried that she’s not getting enough sleep.
Do you track your sleep?