For as long as I remember I have ad trouble with my sleep. When I was a youth getting to sleep was impossible, therefore waking up was impossible. Now however its all a bit mixed up. Some nights I want to sleep at 10pm others not until 3am. This therefore ends up in abnormal awakening times. All of this results in a really bad pattern, not just for sleeping, but for eating, working and exercising. It effects routine and stability. It has been proven that lack of sleep can be really bad for your health as can oversleeping. This is where the S Plus comes in.
Sleep deprivation can lead to higher risk of chronic health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. According to Harvard Medical School, for people with hypertension, one night without enough sleep can cause elevated blood pressure all through the next day. (NHS.com)
Oversleeping has been linked to a host of medical problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and increased risk of death. (WebMD.com)
My sleeping issues have always been linked to my anxiety and depression. Or so the doctors say. I have always tried natural ways to sort out my routine, however have massively failed. That is maybe because young life got in the way. I mean what teenager has a stable sleep routine anyways right! However now I am settled I would love to settle my sleeping issues also.
What Is The S+ by ResMed?
The S+ by ResMed is the first wireless sleep tracker. Unlike activity trackers you do not have to wear anything round your wrist. Meaning its super sensitive sensors tap into your breathing to monitor how you sleep. Not only this but you’ll get tailored feedback from S+ after your first night’s sleep, along with tips on improving sleep conditions in your bedroom. While you’re learning about your sleep environment and how to improve it, the experts behind S+ will spend a few days collecting and analysing your information, and then send you personalised feedback and suggestions based on your sleep patterns.
In this post I am going to go through my first week, and the feedback that I have been given. Throughout next week I will take that information on board and see whether this improves my sleep. You only really start getting feedback around 3 days after using the S+, so I will start from there.
DAY 4: Tracking – Awakenings
The first few days my sleep score was in the range of 80-90. However this is when my partner was away. Here you can see how much more your sleep can be disrupted when sleeping side by side with a loved one. I had 7 disruptions throughout the night!
ADVICE – IT HAPPENS : You woke up 7 times last night. Here are some tips that may help. 1) Once in bed if you are not asleep within 20 mins get out of bed. 2) Do not return to bed until you feel you can sleep. 3) Once in bed, repeat step 1. 4)Do not use your bed for anything else other than sleep or sex. 5) Wake up at the same time every day (Weekends you can lie in). 6) Don’t nap
DAY 5: Tracking – Deep Sleep
ADVICE – COOL DOWN NATURALLY : Your deep sleep was short last night at 51 mins. Average for your age is 1:21. One solution is to have a hot bath an hour and a half before bed. Heating your body and allowing it to cool naturally helps accelerate your sleep processes.
DAY 6: Tracking – Awakenings
ADVICE – UNEASY LIES IN YOUR HEAD : You woke up 7 times. The average for your age is 4. This can often be a result of unresolved conflict or too much excitement which rises back to the surface as your sleep drive lessens over the course of the night. Assign some worry time facing your worries head on. Mind clear was designed for this purpose.
DAY 7: Tracking – Time To Sleep
ADVICE – EXERCISE TIMING : You took over an hour to fall asleep. People your age fall asleep within 21 mins. Exercise is great for helping you fall asleep, but needs to be done at the right time. Exercise within 3 hours of bedtime can make it harder for you to fall asleep since it activates your heart and stimulates your brain. If you are going to exercise intensively the best time to do it is in the morning or between 5-7 pm.
DAY 8: Tracking – Awakenings
ADVICE – TAKE A WALK : You woke up 7 times. Exercise is so effective and is often used as a treatment for insomnia. For the first night try light exercise such as walking as it can help reduce the length of time it takes you to fall asleep. However vigorous activity takes longer to have an effect.
DAY 9: Tracking – Duration
ADVICE – TAKE A BRISK STROLL NOW : Try and fit in some exercise to lengthen your sleep time. Why not take a stroll on your lunch break.
DAY 10: Assessing – Sleep
I only got a sleep fact for today as my sleep score was an amazing 92. It looks like their tips are working. Lets see if it can stay like that next week and I will give you my results and conclusion of the S+.
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