Ever wonder if you’re getting the quality of sleep you think you’re getting? Have you considered purchasing one of those “miracle beds” that will amazingly turn your 5 hours of restless sleep into 5 hours of perfect dreamland?
I was just introduced to a new product called Zeo, a personal sleep coaching system that can help you track sleep patterns and thus, aid you in achieving a better night’s sleep. It looks like a very interesting concept and the technology is very cool. The practicality of it may be in question though. I’m not so sure how much I’d enjoy wearing a headband to sleep every night, but for some… it might be well worth it to achieve that perfect night’s sleep.
Here’s a little more info about the Zeo sleep coach system:
Zeo (www.myzeo.com), the world’s first personal sleep coach. The technology was developed by three Brown undergrads and finally was brought to fruition this past June. It’s the fist science-based sleep innovation that enables consumers to measure and manage sleep quality to achieve a better night’s rest over time. Zeo is designed to help consumers understand how they sleep, reveal habits, behaviors and target inhibitors. And, it’s as simple as replacing your old alarm clock with the Zeo bedside table display. A USB drive plugs into the side where you can then load data on your computer and track your sleep quality. It’s truly and industry frontrunner as there is nothing out there quite like this.
Five years ago, three Brown University undergraduates were curious enough about their sleep that they tried to come up with a way to track it. They had heard through different classes that if you wake up during a lighter phase of sleep, you will wake up feeling more refreshed and your performance may actually be impacted. They met with the top sleep scientists to try to figure out a way to measure sleep in your home, and they all said it was impossible.
The students proved everyone wrong.
Five years later, this June, they finally launched the Zeo Personal Sleep Coach.
Without getting too technical (though the founders explain): they found a way of using engineering, sleep science, sleep psychology and biology to track your personal sleep patterns in your home using a soft headband with silverized fabric sensors that measure your brainwaves and wirelessly transmit them to a bedside display. In real time, your sleep patterns (hours in deep, REM, light and wake) are revealed on the display, and in the morning, you get a single score – your ZQ – which measures the quality, length and depth of your sleep.
The technology goes deeper: Once people started testing Zeo’s technology in beta a couple years ago, they were fascinated. But, they wanted more. Now that they knew how much deep and REM sleep they were getting and how many times throughout the night they were waking up (usually without knowing), they were eager to see how they could improve this in order to get more quality sleep and feel better during the day. See how it works…
This is how the Zeo on-line coaching program was born. The company created an interactive web site (www.myzeo.com) that uses your personalized sleep data to track your progress sleeping. There’s a journaling component that allows you to tell Zeo what you’re doing during the day so we can see how it’s affecting your sleep at night. Zeo acts as a scale for your bedroom, while the coaching is your personal trainer.
In just a few short months on the market, Zeo has received international acclaim and is being used in numerous sleep studies and labs, including the largest study ever conducted among college students at Cornell.
More Info: Visit MyZeo.com