This New Device Might Help You Catch Better Zzzs
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This New Device Might Help You Catch Better Zzzs

Did you know you spend a third of your life in bed? If you’re into the quantified self movement (which we totally are!), this is a huge chunk that you need to be tracking. While devices like the Jawbone UP are already on the market to help you get some data on your ZZZs, it can be a little counterproductive to wear a distracting device while you’re sleeping. Enter Beddit: a sleep tracker that attaches to your mattress, so you don’t have to wear the device, that’s designed to be unobtrusive while providing you with valuable info about your sleep. It’s like the Princess and the Pea, if the pea was an awesome device designed to help you sleep better, not worse!

So what exactly does Beddit track? The answer: well, a lot! It monitors your heart rate, sleep cycles, breathing (and snoring!), and movement. It also monitors environmental factors, like light and noise, that might be throwing off your rest. It provides you with a score, letting you know exactly what all those data points add up to and letting you track your improvement over time.

On top of that, having Beddit is like having a personal trainer for sleep! In addition to giving you lots of data to work with, Beddit provides personalized tips for getting more and better sleep. This isn’t your mother’s “glass of warm milk” (although that’s not a bad idea), these are actionable goals based off of real information about your personal sleep habits.

The device itself is minimally invasive — it’s basically like putting a sticker on your mattress. It connects to your phone via Bluetooth so you can have all the data it collects literally at your fingertips. It even has a smart alarm so you can get woken up at the lightest point in your cycle, ensuring less grogginess in your morning.

If you want to get your hands on one of these trackers, they’ll available for preorder over on Indiegogo for $99 so head over there and snag yours before the campaign ends!

Are you a quantified selfer? Are there any sleep tricks or devices we’re missing out on? Talk to us in the comments below.