New Alternatives To The Zeo
This will be my first time posting, and I made an account because I felt very inclined to share what I've found with the rest of this very generous community; without further ado, time to dive in. A short backstory...
I use Sleepcycle, and have been enjoying it for over half a year now. The process of waking up has become much more effortless, and I have become an early(er) riser as a result, despite staying up late into the night. The 99 cents has more than paid for itself in increased productivity.
While I have not invested my money in either the beddit or the zeo, two products, the latter no longer a viable option and the former an expensive what appears to be, jock strap, with a limited functionality in the alarm and quantified self department. This slightly biased view could be based on personal testimonials, which I know are not empirically valid. My aim is to spark a discussion on a new player into this sleep "game" that others may not be aware of.
Linked above is a new sleep tracker, Sense, a powerful device that fits in the palm of your hand. It works much the same way as Sleepcycle. Tracking sleep via an app and giving a "score" or numerical value based upon an accelerometer. It also wakes at the optimal time, so as to reduce grogginess that is experienced by conventional methods of waking.
A few things I noticed that would be valuable to note:
- It does not go near or under the pillow, the "pill" which is the transmitter is much farther away than a phone would be, and is much smaller. This could make EMF exposure minimal if not nonexistent. To my knowledge, EMF exposure would hereby interfere with sleep quality, or in the very least pose other risks. [I am slightly uninformed here, any knowledge tossed my way would be amazing]
- It has functionality to sync with multiple "pills" so that two(or more) people can track their sleep on the same device.
- Based on the illustrations, it could provide better insight into how to eliminate varying disturbances to improve a better nights sleep.
Thanks to anyone who has read this far, this project looks very interesting, and I would enjoy to hear what the rest of the community has to say on what appears to be quite the potent piece of technology.