Beddit Sleep Monitor
In the past I have tried skull caps, arm bands and various other devices they all claim I sleep well even when ‘not in bed’.
A 3cm wide and 64cm long strip of a thin plastic type material goes under your bottom sheet in a position around the buttock to chest area. This strip ends in what looks like an early iPod – but with no screen – and hard wired out of the base of this is a 1.8metre long round USB lead ending in a standard USB plug that fits in a – provided – standard 13amp plug.
The other part is a downloaded App from either the iOS or Google Store. There is a small five language guide in the box with ten pages in English.
During my test period I received a overall sleep score of between 37 and 72. The later was the occasional ‘good’ night for me the former was what I call my ‘norm’ if you consider your aim is 100 you see the deficiency.
After each night’s sleep it analyses the night and gives you total sleep time, heart rate during that time, with the highest and lowest figure and a graph showing these figures. Number of breathes per minute and then a vertical graph showing the night from start to end with depth of sleep in colour –in my case grey and blue – with white stripes when you left the bed for visits to the bathroom. It even gives the number of minutes snoring during the night.
All the above figure would be useful to a specialist to help analyse sleep patterns. In fact Beddit offers various one line words of advice ‘improvement ideas’ and ‘tips’.
So far everything is positive and the negatives are few. The Beddit strip needs to be connected to a power outlet whenever in use. Your SmartPhone needs to be on so for those who get lots of emails, texts and calls I suggest silencing them or you will be woken.
I found with the SmartPhone taking Bluetooth data all the time meant that around 40% of the phones battery was used during the night.
One possible idea would be a second charge port on the supplied 13amp plug front so that the SmartPhone can be on charge so you wake up with a full phone ready for the day ahead.
I have nothing but praise for Beddit as it gives all the information I want in an easy to follow manner, yes when I have had the odd ‘good’ night I know it and when I have my more normal ‘poor’ night everyone knows it but now I have the statistics to prove it.
In fact the only minus point I found was the amount of battery used on my SmartPhone without that I would be suggesting the rarely awarded 5x5 award.
If you sleep well then Beddit is not for you, for all those like me who sleep badly it may help it may not but at least you have the figures to prove how badly you sleep. Of course if you are married or have a partner they know that already.
The Beddit is available from the link below for £163.33 with free delivery.
It is also available from the Beddit Store for $149 but there maybe a delivery charge on that.
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