Why this blog and research?

I’m tracking my sleep for more then a year now, since August 2010 with ZEO device, fascinating experience to learn so much about yourself. 

In addition I started to extend the experiment with 10 colleagues from Howest – March 2011, which is also a rich experience, more on that later.

All this lead to my interest in sleeping patterns and day performance with other people as well, hence my research project on ‘sleeping with technology’ in a ALWAYS ON society we are living in lately.

There are a lot of tracking apps and devices out there. I tested a few like LARK and ZEO, plus some Iphone apps as well. So far ZEO is still my favorit, because its detailed information, the scientific background, accurate measuring trough sensors checking your brainwaves. Lark and other Iphone apps I used simultanously do give a good report too, but no info on REM and DEEP sleep, which is very important in tracking your sleep quality. The latter apps are all based on movement.

And more then anything else I don’t like my Iphone in my bedroom environment unless I’m traveling, At home I want to keep it clean from tablets or phones. Although I’m tempted lately to watch series on my Ipad before going to bed, bad habit ;-).

 

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