Even with 3 hours of sleep, I rarely wake up exhausted. However, I did wonder if I was getting, what they call, “a good nights rest”. It always sounded cool and I would hear people in conversation talk about this “good nights rest”. So naturally I wanted to know where I could buy one because I wanted it. Apparently, Amazon doesn’t sell “a good nights rest” but whatever. I did figure out getting “a good nights rest” comes from actually sleeping.
Obviously, I do sleep but there’s a difference between a restful sleep and restless sleep. Restless sleep includes lots of tossing and turning, and your occasional snoring. However, like most people I have no clue what goes on once my eyes close for the night. I got my hands on a Beddit sleep tracker, and decided to try it out. there are quite a few wearables out there that can track sleep, but the Beddit actually is fixed to your mattress and syncs to your smartphone via Bluetooth.
Upon opening the box and seeing the product, I immediately became skeptical. I couldn’t imagine how such a thin strip of plastic was going to monitor my sleep rhythm, but I went with it. The installation is super simple. There’s a strip of paper that you have to pull off to reveal the sticky side. Then stick it on the mattress, underneath the sheets at chest height and you’re done ; extremely idiot-proof. The only thing that you have to make sure of is, that you have an outlet next to your bed because the product won’t work unless it’s plugged into a power source. I don’t have an outlet next to my bed so I used the USB port of my laptop as the power source and it worked it worked perfectly.
Once I did the hard labor of installing Beddit, I then downloaded the Beddit app onto my iPhone and was impressed with the platform of the app. It is very clean, and simple to use. The layout for the alarm I think could be a bit fancier. It’s a real basic look compared to the rest of the app but then again it’s just an alarm. While setting up my profile it asked for my “sleep time goal”, which is the amount of sleep I need daily. I tried to input 4-5 hours but it doesn’t allow that because the average amount of sleep an adult needs is 6 hours (who knew), so I just put 6 hours. So, now it was time to see what this thing does.
I didn’t get much sleep my first night of using the product (4.04 hrs) because I had a late night and early morning. This made sleep score a 48, which is apparently bad. The sleep score is based off of the sleep time goal that you set in the beginning. The objective is to get the indicator in the green zone at all times. The app shows more stats on my sleep for the night like: HR, sleep efficiency, respiration etc. The app also shows you the amount of time where your body was restless, awake, and time you spent snoring during the night. Which I think is pretty cool.
I used this product for about a week now and I do have to say that I am pretty impressed with it. It’s not a product that I was looking for or thought that I would really need, but it is defiantly a great tool to have if I wanted get good sleep regimen going. Would I recommend this to anyone in my circle? Probably not. Like I said, it’s just not something that I really need, at least not at the moment. Although if you’re someone that is looking for a product that is going help them understand what their body is up to while they’re sleeping, then this is the product for you.
Beddit sleep tracker is available now at the amazon store for $149.99