It’s not quite a polysomnogram, but it’s close. And you can easily install it in your own bed at home, and use it to track your sleep quality every night. They call it a smart bed, and for people with sleep disorders like snoring, it’s a very smart idea.
Introducing the Beddit
The Beddit, as it is called, is a thin sensor that can be placed on your mattress below your sheets. It is connected to any low-power USB for power and data sharing, though it is also Bluetooth compatible and can transmit data to your smartphone, where an app is used to track and display the results.
The bed can monitor both you and your sleeping environment to evaluate your sleep quality, sleep environment, and make suggestions about how to improve sleep. It is set up to monitor:
This can help you know how long you’re sleeping, how well you’re sleeping, and whether you’re snoring.
The Beddit’s Value
The value of the Beddit is in its ability to give you a lot of basic information about your sleep patterns and sleep environment. It is not a substitute for a sleep test, and it won’t tell you if you have sleep apnea, although it’s possible apneic events could be identified on the app, you shouldn’t use the information from Beddit to guide medical decisions.
It could, however, be used to help you fine-tune your sleep environment so that you might sleep better tonight. It might also provide some useful information about how well a snoring treatment is working. The original Beddit was sold as a professional tool, and has been used by doctors and hospitals for about 18 months. For this purpose, it may be a better tool than the sleep apnea apps that cannot provide you with original data about your sleep quality.
To learn more about ways to monitor and improve your sleep, please contact the Advanced Sleep Treatment Center in Omaha.