How to Read Sleep Data - What to Do with It

Sleep Data – How to Read It (and What to Do with It)

We are living in the age of tech. It surrounds us, for better or for worse. Sometimes it leads to bad stuff: like being able to answer work emails around the clock, which can lead to stress. Sometimes it leads to great stuff: like foam for bed mattresses from Nectar. We simply can’t get enough time sleeping on their four different kinds of memory foam built into every mattress.

One new area of research has been sleep tech. Our phones have apps to track our sleep, our smart watches can track our pulse rate and breathing, even our tablets have ways of tracking our fitness! That’s all well and good, but data is only good when you apply it to a problem in an effective manner, sort of like how Nectar used data to figure out the solution to the foam for bed mattresses problem. They developed a tencel cooling cover to keep you cool, even when enjoying the best premium memory foam.

So how do we interpret all of our health data and let it guide us in our decision making? We here at the Nectar blog took an internet deep dive to see if we could decipher what it all means, and how it can affect your life. Hint: It’s always a great idea to sleep on foam for bed mattresses, especially a Nectar. Nectar’s mattresses don’t ever sacrifice quality, and consistently stay at a great price point.

Don’t Fall Prey to Overestimation

Many sleep trackers are mostly monitoring your movement and breathing while you lie on your foam for bed mattresses. That means that you may be awake for a significant portion of the time while your watch thinks you’re sleeping. Overestimation is a big problem when it comes to figuring out how much time you’re actually sleeping.

“The way these devices work is they determine wake versus sleep by when you’re even moving, so supposed wake, or when you’re asleep, so less movement, ” says Cathy Goldstein, a sleep scientist at the University of Michigan. “As you can imagine, the problem is if you’re laying there completely still, but awake, as happens through part of the night.”

If it doesn’t feel completely accurate, try subtracting a half hour from what the watch has estimated. This can lead you to a more effective sleep schedule.

Common Sense is Best

As always, while data is great, it’s always best to listen to your body. If you’re feeling tired when you wake up in the morning, then get more sleep! The time you spend buying foam for bed mattresses can go a long way to determining how sound of sleep you’re getting, so shop around! We think you’ll be hard pressed to find a deal better than Nectar mattresses, and with a forever warranty, that’s a sale that you know you’re going to want to make. See? Sometimes sleep technology can be a beautiful thing, especially when it manifests as new foam for bed mattresses. Happy sleeping!