WHAT IT IS
It’s no secret that a good night’s sleep will help you to perform better. Studies suggest that adequate rest improves focus, reaction time, energy levels which can thereby increase athletic performance and help prevent injury. Trainers and coaches can use this information to help schedule practices and travel to insure their athletes are performing at their best. Simply put, by measuring and managing sleep patterns, we can initiate changes that translate into winning results.
HOW IT WORKS
Typically carried out in sleep labs, clinicians can monitor one’s sleep patterns through electrodes placed on the body and tracking sleep disturbances. This method provides the most accurate data on sleep behaviour, however, sleeping in a quiet clinic/lab setting, away from regular life disturbances, doesn’t give a full picture. There are several wearable devices available in today’s market that offer an alternative solution to evaluating one’s sleep performance, but many of these devices lack reliable data. The system we use, however, relies on a wrist-worn accelerometer to gain valuable insight into a person’s sleep patterns and is 93% accurate when compared to sleep lab results. The best part is, the device can be worn in just about any scenario (waterproof, and unobtrusive) which means you can track sleep patterns over the course of a couple weeks for a complete picture of how your sleep (or lack thereof) is impacting your performance.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- Using a wearable device means we can successfully monitor sleep in real-life scenarios, for an extended period of time
- Water-proof and durable construction can be worn during most physical activity