What a Sleep Expert Thinks of Sleep Trackers
The pandemic not only disrupted sleep but may have also triggered an uptick in the use of wearable tech. Sleep tracking was featured at the Cardiovascular Health Tech virtual conference 2022, sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society technical committee on Cardiopulmonary Systems and Physiology-Based Engineering. Medscape caught up with presenter Kelly Glazer Baron, PhD, MPH, DBSM, an associate professor at the University of Utah and a clinical psychologist specializing in behavioral sleep medicine.
@jaya Devices that go under the pillow are extremely poor at deciphering sleep from wake time, which is really the main goal. They are best at detecting when you get into the bed and when you get out. But even then, there isn't good evidence that they do that accurately when there are two people in the bed.