Sleep data from fitness trackers help with health

3 MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ARE 3 SPORTING FITNESS TRACKERS THESE 3 DAYS BUT THEY DO SO MUCH MORE 3 THAN TRACK YOUR ACTIVITY THEY 3 ALSO COLLECT 3 DATA ON YOUR SLEEP

3 DOCTOR FRANK MCGEORGE SPOKE WITH 3 A SLEEP EXPERT TO LEARN THE 3 BEST WAYS 3 TO USE THIS INFORMATION TO GET A 3 BETTER NIGHT'S SLEEP 3 3 "I SLEEP 8 TO 9 HOURS AT NIGHT, 3 AND IT'S A PRIORITY FOR ME

" 3 DOCTOR CATHY GOLDSTEIN IS 3 PASSIONATE ABOUT 3 SLEEP 3 SHE'S A NEUROLOGIST AT THE 3 UNIVERSITY OF 3 MICHIGAN SLEEP DISORDER CENTER 3 "MOST PEOPLE NEED AT LEAST 7 TO 3 8 HOURS OF SLEEP, BUT THE 3 REALITY IS, 3 YOU'RE NOT AS PRODUCTIVE OF A 3 PERSON, YOU'RE NOT AS HAPPY AS A 3 PERSON, AND YOU'RE NOT AS 3 HEALTHY AS A PERSON WITHOUT 3 SUFFICIENT 3 SLEEP" 3 SHE CAUTIONS MOST ACTIVITY 3 TRACKERS TEND TO 3 3 3 3 OVERESTIMATE OUR SLEEP TIME 3 "THE WAY THESE DEVICES WORK IS 3 THERE COMPLETELY STILL AS 3 HAPPENS 3 THROUGH PART OF THE NIGHT

" 3 BUT GOLDSTEIN SAYS ANYTHING THAT 3 MAKES YOU 3 3 3 3 MORE AWARE OF HOW MUCH SLEEP 3 YOU'RE GETTING CAN BE HELPFUL 3 "IF YOU'RE REGULARLY CLOCKING 3 LESS THAN 7 HOURS OF SLEEP, 3 THERE'S A 3 3 3 3 PROBLEM AND YOU NEED TO START 3 DEVOTING MORE TIME TO SLEEP 3 THEY'RE LITERALLY GIVING YOU A 3 WAKEUP CALL" 3 3 3 3 THE DATA CAN ALSO HELP YOU SPOT 3 CONNECTIONS 3 BETWEEN LACK OF SLEEP AND 3 OTHER HEALTH FACTORS 3 3 3 3 "IF YOU'RE TRYING TO TRACK YOUR 3 DURATION, AND HOW IT RELATES TO 3 THOSE OTHER OUTCOMES" 3 3 3 3 GOLDSTEIN SAYS ONE OF THE MOST 3 USEFUL NEW 3 FEATURES OF SLEEP TRACKERS AND 3 SMART PHONES IS FOCUSED ON 3 HELPING YOU MAINTAIN A 3 CONSISTENT SLEEP SCHEDULE 3 KEEPING YOUR BEDTIME AND WAKE 3 TIME THE SAME

3 EVEN ON WEEKENDS CAN 3 DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE YOUR SLEEP 3 3 3 3 "PEOPLE CAN HAVE SOMETHING 3 CALLED SOCIAL JET LAG, WHERE YOU 3 PUSH YOUR GET UP TIMES ABOUT 2-3 3 HOURS LATER ON THE WEEKENDS SO 3 SUNDAY NIGHT WHEN YOU LAY DOWN 3 IT'S LIKE YOU'RE FLYING FROM LA 3 BACK 3 TO NEW YORK SO IT'S A BIG 3 PROBLEM" 3 ULTIMATELY, GOLDSTEIN SAYS IT'S 3 NOT DATA BUT 3 DEDICATION THAT WILL IMPROVE 3 YOUR SLEEP THE MOST 3 "SPEND 8 HOURS AT A MINIMUM 3 ATTEMPTING AT SLEEP AVOID BRIGHT 3 LIGHT PARTICULARLY THAT FROM 3 ELECTRONICS BEFORE SUNDOWN AND 3 WAKE UP AT THE SAME TIME EVERY 3 DAY EVEN ON THE WEEKENDS TO 3 STABILIZE THAT INTERNAL CLOCK

3 THAT WORKS BETTER THAN ANY 3 PILLOW ANY MATTRESS ANY APP ANY 3 WEARABLE ON THE MARKET IN 3 IMPROVING YOUR 3 3 3 3 SLEEP" 3 3 3 3 3 3 THAT WAS DOCTOR FRANK MCGEORGE 3 REPORTING 3 EXPERTS ALSO SAY THAT IF YOU 3 STILL DON'T FEEL RESTED AFTER 3 YOUR ACTIVITY 3 TRACKER SHOWS YOU ARE GETTING 3 SUFFICIENT SLEEP

YOU MAY BE 3 SUFFERING 3 FROM A SLEEP DISORDER AND 3 SHOULD SEE YOUR DOCTOR OR A 3 SLEEP 3

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