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FitBit

I've been having sleep problems, which has been exacerbated by my constant traveling.

 

Sleep is a complex issue... it has a major impact on the rest of life. It's also hard for an individual to think about, because you're, well, asleep. I'm trying out a variety of sleep aids, ranging from earplugs, pillows, pills, exercise, etc... etc... One of my first observations is it's hard for me to actually assess how well they are working.

 

I've not been convinced a traditional sleep clinic will be terribly useful, because it doesn't mimic my natural environment. I came across the FitBit, which is an accelerometer pedometer, which can be attached to one's wrist at night. It tracks your movement and gives you a quantitative measure of your sleep length and quality. I'm going to be comparing the different sleep aid methods and figuring out what works best for me.

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Taken on December 23, 2009