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SleepRate claims to have 85% success rate helping insomniacs get to sleep

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Posted in Science on 25th Jan, 2014 12:18 AM by AlexMuller

SleepRate released a heart rate monitor and mobile app today built on patented sleep analysis algorithms that emerged out of the sleep clinic at Stanford’s School of Medicine. The company claims SleepRate has seen an 85% success rate in studies.

 
“Short term sleep issues affect work and day-to-day activities, while chronic insomnia may lead to a surge in serious health problems such as coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, and/or injury from accidents,” said SleepRate’s founder, Dr. Anda Baharav.
 
“Physicians focus on detecting medical causes of poor sleep, yet this disregards psycho-physiological and environmental issues that compromise sleep and account for as much as 85% of all cases. SleepRate uncovers all three causes and deals with the last two — psycho-physiological and environmental sleep disruptors.”
 
SleepRate is based on “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia” (CTBI), which it exclusively licensed from Stanford. This approach identifies the root cause of your poor sleep by analyzing your heart rate over the course of five nights.
 
Using the $99 heart rate monitor and app, SleepRate tracks your sleep and automatically provides daily reports of your “sleep structure” with information about overall sleep quality, sleep onset, total time in bed, total sleep time, stress levels, arousals, awakenings, sleep stages, environmental disturbances, and snoring.
 
The app will also wake you up with an alarm at the “optimal” time based on your heart rate monitor, although this may not go over well with your boss if that time is 2 in the afternoon.
 
SleepRate then uses all this data to create a personalized sleep improvement plan, making recommendations that could help you fall asleep more easily and stay asleep. These “sleep goals” could include waking up at the same time every day and “conditioning” the connection of bed with sleep (meaning don’t work in bed).

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-25
+3
Sleep is essential for normal life and needs to taken seriously. Anything that can help regulate sleep and restore proper functions for people with insomnia is most welcome - this app needs further testing before we celebrate
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-25
+2
There is a need to replace sleeping pills. Sleeping pills create dependency, have side effects, and don’t address the underlying issues of insomnia. This could be a very helpful alternative. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-25
+1
Yes, mobile technology has opened up a new possibilities for insomnia treatment and a number of apps and gadgets have emerged designed to help us sleep better.
This is an active and competitive area.
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-25
+0
The mobile technology could help overcome challenges of CBTI -it has been difficult to deliver due to a lack of trained clinicians. Smartphones can provide great assistance to move on from pills to CBTI Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-25
+0
Yes, Basis will give a “personal sleep score” that measures overall sleep quality. It will track healthy habits like whether you have a consistent bed time or waking time so that changes can be made for further improvements Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-25
+0
Basis Science is starting to figure out its audience. It has a loyal following of geeks who don’t mind paying extra for a multi-sensor fitness tracking watch. And it has figured out that those geeks aren’t getting enough sleep. Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-25
+2
Insomnia is a huge problem. Exhaustion due to poor sleep is linked to motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters, and medical and other occupational errors with an enormous costs in lost productivity. Tackling this is important! Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-25
+1
I think that sensors and apps can help patients record information to make it easier for doctors to understand their disease process and can possibly help with clinical decisions involving treatment.
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-25
+0
Even so. Perhaps we also need more education about the healthy lifestyle together with all these apps and sensors - we need to know much more before we just look at numbers Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-25
+1
We also now know more why is sleep so important. There is a good evidence that sleep is important because it weakens the connections among brain cells to save energy, avoid cellular stress, and maintain the ability of neurons to respond selectively to stimuli. This knowledge should also help to tackle sleep disorders.
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-25
+0
It would be great to find out about the possibly that sleep has a crucial role during development, a time of intense learning and massive remodeling of brain. Reply
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