Tracking Sleep And Sleepless Nights
- heart rate
- breathing rate
- deep sleep
- light sleep
- number of times you awoke
- time to get to sleep
- time out of bed
Why Are These Vitals Important?
Your resting heart rate should beat between 60 and 100 beats per minute. Should your heartbeat beat outside of a normal range, this is important information to share with your doctor. It could be an indication of heart issues. EarlySense Live will alert of you heartbeats outside of a certain range (which is customizable).
An average adult’s resting breathing rate is between 12 to 20 breaths per minute. EarlySense Live tracks breaths anytime you are in your bed. An abrupt change in your resting breathing rate could indicate that you should see a doctor or that you should use an inhaler if you have asthma.
The EarlySense Live app charts your breathing and heart rate. Breaks in your breathing could indicate sleep apnea.
Adults should sleep between 7 and 8 hours a night and 20-25% of this time should be in REM. By reviewing your sleep monitoring data, you can pinpoint your REM time and areas for improvement.
- Plug in the power cord into an outlet and plug the other end into the EarlySense Live disc. A green light will appear on the disc.
- Place the disc under your upper mattresses, 6 inches away from the side of the bed, and center it just below where your shoulders will be when you sleep.
- Download the EarlySense Live app, sign up, and connect to your sensor. The sensor connects to your phone through Bluetooth.
Live Sleep Score
How the Sleep Score is Calculated
- Total time asleep
- Sleep efficiency (the ratio of the total sleep over total time in bed)
- Amount of time to fall asleep
- Number of times you woke up during the night
- Number of times you left your bed
- Amount of time spent in deep sleep
- Percentage of time you spent in REM sleep (dreaming typically)
The higher your sleep score, the better sleep quality you had. In addition, looking at the Sleep Efficiency percentage gives you a good idea of your sleep quality.
Sleep Efficiency is determined by the actual amount of sleep divided by the time in bed. Anything over 85% is considered good and even better if it’s over 90%. You can swipe left in the app a few times to learn more about each of these 7 factors and how they affected your sleep score.
Monitoring Your Elderly Parents’ Sleep
Why monitor your aging parents sleep?
- monitor heart rates and be alerted when rates exceed custom defined thresholds
- monitor breathing issues
- monitor for falls – be notified when a parent leaves their bed and doesn’t return within a certain time frame
- identify sleep patterns and changes in their quality of sleep
- ensure they are on their regular sleep pattern – find out when they get out of bed each morning
It’s really a brilliant way to keep “watch” over your parent’s health – allowing them to be independent. Cameras are invasive and take away their privacy, but the EarlySense Live sleep monitor gives you much more relevant information.
With remote Live +, you can track up to 5 individuals (with 5 different Live discs).
- A full sleep monitor which visibly shows your breathing rate, heart rate, stress level, and sleep analysis
- Connects to your phone or tablet by Bluetooth
- Does not connect to the body in any way
- Gives personalized tips each morning upon wake up
- Smart alarm can wake you up during light sleep rather than during REM or deep sleep
- Persistent snooze alarm – when used it will not stop ringing until you get out of bed
- Real-time tracking
- A personalized Sleep Score after every sleep
- Proven to be accurate up to 94% in clinical tests
- No bedside unit needed (just your phone/tablet)
- Can track elderly parents sleep, breathing, and full stats with Live + subscription
- Receive alerts if your heart or breathing rate is greater a predetermined rate for at least 15 minutes
- No sensors to wear to bed
- Can track one person accurately, even if two are sleeping in the bed
- Tracks your stress level before you fall asleep
- The Sleep Score is helpful in assessing when you were sleepless and when you were sleeping
- Alerts will be sent to your app if the app detects a breathing rate outside of your threshold
- Uses low energy Bluetooth, so it doesn’t drain your battery much
- One of the best sleep trackers we’ve used – very helpful and rich info
- Can help track possible health issues with regards to breathing or heart complications
- Uses factors based on your age group to determine relevant statistics
- Doesn’t work with thick mattresses (over 20 inches)
- Is not wireless, needs an outlet nearby
- Sometimes the sensor disconnects and it takes some time to figure out how to get it connected again
- If you roll away (16 inches) from your sensor, your sleep will be counted as “out of bed”
- Your phone or tablet must be turned on (and be charged) in order for sleep tracking to occur