To sleep, perchance to dream… -Shakespeare
Ah – but here’s the rub. How much sleep are you getting every night? And, how much time is spent dreaming? There are many theories about the average amount of light sleep, deep sleep and REM (rapid eye movement associated with the dream-state). But until recently those theories haven’t been useful to me about my sleep. Now there’s a device, Zeo, that measures your sleep and determines how much time is spent in each state:
What I find interesting is the ability to view my sleep data on the web and analyze this data over time.
What does all of this mean? Why do I care? Well, if I can see over time what my optimal pattern for getting the best nights sleep and having the most dreams per night – then I will undoubtedly keep that pattern going. If I know that going to bed at 10pm rather than 11:30pm will cause me to get more REM time – then I will make an effort to go to bed at 10pm. I’m sure my dream activity would increase and that would be a good thing.
What do you think?
Personal Sensors: Measure Your Sleep with Zeo, by Frederic Lardinois
Initial review of Zeo home sleep monitoring (EEG) system, by nasu_dengaku