How to (properly) interpret sleep tracker data – a sleep expert explains!

Sleep trackers come in all shapes and sizes — you can wear them on your wrist, your finger, even around your head! Given the amount of data these deices track, it can be difficult to know what numbers and data points to pay attention to. Should we look at recovery scores? Sleep stages? What about our heart rates?

Join sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus as he describes what numbers we SHOULD be looking at in our sleep trackers, and how to use a tracker to best optimize our sleep.

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0:00 Are sleep trackers worth it?
0:35 How accurate are sleep trackers?
2:13 Pay attention to deviations from your baseline
3:17 Wake-up time
4:16 Awakenings
5:13 Heart rate variability
6:00 Oxygen levels
6:23 Deep sleep
7:54 Heart rates
9:05 Temperature
9:50 Simplifying the data
11:14 Supplement with journaling

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