SleepRate creates a customized sleep improvement plan that guides you through a series of small changes to your daily routine.
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Many people are feeling the effects of poor sleep during the day – maybe they are more irritable, find concentrating more difficult or are worried about drowsy driving. Short term effects are loss of productivity at work or home, and long term effects could be as serious as diabetes, coronary heart disease, hypertension, or injury from accidents.
SleepRate can help improve your sleep in a few weeks!
Do you find yourself feeling very sleepy but when you get into bed you're wide awake? Do you feel “tired but wired” – this may be a sign that you have sleep-onset insomnia.
Understandably, you may do many things to try and improve your sleep – going to bed earlier, cutting out caffeine and regimenting meal times. Surprisingly, these tips often make things worse! Have you noticed this pattern with your own sleep? The more you try – the worse it gets?
If your sleep trouble is confined to difficulty falling asleep, the time you are choosing to go to sleep may not be synchronized with your biological clock or your brain being in high gear.
SleepRate can help you tune your biological clock and reduce your hyperarousal to get to sleep quickly, at the right time of the night.
If you find yourself falling asleep without much trouble but then are waking-up throughout the night - you may be suffering with sleep-maintenance insomnia (**). Most people wake-up 2-3 times during the night, maybe they are chilly and need to pull up the covers or maybe they need to get up for a quick bathroom break. The difference between a healthy sleeper and someone who is suffering with insomnia is that awakenings are very brief and the sleeper may not even remember they woke at all!
The good news is - treatment for sleep-maintenance insomnia is effective in the vast majority of cases. SleepRate has developed a technology based on this treatment that will customize a Sleep Improvement Plan to help you with your sleep.
**Frequent awakenings may also be an early sign of a serious medical condition, we recommend consulting with your medical provider to ensure optimal health.
Waking up before your alarm can be a sign of several potentially serious conditions. Sometimes, this is an early sign that you are over-stressed or maybe even depressed. If you experience these early-morning awakenings most days for a month, or longer, it may be an indication that you have sleep-maintenance insomnia.
Sleep-maintenance insomnia is a common problem and, untreated, can become like a habit - your body forgets what it feels like to be able to sleep-in, robbing you of valuable sleep-time needed to help you feel physically and mentally restored and ready to face the day. As a result, you may feel frustrated and experience daytime symptoms like problems concentrating, low energy or excessive sleepiness in the early evening.
SleepRate's can help you "re-boot" your sleep system and get you back to enjoying a full night's rest!
Several different problems could be to blame for feeling unrested when you first wake up in the morning. It could be a sign that you have sleep apnea. People with sleep apnea have "fragmented" sleep which leaves them feeling unrested the next morning and often tired throughout the day. If you find that you feel unrested when you first wake up but then feel better after an hour or two, you may be experiencing sleep inertia. Sleep inertia is common for "night owls" who are forced to wake (for work, school, etc.) before their body is naturally ready to wake-up! If this is the case for you, there is nothing to worry about - just be a little more patient with yourself in those early morning hours.
If neither of the above seem to fit, you may have fragmented sleep and insomnia may be to blame. Insomnia is very common. You may be having a hard time falling asleep and / or staying asleep which could mean you are not getting enough sleep so you feel less rested when you wake up!
Good news - SleepRate has developed patented technology that will help determine what is happening during the night that is leading to sleepy mornings. With snore detection and a sleep assessment, SleepRate will help you decipher risk factors for sleep apnea, insomnia or both and will provide personalized recommendations to improve your sleep resulting in that energetic, refreshed feeling you deserve.
Are you feeling sleepy or tired? This may seem like a silly question but it is an important distinction to consider! When the body is tired you may feel muscle weakness or fatigue. You may have that "heavy" feeling in your body - feeling like you just want to "veg" on the couch for a bit. When the body is tired - it is a sign you need more rest! Sleepiness, on the other hand, is that feeling of having a hard time keeping your eyes open! Heavy eyelids and the sense that you could doze off at any moment may be a sign that you are sleep deprived and your body is warning you that it needs more sleep!
Sleep deprivation could be self-imposed due to long work hours or kids waking you in the middle of the night. Sleep deprivation could also be the result of a serious sleep disorder like sleep apnea or insomnia. Either way - sleep deprivation is something you should take seriously! Drowsy drivers cause more than 100,000 accidents per year and 1 in 24 people have admitted to falling asleep at the wheel. Sleep deprivation has also been linked to serious short and long term health consequences.
SleepRate will first help you analyze your sleep to determine what is the problem - is it self-imposed, environmental (e.g., noise), do you show risk signs of sleep apnea or is there a possibility that you are suffering with insomnia? Once we determine what is going wrong with your sleep, SleepRate will develop personalized recommendations to get your sleep back on track so you are feeling more energized and ready to face your day!
Have you always struggled with waking early? Do you like to sleep until 9, 10 or 11 on the weekends? If so, you may be a "night owl." In other words - you may have a delayed circadian rhythm. Our sleep system is partially regulated by our circadian rhythm which is a 24 hour internal "clock" that cues the brain when to be alert and when to sleep. For many of us, this clock is slightly longer than 24 hours resulting in a pattern of staying up really late and sleeping in whenever possible! You may feel like your best time of the day is in the late evening and you're more zombie than human before 10am in the morning. Don't worry - you are not alone. The timing of the circadian rhythm is a biologically determined mechanism but in some cases can result in some serious problems. If you're missing class or work or are just not happy with your sleep schedule, SleepRate will customize a step-by-step plan to shift your natural sleep rhythm to be more in line with society's clock and will track your progress until you have reached your wake-time goal!
If the "night owl" label doesn't seem to fit - you may have difficulty getting up because of a serious sleep disorder. Many people with sleep apnea or insomnia report having a hard time getting up in the morning and feel unrested and sleepy throughout the day.
Using patented technology, SleepRate will help determine what is going on with your sleep and guide you through personalized recommendations to improve your sleep so you are feeling better not just when you wake up - but all day long!
Loud or chronic snoring is a "red flag" for sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by problems with breathing during sleep. Most people with sleep apnea do not realize they have a sleep disorder. You may have sleep apnea if you have been told you snore, choke or gasp during sleep. Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that increases your risk for stroke, heart disease and other very serious medical problems. We recommend you be evaluated and treated by a medical provider if you snore or suspect you may have sleep apnea.
SleepRate can detect and monitor your sleep across the night. Using patented technology, SleepRate will give you detailed analysis of your sleep including the amount of time you snore, how loud you snore and whether or not you awaken during the night due to snoring or sleep disordered breathing.
Using a heart rate monitor, SleepRate measures your heartbeat to accurately detect sleep interruptions, sleep depth, and environmental sleep disruptions.
Based on the sleep patterns detected while monitoring your sleep, SleepRate can indicate what kind of sleep issues you may have.
Using proven methods from the Stanford Sleep Clinic, SleepRate guides you through a series of incremental changes to your daily routine, which result in significant sleep improvement in the course of a few weeks.