A good night’s sleep is increasingly regarded not only as the best but the most crucial medicine for our health. Without it not only are we operating below par in the short term, but long term we are susceptible to a range of life threatening illnesses.
Our health is our wealth and in a society where there is no longer a clear demarcation between work and leisure, never has the value of sleep been more pertinent. In the words of Thomas Dekker “Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and bodies together.” The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life.
Talk about sleep routines, sleep hygiene and sleep apps is commonplace and only last week the Nobel Peace Prize for Medicine was awarded to a trio of scientists for their discoveries relating to the Circadian Rhythm, the human sleep/wake cycle that dictates our need for sleep. We are quite literally a nation obsessed with sleep. I confess to being one of those people. So does that make me a sleep bore? Personally I would like to think of myself as being “bang on trend”, although I am sure my teenagers would almost certainly disagree.
So with my confession to sleep obsession firmly on the table, you won’t be surprised to hear that when asked to review the ResMed S+ Sleep Tracker I jumped at the chance.
What Is The ResMed S+?
Quite simply it is the world’s first non-contact sleep tracker. If you are still wearing a fitness band on your wrist to monitor your sleep (which I was) then I am sorry to be the bearer of bad of news, but you are behind the times. Things have moved on – considerably!
Widely regarded as the technology dunce in our family, I was firmly pushed to one side by my geek husband and youngest teenager when the ResMed S+ arrived. Never have they been so keen to help and as each stage was completed my husband could be heard muttering “This is such a clever bit of kit.”
Despite being overpowered on this occasion, I can assure you setting