Monday 11 April 2016

Review || S+ by ResMed

For the past week I have been testing out the S+ by ResMed.
My sleep was never really a problem but the depression hit and my sleep has never been the same before.

Even now the kids are sleeping through, I still find it hard to get a full nights sleep.
One of my big issues is that I take forever to fall asleep. I'm constantly thinking over things, 'what could be better', 'what I could have done better', 'life might be better if I did this or looked like that'.
Anything and everything goes on in my head and sometimes it can take up to two hours for me to fall asleep.

Hearing the S+ could improve my sleep I was eager to try it out.

What is the S+

'The S+ features patent-protected Sleep Sensor technology that lets it monitor somebody’s sleep without touching them or their bed. It uses a highly calibrated respiratory and bio motion sensor to measure and analyse each of the sleep stages, sleep onset, light sleep, deep sleep and REM sleep. It has additional sensors that help analyse the sleeping environment by measuring, light, temperature, and noise levels throughout the night. 
The S+ tracks breathing and body movements overnight. It records movements caused by the expansion and relaxation of the chest with breathing in and out, and overall body movements such as positional changes, arm twitches and shrugs. The S+ analyses changes in sleep patterns throughout the night to see whether they are influenced by light, temperature and noise levels.'

 The S+ by ResMed is a smarter sleep solution: it is the world’s first non-contact sleep tracker that accurately tracks every stage of the sleep cycle. 
The S+ by ResMed provides a daily sleep score and sleep charts, coaching and advice from the S+ Mentor, and features such as Mind Clear, Relax to Sleep and Smart Alarm all designed to help users sleep better and wake up better.  
The S+ by ResMed comprises a device that sits beside the bed, a cloud-hosted Sleep Mentor system, and a free mobile app (Apple iOS and Android). 
Results from the US show that the S+ by ResMed improves sleep after just one week of use.  ResMed has spent more than 10 years developing the S+, analysing more than two million nights of sleep to develop the very best solution available.

Unlike other smartphone apps and other sleep trackers on the market, the S+ accurately tracks every stage of the sleep process. It provides an accurate breakdown of how the night unfolds, pinpointing sleep onset, and tracking cycles of light, deep and REM sleep to help build up a picture of the quality of sleep achieved as well as the quantity.

So for the first few nights, it will just record your sleeping habits, then after a couple of days it will then start helping you by mentoring you.
Telling you how to twerk things during the day that should aid better sleep at night.

Its now become a bit of a mission to improve my score each night and I actually reach a sleep score of 90 last night!!!

As a sleeping aid you can pick a soothing sound to help you drift off to sleep.
The soothing sound which synchronizes to your breathing helps you to fall asleep more easily. The sound then automatically fades off.

I'm finding this really helpful as listening to the music stops me over thinking everything else, if there is something on my mind that I need to remember I can use Mind Clear, which enables you to take a note of the thoughts that come into your head and keep you awake. You can either record a 60 second voice clip or type a quick note.

Every night before you go to sleep, you press the sleep button and it will then take you through a few simple questions;
How many caffeinated drinks did you have today?
How many alcoholic drinks did you have today?
How much exercise did you do today?
How stressed were you today?

Once you have answered them, you re-click sleep and then drift off to sleep listening to the relaxing music.

The S+ is designed to improve sleep from the very first night and I think you can see from my snap shots that, that's no lie!!!

I'm really enjoying using the S+ and my goal is to reach a 100 sleep score. I've found it really interesting to actually see my sleep results on screen and what could factor to them being that way, and doing the small things that it suggest really does make a difference.

Hopefully having the S+ in my life will bring an end to my rubbish sleeping habits and get me back on track!
The S+ by ResMed is on sale for £129.95

**I was Sent the product for free, in return for an honest and open review. All thoughts are my own.

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