The ‘Renew SleepClock’ smartphone app, designed by GEAR4, promotes a healthy sleep cycle. It works by using radio sensors to detect sleeping patterns.  The app sets an alarm at the lightest point of sleep to  reduce grogginess and impaired alertness caused by waking up during a deep sleep cycle. The program tracks amount of hours slept, hours of sleep disruption, caffeine intake, exercise, meals and other. Renew SleepClock is one of the new technologies of its kind and is presently sold for $199. Are you excited about this new technology forrestoring healthy sleep cycle? Do you feel that the cost would be too prohibitive for the majority of your patients at this time?

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/10/new-technologies-aim-at-sounder-sleep/?ref=health

 

 

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