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Wendy Bumgardner

Pedometers to Track Your Sleep - National Sleep Awareness Week

By March 5, 2013

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Jawbone UP Sleep DataHow's your sleeping? Several activity monitors can be worn 24/7 and assess your sleep quality as well as your physical activity. Yes, they would also tell you if you were sleepwalking, although you'd have to try to remember if you were actually awake and just visiting the bathroom.
Comparing Sleep-Tracking Pedometers

March 3-10, 2013 is National Sleep Awareness Week. Getting enough sleep is a key component to a healthy life, and these devices let you set sleep goals. Some also have alarms. I often wear several pedometers each day to write reviews on them. Now I'm sleeping with them, too...
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The good news is that poll by the National Sleep Foundation found that getting even just 10 minutes a day of brisk walking is associated with sleeping better at night. Non-exercisers were more likely to be excessively sleepy throughout the day compared to exercisers. They also found that if you sit less, you sleep better. Those who sat less than eight hours per day were twice as likely to report very good sleep. I wear one of the sleep tracking pedometers, the Jawbone UP, as I can set it to vibrate when I've been sitting for too long. It alerts me to get up and move so I can sleep better at night.

Jawbone UP Screen Shot by Wendy Bumgardner

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