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05 July 2017

Will fancy, wrist-worn sleep tracking devices help you get a good night’s rest?

Will fancy, wrist-worn sleep tracking devices help you get a good night’s rest? A new study suggests otherwise. According to lead author, Kelly Glazer Baron of Chicago’s Rush University, these gadgets “don't do a good job of estimating sleep accurately”. She adds that “they are not able to differentiate between light and deep sleep". What’s worse, Baron’s research suggests that popular sleep-monitoring devices may actually reinforce poor sleeping habits among users, many of whom think that they are more powerful than reality indicates.

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