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Dr. Courtney Craig on Lessons Learned from Tracking Sleep

Discussion in 'Sleep' started by SDSue, May 30, 2015.

  1. SDSue

    SDSue Southeast

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    After reading Dr. Courtney Craig’s blog, Lessons Learned from Tracking Sleep for 9 Months, I decided to give the app “Sleep Cycle” a try. I have found it to be one of the best $5 I’ve spent on this ME/CFS journey.

    Attached are some of Dr. Craig's graphs from Sleep Cycle.

    After two weeks of using Sleep Cycle, I’m getting some good data on which drug combination, bedtime, and activity level seem to give me the best sleep. Some of the data is contrary to what I had believed. Who knew?

    Anyone else using sleep tracking apps with success?

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  2. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Revolting Peasant

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    Blimey. That's an endorsement!
     
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  3. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Revolting Peasant

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    @SDSue Which app did you get. The bundle or just the alarm clock?
     
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    barbc56 Senior Member

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    Darn, it isn't compatible with my android tablet.:aghhh:

    I did download a program called "sleep talk" but it was worthless.

    Anyone know of a good app. for an Android tablet, Samsung.

    Barb
     
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  5. barbc56

    barbc56 Senior Member

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    Obviously, written by a man!:lol:
     
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  6. SDSue

    SDSue Southeast

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    I just got the alarm.

    I already wear a HR monitor for my POTS. The heart rate app requires you to put your finger over the sensor - only use I can see for that would be to have my morning resting HR documented along with sleep patterns and then use that information to guide me in my activity for the day.

    (i.e.: high morning resting HR means I have to rest that day according to Connie the exercise guru at INIM)
     
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  7. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Revolting Peasant

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    Oh, I don't know, I think there's something there for everyone. The unicorn appeals.
     
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  8. SDSue

    SDSue Southeast

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    Hahahaha. Made me lol, literally. And that’s always a good thing.
     
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  9. Sushi

    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Is there one that works with a landline??:rofl:
     
  10. SDSue

    SDSue Southeast

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    Sure. Hook up a video camera in your bedroom and the rest of us will watch you sleep, reporting on any oddities we note. :D :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: :D
     
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    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Now that is a great idea! What a fun new thread we could have, those who can't sleep could watch those who are sleeping badly, and then tell us how many times we rolled over, snorted, snored, farted or anything else of interest. :sluggish:
     
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  12. barbc56

    barbc56 Senior Member

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    I think you guys are on to something. Now how can we make money doing this.

    Since most of us are awake at night, it's a no brainer!

    BTW, I never fart in my sleep! I would know if I did.:sleep: :D

    Barb
     
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    barbc56 Senior Member

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    Now, I'm wondering if there is any way to get an Oxygen sensor that records? It would have to be cheap!
     
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  14. heapsreal

    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    Possibly many have video cameras already hooked up in bedroom. Those woth mirrors on the ceiling probably dont have a need for a camera hehehe
     
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  15. SDSue

    SDSue Southeast

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    ….. and then sometimes you start a thread on a serious topic and end up laughing instead. :)

    Perhaps we could invest in this “robotic sentry” for our fledgling sleep program. We could tell @Sushi and our other victims subjects that it’s one of those automatic vacuums. You know, so we could help more people.

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  16. Sushi

    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    OMG, I am laughing! :thumbsup::rofl::rofl::jaw-drop:
     
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  17. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    @SDSue - didn't you have a cow, so to speak? Where's it gone? There's some kind of chicken looking out at me. :cool:
     
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  18. SDSue

    SDSue Southeast

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    I was the cow for a long time. It no longer made me happy lol.

    I did worry about changing my avitar - within a community of ME/CFS challenged brains I could easily lose hundreds, nay thousands, of my fans. :lol: hehe

    If the uprising gets too great, I may need to (happily) return to my cow.
     
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  19. SOC

    SOC

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    It looks to me like you've very cleverly resolved the problem. Your avatar now says Chick Formerly Known as Cow, so we, your fans, all know who you are again. o_O :D No need to have a cow. :p

    BTW, where on earth did the expression "have a cow" come from? Why a cow? And why is having one indicative of being inordinately upset?
     
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    Valentijn Senior Member

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    I think it's using "have" to mean "give birth to". So ... don't get so upset that a large and awkward baby animal pops out of an orifice! That would be unpleasant for everyone involved :wide-eyed:
     
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