Men more likely than women to use apps to track sleep

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YET ANOTHER THING PEOPLE ARE USING THEIR SMART PHONES FOR — TRACKING THEIR SLEEP HABITS. NIKKI BATTISTE HAS THE FINDINGS OF A NEW STUDY IN TONIGHT’S MEDICAL WATCH… GETTING A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP USED TO BE A CHALLENGE FOR SARAH COLLIER NATS:(LOOKING AT DATA.. “THAT’S MY REM SLEEP” OR SOMETHING) BUT THE 42 YEAR OLD SAYS ONCE SHE STARTED MONITORING HER SLEEP WITH HER FITBIT SIX YEARS AGO.SHE’S HAD MORE RESTFUL NIGHTS. (SOT SARAH COLLIER, TRACKS HER SLEEP) SOT: TAKE THE DOG FOR A WALK–AND TRY TO BE IN BED BY 9:30–AND THEN WITH THE IDEA OF BEING ASLEEP BY 10. AND THEN WAKING UP BY 6:30. NOW A NEW STUDY FROM NYU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE LOOKS AT USING POPULAR PHONE APPS THAT TRACK SLEEP. (SOT DR. REBECCA ROBBINS, POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER, NYU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE) THE STUDY FOUND THAT SLEEP TRACKING IS A CONSTELLATION OF OTHER HEALTHY HABITS.PEOPLE WHO REPORTED SLEEP TRACKING ALSO REPORTED REALLY GOOD NUTRITION AND REGULAR EXERCISE HABITS. DR. REBECCA ROBBINS IS THE AUTHOR OF THE STUDY WHICH ALSO SHOWS MEN ARE MORE LIKELYTHAN WOMEN TO TRACK THEIR SLEEP.THE MOST POPULAR APPS FOR SLEEP TRACKING IN THE STUDY WERE FIT BIT, LOSE IT AND APPLE HEALTH. (SOT DR. REBECCA ROBBINS, POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER, NYU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE) PEOPLE REALLY LIKING THE ABILITY TO COLLECT DATA ABOUT THEIR BEHAVIORS FROM A DAY TO DAY TO BASIS AND THEN IMPROVE THOSE BEHAVIORS. TRACKING HER SLEEP LED SARA TO MAKE SOME BIG CHANGES. (SARAH SOT ) I’VE DISCOVERED THAT I NEED TO TURN OFF ALL SCREENS AN HOUR BEFORE I ACTUALLY THINK I’M GOING TO GO TO SLEEP. I’VE NOTICED HAVING CAFFEINE AFTER 4PM AFFECTS MY SLEEP SHE SAYS SHE’S NOW AVERAGING A GOOD 8 HOURS OF SLEEP A NIGHT.NB, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK. DOCTOR ROBBINS CAUTIONS MORE STUDY IS NEEDED TO SEEHOW EFFECTIVELY APPS MEASURE SLEEP AND HOW THOSE MEASUREMENTS CAN BE USED TO GAUGE CHANGES IN SLEEP PATTERNS… IT WILL BE ANOTHER SUMMER OF

 

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