Jawbone uses big data to identify sleep deprived states

Jawbone Tracked Hundreds Of Thousands Of Up Users To Find The Most Sleep-Deprived States
BY REBECCA GREENFIELD, fastcompany.com

Jawbone anonymized sleep data from Up wearers and discovered some interesting trends about how we as a country snooze. For one, they do it better in Colorado (blame the weed?).

You’d think that peo­ple would have some of their most rest­ful nigh…


An antidote for snoring: exercise

A pair of ASICS stability running shoes, model...
A pair of ASICS stability running shoes, model GEL-Kinsei (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Do you know someone with a snoring problem? Buy them a pair of running shoes—and not just so they can lose weight. That’s the argument in an article in the current issue of the always entertaining Medical Hypotheses. The author,…

An antidote for snoring: exercise

Your couch is poisoning you

Your couch is poisoning you
By Susie Cagle, grist.org

Have you been sleep­ing on the couch to avoid your toxic mat­tress? Well, stop that. Because your couch is prob­a­bly poi­son­ing you right now. Unless you’re at work, in which case right when you get home.

That’s the take­away fro…

RT @grist: A new study has found that the vast majority of our sofas are full of carcinogens and neurotoxins: http://flip.it/S6xgh http://flip.it/NsHgP

The Science Of Sleep

‘Dreamland’: Open Your Eyes To The Science Of Sleep
Maureen Corrigan, npr.org

‘Dreamland’: Open Your Eyes To The Science Of Sleep Fresh Air from WHYY

Step, if you will, into my bed­room at night. (Don’t worry, this is a PG-rated invitation.) At first, all is tran­quil: My hus­band and I, exhaust­ed by our day’s labors,…


Fitbit: Personal Informatics to track sleep and movement

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I’ve been using this device for some months and it is excellent for visualizing your movements including sleep habits.


Evolutionary and health aspects of bed sharing


A totally weird but interesting study. This conflicts with our evolutionary heritage has primates in some ways living in communal groups but may have merit if primates sleep independently.

BBC NEWS | Health | Bed sharing ‘bad for your health’.