Sleeping is one of the things we are all pressured about. Without a good nights sleep, the next day can be terrible and you may not be able to perform correctly. For us parents, it can be difficult to get a good nights sleep because of our children, especially if they are very young. My girls are 7 and 3 years old. While the eldest usually has a good nights sleep, we still have the little one that makes our nights a little bit harder. She doesn’t wake up in the night but she challenge us with the bedtime routine and at wake up time. This definitely affects my sleep!
I have always wondered if tracking my sleep would give some explanation as to why I feel so tired the next day and ways to improve that. That is why I was so excited to review the S+ by ResMed Sleep Monitor so I was hopefully going to be able to find some answers!
S+ by ResMed
So what is S+ by ResMed? It is the world’s first non-contact sleep tracking system that helps you analyze and improve your sleep from the very first night. It records the light, noise and temperature conditions in your room, and has features to help you sleep more easily. It syncs with your smartphone to provide tailored feedback and suggestions on how to improve your sleep routine and sleep conditions in your bedroom.
It comes in really nice and stylish packaging. I really like gadgets and much more so when they look good and this one didn’t disappoint. On opening the box I was very impressed with the cool design.
It comes with:
- The S+ unit
- Instruction Manual
- Charger Plug
- Wire which has a connection to the plug from one side and to the device on the other side
It consists of three things:
- The S+ unit itself – The first non-contact sleep sensor on the market
- The S+ Mentor – A cloud-hosted system that gives you tailored feedback on improving your sleep.
- The S+ Mobile App
How does S+ track your sleep
The S+ gives you daily, customised feedback on your sleep, and suggestions on how to improve it. You’ll also have a series of easy-to-use, interactive tools that allow you to work with your own sleep data, and to properly understand the way you sleep. The S+ analytic toolkit helps you understand short-term sleep concerns and longer-term trends, providing you with a range of options to see how your sleep evolves so you can set new, sleep-better goals.
It monitors the four stages of your sleep (sleep onset, light sleep, deep sleep and REM) and whenever your sleep is interrupted and creates a personalized sleep chart comparing your sleep against an ideal night’s sleep for your age and gender. I thought this was fantastic.
- Understanding your sleep issues – S+ by ResMed tracks and analyses your sleep patterns and gives you personalised, daily feedback helping you understand your sleep issues so you can fix them.
- Relaxing you to sleep – The S+ by ResMed synchronises soothing sounds to your pre-sleep breathing, helping you drift off more easily.
- Getting your room right for sleep – The S+ by ResMed will help you create your ideal sleep environment by telling you how light, noise and temperature levels are affecting your sleep.
- Helping clear your mind – With simple text and voice tools for recording tomorrow’s to-do list, the S+ by ResMed helps you go to sleep with a calm, uncluttered mind.
- Waking you gently – Being awoken from a light sleep rather than a deep sleep leaves you feeling more refreshed. Choose a time window that suits you and the S+ by ResMed Smart Alarm will do just that.
Setting it up
Apart from the contents of the product that comes inside the box as mentioned above, you will also need a smartphone so then you can download the iPhone or Android app. You can also keep your phone charging overnight using the S+ device.
Setting it up is easy and quick. It doesn’t take long. You will need to register with them using an email address. You then need to ensure Bluetooth is enabled to pair the device with your phone. I was able to follow each step with no problems.
Getting ready to use the S+ for the first time
After setting it up, you are immediately ready to start using the device. Each night before you set it to sleeping mode, it will ask you if you had:
- Caffeinated Drinks
- Alcoholic Drinks
- Stress Levels for the day
You can then set up a gentle alarm so you will be awoken gently 30 minutes before that time which means that you should wake up in a more relaxed way. You can also request to be sent to sleep with relaxing music so this should help if you have difficulty sleeping in the first place. You just need to press the “Good Night Button” and your device will start to monitor you and of course you are now ready to fall asleep.
The next day you will be able to see a chart in the smartphone app with the details of the quality of your sleep. The results are shown on a score from 1 to 100. You will also get a percentage score for both REM and Deep sleep. You will also get some advice based on this information. This was amazing because even though my score was good and high I realised that my REM and Deep sleep were a little bit low. No wonder I struggle with my sleep.
I was impressed with the detailed info you get since the first sleep. You can have a history of the info you got per day so then it is easy to compare and find a solution to your sleeping problems. I like the idea of being awoken from light sleep instead of deep sleep because you feel much better and fresh at the same time.
The S+ has an RRP of £129.50 and you can buy it from their website or from Amazon. Amazon product link is below:
I was pleasantly surprised with this device. I found the information it provides you from the first sleep is really helpful and you can understand much better what is going on. It is great that you also receive suggestions as to how to improve your sleep.
As I mentioned before, I really like the design and it will look good in your bedroom which is not the most important thing here but it is, of course, a plus. I have tried to implement their advice so my deep sleep can improve. Having the correct room temperature, the correct light and environment really help so having this information provided by S+ is fantastic. This product is great for people who want to monitor their sleep.
Do you have problems with your sleep? Have you used a tracking device before? What do you think of the S+? Had you heard of it?
*Disclosure: I received a S+ by ResMed for the purpose of this review. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Contains an affiliate link.
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