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Optimizing Sleep Through Data Tracking

August 14, 2020 - Christy Goldfeder

How do you measure sleep quality? 

For clients who are sleep deprived, the best way for them to discover why is through participating in a polysomnography — or sleep study.

Hospitals and sleep center studies measure:

These studies offer a baseline measure of their current sleep patterns and habits. 

Clients can also track their own daily sleep habits using sleep tracking apps and smart devices. When tracked over several weeks, sleep and other health data can reveal what is disrupting a client’s sleep patterns.

How does sleep tracking work in MBODY360? 

Your clients can manually track their sleep in the MBODY360 app under the Body section in the app. 

Under the Sleep option, clients can track the number of hours they slept, number of times they woke up, the quality of sleep and time they went to bed. 

In your MBODY360 practitioner portal, you can click on your client’s name and see the sleep statistics they tracked.

Using other sleep trackers with MBODY360

If your clients use wearable or smart devices to track their sleep, you can also have them sync their data with MBODY360. 

The MBODY360 platform can sync with any device that works with Apple health, Google Fit and FitBit. 

For tracking more in-depth sleep numbers, your clients can also use devices such as:

These can all track movement, heart rate and breathing rates.

Comparing client sleep stats with other data

Looking at your client’s other health habits alongside their sleep patterns can give you more insight into why they are not sleeping well at night. Consider all of their tracked data:

When you compare sleep data with other habits, you’ll likely find changes that your clients can make to improve their rest and wake up feeling more refreshed. 

Good sleep allows a body to detoxify waste in the brain, repair cells and reduce inflammation and stress levels. When you can get clients to start tracking their sleep and teach them the importance of sleep hygiene, you can help them reach their health goals faster.