A 32-year-old female asked:
would a zeo sleep manager data be useful to a sleep doc? it shows i'm awake when i'm sure i'm sleeping. i have well-controlled apnea using cpap.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ankush Bansal answered
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Not yet: I use the zeo but only for my own knowledge. It's useful to improve your sleep hygiene. But it can't monitor your breathing, pulse, or muscle movements except in a basic, indirect way. Currently, it has not been validated as clinically effective. Nor can we correlate the data with standard measurement techniques used in sleep medicine. Zeo has the same disclaimer on their website.
Answered on Dec 20, 2012
Dr. Vikas Jain answered
12 years experience Sleep Medicine
Grain of salt: to some degree it may be helpful, but most of these machines do not share how exactly they calculate their data. many of these wearable devices, for example Fitbit are fairly accurate in people who sleep very well, but they become less accurate in people who have poor sleep efficiency.
Answered on Feb 18, 2015
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