Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
JENNA3's Photo JENNA3 SparkPoints: (41,522)
Fitness Minutes: (27,633)
Posts: 2,365
3/19/13 9:40 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks for the feedback! I hadn't considered that the sensor is probably coming off sometimes during this. I did wake up one day and it had turned off, though it was still attached, so that makes sense. My doctor wants me to get a sleep study. I am hoping I can get that arranged soon.

 Pounds lost: 1.6 
 
0
22.5
45
67.5
90
GETFIT2LIVE's Photo GETFIT2LIVE Posts: 4,836
3/18/13 4:53 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I think, like ROBERTMARILYN said, sometimes there are blank spots on the chart from the sensor coming away from the skin from the position I'm in. It isn't perfect--definitely not the same precision as you would get from a sleep study--but it does give at least a general idea of the amount and quality of sleep I'm getting.

Denise (Half Fanatic #1279) - PDT Time Zone

"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
- William Bagshot

Body Bugg & Body Media GoWear Fit Co-Leader


160 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
40
80
120
160
MARILYNROBERT's Photo MARILYNROBERT Posts: 5,177
3/15/13 3:14 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
If I lay awake but don't move at all, it's going to say I slept then. In fact, I've been entranced, reading a long article on my computer, when it has said I was asleep. So I know it's not completely accurate but I like to look at my sleep results anyway.

I do have sleep apnea and have had it all my life. I've had several sleep tests. I was wired up like a porcupine each time. So it's understandable that this simple device can't be too accurate by just touching your skin.

I also will get large blank spots on my chart and assume I must be on my left side when that happens and may have caused the sensor to come away from the skin somehow.


***Marilyn***
in far west Texas (MST)

2015 Summer FIRECRACKER TEAM-5% CHALLENGE TEAM

Using a Garmin Vivoactive Smartwatch to track all activity
JENNA3's Photo JENNA3 SparkPoints: (41,522)
Fitness Minutes: (27,633)
Posts: 2,365
3/15/13 1:13 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have had my bodymedia device for a bit over a month now. I am amazed at what it records, or rather doesn't record, for sleep. I've seen this thing say I only slept four hours on days that I felt I got a good night's sleep. My doc already wants me to do a sleep study-I guess I better!

Anyone else finding similar results with their device?

 Pounds lost: 1.6 
 
0
22.5
45
67.5
90
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Body Bugg & Body Media GoWear Fit General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Anyone gave a spare GoWear wristband? 5/29/2014 9:04:54 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13285x52547217

Review our Community Guidelines




x Lose 10 Pounds by October 8! Sign up with Email Sign up with Facebook
By clicking one of the above buttons, you're indicating that you have read and agree to SparkPeople's Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy and that you're at least 18 years of age.