Headband Helps Induce Deep Sleep #WearableWednesday

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Deep sleep is very important to your health. It is the stage of sleep you need to feel rejuvenated when you wake up in the morning.

Our body goes through different phases of sleep during a night: a phase in which we move our eyes very fast, the REM phase (rapid-eye movement), and a non-REM phase, which is subdivided into three different levels.

When your body is in the deepest of the 3 sleep phases of REM, your heartbeat and respiration slow down to a minimum and your muscles relax. This is the most regenerative phase of sleep and is often called “slow wave sleep”.

Philips’ new SmartSleep is the world’s first and only clinically-proven wearable solution for consumers to improve deep sleep quality for people who do not get enough sleep due to lifestyle, according to the company.

It’s a soft foam headband you are meant to wear to bed. Once you slip on the headset, 2 small built-in sensors connect to your forehead and behind your ears to monitor brain activity and using advanced algorithms accurately identifies your different sleep stages during the night.

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