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Choosing Your Sleep Tracker: Non-Wearable vs Wearable

Ana Marie Schick Mar 30, 2023

Sleep tracker by sleepme

Sleep tracking has become increasingly popular as people have become more aware of the overall health benefits of getting a night filled with good, quality sleep. In recent years, the market for sleep trackers has expanded to include an array of options for consumers interested in these devices.

In this blog, we will explore the differences between non-wearable sleep trackers and wearable trackers, key features to expect from a tracker, and the unique sleep tracking technology available only with sleepme+.

Non-Wearable Sleep Trackers

Non-wearable sleep trackers, often available in the form of sleep tracking mats, are placed under a mattress, bed sheet, mattress protector or a pillow. These devices track sleep patterns by using sensors to detect body movements, breathing rate, heart rate and more.

Non-wearable sleep trackers are more discreet and convenient than wearable sleep trackers, and typically do not require charging. However, depending on the model or brand, non-wearable trackers may not provide as detailed of an analysis of sleep patterns as wearable trackers.

These devices are very comparable from a sleep-tracking perspective, though they lack fitness and health tracking when out of bed. But technology is always evolving in this field, and in the past few years, they have come a long way. Non-wearable sleep trackers today do track the most important metrics.

sleepme non-wearable sleep tracker

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Wearable Sleep Trackers

Wearable sleep trackers, such as watches, rings, and bands, are the most common types of sleep-tracking technology available. These devices use sensors to track the user's movements, heart rate, and more while they are awake as well as sleep stages and other important metrics while they sleep.

Wearable sleep trackers are usually worn on the wrist, or as a ring, and they provide a comprehensive analysis of sleep patterns. However, they can be bulky and uncomfortable to wear, especially for people who are prone to sleep disruption.

These devices typically use LEDs for monitoring, which can be distracting at night or when trying to fall asleep. Additionally, all wearables need to be charged, so that’s another aspect to consider when purchasing a wearable tracker.

Another downside to wearable trackers that are worn all the time is that tracking is most accurate to show health statistics when a person is sleeping. The less movement, the more accuracy for the stats that matter most for sleep tracker; HRV, Resting Heart Rate and Respiration.

Read More: What Is HRV and Why Is It So Important to Monitor?

Knowing the trends and patterns of these three metrics can assist in having the upper hand in identifying health risks in the future.

Non-wearable sleep tracker placed under bed sheets

Sleepme+ and Sleepme’s Sleep Tracker

The sleepme Sleep Tracker offers the typical metrics in sleep & health tracking. Additionally, it offers the ability to work with our proprietary, real-time AI-driven technology. But more of that to come in the following paragraphs.

Our sleepme+ membership offers a first-of-its-kind technology that provides you with a dedicated, virtual AI sleep expert when paired with the Chilipad Dock Pro bed cooling system that continually creates the ideal sleep environment based on your current sleep activity.

Read our blog, Unlocking Better Health: The Benefits of Monitoring Your Sleep, to learn more about how tracking your sleep can enhance your overall health and well-being.

Ours is the only technology in the industry that actively improves your sleep while you sleep. You simply lie in bed and let sleepme do all of the work.

Michael Chatten

Sleepme Director of Sleep Tracking and Integration

Included in sleepme+ is our non-intrusive Sleep Tracker. It is a mere .03 of an inch thick, works by being placed underneath your mattress pad or sheet and its cover is machine washable for easy care. Nothing to wear. Nothing to charge. Nothing to lose.

With the Sleep Tracker, sleepme+ captures a wide range of sleep-related data, including heart rate, sleep stages, breathing rate, and more. With our non-wearable technology, users get insights on their sleep health beyond trackable metrics: Our AI automatically adjusts the bed temperature (in real-time) to create the optimal, individual environment for you.

Video: Watch How Our Sleep Tracker Works

Paired with The Chilipad Dock Pro

Our Sleep Tracker was custom designed to work in conjunction with our Chilipad Dock Pro cooling bed system (and future sleepme Sleep Systems). Our tracker utilizes patented algorithms to identify sleep patterns and machine learning in real-time, to adjust temperatures while you sleep. These adjustments will maximize sleep quality and overall recovery.

Chilipad Dock Pro Bed Cooling System

Control your bed temperature ranging from 55-115°F, so you sleep at your ideal temperature with the Chilipad Dock Pro.

Sleepme Metrics

Here is a list of the sleep metrics our users receive when they use our Sleep Tracker:

  • Daily sleep score
  • Track your sleep cycles with detailed analysis on REM sleep, deep sleep, and light sleep
  • Sleeping HRV
  • Resting heart rate
  • Respiration and much more!

Latest feature releases

The sleepme mobile app’s latest update features include integrations with Apple Health and Health Connect by Android. This enables users to share their most important sleep metrics with their preferred health-tracking apps on their smartphones. All their data in one convenient place.

Final Thoughts

Sleep trackers are an essential tool for people who want to improve their sleep quality. Whether you choose a wearable or non-wearable sleep tracker, the most important thing is to find one that is comfortable and provides accurate data.