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Zeo Sleep Manager Pro+ Mobile - Watch, Monitor and Track Sleep, with SmartWake Alarm Clock
Zeo Sleep Manager Pro+ Mobile - Watch, Monitor and Track Sleep, with SmartWake Alarm Clock

23 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique, 17 Dec. 2011
Both the Zeo Bedside and the Zeo mobile are fantastic devices (I have both).

They are unique in how they operate.
Most consumer sleep monitoring devices only use body movement data to decide when someone is asleep or awake, they may use this to include "deep" sleep, but in actual fact they can be easily fooled by being awake but completely still.

Zeo is different, it uses EEG (brainwave data), EOG (eye movement data) and EMG (muscle tone) data combined in a single channel EEG to determine sleep stages, something that other devices can't do.

Zeo can tell you if you're in Light sleep (N1, N2), deep sleep (N3), awake or even when you are in REM sleep.

The Zeo mobile pairs via bluetooth to your phone and uploads data through the night to your Zeo account (free). From the phone app, and the website you can look at the data to search for pattens in your sleep:

Is something causing you to wake at the same time each night?
Do you get enough REM and deep sleep?
Does it take you ages to get to sleep?
Do you wake in the night and not remember?
How much time do you spend in each sleep stage?

This data can then be compared to the average data for your age group.

You can then add various "lifestyle factors" to a nightly journal via the web. In it you can add things like coffee and alcohol intake, stress factors, family disturbing you in your sleep etc. After building the journal up for a short time, it is clear to see if there are any factors that you can change to help improve your sleep.

If you don't want to go into things as deeply as that (and you more than likely will), you can just use the ZQ score to see how you slept... the ZQ is a number that is automatically calculated based on time spent asleep, time spent in each sleep stage, time awake etc that represents your night's sleep.

You'll find yourself competing with yourself (and others in the Zeo forums / Twitter and Facebook to see who can get the highest score).

One other thing I feel is worth mentioning as it is a huge bonus, is that both here in the UK and overseas in the US, the Zeo customer service is excellent.
I've had contact with both and have always been pleased with how quick and polite and helpful the responses have been.
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