Try this little number for better slumber
app to use this device and pairing it with a phone is easy.
Adjusting the headband to its best fit is perhaps the hardest part of installation. It took three nights to accomplish a healthy compromise between a firm and comfortable fit for our review.
Zeo is understandably cagey on exactly how the Sleep Manager works, with patents pending on the band’s technology.
Essentially, the Zeo’s headband features three Softwave sensors placed on a user’s forehead and these track the electrical signals produced by the brain during sleep.
The sensors deliver this data to the central device that records whether the wearer is in deep sleep, rapid-eye movement or light sleep, or whether they have woken during the night.
It also transmits this information to the open app in the user’s phone, and can also upload it to a website profile.
On waking, users can inspect their sleep stages in a graph. Deep and REM sleep statistics are the two most important factors to watch, according to Zeo, because these are restorative cycles for the body and the mind.
Zeo also grades users with a ‘‘ ZQ’’ sleep score to rate their performance and, on its website, users can compare their sleep statistics with others’. For the record, our sleep scores failed on quantity, but exceeded in quality, providing impressive REM and deep sleep numbers. This gadget is clearly most useful for those who don’t sleep well, however, and Zeo provides sleep coaching by email. Users can also log daily exercise and caffeine intake to work out what’s preventing a healthy slumber.
The company has also added a useful alarm to this gadget that can wake users with music at the optimal moment during their sleep cycle — great for deep sleepers.
Sadly, the Zeo Sleep Manager app doesn’t offer features that its website provides, and users might also need to invest in more headbands with time.
But this sleep-tracking gadget would be a helpful aid for the sleep-deprived and is downright fascinating to use. Helpful: The Zeo Sleep Manager.