Sleep trackers: What device can track the sleep of someone with Alzheimer’s?
What device can track the sleep of someone with Alzheimer’s?
Products mentioned in our answer below are provided to inform you about the types of technologies available and have not been evaluated by CanAssist. They may or may not be appropriate for your particular situation. Some technologies and devices may require an in-person assessment. Speak with your health care provider for additional information and support.
Getting a good night’s sleep is very important for a person’s health and wellbeing. Below are a few resources you may want to explore. You may also want to consider consulting with a regulated health professional regarding strategies for improving sleep quality for your friend.
- SleepScore Max (SleepScore.com) is entirely non-contact; the device uses bio-motion sensors to measure your respiration and body movement. The Max monitor is placed on your bedside table and tracks four stages of sleep. This device is compatible with IOS and Android. This product costs about $150 (USD), plus additional shipping.
- Withings Sleep Tracking Mat slips right under your mattress and tracks your sleep cycles, heart rate, breathing disturbances, and even snoring. It analyzes your data to provide you with customized reports and to coach to help you achieve better sleep. The product costs around $130 to $140 (CDN), plus additional shipping fees. You can purchase the product from Canadian retailers such as Best Buy.
You might also be interested in reading some suggestions on improving sleep for people with Alzheimer’s at Alzheimer’s Association.