Sleep trackers: What device can track the sleep of someone with Alzheimer’s?

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What device can track the sleep of someone with Alzheimer’s?

Question

My friend has Alzheimer’s. Some days are much worse than others. One thought is to measure her sleep hours as poor sleep might explain those days. The watch monitors are likely to confuse her or be mislaid. Are there any other devices that work well for measuring sleep hours and which are less likely to be mislaid?

Our answer

Not all sleeping trackers needs to be worn.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 want  to also consider consulting with a regulated health professional regarding strategies for improving sleep quality for your friend.

  • Nokia Sleep (Amazon.ca) is designed to monitor sleep cycles, analyze heart rate and detects snoring. This product costs about $215 (Cdn) plus additional shipping fees.
  • SleepScore Max (SleepScore.com) completely 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.

You might also be interested in reading some suggestions on improving sleep for people with Alzheimer’s at Alzheimer’s Association.

 

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