This blog has been dormant for a long time. So I thought I’d post on a totally different topic…
I’m intrigued by the idea of self-improvement through self-awareness, and being a constantly sleepy geek, I’d been tempted by the Zeo Sleep Monitor for a while. The price dropped (to only $264) so I finally gave in and bought one.
My initial impressions.
- Nice, stylish packaging but lots of paper! How about just one page: “plug in, charge for 2h, put on headband, sleep.”
- “Zeo Personal Sleep Coach is neither a medical device nor a medical program …” Who’s afraid of the big bad FDA? 😉
- My first few nights sleep were awful but I was already sleeping badly before the Zeo arrived and I probably had the headband on far too tight. I kept waking up to discover that I’d pulled it off. Sleep score of 40 –> zombie day.
- I wanted to see pretty graphs online, but first I had to register and provide all sorts of personal information. Not cool.
- Using an online app is a cool idea, no Mac v PC problems. Although did it have to be Flash? Flash apps are starting to feel like the Java-applets of old.
- I’m not exactly sure who the target audience is for this device. The base-station user interface is more VCR than iPhone. It would be so much cooler if the headband could directly upload to the online app.
Now that I can actually sleep all night with the headband on, I’m excited to see if I can get some useful feedback on my sleeping patterns in the next few weeks.