It is widely known and accepted that without sleep and adequate amounts of sleep, we cannot think clearly or process information. In addition, we lose coordination and function of our muscles and muscle movement patterns. This is especially important for those with specific critical care needs, the elderly and the frail as reduction of sleep can have devastating effects on their daily lives and lead to disorientation, accidents and even falls.
Sleep is important for recovery as it:
- Gives the body and brain time to recover
- Sort out daily events/information
- Build and rebuild muscle
- Allows organs to rest and recover
- Downloads critical movement patterns to brain circuitry and catalogues them in movement and premovement sectors of the brain
MySense tracks users' sleep patterns to give caregivers insights into potential changes of user’s wellbeing through reduced or irregular sleeping patterns. Waking up in the middle of the night can be disorienting and pose a risk to those with reduced mobility and for certain conditions can be clues to signs of pacing or distress.
MySense also provides tailored alerts to spot abnormal sleep or nighttime activity such as users being up in the middle of the night, so caregivers are empowered with the knowledge to assess potential risks to their loved ones or patients.