The New Way to Diagnose Your Sleeping Problems

Many of us toss and turn in the middle of the night, but how often do we do that? No idea here. However, a cool gadget coming out of Japan might be able to help: they call it the Sleep Scan. It is probably the next best thing apart from going to an expensive sleep clinic, and it won’t hurt the wallet too badly either.

The Sleep Scan (SL-501) will be priced at ¥36,750 (that is approximately $391 in U.S. currency), and it works by having its user place it under themselves while they are sleeping. Simple right?

While you are sleeping, the Sleep Scan measures specific data like your pulse, your respiration rate, and your body movement. It continually tracks this data and stores it to a removable SD card (nice!), and then you can load that data onto your computer and the company’s proprietary software will render this information to you in a nice graph.

So, is “90” too hard for you on your adjustable sleep mattress? Tweak it, and analyze the results the results with the Sleep Scan.

Just don’t go too crazy, as we can imagine some hardcore sleep hackers doing far too much in-depth analysis to optimize their sleep efficiency, and, well, that might result in adverse effects.

[via Tech-On]

By James Mowery

James Mowery is a passionate technology journalist and entrepreneur who has written for various top-tier publications like Mashable and CMSWire. Follow him on Twitter: @JMowery.

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