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  • The market for sleep accessories and trackers is booming
  • The market for sleep accessories and trackers is booming
    Fitbit (2018) ©

How are tracking devices impacting our sleep?

A global obsession with sleep and how much we get of it has resulted in an entire industry centred around optimising and tracking nighttime slumber with apps and wearable devices. But is this deluge of data actually preventing people from getting a good night’s sleep rather than enabling it?

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In recent years, sleep has become a point of fascination in the worlds of wellness and business – especially in tech, where sleep accessories are booming. The global sleep tech market was valued at $58 billion in 2014 and is predicted to rise to $80 billion by 2020. [1] But experts working in the field of sleep say that some people are taking interest in it too far, resulting in a disorder caused by the very devices that are supposed to help them rest.

Scientists at Rush Medical College and the Feinberg School of ...



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