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After a week of using Sleep Scentsations and WakeMate to test his sleep results, a member of the wakemate team came up with some positive feedback so far!

He used the ‘relax’ scent and his overall sleep score was 23% higher and the time it took him to fall asleep was 38% shorter when using Sleep Scentsations.

Click below to view his results!

http://blog.wakemate.com/2011/04/18/sleep-scentsations-aromatherapy-improved-my-sleep/

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 Are you tired of feeling tired? Want to gain valuable insight into what affects your sleep quality so you can improve it?  Sleep Scentsations wants to help you using an amazing sleep monitoring wrist band and the new Phone Application from WakeMate!

The WakeMate is a comfortable wristband that you wear when you sleep. It measures subtle body movements—a scientifically proven method of Actigraphy to map dips and peaks in your sleep cycle.

 Actigraphs are devices generally placed on the wrist (although they can also be placed on the ankle or trunk) to record movement. Collected data is downloaded to a computer (or in this case your phone!) for display and analysis of activity/ inactivity that in turn can be further analyzed to estimate wake/sleep. The latter technology is based on the observation that there is less movement during sleep and more movement during wake.

The wristband communicates directly with your mobile phone to calculate the ideal wake time closest to your alarm setting. When you wake up, your night’s sleep data is automatically uploaded to Wakelytics™, their online analytics platform.

 

The Wakelytics™ platform allows you to see a comprehensive overview and comparison of sleep quality scores, number of nightly awakenings, time before falling asleep, and more.

 When you go to bed at night, set your WakeMate alarm for the latest time you’d like to wake up. The WakeMate will rouse you up to 20 minutes prior, at a point when you’ll feel alert and refreshed

You can also drill down into each night’s detailed statistics, including:

  • Your hourly sleep score
  • A minute-by-minute breakdown of your sleep state
  • How the night compares to your lifetime averages

 

The Wakelytics Comparison Tool

 The best part is that you can track anything you can think of using their Comparison Tool. This took allows you to see how different health, nutrition, and daily life activities affect your sleep so you can make better choices.

 Sleep Scentsations plans on using the Wakelytics Comparison Tool to test different methods like Aromatherapy to supplement sleep and to determine whether Sleep Scentsations Aromatherapy Pillow liners are scientifically beneficial as a treatment for better, longer sleep!  Stay Tuned for the Results!

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If you snore or sleep with someone who does, then you know that it’s no laughing matter and can keep you up ALL NIGHT.

Unfortunately, an estimated 45% of normal adults snore at least occasionally and 25% do so habitually, according the American Academy of Otolaryngology. However,  snoring is more common in men and in people who are overweight. And snoring usually gets worse with advancing age.

If you are facing a situation where you can’t sleep because you or someone you are sleeping with snores loudly, do not panic and run to purchase an over-the-counter spray or pill.  Fortunately for you, there are lifestyle changes and natural remedies that can help stop snoring!

1. Change your sleep position.

Snoring occurs when the soft palate, uvula, tongue, tonsils and/or muscles in the back of the throat rub against each other and generate a vibrating sound during sleep. Usually sleeping on your side can actually help stop this.

You may also want to try raising the head of your bed 4 inches, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology. To do this, place blocks or a wedge under the head of the mattress.

However, as snoring progresses, it can occur when you are sleeping on your side or with your head elevated. Eventually, snoring can become present all night and at all positions. Then, it’s time to examine your lifestyle.

2. Lose 10% of your body weight to help stop snoring.

Overweight people tend have bulky neck tissue which increases snoring risk. If you are overweight, losing just modest amount of weight – even just 10% of your body weight — can help you stop snoring, Mahowald says.

3. Avoid alcohol and sedatives to stop snoring.

“Anything that causes sedation such as sleeping pills or low dose alcohol can also cause snoring because they tend to suppress your breathing drive,” says Robert W. Clark, MD, medical director of the Regional Sleep Disorders Center at the Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

4. Inhale steam before bed to stop snoring.

Nasal congestion can often cause snoring. Clarke suggests you try to reduce congestion before bedtime by deep breathing steam through your nose.

“Steam vaporizers are worth their weight in gold,” says Clarke. “And so is running hot water, putting a towel over your head and inhaling steam to loosen mucus-causing congestion.”

5. (Last but not Least) Try Natural Remedies to stop snoring.

SNORE Rx is one of Sleep Scentsations™ patented adhesive-backed pillow liners that contains a therapeutic blend of essential oils formulated to suppress snoring and provide a more restful nights sleep.

For more information on Snoring visit Web MD’s Sleep Disorder Guide.


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