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Obsessed With Tracking Your Sleeping Habits? You May Have Something Called Orthosomnia

Posted On: Apr 17, 2018   |   Posted By: Pop Sugar

Obsessed With Tracking Your Sleeping Habits? You May Have Something Called Orthosomnia

Rest is an important part of mentally and physically recharging , so it's no wonder that everyone's trying to get as much quality shut-eye as they possibly can. Now that apps and wearable trackers have replaced the bags under our eyes as qualifiers for whether or not we had a great night's sleep, the game has definitely changed.
Considering how frustrating sleep issues such as fragmented sleep and insomnia can be, it's understandable that people go out of their way to treat them with the help of sleep trackers. However, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine , relying on technology to help you treat sleep issues is a slippery slope that can lead to a disorder called orthosomnia.
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Researchers coined the term to describe people who are obsessed with getting perfect sleep. In a bid to study the effects of trackers on sleeping habits of adults in the US - of whom an estimated 10 percent wear fitness trackers -...

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