ISleptGreat.com unveils sleep tracker
June 13, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsThree out of every four adult Americans have a sleep disorder or condition, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Whether it's snoring, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, insomnia, or narcolepsy, we all seem to have trouble getting a good nightâ€™s sleep.
Now, through a new tracking system developed by ISleptGreat.com, you can track your sleep from your home.
The online Sleep Tracker was unveiled at SLEEP 2007, the 21st annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Minneapolis this week (June 9 - 14.)
"It's completely unique, I am not aware of any other company that is attempting to do this in the way we are," said Dr. Charley Gordon, a neurosurgeon and chief medical officer of Euforma the company that developed ISleptGreat.com and the associated Sleep Tracker.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends conducting a one to two week diary of sleep to examine the details of sleep. The Sleep Tracker at the ISleptGreat.com website gives you the freedom to track your sleep for as long as you want from your own home at no cost.
The Tracker allows people to calculate how much they slept and how well. Over time, the tracker measures averages and trends.
"It really measures the progress of their sleep in terms of quality and effectiveness," said Gordon, of Tyler, Texas.
While most Americans have a sleep disorder of some kind, many do not know it.
"Sleep Tracker will help those people recognize the extent of the problem they have and it will help medical providers understand if their therapy is working."
The ISleptGreat.com Sleep Tracker gives you the capability of tracking, saving, compiling, and printing a report about your nightly sleep, which can help identify the behaviors that cause poor sleep. Having this data equips both you and your physician with valuable information for solving your sleep issues.
"It would be tremendous," Gordon said. "No pun intended, but it would be like night and day."
Gordon said a printed record of sleep trends would "put the physician way ahead" in determining the type of sleep disorder and the treatment.
Additionally, tracking your sleep over time reveals patterns and trends. The Sleep Tracker compiles and averages your data. You will notice the behaviors that contribute to both good and bad sleep and identify chronic issues.
ISleptGreat.com is an online community of physicians, family therapists, parents, and sleep disorder sufferers who strive to provide unique and helpful advice for dealing with sleep issues. The site contains easy to read synopsizes of disorders as well as original content and real-person testimonials.