View Full Version : Does anyone else use a Zeo Sleep Manager?


Blue_E46
02-13-13, 08:11 PM
I searched this sub-form for keywords and was kind of surprised not to see any results for the Zeo Sleep Manager.

My mind always races, especially at bedtime. Personally, I've found using the Zeo to be of great help in determining how much sleep I actually had, what types of sleep I had, and most importantly, how much time it actually took me to fall asleep; it's gotten to the point where I can reliably use my "ZQ" to accurately determine if I'll need to schedule time for a nap on any given day.

For those of you not familiar with the device, here is some data from my last few weeks of sleep:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y265/M51AB/SleepData2_7_13_zps442b7234.png (http://s7.beta.photobucket.com/user/M51AB/media/SleepData2_7_13_zps442b7234.png.html)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y265/M51AB/SleepData2_13_13_zpsa5a1d56b.png (http://s7.beta.photobucket.com/user/M51AB/media/SleepData2_13_13_zpsa5a1d56b.png.html)

Even with 5mg of Melatonin, 3mg of Lunesta and a perfect sleep environment (Sleep Number bed, White Noise App, Sleeping Mask, etc...), the time it takes me to fall asleep, my Time to Z (bottom row), is significantly higher than the typical male Zeo user in my age group; I personally believe the difference in these numbers is caused by my ADD. If anyone else with ADD uses a Zeo and has a higher than average Time to Z, please post... I'd like to know if I'm alone on this one or if others are having the same problem.

ackblerg
02-14-13, 08:52 AM
I bought one last week! it's great & I find that the amount of deep sleep I get really reflects how refreshed i feel the next day. First night I only got 4 hours sleep, but I got 1:15 of deep sleep, and I felt surprisingly refreshed- next time I got 9.5 hrs of sleep & only 1:22 of deep sleep, but a lot of REM 3:42. My average time to Z is 16 min, but I've only worn it a couple of times. Sadly the thrill has worn off a bit, so I'm going to have to force myself to wear it- because I really think good data can be gained from it.

Blue_E46
02-15-13, 08:41 PM
I bought one last week! it's great & I find that the amount of deep sleep I get really reflects how refreshed i feel the next day. First night I only got 4 hours sleep, but I got 1:15 of deep sleep, and I felt surprisingly refreshed- next time I got 9.5 hrs of sleep & only 1:22 of deep sleep, but a lot of REM 3:42. My average time to Z is 16 min, but I've only worn it a couple of times. Sadly the thrill has worn off a bit, so I'm going to have to force myself to wear it- because I really think good data can be gained from it.

I'm happy to read your average time to Z is 16 min... With a racing mind and being really tired, the lowest I've seen mine is 30 min at bedtime and 17 min for a nap.

Also, you will get used to the headband. I've used mine daily since April of 2012 and found that it really helps me determine what is and isn't working when it comes to methods for getting a good night sleep... My doctors also love the data for helping with diagnosis. Although at the time I bought it my sleep doctor wasn't familiar with the device, he has since told me studies have shown the device to be surprisingly accurate considering it only uses three sensors that are placed all on the forehead.

Blue_E46
04-05-13, 08:00 AM
I just found out Zeo went out of business in March:

http://mobihealthnews.com/20772/exclusive-sleep-coach-company-zeo-is-shutting-down/

They are looking for a buyer; however, after researching the Fitbit and BodyMedia FIT devices, I doubt Zeo will find a home as these other two devices track sleep and so much more for around the same price.

Personally, I plan to try Fitbit once the wristband becomes available sometime in the next few months.

R.I.P. Zeo :(