The Zeo Personal Sleep Coach is a system that’s trying to bring the technology of a sleep clinic into the home. Using an EEG headband to record one’s sleeping patterns, you can learn more about your night habits and supposedly use the system’s software to improve overall sleep.
From the product page:
The user friendly Zeo Bedside Display shows you an array of personal sleep information that has never before been available to consumers at home.
* Your Sleep Graph – summarizes your pattern of sleep phases each night.
* Your ZQ – a single score we created to help you quickly gauge the quantity, quality, and depth of your sleep each night.
* ZQ can range from 0 to 120 or more depending on factors like age, gender and stress level.
* Total Z – how long you really sleep each night, counting any perceived and unperceived awakenings that we can detect.
* Time to Z – the time it took you to fall asleep.
* Time in Wake & Times Woken.
* Total amount of REM, Light & Deep sleep.
* Morning Feel – quickly record how you feel about your sleep when you wake up, so you can compare how you feel you slept to the objective data Zeo provides.
Zeo works seamlessly with your personal computer to offer you another window into the world of your sleep. The Zeo Bedside Display includes an SD memory card (like those used in digital cameras) that enables you to easily transfer your sleep data to your web-based, personal sleep account. At myZeo, you have exclusive access to the latest findings from sleep science, and interactive tools that make it easy to review your sleep information.
The myZeo Sleep Tools, Sleep Journal, and personal coaching section allow you to discover the associations between your sleep and how it may be impacted by your lifestyle – including exercise, diet, stress, and environment.
Here’s a Wall Street Journal video report on the Zeo:
Product page: Zeo Personal Sleep Coach
(hat tip: Engadget)