Thanks to Jawbone UP MOVE for sponsoring today's post!
All opinions and my love for this fitness tracker are my own. #Jawbone #SmartCoach
I am the worst at sleep.
Honestly, I'm just straight up bad at it. I suck at going to sleep. I suck at waking up from sleep. And I suck at staying asleep. If sleeping was a sport, I'd get picked last in the schoolyard.
I've tried all the tips and tricks--ZzzQuil, Sleepytime Tea, reading a book instead of playing on my iPad, aromatherapy, etc. Some of them have helped me fall asleep faster, but I still either wake up in the middle of the night and/or have trouble waking up in the morning. A big problem is that I've never been able to track my sleeping so I can monitor my patterns. I feel like if I were able to see how I sleep, I can fix how I sleep.
Well, my problem is officially solved thanks to Jawbone UP MOVE!
Jawbone UP MOVE is an activity tracker that tracks your movement, exercise, sleep, food intake, and health progress. It helps you get fit, lose weight and have fun doing it! Jawbone UP MOVE comes in a bunch of fun colors that you can mix and match with clips and straps--I chose to go all purple, obviously. The UP app you download to monitor your data even comes with a Smart Coach to guide and motivate you throughout your journey. The UP MOVE tracker doesn't just count your steps and track your sleep--it gets you over the hump and moving on your path to a better you!
One of my favorite features on the Jawbone UP MOVE is of course, the sleep tracker. It easily tracks your hours of sleep and better yet, quality of sleep. Your quality of sleep is tracked with a built-in accelerometer, which detects light, sound and wake phases of sleep. You simply strap on your UP MOVE tracker, put it into Sleep Mode, and snooze away! Over time, the Smart Coach learns your sleep habits and then gives you personalized suggestions to help you get the most out of your sleep so you wake up feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed!
Below is a screenshot of one of my sleep logs in the UP app! It's so cool how you can actually see what time I fell asleep, the times I woke up during the night, and when I was in my sound sleep/light sleep phases. As expected, I woke up multiple times during the night and spent more time in light sleep than sound sleep--causing me to feel extremely tired when I woke up in the morning, even though I got more than 7 hours of sleep. Over time I've gotten tips and tricks from my Smart Coach on how to improve my quality of sleep, like having a consistent bedtime--which I struggle with a ton.
Fun Fact: According to the NIH, getting 7–8 hours of sleep per night protects your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and helps your brain work properly!
I'm so excited to continue using my Jawbone UP MOVE! I've already noticed a huge difference in my sleeping habits and can't wait to see the long-term benefits it brings! I know Samson definitely approves of it since it's allowing him to have healthy sleeping habits too--he used to stay up late/sleep in with me, making him real lazy. ;)
Next Wednesday I'll be highlighting the specific activity tracker on the UP MOVE and how it has helped me with my fitness goals, so be sure to tune back in for that!
Have a great Tuesday, friends!