My name is Frieda and I am hearing impaired. Here, you will find stories of my life growing up and what it is like for me to be a wife, a mom of two boys, and hearing impaired.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Sleeping with My FitBit

What is a FitBit?

It is a wireless activity and sleep tracker.  I have heard a lot of great things about this gadget, and when I saw it at Costco, I knew I had to try it.  With Costco's great 90 return policy, there was no risk involved.

I first got it as I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism, which explained my 10 hours of sleeping and extreme fatigue.  I also gained about 30 pounds, so I was interested in a program that would help me keep track of my exercise, food, and sleep.

I have only had it for a few days, and I have already found my FAVORITE feature!

It has a silent sleep alarm.

Yep, you heard me right.

For years, my sweet hubby has been waking me up, giving me my hearing aid, and I put it on, hoping that I will hear my alarm.

I logged into my FitBit account and set the timer. (FitBit has an app, so you can access your info on your smartphone.)

Tapped the FitBit several times before I went to sleep to turn on the sleep mode.

Bzzzzzzzz.  Bzzzzzzz.  

It worked!  Tap the FitBit and the buzzing stopped.

It even kept track of how WELL I was sleeping.

How many times did I wake up?

How many minutes was I restless?

How long did I sleep?

According to FitBit, here are my sleeping results:

12:49 Fell asleep.  (Yes, I'm a late night person)
Time to fall asleep: 6 min
Tines awakened: 11
You were in bed for 7hrs 11min
Actual sleep time: 6 hrs 48 min
Sleep Efficiency: 96%


 What do YOU use to wake up?