Monday, August 25, 2014
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.
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?
Posted by Frieda Loves Bread at 11:47 AM