Sleep Like A Baby With The Help Of The Beddit API

Candice McMillan
Dec. 21 2012, 11:00AM EST

How you sleep determines how you feel the next day, and continuous sleep disruptions and issues can even lead to health problems. Being able to monitor your sleep patterns would be the best way to pick up any issues and, if necessary, put plans in action to solve them. Beddit is just that; a sleep monitoring tool that is simple and easy to use. The user sets up the device next to their bed and the device automatically sends the captured data to the Beddit web app. The company also provides the Beddit API which means that developers can create applications that can access the information in Beddit com.

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Here's how it works:

  • The Beddit device is placed on the bedside table where it measures sleep environment data like light, noise and temperature.
  • The Beddit sensor is placed under the mattress topper where it is unnoticeable. It detects and measures micro movements of the heart and respiratory system.
  • After each night, the user receives an email summarising their sleep, highlighting things that may have affected the sleep pattern. This data can be accessed from anywhere, at any time.
  • Users can use this data to track changes and recognise patterns and trends over time, making changes where necessary.

The Beddit API is free to use for non-commercial purposes. The API methods support the authorisation of access to a user's account, where the information about the user and the timeline data collected by the bedside monitor can be retrieved. More information is available on the Beddit website.

Candice McMillan

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