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Sleep Smarter with Sleeptracker-AI®
— by Tempur-Pedic on May 17, 2022
Take your sleep to the next level with Tempur-Pedic Sleeptracker-AI® technology – available at your fingertips in an easy-to-use app. Offered with our Ergo® Smart Bases, Sleeptracker-AI® is an innovative sleep solution that not only monitors and analyzes your sleep but also provides personalized tips so you can sleep smarter. The AI (artificial intelligence) Sleep Coach offers useful suggestions and insights to help you incrementally improve your sleep. These tips and insights become more personalized and tailored to you over time as you continue to use the app. For example, the app will learn what time you typically go to bed, how fast you fall asleep, and how much sleep you usually get. The AI Sleep Coach can then notify you when you deviate from your routine to help guide you to a more restful night’s sleep.
To help you better understand this new and exciting technology, we’ve compiled a list of useful terms to help you get the most out of your Sleeptracker-AI® app and sleep monitor.
Sleep metrics are insights into how you slept throughout the night that contribute to your overall sleep score. As you sleep, Sleeptracker-AI® analyzes your sleeping patterns and habits to provide you with daily updates and tracking – breaking down your sleep. Below we have each of the insights labeled to help you navigate through the app.
This is the time spent in bed that you were asleep. The total amount of sleep needed for most people ranges from 6 to 9 hours. Try to recognize how rested you feel each morning and identify ways to make small improvements.
TIME TO SLEEP
The time elapsed between starting a sleep recording and falling asleep.
The least restorative of the sleep stages, light sleep is still important because it often comprises as much as half of your total sleep. It’s easiest to wake up during this stage of sleep, when the body is processing new memories and emotions – and regulating metabolism.
REM SLEEP (Rapid Eye Movement)
This important stage provides energy to the brain and body and supports daytime performance and cognition. Dreaming also occurs during REM sleep. A higher proportion of REM sleep typically occurs during the second half of the night.
Blood pressure drops, breathing may become slightly slower, and muscles are relaxed as tissue growth and repair occurs and energy is restored. A higher proportion of deep sleep typically occurs during the first half of the night.
The time spent during your sleep recording when you were awake or out of bed.
The number of awake events you experienced during your sleep. If they are short, you may not remember them. One to three wake events per night is quite normal, but if you are disturbed regularly by young children, pets, or other disruptions out of your control, you may experience several more each night.
Periods when you are restless or briefly awake. These events are so brief that you may or may not remember them.
Represents the average value in beats per minute over the duration of your sleep recording. A heart rate between 40 and 85 is considered healthy.
The number of breaths you take per minute. For healthy individuals between ages 16 and 65, a resting respiratory rate between 10-22 breaths per minute is considered normal.
Discernable by the detection of vibrations originating from your respiratory system during sleep.
An indicator of your overall sleep quality, ranging from 0 to 100. Total sleep is the most important factor, with sleep efficiency, time spent in different sleep phases, and number of wakeups contributing as well. A good goal for yourself is a consistent score of 80 or higher.
The percentage of time spent sleeping. For example, spending 8 hours in bed and 6 of those hours asleep yields a sleep efficiency of 75%. With a sleep efficiency of 85% or higher, you are doing well.
PERCENTAGE OF SLEEP GOAL
Set your initial sleep goal at a realistic time for you – small incremental wins are empowering. Adjust your sleep goal from Menu > Sleep Goals & Schedule.
When it comes to your sleep environment, many people assume the quality of sleep only applies to the mattress alone. While the choice of mattress is indeed essential, your sleep surroundings also play an important role in how well you sleep. This includes air purity, carbon dioxide, humidity, and the temperature of the room. With Sleeptracker-AI® technology, you can learn more about your sleep environment and air quality.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are a variety of chemicals that are released as vapors or gases from certain solids or liquids commonly found in the home. Sometimes referred to as off-gassing, VOCs are emitted from both human-made and naturally occurring materials. High amounts of VOCs in the bedroom can create conditions that may affect your sleep.
The number of VOCs in your sleep environment can be kept at a healthy level when air is able to move through the room and ventilate. You can encourage sufficient ventilation by using an air purifier or pairing a fan with a cracked window to circulate fresh air into your room.
Your sensor will detect relative changes to the VOC levels in your sleep environment, allowing you to monitor trends in your bedroom’s air quality.
Keeping carbon dioxide (CO2) levels low in your sleep environment can lead to better deep and REM sleep, better sleep efficiency, and fewer wakeups during the night. The recommended carbon dioxide level is below 1500 ppm, with levels above 2500 ppm considered unhealthy. Steady exposure to moderate or high levels of carbon dioxide at night may result in a lower quality of sleep and impaired productivity the following day.
Typically, CO2 levels in the bedroom increase during the night when people are sleeping, especially when if the door and windows are closed and ventilation is poor. Leaving windows cracked open or positioning fans in front of windows to blow fresh outside air into the room can bring in greater amounts of oxygen and lower the concentration of CO2 in the room.
Your sensor will detect relative changes to the CO2 levels in your sleep environment, allowing you to monitor trends in your bedroom’s air quality.
Humidity describes the amount of water vapor in the air. The humidity level in your bedroom can affect how well you sleep; too much or too little can disrupt your rest. The recommended level in your bedroom is between 30-50% for optimal sleep.
High humidity prevents moisture from evaporating off your body during hot and muggy weather, and keeping a cool core is key for sound sleep. High levels can also promote allergen growth; low humidity can cause nighttime congestion and respiratory dryness. Both can adversely affect your sleep quality.
Depending upon your local climate and season, using an air conditioner, humidifier, or dehumidifier can keep your bedroom’s humidity levels in the midrange for quality sleep.
We sleep better when we’re cooler. The ideal room temperature for sleep is between 60- and 70-degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures outside of this range may lead to restlessness and lower sleep quality.
Your body temperature naturally lowers 1 to 2 degrees as bedtime approaches, paving the way for sound sleep. Losing body heat as you settle in for the night helps you fall and stay asleep. A cool room environment can enhance your deep sleep, REM sleep, and how long you sleep without wakeups. As morning nears, your body temperature naturally starts to rise, preparing your body for wakefulness.
7 DAY SLEEP SCHEDULE
Maintaining a consistent sleep schedule is one of the most important things you can do to get more sleep and improve the quality of your sleep. Among other things, setting and maintaining a similar bedtime and wake-up time can help your circadian rhythm stay in tune with your sleep cycle.
Your circadian rhythm (the internal clock that makes you feel tired at night and makes you feel alert in the morning) works best when you have regular sleep habits, like going to bed and waking up around the same time from day to day, including weekends. People, in general, have a difficult time adjusting to changes in sleep patterns. Sleeping later on the weekends, for example, will not fully make up for lost sleep during the week, and can make it harder to wake up early when the workweek starts again.
There are times your body will tell you that you need extra sleep. It’s okay to go to bed earlier than your bedtime when you are abnormally tired from a poor night of sleep, a stressful day, jet lag, fighting a cold or the flu, etc. Just do your best to maintain a consistent wake-up time so you feel tired at the appropriate time the next night. This will make it easier to get back to your normal sleep schedule once your body has recovered.
To set up your Sleeptracker Monitor’s target bedtime and wake time, open the app then select Menu > Set Sleep Goals & Schedule. Drag the moon icon to set your bedtime and the sun icon to set your wake time. Your time in bed should be at least 10-20 minutes longer than your sleep goal to allow some time for falling asleep and brief wakeups in the middle of the night.
AI SLEEP COACH
The AI Sleep Coach, powered by the Sleeptracker-AI® Engine, provides effective, easy-to-implement, personal sleep statistics and tips based on a comprehensive analysis of your sleep patterns. The AI Sleep Coach provides you with daily sleep information and actionable recommendations on the topics of sleep metrics, sleep score, sleep schedule, total sleep, sleep efficiency, deep sleep, and more.
Discover what influences your sleep. Each time you finish a sleep recording, you will be presented with questions based on which categories you choose to include in your insights. You can pick and choose the questions that will be relevant to your habits and lifestyle! Categories include:
- Electronics Usage
- And many, many more!
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