It is essential to get enough sleep but sleep should also be structured properly and contain enough REM sleep for the recovery of the mind and sufficient deep sleep for the recovery of the body. Emfit QS records total amount and structure of sleep, the percentages of recuperating REM and deep sleep.
Tracking heart rate variability throughout the night will give you a detailed picture of progression of your recovery during the night. Heavy training lowers the RMSSD value and recovery raises it- if the evening value is low you know that training that day was effective.
If the morning value is high, you are fully recovered and ready to train. The Emfit QS system will also tell you how much light, deep and REM sleep you get each night and the software will allow you to look at long term trends to help you recognize sleep affecting lifestyle patterns. Emfit QS also measures respiration rate and uses this data and heart rate data and movement activity to calculate the sleep classes.
One of the main restrictions of other sleep monitoring systems is users having to wear a heart rate belt which can be invasive and disturb sleep patterns. Emfit QS uses proprietary sensor technology which is built into a lightweight mat that is placed under the mattress- it is a self biased electro-active material and does not generate any capacitive field that might disturb the users sleep. It also has embedded Wi-Fi for mobile data connectivity- the transceiver is connected by a long cable to avoid sleep disturbance. It has its own processor and memory so the user doesn’t need to keep their mobile device next to them all night. There is no need to turn anything on or off- the system automatically starts measuring when you go to sleep and the data is available in the morning for analysis on your smartphone, tablet or computer.
Science of Heart-Rate- Variability during sleep
HRV, and to be more exact, so called RMSSD value, can be used to monitor both daily training load, and nocturnal recovery. Heavy training lowers the RMSSD value, and recovery raises it. If the evening value is low, you know that training day was effective. If the morning value is high, you are fully recovered and ready for another heavy exercise. In this sense, our RMSSD graph can be used to optimize both the training schedule and load.
Important data and features
Sleep Tracker with All Three Sleep Classes
Emfit QS sleep tracker can tell you how much light, deep, and REM sleep you get each night. Sleep is the time when your body gets ready for the day ahead, and when we talk about sleep quality, it’s REM and deep sleep that get all the attention.
Deep sleep is the time when your body recovers. When the cells repair themselves and your body gets ready for all the physical challenges of a new day.
REM sleep is when your mind recovers, making sure that all the important things you learned, saw, and experienced during the day are stored in a safe place.
What about light sleep? Well, that’s just a lighter stage of sleep that doesn’t do much for you – it’s just there.
Emfit QS sleep tracker can tell how restless your sleep is. One of our users, Sky Christopherson, World Record holder and founder of OAthlete, uses movement data as an indicator of how hard his athletes’ workouts are; the more restless the sleep, the harder the pre¬vious workout has been for the athlete’s body and the lighter the next workout should be.
Heart and breathing rates
Emfit QS measures your heart and breathing rates and uses this data along with movement activity data to calculate the sleep classes.
It also measures resting heart rate, which tells about general health. For example, a couple days before getting actual flue symptoms, your resting heart rate will usually rise, letting you know you might want to prepare for some not-so-dashing days ahead. Resting heart rate may also be used for example as a mild indicator of stress or overtraining.
Autonomic Nervous System Balance
Knowing the balance of the autonomic nervous system is important, because it controls and regulates all the functions necessary to maintain life. Fight or flight? Rest or digest? This is known as the balance between sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, and the balance can be affected by exercise load, for example.
Long term trends up to 360 days
Long term trends help you recognize and notice sleep affecting lifestyle patterns, making it easier for you to alter your lifestyle into a healthier direction.
Visually compelling UI
Emfit QS user interface is visually compelling, the information is provided with simple graphics and vivid colors.
Wi-Fi or Cellular/Mobile Data Connectivity
Emfit QS has embedded Wi-Fi or cellular mobile data connectivity. The transceiver component is connected by a long, durable cable and is placed far from your bed to avoid disturbing your sleep. Emfit QS electronics include its own pro¬cessor and memory for totally autono¬mous operation – no need to worry about charging your phone battery during the night or having the right app for the operation! When you go to sleep Emfit QS automatically starts measur¬ing and will be available for deep insight after you leave the bed in the morning
Super Sensitive Under Mattress Sensor
Just as a cool bonus and thanks to our own proprietary sensor technology, Em¬fit QS is placed discreetly under the mattress so you won’t even notice it’s there. The sensor is comprised of self-biased electro-active material and does not generate any capacitive field that might disturb your sleep. Under-mattress placement also ensures Emfit QS will last for years to come without having to regularly replace it