Ever since our childhood, we are taught the benefits of a good sleep. In fact as we grow, we get to feel it ourselves. A good night’s sleep keeps our mood and mind fresh and jolly while a sleepless night often results in a grumpy morning. From increasing our memory to keeping a check on our body weight, the health benefits of a good sleep need not be explained any further. If you sleep better, your daily performance is bound to be the best. But in spite of knowing all its benefits, we tend to neglect this side of our everyday life pretty often. Call it ignorance or lack of time management skills, even I have been casual with my sleep patterns time and again.
Little do I realize that this is one of the major causes of less productivity at work most of the days. It was when I was on a search to discover a solution for this problem when OURA caught my attention. This is because it is probably one of the most fashionable ways to sleep better in the 21st Century. You don’t just stay healthy but be stylish at the same time.
Track Your Sleep Patterns With Accuracy
The idea was to design a piece of wearable technology that will analyze your sleep patterns and help you live a healthier lifestyle that way. Finger is the most convenient place to measure your body signals day and night which is why OURA is a ring.
It will measure your heart rate, motion and temperature in an accurate way and get you a restful sleep at the end of each day. By combining the ring with the corresponding mobile app, you’ll be able to learn how your lifestyle choices affects your sleep and take a proper step towards the right path there on.
The ring will automatically know when you’re sleeping and will analyze the quality of your rest and recovery by measuring your heart rate (optically), respiration rate, body temperature, and movement. On the other hand, when you’re awake, the ring will monitor the duration and intensity of your activities, and the time you spend sitting. This rigorous analysis will help the app to notify you about the changes you need to make in your daily activity schedule in order to sleep better and perform your best every single day.
Elegant and Comfortable Design
OURA ring is a design you can wear anywhere and everywhere. It is scratchproof and waterproof too. The ring is smart enough to differentiate among deep sleep, REM sleep, light sleep, and periods of wakefulness so that it gives you a balanced sleep profile at the end of the day. Since tracking your sleep isn’t enough to maintain a better lifestyle, the ring has been designed to be versatile enough for analyzing your daily activities as well.
Another important feature you will get from the app is the “Readiness Score”. According to their Kickstarter campaign, “The Readiness Score is a simple measure designed to help you identify days that are ideal for challenging yourself, and those that are better for taking it easy. The score, which is displayed as a percentage, is generated using all of the sensor data, physiological signals, sleep and activity patterns that are monitored by ŌURA.”
Fashion and Technology Merged Beautifully
The ring is made of a premium ceramic compound which is comfortable and fits your finger with ease. You can choose between the glossy or matte finish depending on your preference. Currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, you can pre-order your OURA ring starting from a price of $199.
Sleep quality has a profound impact on your daily performance. It’s time we should do our part in maintaining that perfect balance required for a healthy and happy lifestyle. Happy Gadgeting!