WSU tests sleep sensor designed to improve sleep quality

WSU tests sleep sensor designed to improve sleep quality

About a quarter of adults in the U.S. suffer from insomnia. A three year project by scientists at WSU’s Sleep and Performance Research Center may soon bring relief to those who toss and turn.

Researchers will be studying the effectiveness of a sleep sensor designed to sit on your nightstand, while it measures timing, quantity, and quality of sleep.

An integrated smartphone app provides sleep scores and suggestions on how to improve your sleep.

Previous studies have used it to track the scores of healthy sleepers, but scientists are just now testing the technology on people with insomnia.