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posted by Fnord666 on Tuesday February 18 2020, @09:36PM   Printer-friendly
from the irony dept.

If you're having a hard time falling asleep, that sleep tracker on your wrist might be to blame.

And there's a name for this new kind of insomnia of the digital age: orthosomnia.

It's "when you just really become fixated on having this perfect sleep via tracker," said Seema Khosla, medical director at the North Dakota Center for Sleep. "And then you start worrying about it, and you wind up giving yourself insomnia."

[...] But in an irony of our digital lifestyles, for some people, perfecting that sleep score becomes an end unto itself — so much so that they can lose sleep over it.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 20 2020, @06:15AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 20 2020, @06:15AM (#960213)

    I figure counting/tracking all that sleep would be like counting sheep. It should help you sleep no?