New Activity Tracking Gadget
I have a new gadget for tracking my sleep and daily activity. It's the Fitbit Flex. I can set the Fitbit to track daily steps or active minutes. The active minutes option might be good so that I know that on days that I haven't run that I've still gotten in 30 minutes of active exercise, but I haven't had much experience with that yet.
5 Reasons I Like Fitbit Flex:
- It tracks a restless night.
- It tracks daily exercise/active minutes.
- There's a (nearly) silent alarm setting.
- It fits my small wrist with 2-3 holes to spare.
- My husband has a Fitbit, too, so we compare our results just for fun.
My First Two Weeks with Fitbit Flex
Looking back on the stats, I can see that Sunday night was great, but last night I was restless. Last night I slept 7 1/4 hours with 8 restless minutes. The night before, I slept for 6.5 hours with zero restlessness plus I had a long Sunday afternoon nap. According to Gadgets for Collecting Data on Sleep, one thing activity gadgets can be good for is knowing how restless you are while sleeping and that's something that's been interesting about the Fitbit Flex.
Sleep and Books
Lately, my sleep has improved and I'm happy with the amount of sleep I've been getting. I wish I could say that all I had to do was go to sleep earlier, but my problem is usually that I wake up in the middle of the night. That's when a good book is my only option. At least I have gotten a lot of reading done that way. Between sleepless nights and listening to books while I run and ride, I've read and listened to 31 books so far this year!