Most of the items in this list are suggested by patients who have had good experiences using these products.
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Self Monitoring Tools
Apple Watch 7
If you have an iPhone and don’t mind the form factor, this watch is an excellent monitoring tool with every kind of sensor you could want and excellent accuracy measuring heart rate, heart rate variability, O2, and even sleep. The Apple Watch 7 is less than the latest version and has almost anything you could want. See Wired.com review of this product.
This is the best budget self monitoring tool. It can’t track as many sports as other devices and it is not quite as accurate with its heart rate measurement, but, especially if you use Google’s Fit app already, it does what you need and its sleep tracking is better than many more expensive devices.
If you yearn to track every kind of sport accurately and are committed to a health lifestyle, this is your device. Of all the devices we have tried, it is the most accurate. It doesn’t require charging every day. And the Garmin Connect app has gotten better and better over the years. It even shares data with other apps reasonably well. Of course, the price tag is daunting. But one thing to consider, Garmin does continue updating the software for free for several years.
Healthy Diet and Weight
Lumen Metabolism Tracker
Measure your metabolism in real-time through the breath and see what fuel source your body is using for energy, carbs for fats. See Wired.com review of this product.
One of the people I work with had this to say about the glasses….
“I give the light therapy glasses a thumbs up. It’s so easy to use them and based on my experience (1 week) it’s easy to incorporate their use in my daily morning routine.I keep the glasses next to my toothbrush so it’s hard to miss them. Next to coffee maker seems like a good place too.As far as mood, what I noticed was a decrease in anxiety and overall more content with life, and more present. I’ve been taking more careful daily notes directly in the spreadsheet during this periods. It was also a good week for me on the exercise, progress on work goals and seeing my personal friends (instead of just work people) so there are other contributors to the good week.“
OOLER cooling and heating mattress pad utilizes an adjustable water-based system, circulating water through the mattress pad to regulate the temperature of your existing mattress providing a comfortable cooled or heated sleeping environment. It features a sleek bedside and under-bed design control unit with a variable speed fan for white noise. The unit can be connected to apps for both Apple and Android devices to control heating and cooling the pad as well as set programmable sleep schedules. It also has a Warm Awake feature which warms the bed temperature to trigger the body’s natural wake response. Here’s an article citing why temperature regulation is important for good quality sleep.